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Special Series: Lemon and Mint Reception

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Our final installment in this week's series of lemon and mint ideas comes courtesy of a collective of talent, spearheaded by Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Design.

The inspiration (aside from the story in our spring 2012 issue) was a 1960s June Cleaver-style kitchen complete with oil cloth for the tablecloth and vintage dishware. All photos are by Mr. Haack, and all of the ideas are ready for you to adopt for your own big day!

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Mint oil cloth and vessels set the scene.

1 Mint oil cloth and vessels set the scene.

A collection of vintage plates.

2 A collection of vintage plates.

A place card with a decorative edge compliments the vases and textures of the flowers.

3 A place card with a decorative edge compliments the vases and textures of the flowers.

Combining high and low vases with groupings of flowers packs a visual punch.

4 Combining high and low vases with groupings of flowers packs a visual punch.

Yellow glassware adds a nice balance.

5 Yellow glassware adds a nice balance.

Color isn't just for the table! Think about incorporating it into your look!

6 Color isn't just for the table! Think about incorporating it into your look!

Combine a yellow gingham shirt with a mint tie to get a summer-ready look.

7 Combine a yellow gingham shirt with a mint tie to get a summer-ready look.

Lemon and mint, with white and brown accents, are a fashion-forward combination.

8 Lemon and mint, with white and brown accents, are a fashion-forward combination.

A bouquet of daffodils and ranunculus.

9 A bouquet of daffodils and ranunculus.

With a sweet mint bow and zig-zag banded bottom, this vintage dress is a stunner. The yellow heels are like icing on the cake.

10 With a sweet mint bow and zig-zag banded bottom, this vintage dress is a stunner. The yellow heels are like icing on the cake.

A dress like this will make you want to twirl!

11 A dress like this will make you want to twirl!

Stationery incorporating both colors and a variety of designs and details feels delightfully retro.

12 Stationery incorporating both colors and a variety of designs and details feels delightfully retro.

Use garnishes and plates to bring in color. Here, a Pop-Tart bite with vanilla bean Cool Whip and a shot of Ovaltine, a Buffalo wing duo, pulled pork on classic Doritos, and short rib beef Wellington with mushroom duxelle.

13 Use garnishes and plates to bring in color. Here, a Pop-Tart bite with vanilla bean Cool Whip and a shot of Ovaltine, a Buffalo wing duo, pulled pork on classic Doritos, and short rib beef Wellington with mushroom duxelle.

A closer look at the classic strawberry Pop-Tart bites with Tahitian vanilla bean infused Cool Whip, served with a shot of Ovaltine on the side.

14 A closer look at the classic strawberry Pop-Tart bites with Tahitian vanilla bean infused Cool Whip, served with a shot of Ovaltine on the side.

An amuse-bouche called the

15 An amuse-bouche called the "grape mojito." Tortuga rum-infused lemon-lime gelatin with fresh spearmint leaf. The topping? Grape Pop Rocks!

Buffalo wings get a fancy presentation: on a lovely cake stand. These were prepared with Jidori chicken, Point Reyes bleu cheese dipping sauce, and celery sticks.

16 Buffalo wings get a fancy presentation: on a lovely cake stand. These were prepared with Jidori chicken, Point Reyes bleu cheese dipping sauce, and celery sticks.

Why limit yourself to one fabric? Dress half of your tables in yellow oilcloth.

17 Why limit yourself to one fabric? Dress half of your tables in yellow oilcloth.

A menu using both colors ties the palette together.

18 A menu using both colors ties the palette together.

Daffodils never looked so dainty.

19 Daffodils never looked so dainty.

Consider placing three small vases together on a cake stand for added height.

20 Consider placing three small vases together on a cake stand for added height.

Rent interesting chairs—they add lots of personality. Many places across the country offer vintage chairs.

21 Rent interesting chairs—they add lots of personality. Many places across the country offer vintage chairs.

The view from the top ain't too bad! This is more or less the view your guests would have when approaching the table.

22 The view from the top ain't too bad! This is more or less the view your guests would have when approaching the table.

Yellow flowers, mixed with marigold blooms, feel soft and sunny.

23 Yellow flowers, mixed with marigold blooms, feel soft and sunny.

Why not have a cake that matches your dress? A sweet accessory indeed!

24 Why not have a cake that matches your dress? A sweet accessory indeed!


Design and styling; wardrobe styling: Jesi Haack Design
Flowers and styling: JL Designs
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Dinnerware: Casa de Perrin
Gown: JL Vintage
Hair and makeup: 1011 makeup
Catering and food styling: Contemporary Catering
Stationery: Azulsahara
Production: Be Inspired

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