Starter: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad w/ Cider Vinaigrette
Main Course: Scallops Provencal, Wild Mushroom Risotto
Side Dish: French Green Beans with Shallots
Dessert: Orange and Raspberry Cake
The dinner went off without a hitch. The food tasted fantastic and was prepared at restaurant quality. To establish a rather French mood, I also put much thought into the table decor for the night.
My color scheme was French-countryside green and lavender purple. The photographs below illustrate how I incorporated these colors. Originally, I wanted to display light purple hydrangea flowers. However, I could not fine the right shade, so I switched to this light blue. I found it to be a great choice because the color of the flower brought in the color of the sky and made it a bright table display.
Candles add an intimate touch and made the mood of the evening feel warm and inviting. It is important to place the candles a certain distance away from the flowers petals so that the heat of the flame does not crisp one side of the bundle.
I enjoyed the process of creating this wonderful evening for a mom who works so hard everyday to make my life as comfortable as possible. Enjoy!
A few sprigs of lavender placed in the ribbon:
Scallops, risotto, and green beans:
Later on in the evening:
The ribbon matched a friend's blouse, coincidentally:
Persian Chai Tea to digest the main course:
Orange and Raspberry Cake on a pink-polka dot cake stand:
Floral coasters for the white candles, a nice colorful touch: