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For Texans, we know Fall as the delightful emergence of society. Soirees abound as cooler weather offers a reprieve from summer’s long and lazy sojourn. Holiday parties begin booking and October weddings begin blooming. And in the midst of these hectic schedules, our creative spirit once again flourishes as we begin purposefully setting the table for celebrated gatherings, big and small.
To this degree: It’s always a joy for us to see what our friends decide to bring to the table in the designer series. These six designers master the art of gathering by setting a finely tuned tablescape with just the right amount of drama to elevate the evening. You can summarize the current approach to tabletop in this seasonal remix as a rejuvenating return to you. There is no one trend taking center stage; rather, the modus operandi appears to resonate with an authentic celebration of the comforts, luxuries, and elegance that exudes from signature style. These tablescapes invite us into the creative minds and emotions of each planner with unbridled enthusiasm and warmth. And as we always say, life is too short not to break out the fine china.
NAME TO KNOW | ALEXA KAY EVENTS
To know her is to adore her. If you’ve followed our IG for any amount of time now, you know we love the aesthetic aptitude and professional enthusiasm of this planner and designer. While her work has been featured in the top publications (hello, Vogue, Style Me Pretty, and People!), it is her charm, ingenuity, and graceful demeanor behind-the-scenes that makes Alexa stand out to us. Her approach cultivates an elevated experience with sincerity, and we can say without a doubt, she flawlessly executes this notion with every tailor-made wedding or event. From the personal touches, she weaves into the details to her keen eye for a delicious tabletop, we know we will be well-reflected when the team from Alexa Kay Events makes the scene. Be sure to check out her portfolio and website for all the inspiration you need for a romantic entry into the wedding world, but for now, be prepared to Fall in love with her process and gorgeous designer tablescape. Without further adieu:
First things first, tell us a bit about yourself for someone who may not be familiar.
Alexa Kay Events is a full-service wedding planning and design studio. Producing elevated, stylish events at destinations across the country, Alexa Kay Events is known for its compassion, creativity, and expertise.
What inspired this design?
I was inspired by a photo I found and fell in love with. I really liked how they mixed feminine and masculine touches throughout the table and I tried to do that with this. It also rides the line between wild and modern in a way that just works. Jesse is a genius when it comes to floral and I knew he would create the perfect centerpiece.
What is your favorite piece on this table and why?
I really love the floral centerpiece by Jesse Flor Real. It gives a wild garden feel but also a rough masculine vibe as well. Nature is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I also how the menu from Hazelwood Paper Co ties it all together.
Best piece of hosting advice?
Let all your hard work speak for itself and don't stress about the small things or you will not enjoy yourself.
Upcoming events you are excited about?
I have a client for early next year who is letting me be really creative with the design and we are having a blast developing this one! I Am looking forward to new clients with a sense of adventure. If I could dream up a future collaboration it would be with GRO Designs.
THE CLOSE UP
Easy like Autumn Morning. We’re hopelessly devoted to the seemingly effortless elegance of this modern muse. A medley of contemporary flavors and tactile touches invites you to acclimate towards an amorous autumn mood as the temperatures fall. The beauty of this tablescape lies in its many nuances–she is set for a peaceful Fall brunch but has the perfect layers to evolve into a lavish soiree once settled into the evening hours.
Palette + Pattern
Let nature run its course with aesthetic warmth. The most sumptuous surfaces and shades of gray and black with mixed metals set the groundwork for a cozy tablescape while the tranquil floral centerpiece strikes the perfect shade of gold. Dried florals add a lavish feel to the table’s moody layers, instilling an elevated layer of brightness that summons golden hour like a cozy retreat from the outside world. This romantic and reassuring tablescape imbues trust in the soothing seasonal process so guests feel welcome to slow down and stay a while.
It’s lit, y’all. Our hand-painted Anna Weatherley Charger reflects the light and color juuuust right. It’s the perfect foundation for swapping served courses or simply showing off as the magical mainstay of your tablescape. But we have to say, the new glassware is a total smoke show.
The cozy curvature of a round table craves sincere dialogue while the signature stem of the Bentwood bent legs braces for beauty and layered conversations. What’s not to love?
This is an elegantly waisted crowd who dresses for themselves: Minimalist cool? We love your stripes, so very La Ligne meets Veronica Beard. Maximal flavor? Your Cult Gia to Schiaparelli bounces off the brightness beautifully. This is one table that elevates you by saying come exactly as you are so your personality can shine.
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THE HAUTE LIST
Thank you for reading. Stop by the showroom to be inspired by the Fall Designer Series in person, or check back each week as we reveal another scene-stealing feast for the eyes.
Shout out to Tamytha Cameron Photography for capturing our Designer Series.