Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bridal Show Rundown: A Beautifully Set Table

For today's post I will be showing off one of my favorite parts of The Canterbury Place's Wedding Show- the set table! We did a mock set-up that featured everything from place cards, menus, to favors. Here are the details:
For the place cards we purchased cards from the local craft store and added some fun elements of pink labels and a mini pink flowers. We hand wrote the name of each of our "guests" with their table number written on the inside. Because place cards can't be made until a few weeks before the wedding (when all of the RSVP's are collected), a lot of brides leave this to the last minute. But you can easily purchase and embellish the cards and then write the names on them later

Photo by Vanderbeek Images

For the favor board, we covered a bulletin board with a coordinating striped fabric (for a great visual effect). We collected candy in pink tones and then placed them in mini cellophane bags. For the finishing touch, we purchased some darling labels and added on a monogram- TCP for The Canterbury Place. When the bags were finished, we pinned them onto the board so that guests could take a favor when they found their place card.
The set table was divine! We used a buffet table for the set table- this is a great way to do a served meal of a budget. Why? Because 8-10 people sit at one table so your linens and flowers go farther than on a round table (which usually seats 6-7 guests). We did something a little different and placed the cake in the middle as a centerpiece. The flowers were minimal- but simple and sweet. For the place setting we used The Canterbury Place dishes and stemware- so if you are having a served dinner here, you can see how beautiful our place settings are!
Photo by Vanderbeek Images
One of the fun things we did at this show was incorporate a lot of pattern! The table linen we selected was an ivory stripe. On top of it we added 3 hand crafted table runners for that bold punch of pattern.

Photo by Vanderbeek Images
For each place setting we had a dinner menu that was designed for the show. This is a great idea that any bride can incorporate! It's a great way to both "brand" your wedding and let your guests know what their next course will be. The menu was tucked inside of an ivory napkin with a band of ribbon and a paper flower used as trim.
On the corner of the windows we added these paper lanterns (more pattern!)
and mini poms.
For the centerpiece we used a cake that was created by one of our preferred cake artists Julie Hill from Layers Cake. I was inspired by this cake. So I sent her a picture, I told her my general vision, and I let her run with it. I was so happy with they way the cake turned out! The icing work on the second layer is amazing and the broach on the top tier is made from sugar. If you are looking for a cake artist who is amazing at details and makes a super delicious cake- please contact Julie!

If you have any questions on anything from this post, please call us at 801.292.5053. Remember, every element you see from our Show, can be incorporated in to your wedding!
Once again, thank you Lindsay Jane Photography for the images!

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