Trending: Garden Party Style

Event designer Tara Guérard shares her tools and tricks of the trade for creating an outdoor gathering full of blooms and beauty.
Tara Guerard with her blue bicycle and a bicycle basket filled with flowers
Photo by Gayle Brooker

Event designer Tara Guérard founded Charleston-based Tara Guérard Soirée in 1997. She later launched The Lettered Olive, a letterpress invitation company. Through this venture, Tara works with leading designers across the South to create beautiful invitation suites for brides. Most recently, she started May Cabas, a bicycle basket company. No matter which business she is focusing on, Tara always includes a bit of nature. “I love to clip whatever I can find—flowers, leaves, branches—for my arrangements,” she says.

Inspired by that “bit of nature,” Tara gathers a dozen seasonal pieces that reflect a garden party style.

Tara Guerard's garden-inspired selections

Produced and styled by Missie Neville Crawford | Photography by David Hillegas