This originally ran in the 2011 issue of Baltimore Bride.
Most brides-to-be are collectors: They rip images out of magazines, snip fabric from bolts, save old postcards, and treasure a grandmother’s brooch. All together, these items represent the muse around which a wedding will be created. In keeping with this idea, we asked four local design teams to first create a bulletin board and then the room—at the American Visionary Art Museum—that it would inspire.
Designed and styled by Kate Beck Events
“The inspiration for my table was a mixed-media painting of an artichoke heart. I love the greens and purples and the abstract elements of the piece.”
From Crimson & Clover Floral Design: all centerpieces, garden lanterns, rattan hurricanes, and candles. From Party Rental Ltd.: silverware, table, chairs, pillows, china, linens, and glassware. From Perkins Productions: paper lanterns. From Chellé Paperie: invitation, menu cards, and table number. From Kate Beck Events: favors of artichoke tapenade in mason jars and mercury glass votives
Designed and styled by Andrew Zill, design director, Feats, Inc.
“I find the latest trend is discovering what makes it personal to you and your guests. From family wedding photos to the classic dining table as the head table, look inside to see what will tell the story of your special day.”
From The Floral Studio: floral design, vintage containers, assorted live orchid plants, decorative accessories, and French glass urns. From GoreDean: hand-carved rustic dining table, antique French wire chandelier with LED taper candles, antique Chinese sideboard, assorted antique wooden boxes, and accessories. From DeBois Textiles, Inc.: designer fabric for custom table runner. From Chellé Paperie: custom menu cards, escort cards, and gift tags. Simmer Rock Farm: organic produce and partial share in CSA guest favors. From Feats, Inc.: custom table runner, assorted decorative accessories, rustic wooden bowls and pedestals, and custom escort-card wall with vintage wedding photos. From Table Toppers: Irish linen tuxedo back chair covers with mother of pearl buttons. From Party Rental, Ltd.: Chivari chairs, cocktail tables, orange Ikat table linen, Irish linen hemstitch napkins, tortoise shell napkin rings, mother of pearl flatware, stemware, yellow glass charger plates, and white Wedgewood petal china.
Designed and styled by Stephanie Bradshaw Styling
“Designing an event around a couple’s individual story and incorporating layers of detail are all part of the design challenge. Your event will be more personal the more you can translate your own personal style and tell your love story.”
From Fleur de Lis Florist: all florals. From Carla David Design: invitations, menu cards, and favors. From Table Toppers: Royal turquoise shimmer table linen. From Gala Cloths: Azalea silk napkins. From Party Rental, Ltd.: china, flatware, clear glassware, amber votives, and Chivari chairs and cushions. From The House Downtown: pendant light. From Trohv: pearl Champagne flutes. From Bradshaw Styling: mercury glass planter and votives, vintage rolling bar cart, cowhide, tufted ottoman, and Ikat pillows.
Designed and styled by Jennifer Grove, Sky Blue Events
“This table was inspired by the bride who wants everything to look regal, royal, and romantic. She prefers ladylike over casual, and lives for fashion, flowers, Champagne, and all things Jackie Kennedy.”
From Rutland Beard Florist: floral design. From Spark Letterpress: menu cards, place cards, and table number cards. From Chellé Paperie: calligraphy. From ABC Rentals: table and gold Chivari chairs, black table linen, ivory napkins, glassware, champagne bucket, and silverware. From Sky Blue Events: gold-rimmed chargers, Dom Perignon champagne box, table lamp, wine goblets, favors, lace overlay, and tulle trimmings.