Set the Mood

Perfectly paired stationery suites and tablescapes make for an unforgettable party.

Seaside Sophistication


Photographs by Dave Bradley. Prop styling by Kara Butterfield.

Four-tier fondant-covered cake with sugar ropes and handpainted details, $9 per slice, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes; flat-printed menu, price upon request, À 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; “Kingsley” 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, À Deux; vintage WWII Navy dish, $75, and brass letter opener, $12, both Hudson; assorted stamps, Tine and Thread.

Country Charm


Three-tier buttercream-frosted cake with sugar details, $10 per slice, Cakes to Remember; wooden cake stand, baker’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 “Dressed” porcelain dinner plates, $39 each, Alessi “Dressed” porcelain dessert plates, $29 each, Alessi “Mercurio” steel coaster, $22, and Simon Pearce “Royalton” porcelain appetizer plate, $25, all Didriks; “Bridgehampton” paper place mats, $3 each, Bed Bath & Beyond; “English Fiddlehead” 20-piece stainless steel flatware set, $196, Restoration Hardware; “Horta” 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 “Birds & Nests” stamp set, $28, Paper Source; pencils, $2 each, Simplemente Blanco; Aninotes “Nectar Collector” notebook, $12.50, Crate & Barrel.

Garden Glamour


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 “Louvre” porcelain dinner plates, $62 each, and salad plates, $30 each, Neiman Marcus; “Prairie” five-piece stainless steel place setting, $20, “Caesna” stainless steel pastry server, $19, “Cameo” 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, $8–$15 each, Paper Posy.

Modern Marvel


Offset three-tier fondant-covered cake with fondant details, $7 per slice, Amanda Oakleaf Cakes; ceramic cake stand, baker’s own; Premier Prints Aruba cotton fabric, $15 per yard, Grey’s Fabric & Notions; arrangement of roses, $20, Table & Tulip; “Tiempo” five-piece stainless steel place setting, $20, porcelain bowls, $15 for six, and “Edge” wineglasses, $13 each, all Crate & Barrel; “Oiva” porcelain plate, $19.50, Marimekko; Giulio Iacchetti for Alessi “Ape” resin-and-stainless-steel bowl, $55, and “Colombina” stainless steel cake server, $24, both Addo Novo; nickel-plated house number, $6, Home Depot; metal napkin ring, $4, West Elm; “Mod Dot” 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; “Spring Fling” bakers’ twine, $10 for six spools, and LePen pens, $2 each, all Paper Source; assorted stamps, Pack and Post; porcelain dish, stylist’s own.

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