We're sharing out favorite tablescapes of 2013 to countdown the New Year, and we did save the best for last. But first, let us wish you a very safe and happy New Year's Eve, friends. Enjoy the night by brushing up on POSH etiquette from the art of conversation to giving a toast and setting up the bar for the evening by browsing our POSH 101 series. Now, on to the pretty things.
|A mixture of white Chloe goblets with Onyx and Stella black stemware on black + white striped linens from POSH Couture Rentals. Design by Todd Events. Image courtesy of Roderick Pena Photography|
The TWO x TWO Gala this year was extraordinary in terms of raising money, harnessing creativity (we're looking at you Todd Events), and expressing the power of simplicity with a subtle yet striking black and white aesthetic. Todd knocked it out of the park, proving yet again why he is one of the most in-demand planners in the industry.
Equally outstanding was this opulent beauty by wedding planner Diann Valentine. A mix of custom linens, gorgeous chairs, and silver place settings created one of the most romantic looks of the year, noted by everyone from Dallas industry vets to Grace Ormonde. See more from this beautiful event here.
|Barcelona Silver China, Floral Elegance Flatware, Silver Goblet, Silhouette Stemware. Image courtesy of Molly Hauge, MoHa Photography|
Equally dear to our hearts is the Hollywood Regency shoot by Emily Clarke Weddings & Events. The Gatsby theme has proven strong this year, and with inspired tablescapes like this, we hope it sticks around. See the whole shoot here.
|Place Setting: Scalloped Black Charger with Sparkle, Barcelona Gold Charger, Black Banded Dinner Plate, Black + Gold Salad Plate, Dynasty 24 Karat Flatware, Elise Cut Crystal Red and White Stemware, Onyx Champagne Flute. All POSH Couture Rentals. Images courtesy of John Cain Photography.|
Our favorite Fort Worth gal Tami Winn also won over the hearts of thousands of girls planning their weddings with this seriously sweet spread for Brides of North Texas. It nearly makes us want to renew our vows in true Southern fashion. See more images here.
|Get the look with POSH - Gold Rimmed Glass Charger / mixed china collections of Gold Leaf, Gold Scroll, and Barcelona Gold / Royal Gold Stemware / Gold Lyons Flatware / Vintage Glass Compotes / Fruitwood Grand Chaivari. Images by Tracy Autem Photography.|
We can't talk about fairytale place settings with out mentioning our favorite POSH Petite tablescape, inspired by none other than Peter Rabbit, by our friends at Mathes & Co. (You can bet we'll be recreating this come Easter for our little ones.)
|Get the look: Place Setting - Jan Barboglio Hammered Charger / Barcelona Gold Charger / Sevres China Collection / Gold Leaf Compote + Stemware / Light Green Chloe Goblet / Floral Elegance Flatware / Fern Bengaline Moire Linen / White Brighton Petite Chairs. Image courtesy of Mathes & Co.|