Tabletop Photoshoot

This month, I thought it would be fun to feature my most recent tabletop I put together for San Diego Style Weddings Magazine!  For this photo shoot, I wanted to re-create the feeling of one of my favorite summer activities to do with my family — go on picnics!  I thought it would be fun to mix bright colored flowers in pinks and yellows, blue checkered linen, floral china, wood lanterns, and sweet touches of blue mercury glass votives.

 To create this design, I teamed up again with one of my favorite florists, Chris & Kim from Indulge Weddings & Special Events.  Envisioning then orchestrating the concept for an elegant styled “picnic” was so much fun! Selecting the eclectic pieces of glassware, flatware, and adding the mason jars as drinking glasses not only created a whimsical look, but definitely felt like summer!

Table top 2015

Traditionally, banquet tables are round with chivari chairs…however, I thought it would be more picnic-like to bring in a rectangular table and pare it with the Tuscan Café chairs. I think it gives it more of that summer luncheon feel!  From a designer’s stand point, adding in even the simplest details makes a huge difference when creating your concept. From the wooden accents, to the glass water bottles as the table numbers, to the bright colored striped paper straws, all give a picnic feel.  Adding in the beautiful floral designs, just makes it that much more special.

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The always incredible True Photography did an amazing job in capturing all the detailed shots of my tabletop décor! Another one of my favorite and #trending wedding details is the “naked” wedding cake; otherwise known as an unfrosted cake. The contrasting cake layers and filling create a more casual yet elegant feel.  Adding florals and greenery make it stunning!

Steal this idea: This style is perfect for that couple who wants to have an intimate backyard styled wedding, but wants to add a little more oomph! of elegance and still have their theme be bold and fun. If you’re a DIY bride or even an eco-friendly bride this concept may also be perfect for you! Grab your childhood picnic blanket, a couple of mason jars, some of your grandmothers fine china, bright beautiful flowers, some pillar candles and call it a day! Sometimes the best creations are the ones that didn’t have so much thought put into them. Just love.
After I had designed this tabletop, a client of mine actually decided to replicate the look for their outdoor rehearsal dinner at the La Jolla Country Club.  We strung lights over head and it was perfect and gorgeous!

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