A Seat at my Table: June Edition

I don't know about all of you, but this year is just whizzing past me! We're fully embracing summer and the warmer temps in our part of the world, and we have some super fun summery inspiration headed your way! Hope you'll stay tuned!

For our June tablescape, we decided to use the ever-present bridal shower as inspiration. After all, who doesn't love getting dressed up in your favorite sun dress to attend a fun ladies' luncheon?! We see so many showers being thrown for our clients over the summer as they prepare for their weddings later in the year, and it makes so much sense - the temps are perfect, we have so many seasonal flowers and produce to choose from and everyone is feeling so ready to get out of the house! I love the idea of gathering an intimate group of your best girl pals around a beautiful table to celebrate this very important occasion in your life.

For our table this month, we wanted it to be delicate and feminine, without going overboard with too much pink. I think the final outcome evokes all of that perfectly, with a modern and approachable touch. Hope you're as inspired as I am by this gorgeous tablescape!

All images are courtesy of the one and only Belen Aquino Perfilio, my fantastic partner-in-crime on this picturesque journey!

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We worked with our friends at Flowers for Dreams on this table, and boy, did they wow us! They created a perfect palette of soft whites, creams and pinks balanced by punches of green. We were able to create a stunning centerpiece by combining multiple vessels and vases filled with different combinations of blooms and greens. I'm obsessed with the marbled pieces!

Total side note: If you aren't familiar with what the lovely folks at Flowers for Dreams are doing, you must click here to read more! Each month they feature a different local charity or cause and donate a quarter of their profits to it. Amazing! Beautiful flowers with a charitable mission - LOVE.

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Jeannie from Simply Scripted knocked us off our feet again this month! Those menus and place cards are hand-drawn in the most delicate pink and light gray - the perfect finishing touch on our table! The personalized champagne bottles make for super fun favors or could serve as place cards instead as well!

BBJ Linen provided the beautiful linens, which added so much texture and dimension. The gray on the table helped the beautiful floral pop, and the pattern on the pink brocade napkins was one of my favorite things about this setting!

I can't get enough of the rose gold flatware and white "O" chairs from Hall's Rental!

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Thanks again to our awesome team:


Belen Aquino Perfilio, Gerber & Scarpelli
Simply Scripted Ink
Flowers for Dreams
BBJ Linen
Hall's Rental

A Seat at my Table: April Edition

Well, it seems Spring has finally decided to join us and maybe even stay this time! I don't think anyone in the Midwest would deny that it has certainly felt like the never-ending winter, what with 3 snowy days in April. That must be a record! It feels so good to see gardens and grassy areas starting to show signs of life. Personally, I can't wait for my lilac bushes to bloom!

For our April tablescape, I'm going back into my archives to share photos from a beautiful photoshoot I did last Spring with some very talented ladies. We called it "Easter in Paris," and I think the soft pastel color palette, overcast skies and the French macarons illustrate that theme to perfection. The greenhouse on the grounds of the historic Cheney Mansion was the perfect setting to transport us to the French countryside. It's the perfect space for an intimate birthday party or bridal shower! 

This was one of the those days where everything comes together more perfectly than I could have imagined and makes me so grateful to be surrounded by such creative professionals.

I hope you enjoy these dreamy photos from Kristin La Voie Photography!

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The gorgeous floral was done by Casey of La Rue Floral. Since this shoot, she has moved her business to Denver, so if there are any couples looking for an amazing florist in Colorado, Casey is your girl! We were so sad to lose her in Chicago, though!!

One of the first things Casey and I talked about when conceptualizing the decor for this shoot was adding a suspended floral element. I love the idea of filling the space on the table from the top and bottom - I think it makes for a cozier and lusher feel! She knocked me off my feet with this stunning hanging piece! I love the texture and dimension in the centerpiece as well. The colors were so perfectly springy in peaches, lilacs and baby blues.

The French country chairs and linens were provided by Classic Party Rentals. We chose an Ivory Imperial Stripe linen and went bold with the bright peach napkin to contrast the other more muted colors on the table. I think it was the perfect punch of brightness the table needed!

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I was lucky enough to team up with my dear friends Amanda of Gather Vintage Tablescapes and Jeannie of Simply Scripted Ink on the table settings and paper products. You've seen their names before in all of our other monthly tablescape shoots!

The light blue plate stack paired perfectly with the paper, flawlessly hand scripted by Jeannie. The silver flatware and crystal glassware added just the right amount of elegance to the table. Can I just say I'm obsessed with the tiny, blue rim footed dishes? They were splendid!

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I can't end this post without talking about the incredible sweets Sugar Fixe whipped up. The gold foil drip cakes are so on trend right now and there was no way we were going to have a Paris-inspired shoot without macarons! The cake stands and flowers were the perfect addition to bring it all together!

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Kristin snapped a few behind-the-scenes photos of us while we were setting up, and I thought it might be fun to share them. It's so rare to see what goes in to a gorgeous, stylized shoot like this - I can't tell you what a labor of love they are! That's why a team that's willing to collaborate together is so important! I definitely could not have pulled this off by myself!

Until next month...

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