January 25, 2016

Polished Highlights: A Burns Night Scottish Dinner

While I love planning weddings, it is always such good fun to have the opportunity to plan other types of events and celebrations- especially during the slower winter season! So when long time clients and all around wonderful people, the McGrath family, called last January to ask for my help in putting together their 2nd Burns Night Supper, I jumped at the opportunity to be involved! Not only do the McGrath’s have a spectacularly beautiful home but we had such fun designing their 1st Burns Night Supper two years ago, I couldnt wait to dive in again! A Burns Night is a traditional Scottish dinner held to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns, the widely loved poet from Scotland. (Fun Fact: Burns is responsible for the song we all know and love on New Years Eve- Auld Lang Syne)

The tables were designed to evoke the feeling of a medieval supper club using rustic wood, metal plates, heavy glass goblets, and even wood handled flatware! A custom made tartan plaid runner was used to add texture and color to the two dramatic tables and was also tied into a chair tie for each x back chair. For the floral design, I partnered up with the incomperable Katherine from Botanica who created incredible floral arrangements that paired perfectly with Molly’s vintage silver candelabras. When the lights were dimmed, the candles lit, the fireplace roaring, and the bag piper ushered everyone into the “great hall”, the atmosphere was warm, cozy, and simply magical!

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Venue: Private Residence // Photographer: iPhone (!) // Floral Design: KD & J Botanica // Catering: SoNo Baking Company // Bag Piper: Piper Major Henken // Rentals:  Party Rental Ltd.

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