Lead Planner and Owner of Naturally Yours Events – Carlene Smith – was a guest designer at Tablescapes this month! She took her inspiration from Earth Day, making the setting organic, lush, and whimsical. Take a look at the gorgeous photos by Heather DeCamp Photography and read some excerpts from Tablescapes about the shoot below.
Naturally Yours Events is a long time member of the Green Wedding Alliance – a community of environmentally and socially responsible vendors within the wedding industry. But it was important to Carlene that she showed being green doesn’t always mean having to have a “rustic” wedding. Her table has the green accents for Earth Day complimented by gold accents as shown above with our Emerald Trumpet Goblet and Fine Gold-Rimmed Flute.
She began creating her elegant design by picking some of her favorite gold pieces from our showroom- our new gold 8″ plates in the Gold Dot and Gold Leaves patterns. Not being able to pick which one she liked more, she decided to alternate them between the place settings. She paired these with our brushed gold flatware, and chose a gold rimmed dinner plate to complement them. She then started layering in several different green tones: from the light Emerald Jewel-Tone Buffet Plate to the Hunter Shantung napkin to the bright tones of the Emerald Jewel-Tone Martini/Compote.
Carlene tapped fellow Green Wedding Alliance members to be her partners on this project. Working with Flowers by Stem, they were able to create more Earth friendly centerpiece options by not using floral foam (the green styrofoam often found in the middle of centerpieces to hold the flowers – which is toxic to not just the environment but also humans), and by including green succulents and air plants which are longer lasting and can often be reused or repurposed.
Carlene created a dessert display using our Aged Farm Wood Back Bar and Table to present the cake and macaroons provided by Elysia from Elysia Root Cakes. The beautiful 4 tier cake – sat atop our Gold Cake Plateau – had green and gold brushed accents, and incredibly detailed sugar flowers to match the bright pops of color in the centerpieces.