We toast ten years of Flower magazine in grand style with an anniversary garden party complete with champagne, four-layer cake, and of course, fabulous flowers.
Matouk Savannah Gardens round tablecloth in spring green, from $135, matouk.com. Juliska Natural Bamboo flatware, $168 for a five-piece place setting, fxdougherty.com. Leontine Linens dinner napkin in pink linen with gold shaded Halpin embroidered monogram, $540 for a set of six, leontinelinens.com. Vintage Dodie Thayer candlestick holders (used here as bud vases), $1,100 for a set of five, letaaustinfoster.com. Gien Filets Verts dinner plate, $45, fxdougherty.com. Gien Jardins Extraordinaires dessert plate, $180 for assorted set of four, ladentelliere.com. William Yeoward Crystal Fanny goblet in green, $99, williamyeowardcrystal.com.
Floral designer Sybil Sylvester of Wildflower Designs drew her color inspiration from the lively dessert plates.
On the buffet table, a tall strawberry cake walks the line between elegant restraint and sweet temptation (with an assist from the heirloom silver tray of baby bites nearby). The flowers, on the other hand, are anything but restrained—a flaunting floral fashion show of shape, size and raucous color. Floral Design: Sybil Sylvester, Wildflower Designs, wildflowerdesigns.net. William Yeoward Crystal Fern champagne flutes, $270, fxdougherty.com. Vintage Dodie Thayer dinner plates, $3,200 for a set of 10 plates, letaaustinfoster.com. William Yeoward Crystal Jasmine cake stand, $290, brombergs.com. Whiting Company sterling silver floral slice, $995, beverlybremer.com. Pastry Art cake with strawberry icing, $48, baby bites, $16 for a dozen, pastryartcakes.com. Leontine Linens cocktail napkins in canary yellow linen with orange Sheldon embroidered monogram, $330 for a set of six, leontinelinens.com. Schofield sterling silver pastry forks, $299 for set of eight, beverlybremer.com. Gorham coin silver salver, $1,200, beverlybremer.com. Vintage Dodie Thayer candlestick holders (used as bud vases), $1,100 for a set of five, letaaustinfoster.com. Matouk Savannah Gardens round tablecloth in azure, from $135, matouk.com.
Produced by Kirk Reed Forrester
Photography by Becky Luigart-Stayner
Styling by Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Flowers by Sybil Sylvester
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