My Christmas Table of 2013!! I was able to spend a lot more time at home this Christmas, so as planned I was able to set up my festive table!
I was quite inspired by Cox and Cox Christmas Table using natural elements with little greenery, which also created that wintry feel.
Image from Cox and Cox
This table set up works best with a natural table so you wouldn’t need to bother with table cloths! I added a handmade table runner made from hessian to create an extra texture. Choosing pure white candles, reflected snow and coldness of winter, I combined it with large natural pine cones and small ones, you can pretty much find small pine cones during September/October months outdoors when they have just fallen. Make sure you dry these out properly as dampness or moisture will make them close up! The tea light logs created the elements of rustic but also extra lighting. Mercury silver tea lights and white LED lights added that extra silver glittering sparkle to finish the centrepiece.
Stationery: DIY Christmas crackers are great! You can choose your own prize and whatever gift you would like to put in. The DIY starter set I bought was excellent, it was for 6 crackers which included the hat and motto for each. I assembled these together and put a small Lindt chocolate bear within each cracker. I decorated it simply with Christmas snowflake washi tape. Place names were written on matching card as the crackers, these were tied to mercury silver baubles.
For each place setting I used crystal glasses which captured the flames of the tea lights in the centrepiece.
A winter table with rustic elements
Christmas place name cards
Place name cards
My table at Kilver Court Wedding Fair
I chose the theme of Rustic and Autumnal. Very different to my classic table at Kings Weston House Wedding Fair. The theme complimented the ballroom at Kilver Court and brought the feel of the garden inside.
The round table was dressed with a handmade hessian runner, an ivory candelabra wrapped and hung with ivy as centerpiece. This was decorated with logs, Jam jars filled with Gypsophila, and pine cones for that Autumnal feel.
Stationery: Menu cards were made with recycled card backed with hessian to fit in with the table display with a hint of gold. I loved the idea of making acorn and oak leaf place name cards; this tied in nicely with the rest of the display. I chose a wooden frame for my table number combined with hessian to match.
My stand had a combination of lanterns, candle sticks and mercury tea lights which gave my table that extra sparkle alongside a few more jam jars filled with Gypsophila.
The windowsill displayed some vintage bottles with beautiful white Chrysanthemums.
Ivory candelabra with ivy at Kilver Court
Rustic and Autumnal table
Rustic table number
Acorn and oak leaf place names
Rustic and Autumnal table
Rustic and Autumnal table
Lanterns, candlesticks and mercury tea lights
A Classic Wedding Shoot at this lovely Georgian Venue
Photographs taken by Marie Man Photography 2013. All rights reserved
Venue – Kings Weston House
Photography – Marie Man Photography
Models – Luke & Gemma
Hair – Lukas Szejka
Make up – Michelle Hopkins
Dress – Paradise by Suzanne Neville/The Mews
Groom outfit – Hugo Boss
Cars – Private Collection
Flowers – Edward Allen
Venue Planner/Stylist – Michele Jetzer
Assistant Venue Stylist – Liz (me)
A selection of photographs of some beautiful pictures captured by Marie and of which I set up a lovely Classic Ivory Wedding breakfast table.
Kings Weston House
A little preview of some of the decorations…..
A small little set up project from Michele to decorate Kings Weston House for her daughters birthday, Belle & Boo theme.
Tables decorated with sweets, party bags, hats, Belle and Boo themed cups, plates and napkins, cute stripy straws to add a bit of colour, bunnies for the theme.
The room decorated with concertina pink butterflies, bunting, coloured paper pom poms, 3 foot helium balloons, and a must- lots of balloons to cover the floor for a children’s party!!
Belle and Boo party at Kings Weston House
Assistant styling and decor at the Riverstation
A simple classic wedding in ivory and yellow.
Beautiful white wooden hearts hung in the window as guests arrive. The Wedding cake and sweet display in crystal dishes holding sugared almonds were coloured in yellow and ivory, Wedding tables upstairs were simply decorated with ivory and yellow tulips in jam jars surrounded by tea lights.
A few pictures taken during the set up of the Orangery, Moroccan theming. Creating Moroccan Styling with a sheer red and orange backdrop, with red spotlights, Fret works tables, Moroccan lamps and hundreds of Moroccan tea lights, low level seating, rugs, pouffes, palm trees, free standing lamps, lots of silk throws and cushions. For something special and unique, cosy and comfortable, perfect for a evening party!
DIY project- Back drop created with red and orange heavy fabric with a top layer of sheer red organza. Simple coloured Moroccan shades were dyed in orange and red, Low level seating with padded seating created with Moroccan coloured throws and wadding, the gathered sections at the front to make it look luxurious and to add texture, own made tassels were sewn to cushions to create that Moroccan feel.
Dyed Moroccan lampshade