We are featuring some of the most lovely, and yet fuss free tables you’ve ever seen that the FABULOUS Kelly McWilliams crafted for SMP readers. For those of you that don’t know Kelly, she is a planner and designer out of Florida who has helps to orchestrate and design the smallest, most beautiful affairs to the largest, most lavish affairs. She is a complete talent and we are thrilled to show off some of her ideas!

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the photographs were all taken by the absolutely wonderful Impressions Photography

From Kelly…This table is just classic.  I always find that when I use Brown with Red the boldness that Red sometimes gives is much less abrasive.  The 2 arrangements are just 2 dozen open red roses in glass cylinders wrapped half way in satin brown ribbon.  To bring “elegant drama” to the table I added candlesticks in varying heights.  I have to admit, I really love really tall candlesticks.   The linen is a brown taffeta pintuck.

Don’t have the budget for roses? Skip them! The candlesticks look stunning on their own…and as Kelly told me, “Probably the most important thing to keep in mind if this is the direction you’re going in- make sure you have something to draw the eyes in. Texture and color usually work best.”

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This is actually a combination of two gorgeous tables…the dining table and the cake table, perfectly complimenting each other with their simple, but modern style.

From Kelly…I used a potted Phalaenopsis orchid surrounded by 8 small floating candle cylinders filled with black river rock.   Crisp white napkins folded in squares placed center on the white plates continue the clean modern look.  Again, I used the apple green bengaline tablecloth.  The 4 tier modern cake is from another Little Black Book member, Kakes by Karen.

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Hasn’t this been so great! But guess what…it isn’t over! The incredible Rob Epple over at AMC Video has put together a gorgeous vignette of the day, with the designs that Kelly put together taking center stage.

Thank you so very much to Kelly and to Rob for putting together such a beautiful feature for us. We are so lucky to work with such talented artists!