I’m loving this shoot from Pressed Cotton featuring some of their products, from the escort cards to the fabulous guest book cards! You can search their site by style, but of course, modern will always be my favorite.
[images from Pressed Cotton]
Happy New Year Brooklyn Bride fans! Here we are with a glamorous table for you to see. Okay, Okay – I know this has frilly pink flowers (but at least no poofy dress!). Forgive me, I just can’t resist peonies. We kept it simple with low clusters of blooms and twinkly gold votive candles. A cheap store bought house number from Home Depot was easily gold leafed for a snazzy table number. Sprinkle some sequins, throw down tulle and ribbons for a runner and you are done. Cheers! – Denise
Concept and floral design: Denise Fasanello Floral Design
Coordination and planning: Bespoke Affairs
Photography: Tory Williams
Votive and vases: Jamali Floral and Garden
Ribbons and Notions: M&J Trimming
Hello Summer! Here we are with our next Modern Table setting. This time I was directly inspired by the cover of Undecorate: The No Rules Approach to Interior Design by Christiane Lemieux. There is something so soothing about the cool blues and light woods of a beach house. I wanted the table to reflect that ease and be filled with lots of different textures. Again, looking to make the design approachable we kept the table cloth white and used different glasses for vases. To jazz up plain glass vases I covered them in twisted muslin that I quickly white washed with some leftover house paint. The table number is a regular house number I picked up at Home Depot and covered with twine. Full disclosure; I put this design together in late spring (hence the sweet pea and tulips) but it would work equally well with late summer flowers, like grasses and Queen Anne’s Lace. Enjoy! ~ Denise
I’d love to introduce you to the latest Brooklyn Bride intern, Michaela! She’s going to be helping me behind the scenes, and since she did such a great job with her submission for the Modern Tablescape Challenge a few weeks back, occasionally do some inspirational shoots for us, so give her a big welcome!
I’m Michaela, intern at Brooklyn Bride, writer of bliss! and start-up entrepreneur. As a portfolio project for our new company Hey Look, my business partner Lotta and I wanted to create a very “Brooklyn Bride” inspiration shoot – romantic and whimsical, yet modern and a little bit fancy.
Our aim is to show that you don’t need a lot of fancy and expensive ingredients to set up a gorgeous dinner table. We used 300 red and purple carnations to create the flower decor. Ok, 300 flowers don’t come cheap, but you could use a lot less and fill up the arrangements with greens from a forest. Drinking glasses with pretty black ribbons serve as vases, the table runner is a simple scarf. The menus are printed on basic white paper, cut into small rectangles and glued onto red cards. Add some candles and your favorite dinner ware – and you’re done! Any dresser or side table can serve as a finger food and welcome buffet. Use the same type of flower and candle decor to tie the whole look together. - Michaela
[ All images by Michaela of bliss! for Hey Look and Brooklyn Bride. ]
I’m so excited to welcome Sierra & Juliet of Poppies & Posies as a new contributer here on Brooklyn Bride! These lovely ladies will be joining us every month to showcase fabulously modern florals…today, we start with a shoot inspired by a recent trip to Costa Rica…
Janelle Sing for the calligraphy/illustrated seating cards
Ella Cafe for allowing us to use their space for the shoot
[images from Missy Photography]