A casual feat can be most inviting to guests so let them sit down and stay awhile.Valley & Co. Events wanted to conjure up the idea of a warm night in France, blending formal with fun to create a garden setting that reflects the relaxed slower pace of European style. They married country garden elements with an eclectic vintage-bistro feel.
French Country Chic By Valley & Co. and Ginny Boland
Rue de Richelieu: ½ ounce crème de cassis (blackberry liqueur), 3 ounces vermouth. Pour into a 10-ounce glass over ice, top with lemon Perrier and stir.
Table designers: Aleah and Nick Valley, Valley & Co. Paper elements: Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Linens: Wildflower Linen. Flowers: Ginny Boland. Chairs, candlesticks and buffet table: Pottery Barn. Baked goods: The French Gourmet. Glassware: Pier One. Other table décor (escort card “balls,” cake stands, silver tray, silverware, glass bottles and custom twine-wrapped and monogrammed mason jars): Valley & Co., private collection. Photography: Kristen Peelle