tablescapes

LINDSAY + MAT'S {SHOPPABLE} TABLESCAPE by emily starr alfano

this past november, we had the pleasure of designing the most beautiful + special wedding to date...our very own lindsay's wedding! lindsay has worked with me for several years and she's the logistical queen behind this creative operation. i can't wait to share the entire wedding {our overall vision was stormy chic and coastal minimalism}, photographed to absolute perfection by my friends henry + mac, but in the meantime...

...SO many of you have asked on instagram for resources for the items used in the tablescape design so i thought i'd link them here for you to shop! whether for a wedding, your home, or a party, you can't go wrong with this elegant, streamlined look.

C A N D L E S /

what you see are actually 3 different components...open ended hurricane shades, taper holders, and of course the candles themselves. we used shades that are 14" high x 2.5" wide but there are other widths + heights as well. the original taper holders we used don't seem to be available anywhere right now but these are similar and for something kinda different, a square optionblack was the perfect accent color for our design but any color will work of course. we recommend dripless tapers {although truth be told, all candles drip.} and we used a mix of 10" and 12" tall. just be sure that the height of the candle is shorter than the height of the hurricane shade. 

it's very important that the candles are firmly secured in the holders {if they're uneven, the heat from the flame can cause the hurricane shade to crack}. i prefer this wax but this is also a good choice! 

G E O D E  D E C O R /

we accented our tablescapes with a variety of geodes + agate slices to add some texture and depth. they can be clustered in piles and nestled amongst other items on the table. jenny sanders calligraphed our table numbers but they can be easily recreated with these agate slices {we used black} and hand writing the numbers, tracing them, or using stickers {herehere}. you could also customize stickers or decals with the numbers written out. you can apply the same concept to smaller placecards like we used below and use smaller round agate slices. just be sure all the agate slices you get don't have holes! 

M E N U  C A R D S /

minted to the rescue for our menu cards! side note, did you know that you can customize minted products with your own calligraphy files or artwork? we used their agate design in smokey grey and incorporated jenny's calligraphy. if you don't need or want menu cards however, you could do placecards or tags. 

T A B L E T O P /

our napkins, plates, glassware + flatware were all rentals from borrowed blu, but just for fun...here are some similar resources! flatware options 1 + 2 + 3. napkin options 1 + 2 + 3. plate options 1 + 2 + 3. goblet options 1 + 2 + 3.

so there you have it! this really is a look that can be recreated for large gatherings or for intimate dinner parties. 

follow on instagram for more inspiration!

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PS those whimsical arrangements and lunaria garlands were crafted by my girl caroline at Wild Folk Studio.

the wedding planner's gathering by emily starr alfano

if you follow us on instagram or facebook, you've seen us post about a super exciting project we're a part of...the first-ever wedding planners gathering. the sweetest angel of love & splendor put this whole shebang together and i thought i'd share some more info about it today...especially because early bird registration closes tonight {tomorrow?} at midnight! here are the deets:

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT /

the WPG is a two-week, online learning event for existing or aspiring planners + designers, brides + grooms or any other creative professional. can't get to or invest in an in-person workshop? this is for you. beginning on may 16th, you'll receive a new video every day that covers a key design, planning or business topic. you'll have access to the videos for a year and can be viewed on your own time in the comfort of your own home {or studio or favorite coffee shop}. 

you'll also receive three freebies...a planning timeline, a rentals checklist + a wedding mishaps video. PLUS the opportunity to join in two live Q&A webinars.

this is a really unique opportunity and if we weren't involved, i'd personally be all over this. this is continued learning at its best...the chance to stay inspired, expand your horizons and learn about things you may have thought about...or not thought about!

WHO'S INVOLVED /

it's honestly a pinch-me-that-i'm-included group of instructors. these are the best of the best in the industry...a mix of floral designers, planners + event designers. the list includes: sinclair & moore {foundations of floral + event design}, jesi haack design {creative backdrops + displays}, beth helmstetter {creating a beautiful wedding, no matter the location}, lace & likes {life that inspires art - finding your authentic creative voice}, gather events {creating a cohesive stationery suite}, karson butler events {designing the culinary experience} alison events {breakind down the budget}, details details {behind the scenes, top 20 wedding day tips} + type a society {branding + marketing your planning business}.

WHAT MSTARR IS COVERING /

tablescapes!! our favorite. our bread + butter. we're sharing how to conceptualize, source + style three very different tablescapes...using the same table + some of the same items. we'll have our girl kaylyn from 1956 blooms on hand to share the floral love and some incredible rentals from borrowed blu, among other things. PLUS we're offering a fourth freebie: how to best shoot a tablescape for instagram!

WHAT IT COSTS /

until tonight {march 4th} at midnight, the cost for everything listed above {10 videos for a year, 4 freebies, 2 webinars} is just $249. yes you read that correctly. it's such a no-brainer, i shouldn't have to say more. so i won't. after tonight, the price goes up to $349. still wayyyyy wallet-friendly, right? 

next steps for you?

click right here /

to enroll {whether today, tomorrow, or anytime in the next couple of months!}. and then spread the word! 

until next time folks...