Made in the Shade: Four Tablescapes with Colorful Pairings

Set the tone for your wedding day with flowers and stationery in high-impact hues.

Photographs by Nina Gallant
Event Styling by Lauren Wells


Photograph by Nina Gallant

Linen and Evergreen

Flowers: Forest runner of berzillia, grevillea, umbrella fern, sea star fern, feather fern, tree fern, and sword fern, $30 per foot, and forest bundle of palo santo, grevillea, hellebore, umbrella fern, sea star fern, feather fern, tree fern, and velvet ribbon, $20, both Luna Moss.

Stationery: Letterpress invitation suite (includes envelopes, reply cards, and reply-card envelopes), $960 for 100, and letterpress menu, $310 for 100, both Smudge Ink; calligraphy on magnolia-leaf place cards, $4 each, Leveret & Hare.

Additional props: “Color-Cut” glass cake stand, $12, “Helianthus” glass goblet, $10, and “Astral” resin coaster, $8, all Anthropologie; gold-plated flatware, $39 for a five-piece set, West Elm; rosemary shortbread, $20 per dozen, Mayflour Confections.


Photograph by Nina Gallant

Berry and Navy

Flowers: Centerpiece of garden roses, roses, ranunculuses, muscari, and star-of-Bethlehem, $200, 1956blooms.

Stationery: Calligraphy on favor bag, $10, calligraphy on pomegranate place card, $6, calligraphy on escort card, starting at $3.50, and calligraphy menu design, starting at $200, all Leveret & Hare.

Additional props: Stonewashed Belgian-linen tablecloth, starting at $84, Restoration Hardware; “Annecy” double old-fashioned glass, $12, Anthropologie; Villeroy & Boch “Artesano Provencal Lavender” porcelain soup bowl, $44, and Villeroy & Boch “Colour Concept” glass buffet plate, $30, both Bloomingdale’s; small cake with vanilla-bean buttercream, $4 per serving, Mayflour Confections.


Photograph by Nina Gallant

Rose and Champagne

Flowers: Centerpiece of Vendela roses, spray roses, dusty miller, eucalyptus seed, hellebores, and Japanese silver grass, starting at $185, and boutonniere of spray rose, silver brunia, and eucalyptus seed, $20, both Bloom Couture Floral Studio.

Stationery: Foil-stamped and letterpress menu cards, $725 for 100, foil-stamped escort cards, $325 for 100, and foil-stamped die-cut gift tags, $350 for 100, all Albertine Press.

Additional props: “Harper” rose-gold-plated flatware, $60 for a five-piece set, copper-plated charger, $15, and “Savannah” gold-rimmed stoneware salad plate, $13, all Crate & Barrel; “Shining” cotton-linen pinstripe napkin, $32 for four, Anthropologie; glitter minaudière, $138, J.Crew; vanilla meringues with gold leaf, $20 per dozen, Mayflour Confections.


Photograph by Nina Gallant

Indigo and Copper

Flowers: Centerpiece of blushing bride, goldenrod, thistle, stock, anemones, euphorbia, roses, ranunculuses, and oak leaves, $250, boutonniere of blushing bride, goldenrod, bonsai eucalyptus, and mini pinecones, $15, and boutonniere of blushing bride, stock, red brunia, and oak leaves, $15, all Mimosa Fresh Flower Design.

Stationery: Flat-printed custom watercolor invitation suite, $1,863 for 100 (includes envelopes, reply cards, and reply-card envelopes), flat-printed custom menu, $300 for 100, and place cards with digital calligraphy, $295 for 100, all Paper Moss.

Additional props: Copper Mule mug, $28, United by Blue; “Color-Cut” glass cake stand, $12, “Madinina” gold-plated-brass, acrylic, agate, and zinc earrings, $44, “Glimmer Ring” stainless-steel-and-brass coaster, $6, and “Helianthus” glass goblet, $10, all Anthropologie; “Baird” stoneware appetizer plate, $7, Crate & Barrel; Kate Spade “West Fourth Street” stainless steel flatware, $70 for a five-piece set, Bloomingdale’s; small cake with cream cheese frosting, $4 per serving, Mayflour Confections.

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