Making the Case for the Estate Table
The Event Designer: Gabrielle Mecca, Edge Design Group
Mecca's best advice:
"Estate tables in any wedding suggest glamour, elegance and sophistication. They also reflect a certain style a bride possesses. The very nature of the word 'estate' evokes royalty and allows the design to showcase and incorporate so many different elements of the wedding. Bridal estate tables should be as original as the bride's dress!"Making the Case for the Estate Table
1. Create a feature centerpiece
On this estate table, one tall, dramatic silver vessel stands out above the rest. The lush arrangement includes hydrangeas, roses, parrot tulips, Calla lillies, and draping phalaenopsis orchids in shades of purple and lavender. To complement the centerpiece, the designers layered mercury glass vessels of varying heights and incorporated an abundance of candlelight.
2. Determine a signature flower
Phalaenopsis orchids were a favorite of this bride, but typically, a signature flower should be dictated by the style of the event. Here, the designers worked purple phalaenopsis orchids into the tablescape as both full stems and individual blossoms. At the ceremony, the orchids lined the aisle, draping gracefully from the open doors of antique lanterns hung from shepherd’s hooks.
3. Layers add dimension to the table
The repetition of floral arrangements—in varying heights—adds dimension, character and interest to the table. Here, square mercury candlesticks and goblets are used as vessels for flowers as well as for candlelight. Layering different-sized elements on the estate table also affords guests smooth transitions between the tall, dramatic centerpieces and smaller decor details.
4. Finishing touches add finesse
Tones of gold, silver and champagne unexpected in a garden setting—add classic glamour and elegance to this historic outdoor venue. The designers complemented the event’s purple and lavender color palette with gold and silver candlesticks and gold-toned chargers, dinnerware and Chiavari chairs to complete the overall feel.
Gabrielle Mecca. 404-321-3491. edgedesignatlanta.com