A client once asked me how I set my own table at home, and well -- let's just say that the job usually comes home with me in the department. While I don't fully set for every meal, the holidays are fair game and I always try to one up the season before with out of the box, non-traditional designs. Thanksgiving to me doesn't always need to be autumnal colors, pumpkins and dried maize.
Be mindful of your personal style and the décor of your home when setting your holiday table. It should flow and be cohesive to your authentic brand -- even if it doesn't 'scream' Thanksgiving. Play around, keeping in mind the three rules of design -- texture, color and pattern.
When Ms. Joanna Fisher asked me to collaborate with her on an editorial photo shoot, I knew immediately that I wanted food to be the centerpiece and headliner. We are enthusiastic consumers of food in this household and my personal style is more contemporary and masculine than some of the more feminine celebrations we design for clients. Our home is filled with darker moody colors like, navy, rust, black, emerald and grey with pops of yellow and orange for contrast.
Take a peek at our vision for an out of the box holiday table-scape and the awesome vendors that came together to make it all happen! In my book, with florals or food as the centerpiece -- this one is a winner. xo
Production & Design: Double G Events, Planning & Design // Photography: Joanna Fisher // Florals: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design // Catering & Food Styling: OnTheMarc Events // Linens: Peak Event Services // Rentals: Borrowed Blu, Gather and Lounge, Peak Event Services // Cone Candles: House of Michel // Paper: Coral Pheasant // Lounge: Gather and Lounge // Lighting: Shindig Lighting // HMUA: Simply Gorgeous by Erin // Gown & Accessories: The Plumed Serpent Bridal // Tuxedo: Enzo Valentino // Models: Real Couple, Barbara and Arthur
We are not the best bloggers on a normal year, however, with being basically out of a job throughout the 2020 Pandemic -- followed by the "wedding boom" of 2021 and 2022 -- we actually have an excuse this time; we have been busier than ever! It's not new news that many couples had to postpone their celebrations. Some only once, and some, twice. This was the story for a handful of my 2020 celebrations and this couple was not an exception to the rule.
After initially planning a June 2020 wedding, then having to postpone to a hopeful September date -- Mink and Austin, like so many other couples, ultimately had to postpone to June of 2021. After a year filled with a roller-coaster of emotions, struggles and waiting … lots of waiting … the day finally came, and it was nothing short of amazing! Their day called for rain -- thunder storms actually -- and when you have a tented wedding on a lake, that does not bode well. However, the skies were on our side that day and the rain came and went within ten minutes while all guests were already under the tent starting the celebrations! It was a perfect night under the stars with a cool lake breeze coming through. And how better to end two plus years of waiting than to light up the sky with fireworks, because as I always say -- borderline fire hazard or bust!
Production & Design: Double G Events, Planning & Design // Photography: Stephanie Brauer // Florals: Fleurescent // Tent: Abbey Tent & Party Rentals // Linen: Nuage Designs, BBJ/LaTavola // Ceremony Music: Millennium Music // Lounge Furniture: Gather and Lounge // Lighting & Drapery: Shindig Lighting // Catering: OnTheMarc Events // Rentals: Peak Event Services, Party Rental Ltd. // Band: Silver Arrow Band // Paper: Minted Weddings