THE ESSENCE OF COUTURE
One of our most treasured pieces of china has always been the Arte Italica Vetro 24K Dinner Plate. Handmade, hand-etched, and painted with 24-karat gold highlights by artisans outside of Florence, Italy, it’s easy to see why this combination of intricate yet subtle designs with luxurious materials is always in high-demand. We understand the love of handcrafted Italian ceramics and immediately knew our discerning clientele would appreciate such a timeless investment in our couture rental collection. The essence of Arte Italica attributes the skill of artisans, a taste for the finer things, and the unique elegance only offered in one-of-a-kind collections. It’s always exciting to catch a glimpse of a clients personal style reflected when they add this specific piece in with personal heirlooms, as well as by luxury event and wedding planners with a refined eye. It is indeed a rare beauty.
FOUR DIFFERENT EMOTIONS
Featured in the Spring/Summer 2020 Brides of North Texas Magazine, our beloved Arte Italica Vetro piece had a truly bespoke moment with Maya Jareou, founder and senior creative director of House of Tales Events. Her enchanting touch has made her an award-winning luxury planner with a talent for highlighting the emotion of a night with thoughtfully curated details. In short, guests aren’t soon to forget how magical you made them feel when sitting at a table designed with the help of Maya. Her personalized approach is something we connect with easily. After all, the entire concept of our business is creating custom looks based on your unique personal style. So we were nonetheless thrilled to see her collaboration with Dallas vendors on a styled shoot showcasing such a sentiment. “I focused on one classic and universal element, the gold rimmed charger, and then cultivated it into four different design [ to bring forth] four different emotions. I truly wanted to capture the bride’s emotions when she is planning her wedding in these looks.” Choosing the Arte Italica Vetro Charger, Maya reflected these four different styles with flawless execution.
The engagement season is one of pure, unbridled joy. That moment feels established and wonderfully textured, doesn’t it? The most beautiful part is, you can make it all your own. However you choose to celebrate your day and with whom is one of the beauties of an evolved industry (and world, if we are being honest). Maya’s take nods to tradition with the 18th century inspired Charles Sadek Sevres fine bone china collection –a staple for any elegant event. Add in Coupe China and a pretty in pink floral arrangement, and you are covering all the bases for a blushing bride.
Place Setting: Coupe China in Blush (Charger and Salad Plate), Arte Italica Vetro Dinner Plate, Sevres China Dinner Plate, Cutipol Rondo Matte Copper Flatware, Gatsby Champagne Coup, Pure Stemware
LOVE IN BLOOM
The emotion of a client’s story and visions of a shared future is what truly allows love to bloom. Tapping into the natural expression of new love, Maya layered the Arte Italica Vetro with another rare, nature-inspired favorite designed to be the center of attention at the table–the Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade Charger. (Also a major trend for 2020 brides.) A bold and luxurious floral arrangement allows for further creativity with the artful Kim Seybert Goblet and jewel-toned Cutipol GOA flatware. The subtle light green Chloe goblet and delicate Gold Floral Lace Champagne Flute effortlessly pull together these thoughtfully interpreted layers into full bloom.
Place Setting: Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade Charger, Arte Italica Vetro Dinner Plate, Chelsea Scalloped Collection, Cutipol GOA Blue + Gold, Kim Seybert Goblet, Chloe Goblet in Light Green, Gold Floral Lace Champagne Flute
More thoughtful and romantic layers as unique as an individual wedding story are layered in look three. Handmade and adorned with intricate lace, the Arte Italica Robins Egg Blue Charger is the perfect “something blue” for an unforgettable day. Layered atop the gorgeous and cerebral Kim Seybert Sahara Silver Charger, the polished sophistication of this place setting embraces the nostalgia of wedding season. Maya, ever the visionary, worked with By Dami Studios NYC to create a laser cut floral design menu to add an artfully modern look that elevates rather than eclipses this tastefully curated place setting.
Place Setting: Kim Seybert Sahara Silver Charger, Arte Italica Robins Egg Blue Charger, Arte Italica Vetro Dinner Plate, Cutipol GOA White + Gold Flatware, Silver Floral Lace Stemware
Maybe it’s because we're from Texas (or perhaps we’re just suckers for a great love song), but the last place setting has Kacey Musgraves “Golden Hour” delightfully echoing in our ears. Lyrics like “keep me in your glow” and “you’ve set my world on fire” are pretty apropos when it comes to finding the light of love in another soul and translating such thoughts to tabletop. The natural elements of the GG Metal Charger and Wood Beaded Charger bring warmth to the luxurious Arte Italica Vetro Dinner Plate while the Marie Daage Champagne is the effervescent layer needed to capture the comfort of a truly golden tablescape. We love that Maya chose to compliment this sunny sentiment with a mix of amber and gold stemware, including our specially commissioned Duchess Color Goblets, handmade in Italy of hand blown glass and inlaid with 24K gold and silver. Cheers to a golden glow, indeed.
Place Setting: GG Metal Charger, Wood Beaded Charger, Marie Daage Champagne Stripe Charger, Arte Italica Vetro Dinner Plate, Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Flatware, Chloe Goblet in Amber, Etched Amber Champagne Flute, Duchess Goblet in Orange
Thank you to Maya at House of Tales Events for this inspired story, to Brides of North Texas for featuring these looks in print and online, and to the other wonderful vendors/collaborators.
Design + Styling: House of Tales Events // Floral: 21 Parc Floral + Events // Jen Symes Photography // Studio: Grace Loves Lace // Stationary: Bydamistudiosnyc