In the previous post, we introduced you to a creative collaboration with our friends at Brigade Events based on finding a little covid creativity while maintaining the style and function of an event. Check out the first two themes on Sustainable Entertaining and Upscale Comfort, plus protocols followed during our new normal. Without further ado:
Theme Three: Black Tie Affair
We can’t get over the layered beauty of these silver elements, couture pieces, and luscious floral centerpiece. There has never been a better excuse to break out a gown or tux, whether it be a benefit dinner or milestone birthday, and this is the table is the silver standard. Texture, texture, and more texture is the name of this theme's game. From the stylish linens to the striking silver chargers and porcelain concrete dinner plates to the marbled menus, this tablescape is a feast for all of the senses. Gorgeous and visually-enticing florals with black tapered candles complete this moody yet elegant platinum on platinum table.
Our friends @brigadeevents thoughtfully curated this look with choices made to follow safety guidelines. Individual serving dishes up the drama while immunity kits make sure the fun keeps going. Custom glassware covers also make an appearance in this theme. Not only are they a fun and unexpected way to brand your event, they provide an extra layer of protection for your guests. Beautiful glass cloches protect each salad (and provide an element of drama to your dinner service!), and as always, generous spacing for guest seating is a must —Save us a Villa Chair, please!
Tabletop: Scala Silver Specialty Linen, Linen Hemstitch White Dinner Napkin, Kim Seybert Silver Laurel Charger, Concrete Gray Charger and B&B, Vera Wang Silver Lace Dinner Plate, Dome Glass Serving Piece, Uptown Flatware, White Hemstitch Napkin, Silver Bella Stemware, Villa Clear Ballroom Chair
Theme Four: Texas Fall Fete
Last but certainly not least, the fourth and final theme of our TOGETHER, We Can Do Hard Things collaboration is a Texas Fall Fête.
Fall is an especially fabulous time to Texans. Cooler temperatures abound and the holiday season is around the corner, plus football season begins (know any Texas Longhorns who would love this table?). Even though fall sports are hanging in the balance, we still can think of plenty of reasons to gather your people for an elevated picnic.
Individual baskets filled with tacos, tortilla chips, and salsa provide a fun yet hygienic approach to dinner. A special collection of heirloom brass candlesticks adds a beautiful and sentimental finishing touch.
In this collection, Brigade debuts their wax-stamped and sealed flatware and napkin pouches to provide further protection for guests. Not only does this keep items sanitized, it also adds an unexpected branding element to the table. Plush, rich velvets in warm, earthy copper and bold navy, elegant china, and striking gold finishes are juxtaposed with more casual elements such as natural rattan chargers, gorgeous florals featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables, and fan-favorite Topo Chico in this theme that screams laid-back elegance.
Tabletop: Copper Velvet Linen, Rattan Square Charger, Mottahedeh Blue Lace Charger, Napoleon Dinner Plate, Cutipol GOA Blue + Gold Flatware, Ecru Hemstitch Napkin, Avery Cobalt Blue Wine Glass, Mila Chairs in Blue
We hope that the TOGETHER, We Can Do Hard Things collaboration has inspired you to look for creative ways to celebrate during this unprecedented time. We believe the power of convening in person cannot be replicated, and although events may look different right now, we believe that they will remain as important and powerful as ever.
It's safe to say we CAN do hard things together. Thanks for the inspiration and collaboration, ladies 🌹🌹🌹 Planning @brigadeevents Photography @tamytha Floral @threebranchesfloral Graphics/Menus @mfcreativedesigns Venue @theslate2403 #togethetherwecandohardthings