Set the Mood
Perfectly paired stationery suites and tablescapes make for an unforgettable party.
Four-tier fondant-covered cake with sugar ropes and handpainted details, $9 per slice, Jennyâ€™s Wedding Cakes; flat-printed menu, price upon request, Ă€ Deux; five-piece gold-plated place setting, $110, Artefact; cotton napkins, $2 each, Crate & Barrel; brass anchor charms, $5 for six, Patch NYC; glass votive holder, $19.50, and pillar candle, $3, both Pottery Barn; rope table-card holder, $10, Hudson. Linens provided by Table Toppers of Newton; â€śKingsleyâ€ť china chargers and salad plates, china dinner plates, and wineglasses provided by Rentals Unlimited; porcelain cake platter provided by New England Country Rentals.
Flat-printed invitation suite, starting at $2,500 for 100 of a similar style, Ă€ Deux; vintage WWII Navy dish, $75, and brass letter opener, $12, both Hudson; assorted stamps, Tine and Thread.
Three-tier buttercream-frosted cake with sugar details, $10 per slice, Cakes to Remember; wooden cake stand, bakerâ€™s own; hanging arrangement of clematis, lilac, peonies, Swedish ivy, lace fern, and violets, starting at $300, and birch table number, $14, both Table & Tulip; Alessi â€śDressedâ€ť porcelain dinner plates, $39 each, Alessi â€śDressedâ€ť porcelain dessert plates, $29 each, Alessi â€śMercurioâ€ť steel coaster, $22, and Simon Pearce â€śRoyaltonâ€ť porcelain appetizer plate, $25, all Didriks; â€śBridgehamptonâ€ť paper place mats, $3 each, Bed Bath & Beyond; â€śEnglish Fiddleheadâ€ť 20-piece stainless steel flatware set, $196, Restoration Hardware; â€śHortaâ€ť wineglasses, $12 each, Anthropologie. Linens and lace napkins provided by Table Toppers of Newton.
Digitally printed invitation suite, $690 for 100, and flat-printed programs, $192 for 100, both Hobart & Haven; Cavallini â€śBirds & Nestsâ€ť stamp set, $28, Paper Source; pencils, $2 each, Simplemente Blanco; Aninotes â€śNectar Collectorâ€ť notebook, $12.50, Crate & Barrel.
Three-tier rolled-white-chocolate-covered cake with silver petal dust and white-chocolate poppies, $12 per slice, Dessert Works; cupcakes with sugar butterflies, $4.25 each, Sweet; curtain of bellflowers, $10 per foot, Table & Tulip; digitally printed seating cards, $800 for 100, Karen Bartolomei; Bernardaud â€śLouvreâ€ť porcelain dinner plates, $62 each, and salad plates, $30 each, Neiman Marcus; â€śPrairieâ€ť five-piece stainless steel place setting, $20, â€śCaesnaâ€ť stainless steel pastry server, $19, â€śCameoâ€ť wineglasses, $18 each, and glass butter dishes, $4 each, all Crate & Barrel; glasses, $40 for four, Artefact. Vintage glass cake stand provided by New England Country Rentals; linens and napkins provided by Table Toppers of Newton; chargers provided by Rentals Unlimited.
Engraved invitation suite, $5,650 for 100, and flat-printed fan programs, $1,800 for 100 (ribbon extra), both Karen Bartolomei; paper flowers, $8â€“$15 each, Paper Posy.
Offset three-tier fondant-covered cake with fondant details, $7 per slice, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes; ceramic cake stand, bakerâ€™s own; Premier Prints Aruba cotton fabric, $15 per yard, Greyâ€™s Fabric & Notions; arrangement of roses, $20, Table & Tulip; â€śTiempoâ€ť five-piece stainless steel place setting, $20, porcelain bowls, $15 for six, and â€śEdgeâ€ť wineglasses, $13 each, all Crate & Barrel; â€śOivaâ€ť porcelain plate, $19.50, Marimekko; Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi â€śApeâ€ť resin-and-stainless-steel bowl, $55, and â€śColombinaâ€ť stainless steel cake server, $24, both Addo Novo; nickel-plated house number, $6, Home Depot; metal napkin ring, $4, West Elm; â€śMod Dotâ€ť porcelain salt-and-pepper shakers, $38, Jonathan Adler; Brooklyn Hard Candy sweets, $8 each, Olives & Grace. Napkins provided by Table Toppers of Newton; china dinner plates provided by Rentals Unlimited.
Letterpress invitation suite, $1,420 for 100 (envelope liners and edge painting extra), Gus & Ruby Letterpress; â€śSpring Flingâ€ť bakersâ€™ twine, $10 for six spools, and LePen pens, $2 each, all Paper Source; assorted stamps, Pack and Post; porcelain dish, stylistâ€™s own.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/weddings/article/2013/07/02/stationery-table-settings-cakes-pairings/