INSPIRATION: Upscale picnic, Kelly Wearstler and Springtime! For this challenge my aim was to create a clean and approachable design while still incorporating romantic blousy flowers. This modern table design started with your standard caterer provided crisp white linens and folding chairs. By adding pattern and texture, highlighting a single flower type as well as including special paper details – you have a high impact and fun design. Modern is all about keeping it fresh and natural, being fashion forward, highlighting lovely details as well as incorporating pattern and graphics. Modern makes a bold statement while putting a big smile on your face.
Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Calligraphy and paper goods: Papermade Design
Macaroons: Nine Cakes
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting projection: Adam Frank Inc.
Fabric runner: “Lovely Lattice” by Waverly at Mood Designer Fabrics
Bottles: Collection of green wine and water bottles
Gift boxes, stickers and stamp: Papersource: www.paper-source.com
This table setting, styled by Jessica of Être Events and photographed by Lauren Gabrielle, features an eclectic tapestry
of textures and African accents. Inspired by the Fort Greene, Brooklyn venue, Ici Restaurant which boasts a local and organic
ethos, all of the decor featured in the shoot were found locally in Ft Greene. Sustainability and repurposing items, such as the old 78 records as place settings on the table, supporting local businesses and featuring succulents were intentionally used throughout the theme. Old wine corks were used as to replace rocks or open air gravel the succulents inside the calabash gourds. The batik table cloths, calabash planters with succulents, hydrangea arrangements and candles were all found locally in the neighborhood of Fort Greene/Clinton Hill.
Black and White with drops of Green
A very quick and simple DIY tablescape that anybody can reproduce at home or for events. All triangle decor made of card stock: hand cut each shape x 2 and attach it to cocktail sticks for the table decor and nylon strings for the hanging decor pieces.
By Michaela of Bliss!
I’m so excited to get this series started! We got some great submissions over the last few weeks and this week we’re going to show our favorites! Next week we’ll announce the winner of the $500 prize thanks to Newlywish!
Our design inspiration is actually one that I have been considering using at my own wedding next Spring. We love how the paper planes incorporate a strong geometrical accent and also serve as a whimsical throwback. The baby’s breath softens the look and our florist, Birch Blooms, intended to make them reminiscent of fluffy clouds. The menus are featured on clear transparencies with white or black ink, the white menus having been designed with original calligraphy by Little Byrd Lettering. We wanted to achieve a practical table so that guests views wouldn’t be obstructed and used translucent black vases for the tall bouquets, and stout vases holding just a touch of baby’s breath running the length of the table.
We think this is a clear example of why black and white weddings are so classic, and just adore how the crisp white plays against the moody black in a way that’s both elegant and edgy.
Designer: Lauren Davi
Stylist: Ashley Pepitone
Photography by Janet Howard Studio
Floral design by Birch Blooms
Calligraphy by Little Byrd Lettering
Place settings, silverware, table, napkins from Peachtree Tents and Events
Table runner, champagne flutes, vases: Designer’s own
Brooklyn Bride was originally started way back when because there was a lack of modern inspiration out there in wedding-land. Oddly enough, it used to be easier back then to find architectural, streamlined goodies, but not so much anymore. So, that’s why we’ve teamed up with Newlywish to host a contest to find amazingly modern tablescapes! The winning team* (or just winner!) takes home $500 worth of products from the dining section of Newlywish!
Here’s the deets:
+ We are looking for modern tablescape designs – these can be indoor or outdoor, any size or shape table, its really up to you. The key point is the design of it MUST BE MODERN.
+ Anyone can enter as an individual or team (*if you are entering as a team, you will be splitting the prize), vendors, brides or grooms alike.
+ You’ll need to send 15-20 professional quality photos at 600 pixels wide, 72 dpi, along with a brief writeup about your inspiration. Any photos with watermarks will not be used. All photos will be credited to the photographer.
+ Include the names and websites of all your team members, and a list of materials and links to sources used. Please include any directions for any possible DIY projects you may have done.
+ Submit entries to brooklynbride [at] gmail.com including all the information above with the subject line TABLESCAPE CHALLENGE. All submissions must be received by 11:59pm APRIL 15, 2011. Submissions received after the 15th will not be eligible.
+ Our favorite submissions will be posted throughout the week of April 18 and a panel of guest judges will determine the winner to be announced Monday, April 25, 2011.
+ Submissions cannot be posted or tweeted until published on Brooklyn Bride. Any sneak peeks released before the contest is over will deem that entry ineligible.
+ Have questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll try to answer any questions you might have.
Well, I think thats it for all the details, so go forth and be modern! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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