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Beautiful Designs for a Livelier Tablescape


Creative couples are no longer satisfied with throwing a solid pastel tablecloth on a round table and slapping a centerpiece in the middle. Instead, they’re looking at innovative ways of incorporating patterns into their wedding décor. Here, four event designers show us how.

Incredible Ikat

Kelsey O’Connor of Kelsey O Events in Rhinebeck was attracted to the ikat pattern because it’s a “unique, bold look,” she says. Since it’s such a stand-out choice, though, she chose to lay three table runners perpendicular to the table, as opposed to one lengthwise. “That way, the ikat is broken up by the solid cream,” she says. 

“Ikat also works any time of the year,” she adds, though she chose a pattern that incorporated autumnal tones of oranges, reds, and peaches. These colors are also in the roses, carnations, alstroemeria, aster, and solidago in the centerpiece mercury vases, which are mostly polished except for a distressed one in the center. 

To  complement such a contemporary pattern, O’Connor enlisted Dry Goods to create a modern menu card. These were placed on top of ruffled silver chargers that match the centerpiece vases.

…and a cake to match