This shoot was submitted by Sky and Reef Photography and captured a super sweet tablescape with tons of ideas (many of which DIY-able!) that we love! For starters, these warm tones could let you close your eyes and imagine you're back in the summer months, or you could repurpose these ideas for an awesome fall or winter holiday display! & Really, we are just all about these delightful little pear placecards!! (Say that three times fast!) And as an extra sweet bonus, especially during this season of giving, they paired the dinner with wines that give back to great causes! Win. Win. Win.
From Sky & Reef Photography: "Imagine sitting around a big wood table on a warm summer evening, sipping chilled wine with friends and enjoying the ripe fruits of the season. Aisha Harris of Katie’s Kreations Events assembled a team to capture the feeling of a bountiful, beautifully unfussy late summer gathering. This “Summer Harvest” table was inspired by the simple organic beauty of nature in full bloom.
With La Piñata Party Rentals’ fine china, glassware and linens as a base, the entire tablescape embraces the feeling of lush, earthy, organic design.At the center of this design is an edible and natural arrangement that invokes the feeling of an overflowing cottage garden.
Natasha Nguyen of Auroral Floral wanted to take the concept of an edible centerpiece beyond just the usual pile of fruit. She found inspiration in a Winter Arrangement by Swallows and Damsons posted on Design Sponge and started with a base of white peach branches, some with baby peaches still on them, and a mix of herbs, mostly taken from her garden. She tucked in a few purple artichokes and fawn-colored mushrooms, with grapevine & beet leaves spilling organically from the edges. Cornflowers echoed the light blue from the linens. Deep red lillies added a striking focal point. And as an avid tea drinker, Natasha knew she wanted to include Chrysanthemums and Dendrobium orchids to the centerpiece. The result was a condensed diorama of garden pickings and edible florals for a truly organic arrangement, perfect for a tablescape at a small winery or rustic outdoor venue.
Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy used edible, food-safe markers to write each guest’s name on bright green Bartlett pears. The pears add a pop of color across the table and serve as both place cards and a sweet after-dinner snack. The dinner menu features simple, modern calligraphy with a touch of gold foil at the top that mimics a painter’s imperfect brush stroke.
Shinah also created an invitation suite that incorporated the colors and casual elegance of the table.Aisha Harris called upon Lauren Burkey of ONEHOPE Wine to add a sweet aroma and causes, they make quite the impactful toast. One Hope is a wine that gives a perfect pairing to any meal. They also give back to a cause with every bottle of wine sold. The California Muscat Canelli that adorned the table supports health. Every four cases provides one clinical trial for an individual battling with cancer.
Summer Harvest was a labor of love, inspired by nature's design. The team worked together to bring in elements that are natural, organic and in some cases, right in the backyard. Tara Morenfeld of Sky and Reef Photography captured all of these elements magically through her photo lens. Summer Harvest reflected a little piece of all of us. Through creative design expressed in natural and harmonious tones."
The fabulous vendor team
Photographer / Sky and Reef Photography
Venue / Private Residence
Event Planner / Katie's Kreations Events
Equipment Rentals / La Pinata Rentals
Wine / ONEHope Wine
Florals / Auroral Floral
Calligraphy / Crooked Calligraphy