Happy New Year Brooklyn Bride fans! Here we are with a glamorous table for you to see. Okay, Okay – I know this has frilly pink flowers (but at least no poofy dress!). Forgive me, I just can’t resist peonies. We kept it simple with low clusters of blooms and twinkly gold votive candles. A cheap store bought house number from Home Depot was easily gold leafed for a snazzy table number. Sprinkle some sequins, throw down tulle and ribbons for a runner and you are done. Cheers! – Denise
Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Votive and vases: Jamali Floral and Garden
Ribbons and Notions: M&J Trimming
Want to really make a bold statement at your reception or ceremony? One of my favorite tricks is to use one object en masse. By repeating the same object over and over you can create a powerful impression on your guests and more importantly, on you and your spouse. And let’s not forget, the effect looks great in pictures. Oftentimes, it can be better for your budget because you’re ordering multiple items and retailers will often lower the price for you. And if you can get it wholesale, even better!
These images above were themes that I considered at my own reception. Top picture: hydrangeas are big and full and can create a beautiful sculptural installation at the altar or around the cake. Middle picture: bulbs! The Grammery Park Hotel commissioned artist Annika Newell of The Design Element Studio to create an installation in their lounge. She used 16,000 bulbs to create this sculpture. Bottom picture: Ok, agreed, it might be a little creepy to feature a death scene for a wedding idea (Romeo and Juliet) but bear with me. Can’t you envision this at the altar or in an intimate reception setting? – Brittany
One of our office interns from the summer worked on this group project while at Parsons and I was so impressed by it I just had to show it to you guys! They had to take a space and turn it into an afterparty for a speaking event. They were given an incredibly small budget of $2000 (that included catering!) to work with and the end result was super chic and sophisticated. They predominantly used found recycled papers and woods from the wood shop, and built all the tables, floral, food and utensil displays themselves! All could be easily translated to a wedding setting, dont you think?
[images via Parsons The New School for Design - SCE MFA Interior Design AFTERTASTE 5 - Immaterial Environments April 1 & 2, 2011 http://sce.parsons.edu/labs/aftertaste/at2011/]
Hello and happy winter! The temperature outside has dropped and the days are now short. Winter has arrived and it’s time to cozy up. Now, there is a lot of inspiration out there for winter tablescapes, ranging from the traditional to the kitsch and they all have there place. But for our December table - I thought let’s keep it simple and white with lots of candle light. Mounds of fake snow hide the floral foam that anchors the flocked branches. Simple arrangements of dusty miller and eucalyptus bring some blue gray color to the design. Adrienne found these great ikat plates so we had some pattern to play with. I think any similar graphic would work. A little bird and pine cone napkin rings add a whimsical touch. Overall a very easy table to create. Wishing everyone a great holiday season! – Denise
Denise Fasanello and Tory Williams are members of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings.
enjoy. with love, Catherine (local social)
1. MindOvrMatter | 2. Martha Stewart | 3. RustyCuts Minidress | 4. map lamp from LolliePatchouli via Sweet and Lovely Things | 5. Travel inspired wedding decor from Love and Lavender | 6. boutonniere from WhipperBerry | 7. from myrevelment.com | 8. Louis Reith Photostream on Flickr | 9. Umbu lamp | 10. Travel inspired wedding decor from Love and Lavender | 11. P.S.-I Made This… book