Deconstructing Tablescapes: Inspired by Diwali

As we approach the end of October, populations around the world prepare to welcome in the New Year with Diwali, the “Festival of Lights.” This beautiful five-day festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. In the spirit of the season, we turned to our friends at Tinsel & Twine to deconstruct a beautifully designed table that will inspire plenty of celebrations!

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Tinsel & Twine used our Orange Hemp Flocking linen as the base of their design. With its deep orange hue and intricate pattern, the linen is reminiscent of traditional henna designs. Garlands of Marigolds, Carnations and velvety Celosias were strung together across the table in a gorgeous floral runner. The bright fuchsia, yellow, red and orange blooms really livened up the celebration! Marigolds are very symbolic in India representing passion and creativity and also used as love charms, especially for newlyweds!

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We love how the designers added in touches of brass throughout with ornate candleholders, traditional brass trays and hammered metal bowls filled with dried fruits and orange lentils. From the lasercut Ceci New York place cards to the decorative rim on Party Rental Limited’s Gold Florentine plates, each pattern plays perfectly off the other.

And of course, no Diwali celebration would be complete without twinkling candles! Pretty mercury glass tea-light holders added a magical sparkle to the night. From the Autumnal palette to the bold florals and gilded décor, we are obsessed with this beautiful design! Click through to our Pinterest board to be inspired and recreate this Tinsel & Twine design to host your own celebration!

Inspired By Fall’s Natural Beauty

Every fall we find ourselves in awe of the beauty of the season. We look around to see bursts of green holding on to sunny days as trees above us being to change color and lose their leaves. The natural color palette turns into a spectrum of neutrals, from blush to hazelnut, peppered with sprigs of green and deep autumnal oranges.

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In perfect seasonal style, Elleson Events designed this dream wedding inspiration that fits right in with fall’s natural color palette. The historic 1920’s mansion, The Swan House, in Atlanta, Georgia could not have been a better backdrop for this styled shoot. Simply Sarah Photography captured every lovely detail of the grounds, from the house’s ornate designs and stately columns to its cascading fountains and impeccably maintained boxwood gardens.

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Walking down the stairs and into the gardens we come across the perfect place to sit down and celebrate. A dainty table for eight is set in light blush hues. We adore the simple romance of this design with its lightly patterned linen, whimsical napkin detail and French-country inspired Maison chairs. Elleson Events brought in the perfect touch of color with an centerpiece brimming with ranunculus in ombre shades of red.

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Watching the bride stroll the gardens in her Alexandra Grecco dress is a real-life fairytale. From the vine-covered walls to the perfectly trimmed hedges, the greenery at The Swan House is in perfect contrast with the mansion. After seeing this, how could we not be taken by the natural beauty of fall?

Designer's Picks

Photography Simply Sarah Photography  | Event Styling and Florals Elleson Events | Dresses by: Alexandra Grecco | Dresses Provided by Bash | Hair and Makeup Jennifer C. Nieman | Paper and Calligraphy Spurle’ Gul Studios | Ring Susie Saltzman | Vow Book Wedding Story Writer | Shoes Bella Belle Shoes | Rentals Nuage Designs | Styling Sweet Southern Charm | Ribbon Frou Frou Chic | Film Lab Photovision Venue The Swan House | #theswanhouse

Designing with Pantone

As fashion week kicks off from New York to London and Milan to Paris, we have our eyes on the runway watching 2017’s trends roll out. But we’re not the only ones! Pantone recently released their Top 10 Colors for 2017 and we are totally feeling it. Taking inspiration from the worlds of fashion and design, we’re planning our own collection for the upcoming year. Scroll through and see what’s on our minds…

pantone-color-swatches-fashion-color-report-spring-2017This season designers let their imaginations run wild in bold citrus shades. We love Primrose Yellow as a stand out for spring designs with Pink Yarrow and Flame as gorgeous complimentary shades to round out a brilliant palette. Used all together, this color palette is imbued with personality, optimism and invites us to celebrate sunny spring days. Whether you’re inspired by Emilio Pucci’s combo of yellow sequins and chiffon, or prefer Dolce & Gabbana’s colorful floral motif, spring is going to be a bright affair!

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From Lanvin to Mulberry, we watched as models walked down the runway clad in monochromatic blue ensembles. From the denim-inspired Niagara to the invigorating Island Paradise, we loved these cool blue hues. They definitely set the tone for luxe-comfort this spring season. Our top pick for 2017 is the Lapis Blue. So bold and energetic, this stunning shade is sure to turn heads at any event!

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Of course all designers need their arsenal of neutrals. Moving away from blush as a staple neural, Spring 2017 introduced the taupe-like Hazelnut balanced out by the light pink Pale Dogwood. We saw designers at No.21 and Missoni working with a spectrum of these shades for their spring collections. At Max Mara and Etro, the same range of neutrals were enhanced with lively green tones, from a light Greenery shade to a deeper Kale color. We love the transitional feel of this palette, reconnecting us with nature and a gentle reminder that spring is about to bloom.

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As the seasons move forward and we plan for our 2017 collection, we’re looking to the innovative fields of fashion and design to guide our designs. What are you looking to use this coming year with your clients? Do you think Primrose Yellow will steal the show this spring or are you leaning towards Lapis Blue? We’d love to hear your thoughts – leave us a comment!

From Fall with Love

There may be a fall chill in the air but that doesn’t mean that we have to get cold just yet. Case in point, this stunning Fleurs NYC tablescape that’s turning up the heat at The Foundry LIC. Claudia Hanlin, from the Wedding Library, planned and designed this incredible tablescape, pairing our sexy black leather dot linen with pretty pink china from Broadway Rentals and a gem-tone flower arrangement in fall shades of purple and fuchsia. We love how the tablescape plays with color, using bold black as the base, adding in light pink to brighten the design and a touch of gold accents for good measure.

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The light flooding in through the windows of The Foundry’s Greenhouse room made it feel like there was magic in the air. Watching the beautiful couple whisper sweet nothings to each other in the Patina lounge, our hearts were aflutter! And then, when we caught a full look of the bride’s incredible dress and veil, we could barely contain ourselves. Never have we seen such a romantic beauty.

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The contrast between the provocative tablescape, with it’s tactile leather appeal, to the lovely bride and groom, so romantic in their private moments, will be one to inspire many fall ceremonies!

Designer's-Picks

Planning & Design The Wedding Library | Flowers Fleurs NYC | Rentals Broadway Party Rentals | Rug & Furniture Rentals Rent Patina | Venue  The Foundry | Bride’s Dress Spin a Bride | Groom’s Styling Mr. Baldwin Style  | Photography From Parris with Love