As couples adjust their wedding plans around Coronavirus, I wanted to share a few ideas for your dinner plans and some styling ideas to make the day extra special!
#1 Table for Two in your Backyard or Patio
This was one of my quarantine projects – a distanced styled photoshoot over Instagram live with Chelsea of Pearl Weddings & Events! Chelsea and I teamed up some awesome creatives to put this photoshoot together, then items were sent to me to set up and photograph. Chelsea styled everything live over Instagram with me (if that’s not something of this moment I don’t know what is). A lot of inspiration came from the work at Cat Wilcox, the calligrapher, and wanting to creative a rainbow theme symbolizing hope for the future as we all struggle to adjust to our current time. Nick & I brought our dinning room table into our back patio and I got it all dressed up! While we did this photoshoot for fun, you actually could do this for a couple with minimal contact by having the planner (or myself) set up the table before the couple arrived.
Jessica & Jordan eloped in Newport, Vermont at an amazing treehouse with access to a pond and forested area. After exchanging their vows, they packed up a picnic and found a beautiful spot along the property to snuggle up, enjoy a leisurely picnic and soak in the moment. This is a great option for any elopement, and you could also expand this to a larger group of guests and prepare a picnic basket and blanket for each group 6ft apart!
Venue: AirBnb Treehouse // Flowers: Straycat Flowers // Picnic Food: City Market // Rings & Necklace: Global Pathways // Dress & Shoes: Lulus // Groom Suit: Banana Republic // Groom Tie & Belt: Men’s Wearhouse // Officiant: Stephen E. Laurie
#3 Table for 6 Outdoors
Inspired by the lush, Spring landscape found at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, this was a collaboration between several different creatives. We wanted to create a romantic, old world inspired session that focused on the vitality of Spring. Jaclyn Watson Events collaborated with Blossoming Bough, BBJ Linens and the Vermont Tent Company to design a romantic table in a quiet grove with views of the mountains. Quail eggs and peaches rested on a bed of moss, and blue candlesticks complimented the pops of blue in the florals. This is a great example of an intimate wedding or micro wedding option for an outdoor dinner!
Venue: Trapp Family Lodge // Photographer: Julia Luckett Photography // Floral Design: Blossoming Bough // Design: Jaclyn Watson Events // Cake: Sweet Babu // Papery: Christa Alexandra Designs // Make-Up Artist: Hillary Fay // Jewelry: Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry // Bridal Boutique: Everthine Bridal // Gown Designer: Jane Hill Bridal // Gown 1: Bohdi // Gown 2: Blake // Model: Charlotte Atkinson // Model: Paige McLaughry // Rentals: Vermont Tent Company // Linens: BBJ Linens
#4 Lounge Areas & Champagne Wall
Depending on your number of guests, you could have multiple Lounge Seating areas for your loved ones. This could be done indoors or outdoors, and can include all those beautiful touches from your awesome vendors. A champagne wall would also provide pre-prepared drinks so guests could grab their drink when they are ready!
Hosts: Kelly Golia Events & Kate Murtaugh Events + Design // Venue: The Tannery Loft // Wedding Planner: Daylynn Designs // Florals Soul Flora // Calligraphy & Stationery Pretty in Ink Shop // Furniture by Kadeema
#5 Style Your Own Dining Room Table at Home
This was another quarantine project of mine! Ed Libby & Co started the #dreamersalwaysdream challenge on Instagram, asking creatives to transform their own dining room into a styled tablescape. I was quite astonished to see what I could make from objects just from my home! I did get a bit of an advantage on this one as I had a dried floral bouquet by Blossoming Bough for the centerpiece. Also it took me at least 30 minutes of watching videos on youtube to figure out how to tie napkins like this! This would be great for an elopement or micro wedding where the only guests will be people in your home.