Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Exquisite Weddings Magazine: Rustic Chic Tablescape


We're so very excited to finally share some of the photos from our Exquisite Weddings shoot we did back in December. The photographer, Terri Rippee did such a beautiful job capturing the rustic, chic tablescape at the lovely Rancho Valencia.

We wanted a table that was rustic, chic, soft and romantic. Our main focus to create our vision was designing a wood table top with benches for seating. The table top was made up of lots of old pieces of wood, fit together to create a rustic look. The linens were made up of a variety cream and white damasks, lace, and crochet linen. We used mercury glass candle holders, and silver candlesticks to add a pop of fancy shine over the wood table top.


The flowers were the perfect blend of wildflowers and greenery for the outdoor setting. The Floral Lab always does a fantastic job!
This cake! Melody from Sweet and Saucy made a stunning cake that matched our design to a T! She used beautiful lace trip, and topped the cake with a pod and balsa wood flower. So, so cute.
The menus were so cute! We found old books at local antique stores and tore the covers off. Love at First Invite designed all the adorable paper and we glued the menus on top of the book covers. It was a touch of "old" and brought color to the table.

The china, and stemware are from Anthropologie. I love the stone colored cermaic plates paired with the delicate lace stemware. It was beautiful together!
The table had an outdoor, fancy 'picnic' sort of vibe with the bench seating. It is perfect for the couple who loves casual elegance. For a bit of nostalgia, we placed cotton candy in the mint green bowls on each persons place setting.

The recepie for our "Lovely Lavendar" cocktail can be found in a copy of the latest issue of EW Mag.


Again, we are so very thankful and excited to see this vision come to life..in print! Thank you to all of the other people who helped make this table amazing.
Exquisite Weddings Magazine: http://www.exquisiteweddingsmagazine.com/
Table Designers: Carter & Cook Event Co. http://www.carterandcookeventco.com/
Florals: The Floral Lab http://www.theflorallab.com/
Cake: Sweet and Saucy http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/
Linen: Classic Party Rentals http://www.classicpartyrentals.com/
Paper Stylist: Love at First Invite http://www.loveatfirstinvite.com/
Photography: Terri Rippee, Rippee Photography http://www.rippeephotoweddings.com/ and
Location: Rancho Valencia Resort http://www.ranchovalencia.com/

Love,
Ashlyn+Heather
C&C

5 comments:

Amorology said...

This is absolutely gorgeous ladies. We are loving it!!

stephanier said...

sooo pretty! i'll have to steal a copy of EW from "work" next time im there :)

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous and so pretty! I jsut loved it. Glad you posted it. Amy

Betsy, La Vida said...

Beautiful, romantic and classic! Gorgeous!!

sinnlighet said...

What incredibly beautiful blog you have! My compliments!

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