For installment fourteen of Table Top Tuesday, I am overwhelmed by the light simplicity created by Jessica Sloane and captured beautifully by Jessica Loren. This wedding’s table top blows me away with an airy and classic feeling. It’s so well done!
What makes this work? The choice of vines and airy greenery used throughout. The ivy vines creep over place settings and down the center of tables perfectly adding an organic feeling. I simply adore the strategically placed fruit as well.
What details make a difference? The neutral table cloth + napkin set the tone for the texture of the greenery and florals to shine. The natural wood chairs also add to the earthy natural feel.
Credits: Via Hochzeitsguide, Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane.
For installment thirteen of Table Top Tuesday, we are inspired by these luminous film images from Odalys Mendez. It’s a magical table top setting in the woods filled with pretty little details thanks to Kristine Cholakian, Holly Carlisle and Simply Charming Socials.
What makes this work? The serene setting with sun peeping through the trees draws the eye in. Also, the light wood tables + chairs add a nice contrast to the greenery backdrop.
What details make a difference? Sweet chair adornments like above, black candles in assorted brass candle sticks and the flower arrangements are definitely the highlight. The use of berries and fruit add great texture to the tablescape.
Photographer: Odalys Mendez / Creative Direction: Kristine Cholakian and Holly Carlisle / Styling & Coordination: Simply Charming Socials / Floral Design: Rosegolden Flowers / Venue: Dunaway Gardens / Hair & Makeup: Hope Ferguson / Cake: April Epps / Paper Goods: Charlotte Lane / Rentals:Crush Event Rentals
For installment twelve of Table Top Tuesday, we are inspired by this elegant table scape by Rock Paper Scissors Events captured beautifully by Peaches & Mint Photography at our favorite vintage wedding venue in New York, The Metropolitan Building.
What makes this work? The sherbert toned chairs with white and matching peach flowers create balance. The deeper toned napkins and runner add a bit of drama and a great backdrop to showcase place settings.
What details make a difference? The natural edge of the white linen table cloth and the relaxed placement of the runner provides a more welcoming vibe juxtaposed to the formal chairs and grand wood table.
Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Peaches & Mint Photography, Event & Floral Design: Rock Paper Scissors Events.
For installment eleven of Table Top Tuesday, I am loving this neutral color story with black accents via Style Me Pretty. Photographer Clayton Austin captured this table at all the right angles to fully appreciate the handiwork of Taylor Lord; her concrete candle holders create just enough drama among the greenery.
What makes this work? I love the twist of organic meets modern with concrete candle pillars + lucite chairs matched with yards of sprawling greenery.
What details make a difference? The smokey grey + black glassware and black velvet ribbon are the details that make this table top stand out. The eucalyptus sprig is almost too pretty to untie from the ribbon!
Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Clayton Austin, Floral Design: Without Wax Katy, Concrete Candle Pillars: Taylor Lord.
For installment ten of Table Top Tuesday, our intern Julia discovered this beautiful table set up. Two magnificent photographers Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios and Whitney Neal of Whitney Neal Photography teamed up with Jaclyn Journey for styling + florals. Such a unique way to use navy in any gathering!
What makes this work? Navy blue linen, gold accents and soft touches of eucalyptus in the arrangement create a lovely color story. The surrounding trees provide a wonderful backdrop!
What details make a difference? The gold rim glassware and gold flatware against a dramatic navy linen is eye catching. The dark compote which holds the delicate floral arrangement is a great contrast as well!
Credits: Via Ruffled Blog , Photography: Bella Grace Studios & Whitney Neal Photography, Styling + Florals: Jaclyn Journey, Calligraphy: Rachel Fisher
For installment nine of Table Top Tuesday, I was taken by the grey linen runners and most delicate greens strategically placed by Leaves of Grass Floral Design in these beautiful images by Emily Wren.
What makes this work? The softness of the table with candle light and delicate greens atop a natural grey linen runner is the perfect contrast to the industrial cement walls of the venue.
What details make a difference? Leafy vines stretched out over the runner and loosely placed greens in small vases set the scene for an elegant candle lit dinner. The grey linen runner ties in the grey venue walls perfectly!
Credits: Via Ruffled, Photography: Emily Wren Photography, Flowers: Leaves of Grass Floral Design
For installment eight of Table Top Tuesday, I am spellbound by the simplicity and elegance of this tablescape photographed by Adam Barnes and designed by Ashley Barber Weddings.
What makes this work? The natural color story is the winner here! The wood runner adds just enough rustic flair rounded out by elegant micro taper candles and a trio of delicate stemware.
What details make a difference? The citrus adornments with leaves and flowers strategically placed along the wood add a softness and inviting warmth to the tablescape. I love the mother of pearl flatware as well!
Credits: Via Grey Likes Weddings, Photography: Adam Barnes, Designer: Ashley Barber Weddings Florist: Hedge Fine Blooms
For installment seven of Table Top Tuesday, I fell in love with this set of crisp table top photos by Brushfire Photography. Less is way more in this case!
What makes this work? The simple white dishes and flatware adorned with strategically placed red berries is a winner! The fresh greenery in the flower arrangement and the extended greenery garland give the table some texture as well.
What details make a difference? The amber tea light candles add a wonderful glow and they mirror the gold tone in the brass candlesticks that flank the centerpiece. Simple and so very chic.
Credits: Via Grey Likes Weddings, Photography: Brushfire Photography, Flowers: Sarah’s Garden, Stationery: The Weekend Type
For installment six of Table Top Tuesday, I stumbled upon this colorful table top inspiration from Vicki Grafton Photography + Stefanie Kapra Photography.
What makes this work? Fresh pops of spring time color! The orange, pink and yellow flowers bring life to this table top. I love the single buds strewn about and the spray of pink ombre stock flower tied with a sunshine yellow ribbon. If I were a guest at this party, it would immediately make me smile.
What details make a difference? The white calligraphy is so elegant on the light brown escort cards and menu and again, the flowers. The scabiosa pods add a wonderful contrast in texture to all of the very soft blooms. So well done!
Credits: Via Magnolia Rouge, Photography: Vicki Grafton + Stefanie Kapra, Design: Frieda Theres, Flowers: Lily Deluxe
For installment five of Table Top Tuesday, there are so many things to love with this design by Lyndsey Hamilton Events!
What makes this work? Three key elements: (1) the flatware tied with a ribbon and rosemary (2) the delicately etched glassware (3) the slate grey neutral napkin. The casual nature of the tied flatware paired with more formal etched glassware, makes this table top design stand out!
What details make a difference? The industrial pipe legged table covered in two natural fabric runners create a great balance between rugged vs. soft. The extravagant chandelier adds an over the top luxurious addition to a rustic surrounding. Perfection!
Credits: Via 100 Layer Cake, Photography: Elisabeth Millay, Design: Lyndsey Hamilton, Stationery: Mr. Boddington
For installment four of Table Top Tuesday, I am sharing my own little creation photographed by the uber talented Rylee Hitchner at the recent Joy Thigpen Workshop. I created this centerpiece the day before the photographs were taken and it was looking a little limp, so we decided to pair it with my favorite accessories – dishes, glassware, flatware and a cloth napkin! I love the way it turned out in the photographs, so soft and dreamy. Thanks Rylee!
What makes this work? For me, it’s the soft tones captured on Rylee’s film photography (I heart film) and the abundance of textured pieces I chose for the centerpiece.
What details make a difference? Those tony blue berries on a slate grey napkin pull it together! Thanks to Joy for loaning a vintage handkerchief from your kit to make it happen at 7:00am before we all departed for home!
My personal photographs from Joy’s workshop can be found here, in case you missed it.
Credits: Photography: Rylee Hitchner Floral design + styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos, Location: The Inn at Serenbe
For installment three of Table Top Tuesday, I have fallen in love with these miniature arrangements in glassware on each place setting!
What makes this work? The flower arrangements. Not only are the personal cup-of-flowers the sweetest addition, but the overall color palette and flower selection makes this table scream: Spring! The stacked china rimmed with small patterns and abundance of vintage flatware adds a richness to the look as well.
What details make a difference? The centerpiece ties the small arrangements together beautifully and the ‘just picked’ garden flower look brings sunshine to this table scape.
Credits: Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Mi Belle Photography, Design: XOXO Bride, Floral Design: Dandelion Ranch