Last week the Planterra team worked together to stage some Fall Table Setting ideas for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you’re hosting an intimate family dinner for Thanksgiving, or a large event for friends and colleagues, hopefully you will gain some inspiration for your event with some tips and tricks from our event professionals! Enjoy!
The centerpiece, constructed in a golden urn, is filled with orange and burgandy dahlias, plum ranunculus, red hypericum, red amaranthus and ….. all nestled into a lush base of eucalyptus, agonis and magnolia leaves. The look is unstructured, very loose and natural.
A garland of magnolia leaves and seeded eucalyptus stretches the length of the mahogany communal table with gilded pears, squash, artichokes and succulents tucked among the leaves. Gilding is an easy wasy to turn simple and inexpensive grocery store produce into stunning table-ready decor elements. All you need is a little bit of metallic spray paint. For this tablescape we used a mixture of gold, silver and bronze. We love the look of mixed metallics.
We used gold candleabras and votives to make the table sparkle. Long tapers in a deep burgandy were set off in the candleabras. We’ve been seeing colored tapers more and more lately and it is a trend we love. Etsy is a great source for colored tapers.
We played with a couple different place settings during the shoot. Using different chargers and silverware. The first look (above, left) includes a Gold Vesuvius Charger, Ellie Gold Sinner Dinner Plate, Pumpkin Sateen Napkin and Como Copper Flatware. The second look (above, right) shows the Gold Paisley Charger, the Ecru Hemstitch Napkin and Gold Sentry Flatware. Both looks are completed with Amber Weave Cocktail Plate and Gold Juliet Water Glass. The first look features the Smoky Salute Stemware and second, the Amber Bordeaux Goblet. Magnolia leaves and burgundy dahlias grace each plate.
Fall is a great season to mix and match incomplete sets of things. Combining a plate you don’t commonly use with your formal cutlery can add some variety to your tablescape. For larger family events, mixing different styles of chairs is a great and encouraged way to create a more intimate atmosphere.
Make sure to check back with us at the end of November for another post on our Winter tablescape suggestions! Below you can see the individual shots of the supplies we used for this shoot!