In the latest issue of The Knot, Winter 2012, Bells N Whistles Events is featured on page 55.
The feature is based on a styled table – the rules and some hints and tips.
A huge thanks goes to two of our trusted vendors. Elaine from Butterfly Philosophy for her awesome florals and Stephanie from Stelloberry Design for stationery and beautiful heart garlands.
The look we wanted to achieve was colourful vintage. We used different fabrics and textures – lace & burlap to compliment the beautiful florals which were set in cut glass vases.
The use of the books in the middle of the table gave the vase and table number height and can also be a talking point around the table – always choose books that reflect you and your interests…it will make your event all about you and make it very personal.
The heart garland are great for bare walls or very high ceilings – they’ll make the room feel more cosy and intimate. Always wanting to reflect elements around the room, so that it doesn’t seem random…we’ve created hearts from our burlap napkin ties.
Moss in a very cute teacup (the handle is butterfly wings!), makes it a bit quirky. The teacup has no purpose however, if you wanted you could stick a wooden number in the teacup and it could become your table number.
For this table, we added a votive holder, covered in burlap with the table number stamped on it. There is a candle inside with a cinnamon stick.
When styling your event remember to think about your five senses. Whilst candles are beautiful and add a bit of mood to your event, for smell, you could do something like what we’ve done by using a cinnamon stick or aromatherapy – using your favourite scents. You could take that one step further and if you were to use orange and lemon scents for example, then the orange and lemon can be used as your wedding colours (pastel orange and lemon would be romantic, while a punchy orange and yellow would be great for a punchier colour theme).
Florals are also a great way to add a beautiful scent to your event.
For touch, you want different textures from the table linens to the napery. Be bold!
Sight – well that’s an easy one and the sense that everyone focuses on.
And of course taste. We all want our catering to be a culinary delight!
Whatever the event, never forget the table styling and plate styling. The table is a place your guests will be seated for a good part of the event, therefore the styling at the table is very important and usually the most memorable.
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And the table setting ‘Joe’ was for my son. At the time of this shoot, I was 7 months pregnant with my third child Joseph who is 12 weeks old today