Real Party : Decorating Ideas for a Fall Event

When I came across this Fall Party from Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events {a boutique event planning firm out of Orange County and San Diego}, I knew I had to ask if I could share it with my readers. Thank you Courtney :) While this is a seasonal party, there are so many ideas that can be incorporated into any fall wedding event, whether it's the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or the wedding itself. {photos by Jenetta Lea Penner}

Courtney found a few fabrics that she loved and built much of her design around that. Including this banner and the wrappings around the floral vases which you'll see next.

All of the flowers were from her local Farmer's Market. For a rustic feel, Courtney incorporated mason jars, twine, bundles of sticks tied with fabric and organic feeling flowers.

Love this!!! Courtney used her vintage ironing board as the dessert station and she placed candy corn and pumpkins in mini cupcake cups. Along with leaf shaped sugar cookies, the menu included: cheese and crackers, risotto, salad, bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, homemade whipped cream and homemade apple cider.

To see more photos from Courtney's Fall Party 2009, please click here
To find out more about Courtney and Joyful Weddings and Events, please visit her web site and blog.