Now that our wedding season for this fall has come to a close, I hope to start blogging a bit more consistently and continue working on some additional East Made projects (as well as our amazing 2017 weddings!) Today I'm sharing some table designs I created with serveware and furniture from White Glove Rentals for the Big Fake Wedding bridal show, held back in August at The Grand in Baltimore! The bridal show theme this year was the Greek Islands, so I designed two tablescapes and a lounge with this theme in mind.
I have to give a huge thank you shoutout to My Flower Box for providing the stunning florals for all of these vignettes and Shotgunning for Love Letters for the gorgeous calligraphy place cards, table numbers, and vendor list signs. Thank you also to Mary Brunst Photography and Rachel Smith Photography for sharing your lovely photos from the day!
For the first tablescape, Nikki (from Shotgunning) used walnut ink for all of the paper goods, which was the perfect nod to Greek landscape and nature. I love thinking about how to incorporate elements from nature into everything I design. I chose wooden chargers from White Glove (I rarely even use chargers in most table designs but love these because they are a washed, lighter hue) as the beachy base for modern grey plates and brass flatware, and contrasted these items with classic and traditional crystal stemware and gold candlesticks to add some elegance.
For the second tablescape, I wanted to do something a bit more masculine yet still coastal and modern. Lisa at White Glove has all of these incredible pieces of natural coral, which we scattered along the greenery runner to incorporate the sea feeling into the tabletop. I asked Nikki to make watercolor wash place cards to play off of the blue glassware and napkins, and we used other natural elements with the wood-handle flatware and honey-washed wood chairs and table. I'm also wildly in love with these Italian Finezza plates from White Glove!
And now for the lounge! I love designing lounge areas for weddings because they are such an easy way to bring a more relaxed feeling of comfort and home into a traditionally formal event. I chose furniture pieces from White Glove's collection to coordinate with the aesthetic and mood of both tablescapes. I also added some little decorative pieces (the runner, the wood tray, frames, and candles) from my own home.
I also loved seeing my business cards in this little wood bowl from White Glove:
And, last but not least, a quick snap of our info table setup (it was a bridal show, after all!)
I had so much fun styling all of these gorgeous items, as always. You can see other photos from the day and how everything came together with the fashion and real couple, published on Ruffled Blog here!