Posts Tagged ‘tablescapes’

How to Make the Perfect Tablescapes

Posted by: Liz, Blogger

June 9th, 2011 >> Art, Design, Events, Tablescapes, Trends, Weddings

A masterful tablescape presentation developed by The Abbey Catering Event Design team.

We at Abbey Catering and Event Design know that, at a wedding, all eyes will focus on your tablescapes, so it’s important to get it right. A well designed table can bring color and life to any party setting and will direct the eye to the things that are important in the arrangement.
A common starting point is with the color scheme, and many brides choose to compliment the colors of the wedding attire with the theme of the reception room. While there is a good reason to do this, there are also other options which will liven up the room and really impress your guests. Going monochromatic and highlighting different shades of the same color adds a look of boldness and grandiosity, and working with your existing colors ties everything together to create a unified look. One daring suggestion is to work with all of your main and accent colors, alternating the colors between tables. Another is mixing square and round tables.
We’ve been keeping a close eye on the trends and fashions of 2011 and one subject that has been big news is the use of themes to provoke a series of ideas. A great example of this is a Twilight-inspired tablescape, using an apple – a feature on the front cover – as a recurring theme throughout the ornaments and colors on the table. Using your favorite moments, books, films or even fairy tales, The Abbey will work with you anyways we can to create your vision and give your event a memorable and unique edge.

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Navy sails in as the top color for 2011

Posted by: Liz, Blogger

January 14th, 2011 >> Trends, Weddings

Navy blue Dupioni silk linens and yellow napkins modernize the table

Navy blue Dupioni silk linens and yellow napkins modernize the table

The main statement of every wedding will come from the color scheme chosen for the outfits and linens. A clever color scheme will tie together the ceremony, reception and smaller aspects such as the invites and favors, giving the event a perfect sense of unity. In this blog we will be discussing a rather unlikely candidate for the ‘new black’ – navy – and sharing some tips on how to make this subtle shade shine on the big day.

 

 

A traditional approach to colors is to use one dominant, brighter shade, with one or two others as secondary colors. Navy has proven in the past to work wonderfully with hot pinks, fresh oranges and crisp ivories, and now it is in the limelight as a color in its own right thanks to Prince William’s recent engagement, and the stunning navy engagement ring he presented to his bride-to-be.

 

The Abbey’s Director of Special Events, suggests letting your hair down when it comes to colors like navy, experimenting with other pairings to find a combination that works. “Don’t be afraid of color. Using the same color for everything will wash out the space.” One event saw The Abbey Team build up the perfect table-scape from navy blue dupioni silk linens and square cut-outs, all contrasted neatly with the fresh yellows of the napkins and floral arrangements.

 

Navy can also be used to create a more dramatic look, especially when paired up with lighter shades of blue. Keeping the linens simple with navy, lighter blue and white can create an opportunity to wow the crowd with bright whites and silvers in the centerpieces. When used in this way, navy acts as a classic color, giving a timeless look to the room. Speak to your Abbey coordinator about how navy could work with your other color ideas to create a modern look at your event, in line with the trends of 2011.

 

The Abbey’s wedding coordinators know all about the trends that are taking over the new year. Talk to one of them today about the finer details of your wedding.

How to create the dramatic look with navy

How to create the dramatic look with navy