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photo by Christian Oth Studio

In light of our new feature on design site, Charish, we thought we could post some of the ways we have designed our dinner tabletops with a touch or two of vintage pieces. One of the easiest ways to bring in some touch of vintage is through the china, glassware, or flatware in some way.  Even when working with a budget, even if you chose just one of these elements, you can still achieve lovely results. Above, antique gold rimmed chargers set the stage and then a lovely vintage styled ribbon tied around the napkins completed the look.

photos by Liz Banfield

For this tabletop decor, we went with a collection of vintage candle holders to add a vintage feel.  The key to this look is to create a gathering several different versions but that all work together of course… mercury glass paired with the taller cut crystal holders add a subtle antique design.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Often times we can create a special tabletop for the head table or the bride and groom table. Antique silver goblets were used as water glasses, and the bride’s wedding china was used for the place settings.  Of course, we cleaned and packaged them to return afterwards.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

This vintage tabletop combined many elements to create a cultivated look by using china, glassware, embroidered napkins, and antique candle holders.

photos by Corbin Gurkin


4.09.19   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Jan 23, 2017


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Another Monday and another Monday roundup! One of my favorite parts of designing a wedding is the tabletop. We love seated dinners, not only because there is nothing more glamorous than enjoying a celebration while being served amazing food, but also because we can make so many special details.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Printing menus or place cards on different papers or materials is one of our favorite design details.  Finding different ways to fold the napkins or tying a pretty ribbon elevates a place setting in simple ways.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Some of our favorite tabletops include menu “booklets”. For a rustic but glam Colorado wedding, leather bound menus embossed with the guests’ names were also takeaways. We’ve done velvet bound, wood grain paper, and acrylic just to name a few.

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photo by Liz Banfield

We also have fun with the table numbers-painting on agate slices or marble tiles have been pretty ones. We’ve hung die cut paper shapes from chairs or lights, and glued flowers onto numbers, sometimes just the placement of them can give a nice look.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

Lamps on tabletops mixed with candles is one of my favorite tricks. They key to a good party is lighting!  This takes the tent easily from day to night and the ambience it creates is amazing.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

Mixing the candles can be an easy and affordable idea- tall candlesticks mixed with complimentary votives and using a lot of them makes a table look dreamy.


photo by Elizabeth Messina

We also love embroidering linen napkins with the couples special monogram or motif. If not, the entire wedding, the head table is always nice, and is a great gift for the couple to have in their home after the wedding.


photo by Corbin Gurkin

1.23.17   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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