In our Fall/Winter 2012 Issue, we received the most gorgeous styled shoot from an amazing Event Design team, Tianna Vivienne. They styled 5 different chic and trendy looks that are sure to provide plenty of inspiration for your wedding decor. The looks were gorgeously photographed by Onada Photography. Get inspired!
Chanel Inspired Table : Version One
“Famous fashion icons, both past and present, inspire a lot of our event designs. For version one of the Coco Chanel themed tablescape, we used our in-house custom black table linen with hand-embroidered pearls. We decided to keep the centerpieces simple by using a square mirrored vase densely stacked with hand opened roses to compliment the black, cream and pink color scheme. To add some playfulness and a girly feel, we sprinkled Ranunculus bulbs that matched the pink satin napkins around the base of the vase. Here our petite domed pedestal dish served two purposes, as it not only displayed treats for the guest but also functioned as a place card.” -TiannaVivienne
The Ralph Lauren Table
“Drawing inspiration from the English countryside (a la Ralph Lauren), here, we decided to mix ruggedness with elegance and old things with new. We love combining earthy elements like the distressed leather tablecloth alongside more refined items like the gold-rimmed glasses and the hemstitched linen napkins. We wanted the centerpiece to look a little wild. Like while out hunting, it was gathered in the forest and casually put in the nearest vessel at hand…an antique silver champagne bucket.” – TiannaVivienne
The Traditional Table
“We coined this tablescape the “Traditional Table.” We love seeing how ethnic brides today incorporate aspects of their individual culture and ancestry into their wedding ceremonies and receptions. The beading and metal found in elaborate African jewelry really inspired the centerpiece. We also wanted to use flowers that didn’t require a whole lot of water, like the succulents, as well as natural branches to represent a hardier African landscape. Using the bold colors of bright green and purple is reminiscent of the rich cloth that can be found in much of the clothes worn in traditional ceremonies.
Although trying to stick with tradition, we had to add our own twist by using copper-colored branches and purple semi-precious turquoise beads in lieu of the more basic brown branches and popular orange hued coral beads. We love the interplay of textures such as the course coconut bark of the vase alongside the smooth silky tablecloth and the rough-hewn primitive-looking tea light holders versus the contemporary Bellini chairs.” – TiannaVivienne
The Rustic White Wonderland
“Here it’s all about opposites and how they combine to make a truly charming table. The simplicity and heaviness of the wooden table juxtaposed with the modern and airy crystal candleholders and glasses make for a more interesting composition. One of our favorite touches was the addition of the sheepskin hides on the benches to soften them up. A tip for those brides that want to do an all white table scheme is to mix shades of white, along with textures (think frosted glass and clear glass), to avoid a very flat look.” –Tianna Vivienne
Chanel Inspired Table: Version Two
“Since there are an endless number of ways to interpret Chanel, we decided to do a second rendition. For version two of the Chanel inspired table, we again used our own custom linen and napkins. This time we opted for a cream boucle tablecloth piped with tweed and diamond quilted cotton napkins. The flower napkin rings paid homage to the Chanel “Camellia” flower. Here we used unconventional cargo suitcases to house a centerpiece of cascading white Anemones.” – TiannaVivienne
Thanks to all the amazing vendors that participated in this shoot. Be sure to check out their sites!
Vendors:Photography: Onada Photography Design: Tianna Vivienne Events Flowers: Dalsimer Pappas Florist and Event Decorators Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals