Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 1

Coordinating Your Table Setting

When putting together your table setting, I suggest choosing plates and flatware that are classic and can coordinate with many color palettes. These are your staple pieces and you want them to be versatile. I’m a huge fan of eclectic design-things that coordinate, but don’t necessarily match.

These dinner plates from World Market are a classic ivory, and I paired them with an ivory salad plate that had 4 different designs of texture. Subtle patterns or texture can add interest without being overwhelming to the design of the table.

The silverware was from Target and had such a classic feel and mixed well with the brass name plates. Mixing metals with wood is a great way to add interest and warmth.

I chose simple wine glasses as well. These can be used with any table design.


Contributors:

Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines

Anne + David | The Broadmoor Hotel

The Broadmoor Hotel | Destination Wedding

Anne and David had a gorgeous August destination wedding at The Broadmoor Hotel. Their ceremony was on the Lakeside Terrace that overlooks the Cheyenne Lake. It rained just a little bit before the ceremony began, which made the view even more gorgeous!

Anne’s color palette was so much fun and elegant. A monochromatic scheme in shades of pink. I loved how they all blended to create a lovely design.

I always love working with the talented Sarah Viera Events. She makes sure every detail is taken care of.

Tamara Gruner Photography is always a pleasure to work with and took some gorgeous pictures!

Floral Design Workshop | Colorado Springs, CO

Floral Design Workshop

I had the pleasure of teaching some wonderful women how to create a fall arrangement this weekend. It’s so fun to see what everyone creates and how different all of our creative brains are!

Shannon, with Beauty Counter, put this workshop on with me and shared about her wonderful products and holiday sets!

Huge thanks to Rustic Trades for allowing us to use their space and Jacey Caldwell for capturing the afternoon!


I have one more workshop this year! It’s a Wreath Making Workshop, December 1st! It’s going to be a blast, come join us!

Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding | Elaina + Brent

Spruce Mountain Wedding | Colorado Wedding

I loved being a part of Elaina and Brent's day.  It was a gorgeous wedding filled with so much love. 

Photographer:  Emily Hope Photography

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch

Planner: Sarah Evans Weddings

Caterer: Buffalo Gals Catering

Bridal Shop/Gown: Anna Bé and Flora Bride

Elaina wanted a soft palette of cream, blush, and light green. I used beautiful garden roses, ranunculus, scabosia pincushions, astilbi, peonies, and hellebores. Accents of gold were in the reception. 

C Lazy U Ranch Fall Wedding // Sarah + Erik

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day in October to celebrate Sarah and Erik. The aspens were glowing, you could feel the warmth of the sun, and the views were breathtaking,! Sarah and Erik are the sweetest and I'm so honored to have been a part of their wedding. 

Venue: C Lazy U Ranch

Photographer: Meigan Canfield Photography

Bridal Shop: Emma and Grace Bridal

Gown Designer: Leanne Marshall

We had never been to C Lazy U Ranch and were blown away. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the staff goes above and beyond to make everything perfect. The wedding set up was a breeze! Look at this ceremony view! 

The reception was in the barn and was a perfect blend of rustic elegance. The beautiful gold accents made the fall flowers pop and the mahogany chiavari chairs added formality. It was a delicious plated dinner catered by C Lazy U Ranch! 

Southwest Wedding Inspiration

I had such a fun time being a part of a Southwest Wedding Inspiration at Villa Parker with some amazing vendors! Tamara Gruner Photography captured everything beautifully. 

Sarah O. Jewelry makes the most gorgeous and unique pieces. I love everything she creates! 

This stunning necklace was handmade by Stacy Sterling, she does such amazing work! It accented this gown from Emma and Grace Bridal perfectly. Liz, at Beauty on Location, styled the bride's hair and make up with a subtle and organic look. 

I chose flowers with lots of texture and muted sunset colors. Some of the florals and foliage I used were protea, eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, poppy pods, amaranthus, thistle, dahlias, and crocosmia. 

Having someone customize your wedding with calligraphy is a great way to add special details to areas like your guestbook table, seating chart, or bar area. CURATE events + design created these beautiful invitations and drink menu. 

We created a bohemian ceremony with an ornate wooden screen, Navajo rugs and organic, textural florals in terra cotta and white ceramic containers. 

I loved all the details Celynn, with Tied with a Bow , added to the table. These amazing rentals were from Hunt and Gather and fit the look perfectly.

A wedding wouldn't be complete without dessert! These cookies are adorable and the details of the cake were just perfect! Honeycombe did a fabulous job! 

Angela + Drew | Colorado Destination Elopement

Colorado Destination Elopement | Westcliffe, CO

I was so excited when Angela reached out to me to help her design her florals for her wedding. We went to high school together and were track teammates! She moved to Texas several years ago and wanted to elope "home". 

She had an amazing color palette and let me have creative freedom with flower and foliage choice. 

They said their vows on top of a mountain at sunrise (so, so cold that morning), and then had a ceremony with family, and followed up with a fun dinner at a barn airbnb in Westcliffe! 

Thank you Angela and Drew for including me in your day. May your lives together be so blessed.

Photographer: Malissa Ahlin Photography

Wedding Gown: Lillian West

I loved how she mixed rustic wood and metals with rich colors and texture.

Her bouquet included roses, ranunculus, dahlias, lavender, crocosmia, hanging amaranthus, seeded eucalyptus, and nandina.