The Vault hostesses Julie Livingston and Reagan Barnes collaborated with floral designer Wimberly Fair on the party’s lush, exotic flora, including anthurium, garden roses, pincushion protea, and orchids amidst Leucadendron, monstera, and palm greenery.
The Vault on King creatives: photographer Julie Livingston, artist Whitney Stoddard, artist Anna Bett Moore, photographer Minette Hand, interior designer and photographer Teeny Morrison, event planner Reagan Barnes, artist and furniture designer Rene Barnes, artist Millie Sims, and photographer Anne Rhett; not pictured are fashion designer Alice Colin and interior designer Maura Torpe
Vault member and photographer Anne Rhett arranged for two tropical birds—Buddy, the blue-throated macaw and Neena the golden conure—to be on-site through their handler Backyard Treasures, which led to many a laugh and photo op.
Each place setting of classic white and gold china chargers and dinner plates was topped with a uniquely patterned salad plate, as well as hand-painted acrylic menu cards by Mary Ruth Miller.
Guests were asked to wear all white with colorful accessories; check out Tenny Morrison’s fun ensemble.
Wimberly Fair created the wow-factor floral and fruit arbor surrounding the punch table.
Cru Catering’s grapefruit and elderflower punch
Citrus and tropical edibles appeared everywhere, from the luscious table runner...
...to the simply perfect lime place-card holders.
With talent in the family, Julie didn’t have to rely on a digital playlist. Her musician brother, Chad Livingston, played an acoustic set during dinner. Reagan suggests situating any live entertainment about seven to 10 feet from the table so the sound doesn’t overwhelm conversation.
In addition to the fabric draped around the piazza, The Social Spool added a panel along the wall, creating a clean backdrop. “We knew that the table would have a lot of dynamic interest so we needed to simplify the surroundings,” says Reagan.