• 2009-02-03T09:38:00Z Weddings Fresh

    i adore the more rustic, raw wedding trends that are showing up right now! here is a wonderful example of a rustic tablescape from once wed. burlap, twigs, birch logs, beeswax candles, and a wonderful sense of style and budget, joy from joy thigpen weddings did a wonderful job!...

  • 2009-11-25T05:00:22Z The Sweetest Occasion

    As I was flipping through the Novemeber issue of Food & Wine magazine several weeks back, I was immediately inspired by the feature on The FourCoursemen, an underground supper club in Athens, Georgia. Long story short, a couple of talented guys who love to cook started getting together to test their culinary prowess. One thing led to another and now they, along with other food and wine aficionados, regularly gather together other foodies to cook up experimental menus of fresh, rustic and sometimes off the wall ingredients. For a more in-depth look into the magic that is The FourCoursemen a...

  • I thought today’s post may be the start of a new segment on Polka Dot Bride. I’ve long lusted after beautiful table setting mockups but haven’t had the room or time to do it. The lovely Calli of Calli B Photography asked me if I’d like to see some of the tablescapes she had shot and I jumped at it! Sometimes we’re so laid back in Australia, we used the hired candelabra and tick, we’re happy! Which is fine, but there are so many pretty touches you can add to your tables if you feel a little creative! Calli often gets together with Trudy from Events By Design and Terrianne from Mondo...

  • 2010-02-09T12:30:24Z Elizabeth Anne Designs

    So excited to share another gorgeous tablescape from Nashville event planner Latrice Cushenberry of Opulent Couturier!  Latrice’s theme for this table is “eco love” and the centerpiece is full of luscious moss and woodsy elements.  Paired with taper candles, table numbers and menus with burlap accents, and clear chargers, the result is rustic perfection! The amazing vendors behind this beautiful tablescape are: Styling - Opulent Couturier Photography - Donald Yeager Floral - Brocade Designs Stationery - LePenn Designs Linens - Connie Duglin © Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding ...

  • 2010-11-11T14:48:49Z Pizzazzerie

    Rustic Fall Tablescape Aleah and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Valley & Co., shared with us this cozy fall tablescape.  Aleah told us, “we were inspired to create this warm and whimsical dinner party shoot by cozy fall nights spent with family and friends visiting and warming up with spiked apple cider.” One of my favorite parts is that guests were given cinnamon sticks wrapped in plaid felt strips made to look like miniature bundles of firewood! So cute! Aleah shared more of the details with us, “we brought to life woodland ambiance at our table nestled between the toweri...

  • 2010-03-10T08:57:00Z forgetmeknotweddings

    This wedding featured on style me pretty is so perfect for the Napa Valley rustic/elegant style, I just had to feature the tablescape design.The flowers & design are by Lisa Boone and Priska Trikke of Atelier Joya and I had to pleasure of meeting Lisa this past weekend and working with her on a wedding in SF.  I got to see her talent and design come to life and of course loved it all.images via {jamie grenough photography}flowers and design {atelier joya}venue {Durham Ranch}...

  • 2010-03-08T07:37:00Z erin ever after

    love the vintage details mixed with pretty paper whites and wintery blues and purples. Plus, they used vintage clip on earrings for place card holders and that is genius in my book.All images via 100 Layer Cake...

  • 2010-03-31T08:52:00Z Carter and Cook Event Co.

    We're so very excited to finally share some of the photos from our Exquisite Weddings shoot we did back in December. The photographer, Terri Rippee did such a beautiful job capturing the rustic, chic tablescape at the lovely Rancho Valencia.We wanted a table that was rustic, chic, soft and romantic. Our main focus to create our vision was designing a wood table top with benches for seating. The table top was made up of lots of old pieces of wood, fit together to create a rustic look. The linens were made up of a variety cream and white damasks, lace, and crochet linen. We used mercury glass ca...

  • 2008-06-27T11:00:10Z Elizabeth Anne Designs

    I know for me, deciding on my centerpieces was not easy.  Centerpieces and tablescapes can be simple or complex, elegant and formal or rustic.  They can set the mood and the look for your party or reception, and will be in your guests’ line of vision for much of the party.  This month’s House Beautiful featured a GORGEOUS table setting from the famous and talented Monique Lhuillier which blew me away:  Even though it is very monochromatic in color, it’s interesting because of the textures of the different elements she used.  In addition, this could be adapted to any color scheme...

  • 2008-06-03T12:00:30Z Elizabeth Anne Designs

    I, like a majority of brides, had round tables at our reception. I, unlike a majority of our brides who read this blog, was not terribly obsessed with the table decor (yes, I know this is strange. My obsession with details started after the wedding planning). Well, for those of you who are looking for something more visually stimulating and light on the floral. Let me suggest the following: Vary the heights of each object on the table. Vary the textures of each object on the table. Vary the colors (everything doesn’t have to be the two colors you’ve picked). Exception: a monochromatic...