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It's Spring!
And our Guest Designer Table

is created by
Maison Cuisine

Bride + Joy

Blümgarten & Co.
Danielle Wheeler, Owner and Executive Chef of Maison Cuisine, combined her training in interior design and chef schooling to give direction for this Designer Table. She was "Thinking Spring and Thinking Green".
From the GREEN lime and the GREEN mint in a seasonal Moscow Mule served in our Copper Mug,
to the layers of GREEN in the floral décor with gorgeous arrangements large and small by Michelle Vazquez and Ilda Orozco, co-owners of Blümgarten & Co.,
and the GREEN in our GREEN-Rimmed Plates and the GREENS in the Beet, Fennel Blood Orange and Pistachio salad (and we do mean GREEN since Danielle focuses on locally sourced food products),
the result is a fresh and inviting head table in a "rough/lux" styled wedding vignette.
Kim Gapinski, event planner and owner of Bride + Joy, who works with Danielle and Michelle regularly was integral in designing the look from the initial meeting in our showroom. She says suspension of decor is a current trend and loved all the extra space available by using the shelving component of our Aged Farm Light Bridge.  She also liked that the underneath lighting can brighten and highlight the centerpiece décor below on the table. The three women, while groaning about brides' reliance on Pinterest, agreed that even though there is rapid change with new trends being seen immediately on the internet, pictures also linger there so some trends have longer life cycles..

Kim  wanted "a whimsical and organic look with wild greens".  Michelle and Ilda took that description, ran with it and filled the shelves and length of the the table. Every arrangement was different which added so much texture to the tableau.  In addition to having extra display space for the florist's arrangements by elevating them, there is more space on the table for food.

From the heavenly smelling bread from Red Hen Bread arranged artfully in our White Porcelain Gondola Bowl,

to the charcuterie platter (note the miniature GREEN succulents, herbs and olives tying the color scheme together) ready to be passed.  Danielle calls her service 'hybrid service," a new term to us but one that makes sense.  Danielle offers the first course family style or preferably plated and follows with a  second course buffet.  In this manner, the table can have the intimacy of the first course together at the table and yet Danielle controls the rental and food costs with the buffet service.

Because of the shelving, even with so many floral pieces and food presented on the table, there was still open space to show our lovely textured White Lace Runner.

All calligraphy was created by Christy Toney of CT Calligraphy.  Over lunch, she said with great enthusiasm that she is seeing growth in her business because "there is a renaissance in calligraphy".  She suspects it is a counterpoint to today's technology. She loves all the extra accents that can be created with "day-of stationery" - another new term for us that covers so many accents at an event (escort cards, place cards, menu cards, signature drink card...)

From their whole team, including wonderful photography by Christine Ciszczon (who has recently relocated back to Chicago but is full of stories of photographing weddings on the West Coast),  and the Tablescapes Team
Happy Spring!

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