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Modern+Vintage Tablescape Inspiration

March 17, 2010

Last weekend Jillian and Jenna, along with Blossom & Branch did the most spectacular collaboration for their booth at the “Here Comes the Brooklyn Bride” BAM event. Together they created a unique tablescape to reflect their business offerings within the industry. Since they only had one table they decided to make the most of their ideas by splitting it in half and designed a vintage concept on one side and a modern concept on the other.


The vintage concept had a Marie Antoinette feel, dripping with shimmery gold and accented with blush pinks and turquoise. (ooooo!) Jenna created the fantastic “Just Married” sign above, bursting out of a horn with gold glitter. (ahhhhh!)


Blossom & Branch created a beautiful arrangement in a vintage vase with gold glitter spirals. And, yes you’re seeing Hostess snowballs over there…while they may or may not be the most appetizing they sure make a statement within this tablescape. We’re dying over those scroll escort cards with gold glitter edge.


A few other touches worth mentioning were this gold sparkled paper instead of a fabric runner. It’s such an affordable way to create ambiance if you don’t want to do a custom runner. Also, Jillian choose to use paper napkins printed with dainty cake illustrations…a perfect tie-back to their Marie Antoinette theme.

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For the Modern look they went with a Kate Spade meets Brooklyn feel. If you haven’t seen pics of the Kate Spade flagship store in NY lately, the whole thing is decorated in a wondrous tape installation by Rebecca Ward. Clearly the perfect inspiration for the table! The use of ribbon is such a stunning and inexpensive way to add oodles of flair to a plain white tablecloth.


To add humor Jillian & Jenna created these playful silhouetted escort cards that have different phrases in each thought bubble. And they thought, if you’re representing Brooklyn you gotta have some Brooklyn gum.


Blossom and Branch mimicked the modern theme with beautiful monochromatic arrangements. Check out those amazing pink pineapple flowers!


Lastly, they couldn’t resist using Italian Campari soda bottles with hot pink striped straws as a cute favor or drink idea. The tags say “xo Red Hook” and represent a neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Fantastic job ladies!

Event design & styling: Jillian Event Design

Calligraphy: Love*Jenna

Flowers: Blossom & Branch

Photo by: Scott Clark Photo & Robert Wagner

Rentals: Party Rental Ltd

Vintage dishes: Jenna’s personal collection, available for rentals

Gold sparkle table runner: Kate’s Paperie

Hot pink straws: Kate’s Paperie

Cake printed napkins: Gracious Home

Green polka dot napkins & paper goods: Handmade by Jillian