Winter Tablescape Inspiration from A Big To Do Event
December 26, 2012
ModernBallroom WeddingsWinter Weddings
Just because Christmas is over, it doesn't mean that we're over all the gorgeous holiday and winter party inspiration. Our latest crush? This to-die-for winter tablescape photo shoot designed and coordinated by A Big To Do Event. It's a total stunner with it's simple color scheme of red, grey and white and that incredible hanging centerpiece of roses, candles, and crystals. I sort of want to dine under it like right now. See the full gallery here for even more. 
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From A Big To Do Event... We decided to provide inspiration for a “Natural Glam” winter event, and our fantastic vendor team could not have done a better job executing this look! There are so many amazing elements of this tablescape that I don’t even know where to start! Heath, one of the brilliant artists behind Jackson Durham, outdid himself with this centerpiece consisting of a tall, silver candelabra with an arrangement of red tulips and roses, berries, greenery, pinecones and branches, capped off with a lamp shade covered in bark and accented with dripping crystals and dusted with snow. Talk about WOW factor! The base is surrounded by crystal and silver mercury glass candle holders that keep the eye moving to every element. We can’t go any further without talking about the biggest pieces: the furniture. Mirrored table on a barrel anyone? Jackson Durham made it happen! Rustic sofa seating on one side with wood grain pillows? Settee Event Decor can provide it. Barrel to highlight your cake? Got it! One of the best features of the mirrored table is that your centerpiece and décor doesn’t just end when the base touches the table; it continues on into the mirror, reflecting back up so you see another dimension of the design.

The cake is pure perfection! Melonie of For Goodness Cakes outdid herself with this four-tiered, rustic winter statement with red sugar rose petals falling down the snow-capped tiers and faux wood fondant pieces mimicking the wood grain of the barrels. A delightful winter masterpiece that matches the design perfectly and tastes just as good! Adding to the winter feel is the “blanket of snow” covering the ground and running along the center of the table. We got this look with the help and genius of Tamara with I Do Linens. Since we couldn’t actually bring snow in, we got the next best thing: white fur linens. The runner helps bring the table together and bring your attention to the centerpiece. The carpet finishes the look and separates the table from the rest of the space while adding comfort and warmth. Event Drapery provided the backdrop of red velour drape to transport you to the middle of this winter wonderland event.

Sarah of Foglio Press created some stunning works of art on paper for this tablescape. The stationery to go along with this reception décor is clean while making a big impact. The invitation fits inside a natural wood pocket envelope, bringing in a natural pop of red and tied together with a silk dupioni ribbon in platinum. The platinum continues in the menus, with entrees are printed in red on translucent paper, revealing a platinum pattern underneath. The finishing touches of this tablescape came from We Rent Atlanta, where we were able to pick out everything we needed including the gorgeous, gunmetal-colored chivari chairs. We set the table with We Rent’s elegant "Estate Platinum" china. The silver baroque flatware and array of glassware from We Rent Atlanta tie together each place setting, and we finished with a red napkin from I Do Linens for a pop of color.

Photography: Janet Howard Studio / Photo Shoot Venue: StudioWed Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia / Design, Planning + Coordination: A Big To Do Event / Design, Floral Creation + Styling: Jackson Durham / Wedding Cake: For Goodness Cakes / Stationery: Foglio Press / Linens: I Do Linens / Drapery: Event Drapery / Furniture Rentals: Settee Event Decor / Other Rentals: We Rent Atlanta