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DIY Sweetheart Table

Craft your own table for two. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards

May 25, 2012

DIY Sweetheart Table

KATHERINE MILLER events and Anne Bowen of stems joined to outfit a charming table for a bride and groom

Written by Melissa Bigner

We had a blast crafting a trio of tables for the current issue of Charleston Weddings magazine. Here’s one that has a fresh, preppy style. Read on, and to see more images, plus get step-by-step instructions, click here.

The Look
“My goal was a table that felt colorful and intimate but not too serious,” says Katherine, “so I mixed my own unabashedly preppy style with graphic vintage pieces (china) and family heirlooms (silver).” She built the palette—and played patterns off—a set of 1970s-era “Caribbean” Spode plates that contrasted with a large-check linen. The table, she says, would be perfect on a verandah or croquet green.   

The Florals
Anne placed boxwood mats from Jamali Garden on the table, then topped those with glass from Charleston Architectural Glass Studio. She then fashioned florals from coral begonia, bird’s nest fern, green hellebores, variegated ivy, chartreuse phalaenopsis orchids, orange and gold ranunculus, rosemary, and tulips. Simple bands of Thai silk ribbon accented the arrangement and bouquet and, in lieu of candles, calamondin oranges dressed the chandelier.

The Details
Katherine choose his-and-hers glasses from Lenox/Kate Spade to mark each place setting and hung “He/She Loves Me, yeah, yeah, yeah” signs by Hardink Calligraphy and dodeline designs on the chairs. Marmalade favors were accented with the couple’s initial, while fork tines held place cards and napkins bore the wedding date. A heart-shaped table “number” was tucked into the rosemary-wrapped arrangement.

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Fri, 05/25/2012