entertaining, tabletop inspiration, wedding

To The Sea…

You may remember a few weeks back when I mentioned I was working on a seaside inspired wedding tabletop for The Everygirl. I wanted to create something that felt very ‘Seattle’ – but that could also be appreciated by beach lovers everywhere. Well, today the feature is up, and I couldn’t be happier! But I thought I’d share some of the beautiful images, captured by James Moes, here as well…
We shot the table at a local restaurant here in Seattle, Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor. Let’s just say the food is as delicious as the decor, and the owners are super cool on top of it.
The first time I visited, I fell in love with the walls, and I knew it would be perfect for this shoot! The rawness lends that perfect sea-worn look, and feels so Seattle. I also wanted to shoot indoors – not only because of our unpredictable weather, but because that’s where most wedding receptions are really held. For me, I’d love to rent out a restaurant for my own reception. So intimate.
I didn’t want to go overboard with decoration on the table or anywhere else – chairs included. We drilled small holes in these large clam shells and strung them up for the bride & groom chair, added some loose ribbon, and called it good!
For a beautiful wedding tabletop, I like to look to texture to create interest, and my vision for this setting was to add elements that were reminiscent of the ocean without it getting too literal. Every piece was selected for that reason. From the favors (Linnea’s Lights Candles in Sea Salt) to the frames (from West Elm) that I used for the table numbers.
The insanely talented McKenzie Powell did the flowers for the table, and I couldn’t have loved them more. She and I met almost two years ago when I had her do the centerpieces for my 30th birthday, and I may never use another florist again – she’s so good at seeing my vision and creating the perfect style to compliment whatever look I’m going for!
And that cake! It completed the table. So a huge thanks to the gals at Baked for creating the perfect centerpiece.
Above all, working with such an awesome team of people made this shoot so fun! One of those days that makes you pinch yourself realizing that you’re lucky enough to have work that feels so much like play.
For more of the table, please check out the full feature on The Everygirl! 
*Thanks to Z Gallerie for lending the dishware, napkins and runner, Pedersen’s rentals for the tablecloth, West Elm for the gold flatware and cake pedistal.