Behind the Scenes 3: The Table Design

Yesterday I invited my clients, Shira and Loren over to go over some of the details I've been working on for their August wedding.

I've been designing all the decor in effort to transform their reception venue, The Central Park Boathouse into a vintage New York City art deco space. Using dark purple, aubergine, pewter and crystal accents, along with reflected surfaces, here's the plan I came up with:


  • Large round mirror base on the center of the table. Originally, I had wanted to do the entire table top as a mirror. Unfortunately, this is very cost-prohibited and when push came to shove, it is a better decision to go with a centrally placed mirror so that there is enough space on the table for the place settings, wine glasses, etc.

  • Various groupings of vintage-style mercury glass candle holders (3) tall votive holders and (6) small tea-light holders

  • Varied height taper candles in art deco glass candle holders.

For the presentation, the table was covered with two table cloth options, one a crinkled purple and the other, a shinny pewter. All of us agreed the purple had the impact and look we were aiming for and paired with silver ballroom chairs, it came together to perfectly compliment the linens.

I also setup one of the place-settings with a long menu card printed on this gorgeous eggplant SILK paper, which we may use for their invitations!


Hope you enjoyed the sneak peak into the planning process!

Posted on February 14, 2009 .