Centerpieces of vuvuzela roses, lysianthus, freesia, sweet William, olive branches, and lavender were wrapped in burlap to add rustic texture. Tea light candles, housed in vintage milk bottles supplied romantic lighting.
Sprigs of lavender tied with raffia and customized postcards of the French countryside garnished each place setting. Guests were encouraged to write on them and mail them the following day.
Dinner began with a bowl of hearty French onion soup. A buffet of locally grown organic dishes followed and included ratatouille, potato gratin, thyme-and-rosemary lamb steaks, garlic-and-lemon chicken, olives, and cheeses.