Here’s a little behind the scenes sneak peek for you! As part of “The Makings Of” series, I am excited to show you the inspiration for Aaron and Johanna’s wedding tabletop. To complement their modern and whimsical invitation, we designed a tabletop equally as fanciful, with pops of neon and geometric motifs. We wanted to bring elements of weathered wood, copper and yarn together with natural florals and ferns.
Of course it starts with a sketch. The long reception tables will be set with white linens and grey napkins. Thrifted silverware dip-dyed in neon coral, copper and burgundy would frame a geometric menu printed on blush paper and a triangular first course plate.
We had to design a table that could accommodate a family style dinner service with multiple dishes and serving platters. That meant we couldn’t have large centerpieces that took up the whole table. But we didn’t want to compromise on design. The plan was to have a small, floral centerpiece of coral Godetia, burgundy dahlias, trailing vines and ferns. Down the center of the table would be a weathered wood plank which would be wrapped with various yarns to complement the color palette of burgundy and neon coral. But of course, finding the perfect shade of neon coral yarn is tough. So….
We dyed our own yarn! We watered down the perfect shade of neon coral acrylic paint and dyed loads of yarn that Johanna had scored at a garage sale for $5! The result was the perfect shade of retina-bleed neon!
And oh my goodness does it look fabulous against the neutral grey of the wood. Along with the yarn, we also wrapped the planks with delicate coral threads and (my new most favorite material ever) copper foil tape! It brings the perfect pop of metallic and bling! I am also loving how the silverware is turning out. These little details are what creative dreams are made of! Aaron and Johanna’s tables are going to look so spectacular and be extra special because of the personal, crafty touches. I CANNOT wait to see it all come together!