When I found out that my 30th birthday was going to be beach side by a bonfire hosted by 30Ablaze, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!
For me, I’m all about good vibes and simple details. While there’s a time and place for extravagance, I think that simple and intentional details can go far in creating the perfect ambiance.
Creating the Tablescape
For a sunset, beach side dinner, simple touches were key because our surroundings were already so beautiful. I chose color accents that played off the sun’s lighting and simple greenery that kept the elements natural.
For garland, I intertwined a mixed greenery bouquet down the middle of the table and then laced white votive candles amidst the leaves. Each napkin was folded and place on the plates, wrapped with a single sprig of rosemary and a piece of twine.
A tip for using votives and live greens:
Burn the candles beforehand to a point where the wick is beneath the tip of the casing. This will help protect the greens from the flame, especially if you are outdoors and there is wind.