Tired of tiered cakes and cupcake displays as the go-to desserts for big events and weddings? Not that we don’t love a good cake or cupcake, and the nod to tradition. We love a good fluffy baked treat with silky frosting and creamy ganache, especially when topped with an inspired decoration. But sometimes we like a little something different, too, especially for a more rustic, vintage, or comfortable, homey vibe—and what’s better for that than warm, flaky pies?
Our recent local travels inspired us to put our heads together to plan the perfect romantic summer picnic. Who doesn’t love a good picnic? We set a sweet and romantic tone for our picnic date by mixing in vintage linens and floral details. Using real linens, dishes, and glassware made the picnic a little more sophisticated, but keeping the menu simple—crusty bread, cheeses, fresh fruit, cured meats, and local wine—kept the ambiance relaxed and carefree.
Getting outside in the summer is all about enjoying the weather and relaxing. If you’re planning a romantic picnic date or outdoor get-together with friends, don’t stress about packing. Here are our top tips for packing the perfect summer picnic.