Our moments around the table are always intimate, no matter the size of the party. Even if the only guests are family and friends who don’t need impressing, an elegantly composed tabletop nostalgically elevates the experience and allows everyone to relax–something we all need in the monotony of forced isolation. We are born china collectors, but the added beauty of rentals allows an opportunity to express every side of our personality or embrace a theme. To celebrate the transformative power of tabletops, we called in local event design and wedding experts (who also happen to be preeminent hosts themselves) to handpick their favorite rentals for a tablescape that lightheartedly speaks to this moment. Whatever the occasion, these tastemakers have perfected the art of mixing exceptionally styled tablescapes for clients from Dallas to Italy, and everywhere in between. We ADORE the designs–tablescapes that impress not just because they’re gorgeous, but because you feel the fun and passion in the selections. They will transform you into a place and time. Enjoy. P.S. A very special shoutout to Tamytha Cameron Photography, who always captures every layer to perfection.
NAME TO KNOW: BLISSFUL WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Wedding planners often become a part of the family. With Brittany Smith, you can add best friend and confidant. Brittany always comes to play, but she means business. With internships under the one and only David Tutera and Preston Bailey (bend and snap, sis) along with an education background in event planning from Texas A&M and the Lovegevity’s Wedding Planning Institute, this Southern charmer has the chops to plan a truly unforgettable event. (And does nearly every weekend if you take a peek at her IG).
In 2015, Brittany founded Blissful Weddings and Events out of her passion for helping couples bring their signature celebrations to life. Add in wedding coordinators Lexi Merkle, Courtney Gee, and Caylee Smith, and darling, we can assure you, you are in good hands. You know when the Blissful ladies have touched a wedding–think a little tradition sprinkled with a little glam, personalized details, all combined into a truly elegant affair. We love this team's ability to have fun and be flexible in order to meet their client's needs, all done with their signature styles and smiles. We knew when we invited them to the table that we'd get a brilliant bridal showing, but seriously, we're blushing. Without further adieu, let's BLISS out.
First things first, tell us a bit about yourself for someone who may not be familiar.
Blissful Weddings & Events (@blissful_planning) is known as a one-stop shop with the goal of making the wedding planning process smooth and enjoyable!!
We serve DFW and the surrounding areas by providing strategic, budget-friendly wedding and event planning, execution coordinating, and curated floral design.
We allow for the most important days to be fun, memorable, AND enjoyable! Through top-of-the-line partnerships with vendors in the event industry formed over the years, from planning corporate events with over 800 guests to fabulous weddings with over 300 guests, we know how to be flexible and accommodating to each client’s unique needs and preferences.
How do you let the table tell a story?
When designing tablescapes, we love incorporating the couple's style and color palette altogether, bringing their vision to life!
What inspired this design?
This elegant and romantic design was created for all of the brides who love blush and neutral tones and really appreciate sitting at a table that makes you feel elegant and classy.
What is your favorite element and who would you bring to this table?
I love the elaborate accents POSH provides. They make you feel like you're at a table set for royalty! We would have so much fun at this table dining with all of the brides getting ready for their wedding day!
Talk about layering on the charm. Strong, gold elements are softened with an air of refined sweetness thanks to spot-on candlelight. This table emits a warm, inviting glow that transcends seasons.
Shades of romance (soft pinks, elegantly gilded adornments) in unexpected silhouettes give this pretty in pink palette a mature feel. The acrylic menu by Brown Fox Creative is another added bonus for modern allure.
The cherry on top? This blissful tablescape builds timeless bridal style into a bombshell crescendo as you look up. You’ll be spilling the wine in no time with your bestie under this trio of brilliant chandeliers. Pinky promises and pretty place settings were made for this bridal party.
Radiant vibes only, darling.
THE HAUTE LIST
Chargers: Orizzonte Gold Charger begets a classic foundation.
China: Both a classic and modern dining option, the Godinger Terre d'Or White Coupe Dinner Set is perfect for a classic wedding and the catered feast to come.
Glassware: The Kim Seybert Helix Glass is the ideal finishing touch. Toast with the wineglass that is at once elegant but not precious, unselfconsciously pretty but never intimidating. Add in the always elegant Gold Floral Lace Champagne Flute and Water Goblet to round out your glassware.
Flatware: The Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Cutlery is indeed a fan favorite for the It-Girl.
Linens: Velvet Ivory Lamour sets a sophisticated neutral tone, while Nu Blush Napkins reflects the perfect flush of pink.
Chairs: The Blush Mila Chair embraces a certain lifestyle–elegant but NEVER boring. Enough said.
Thank you to Brittany and the Blissful Weddings Team. Be sure to find them through the links below: