With spring and summer weddings just around the corner, we asked the team at Pigmint Flowers & Gifts to envision a setting—perhaps for a rehearsal dinner or small, intimate wedding—fit for a fun-loving bride and groom. Using the clean architecture of Springdale’s Fairlane Station as a backdrop, they created a bright, citrus-inspired fête.
See the images and story straight from Edition I of 2014, as well as many bonus photos! Prepare to be spring-inspired:
A small sideboard, made from a painted door and wooden slab, is the perfect spot to serve the light appetizers to guests. The Pink Piano garden roses, which are also used in the centerpiece arrangements, create a simple, one-flower bouquet, while cut kumquat branches carry over the citrus theme.
Preppy pinks, garden-inspired greens and imaginative shades of coral, peach, and amber create the cheerful palette. Using the floral colors as a starting point, Pigmint worked with Eventures to select linens and dinnerware to coordinate with the hues. The goal was to create a spectrum of shades within the palette rather than to match everything exactly. The dramatic contrast of brights against the black-and-white setting makes for a modern look. Barn-style doors at either end of the room open to invite guests to mingle indoors and outside.
The table’s three centerpiece arrangements feature Cherry Brandy standard roses, which have a coral orange exterior and open to reveal amber hues, as well as bright Pink Piano garden roses and kumquat branches grouped together in bleached wood containers.
Contemporary acrylic boxes hold popcorn to snack on before dinner is served. A variety of toppings, including Early Bird Catering’s signature dill seasoning, allow guests to personalize the treat to their liking.
Mary’s Rose, a rosemary-infused vodka lemonade made by Early Bird Catering, is a colorful signature drink. Lemon slices and mint sprigs not only add garnish to the glasses, but also additional flavor. Small polka-dot straws with letterpress jewel toppers mimic the setting’s color scheme.
The Fairlane Station sign hangs outside the main entrance.
Location: Fairlane Station, Springdale, fairlanestation.com
Floral and event design: Pigmint Flowers & Gifts, Fayetteville, (479) 444-0404, pigmint.com
Catering: Early Bird Catering, Fayetteville, (479) 236-2930
Paper goods—straw toppers: Pheasant Press, available statewide, pheasantpress.com
Rentals—dinnerware, glassware, linens, and sideboard: Eventures, Fayetteville, (479) 444-7526, Rogers, (479) 273-5466, eventurespartyrentals.com