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April 6, 2021 - No Comments!

Woodland Fall Elopement at Autumn Lane Estate in Maine

There really is nothing quite like an intimate elopement surrounded by nature. Today we are adventuring to Maine for the most dreamy woodsy elopement. This rustic boho design will surround you with the feeling of crisp autumn air with colorful fall tones and effortlessly romantic details.

Ready to escape to the forest with us? Keep reading to gather inspiration for your elopement vision!

Wedding Arch & Florals

This eco-friendly floral wedding arch seems to emerge from the ground, blending in perfectly with the fall surroundings. The florals were foraged locally in Maine, keeping the theme of the forest consistent. This is such a creative and sustainable way to honor the location of your elopement! The addition of dried textural elements like the seasonal leaves is so unique for this ceremony design.

The bridal bouquet was a continuation of the wedding arch following the colorful fall palette. A mix of warm marigold, burnt orange, deep reds, and blue tones brought pops of color to this elopement. If you are planning an outdoor wedding but want to include more colors, add in plenty of fresh florals to keep things inspired by nature!

Bride & Groom Attire

The bridal look was minimal and ethereal with a flowy floral length gown. For the bride's accessories, she wore dainty and modern jewelry pieces to complete her elopement look. The groom's muted blue suit was so chic, complementing the wedding florals.

The Barn & Lounge Decor

This sweet local barn at Autumn Lane Estate is the perfect Maine elopement location. It is a great spot for photography with a wooden backdrop and modern barn silhouette! Even with intimate elopements, adding a lounge area is a great way to extend your venue space. We added in a matching floral garland, a simple accent bench, and a vintage-inspired rug.

Table Design

How cute is this table design? We selected a two-tone wooden round table and chairs to place our fall decor. The cascading natural floral garland made a stunning centerpiece. We added organic-shaped plates layered between a real seasonal leaf to each place setting. The linen napkins and flatware remained simplistic to allow the place settings to shine.

The Cake

Let's talk about this beautiful cake! The minimal two-layered was decorated with sprigs of pampas grass and a piece of fresh fern with a few more fall florals at the base. We paired the cake with a simple wood cake stand. Of course, we couldn't resist having the bride capture a photo with the sweet treat!

Love this blog and want more intimate elopement inspiration? Check out this Joshua Tree desert elopement next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Styled Shoot

August 3, 2020 - 7 comments

2020 Fall Wedding Trends

A boho, creative wedding in the desert inspired by Burning Man.

Photo: Melissa Gayle

Fall 2020 Weddings Trends to Watch For

With so many changes in the wedding industry due to COVID-19, we are going to see adjustments in fall trends this year. For those who were on top of their game and published posts at the beginning of the year, I'd be curious to see how they would write about trends now. There will be old trends that will be forced out such as self-serve anything, cheeseboards and over the top wedding decor but that's not to say you can't modify these  trends to make them work. COVID-19 is a historical moment and one that is taking the cake this year.

Rimrock Ranch a desert venue in Pioneertown, California

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Intimate Weddings Are Here to Stay

Elopements, Microweddings, intimate weddings... Whatever you want to call them they are going to be the top trend this fall. To be quite honest, I think we were heading in this direction regardless as our elopement package inquiries have been up for the last year!  What makes a wedding intimate? We are thinking guest counts will be 40 or less this year.

 

champagne toast at Joshua Tree elopement

Photo: Lauren Mihae

Plexiglass Cake Display

Okay, this one may be a bit of a stretch but I've seen a lot of discussion on various Facebook groups about bride and grooms not wanting to give up their wedding cakes this year. With new COVID restrictions in place, you're going to have to have a "sneeze guard" to protect that cake from possible germs. My thought? Put that cake in a really cool plexiglass container like this.

Lets Go Wild cake topper on simple white cake

Photo: Lauren Mihae

Simple minimalist wedding cake with delicate flowers

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Timeless Wedding Videography

We have been put to the test this year and are coming out wanting all the positive memories. I think it's on the top of everyone's list this year to hire a videographer as it will help preserve the memories of being together with friends and family. A video is the perfect way to relive those moments, funny or emotional. The only trend I wish that would go away, "we don't need a big production just a couple of minutes."

Bride and groom dance under the stars in the desert after weekend wedding at Under Canvas Moab

 

Ceremony with triangle arch at Under Canvas Moab in the middle of the desert

Photos: Lauren Mihae

Personal Small Bite Appetizer Plates

As mentioned earlier, there are ways to take past trends and modify them to work in this new environment. Instead of a large grazing board filled with cheese, cured meats and fruits, we can take this idea and make it small. Using small plates, such as this one, you can create mini grazing boards for people to take with them during cocktail hour.

Room Forty catering serves up a delicious wedding dinner at Rimrock Ranch.

Photo: Olivia and Dan

Flatbread pizza at Hotel Figueroa

Photo: Kari Dirksen

Paella served in the desert by Big Blue Q, a Tahoe wedding caterer.

Photos: Melissa Gayle

An Adventurous Wedding of Your Dreams

You can officially say good bye to the wedding of your parent's dreams. You've been through the ringer this year planning a wedding so I think all bets are off! It's about high time that you plan the wedding of your dreams. Perhaps an adventurous wedding in the desert like this Boho Joshua Tree Elopement? Or personal festival style wedding? Whatever you choose to do make sure it's something you'll look back on and be glad you did it your way!

A remote and creative desert wedding ceremony inspired by Burning Man in Black Rock Desert

Photos: Melissa Gayle

It's always fun to look back and see what the trend of the year was. What do you think will be the top wedding trend of 2020 will be?

 

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

May 3, 2018 - 7 comments

Fall Barn Wedding at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch

If this is what a barn wedding is all about, I'm ready to do many more! When I drove up the long dirt road through these spectacular wheat fields for Kristen and Scott's rehearsal at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch, I'm pretty sure I shed a few tears of joy. The sun was hitting the golden wheat so perfectly that I knew their wedding photos were going to be incredible. Ready to see this beauty?

Wedding in beautiful wheat fields in California. This beautiful barn wedding was at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Getting Ready on the Ranch

The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch has a beautiful little bridal suite that works great for getting ready and putting finishing touches on hair and makeup.

Beautiful bride with lace dress and sleek up do. Getting ready at Santa Margarita Ranch

Stunning marquise diamond engagement ring with silver wedding band

Bride and bridesmaids in soft lavender grey dresses at rustic barn wedding in San Luis Obispo

Lace detailing around neckline wedding gown. White and green bouquet for barn wedding

It seems it doesn't take the guys as long to get ready so they made the most our of their free time before the ceremony started. There's a really cool vintage school bus that has been remodeled inside and it was the perfect hang out spot for the boys!

Groom and groomsmen funny poses in front of a school bus at Santa Margarita Ranch

Groom's tie, handkerchief and wedding socks details

Groom and groomsmen having fun in vintage school bus before wedding ceremony

An Intimate First Look

As we crept closer to the ceremony start time, we brought the bride and groom together for their First Look. Get the tissues because the groom's reaction had everyone in tears!

Groom waiting for his bride in Santa Margarita

First Look for the Bride and Groom at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Groom wiping away tears after the First Look with his bride-to-be

The Handmade Details

This couple was surrounded by very talented friends and family members. One bridesmaid put together all the florals and another bridesmaid made all of their wooden signage. Pretty amazing! Take a peek at some of the details inside this barn wedding.

Wooden Ceremony Sign, sit where you want

Ceremony set up outside rustic Barn in California. Wooden chuppah with white flowy fabric and greenery

White flowers in glass jar on Shepard hooks down ceremony aisle

The Best Ceremony of all times

I don't think I've laughed and cried like this at a ceremony in a long time. Kristen and Scott wrote their own vows and made them funny, personal and truly representative of each other as a couple. Most of the ceremony photos we have are of people laughing and crying!

Bride walks down the aisle with her father at the Santa Margarita Ranch in California

Ceremony under a large oak tree with wooden chuppah decorated with white fabric and green garland

Bridesmaids in lavender grey lined up at the ceremony

groomsmen laughing when groom reads his funny vows to his bride

Bride and Groom kiss under a wooden chuppah with green garland and soft white fabric

Inside the Reception Barn

The reception space was nothing short of spectacular. When the sun peeked through the old wooden doors, we could see the rays of sunshine spill onto the dinner tables. Pretty poetic, eh? See for yourself!

The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch has the best wedding venue inside the old barn

Wedding Reception inside old historic barn in Santa Margarita California

Round tables and cream linens with white and green flowers set up inside old historic barn for wedding reception

White plates with gold fern on white napkin and cookies as wedding favors

 

Bride and groom in field of golden when at sunset

Bride and groom under big oak tree in San Luis Obispo wheat field

Wedding in beautiful wheat fields in California. This beautiful barn wedding was at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Back of bride's dress with veil in wheat field

The Cake

The Grand Finale for a lot of weddings is the wedding cake. I've actually noticed that older guests won't leave until after the cake has been cut and they've had a piece to celebrate the newlyweds! Since Kristen and Scott had a small cake for themselves and some family members, the rest of the guests got to enjoy some amazing ice cream from Negranti Ice Cream in the cutest truck ever!

Bride and Groom make their grand entrance into the barn for the reception

First dance under the lights inside old historic barn

Single tier Naked Cake with white flowers and greenery on wooden wine barrel

 

Bride and groom posing inside Ice Cream truck

The end!

Photographer Jennifer Fujikawa // Planner 'Cause We Can Events // Hair/Makeup Bright Crystal Makeup // DJ Vox DJs // Catering Chef's Table Catering // Rentals All About Events // Bar Cork Mobile Bar // Videographer Avec Lumiere // Cake Just Baked SLO // Desserts Negranti Creamery // Florals by Kristine Cimafranca // Signage by Alysa Nagatani // Shuttles SLO Safe Ride //

October 10, 2016 - 6 comments

Fall Wedding at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Garden Wedding in Palos Verdes

Fall is here! Every year I hope to see the Southern California trees change colors but instead I settle for the somewhat cooler weather and the appearance of all things pumpkin at Trader Joe's. The Fall wedding season is definitely one of my favorites. Guests get to enjoy seasonal menus, darker colors in their decor and get cozy by the fire pits. We're celebrating this lovely fall wedding at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the blog today! P.S the bride designed her own invitations and hand painted all the pretty signs!

Getting ready earlier

Getting ready the morning of your wedding should be anything but stressful. Something to consider if you're having a late fall outdoor wedding (late October or November) is that the sunset will be a lot earlier. That means, you should plan to have your ceremony earlier in the day as well and therefore, you're 'getting ready' time will have to start earlier as well.

Hair & Skin Care Routine

If you're not a morning person, consider washing your hair the night before and lathering lot's of moisturize on before bed. To avoid puffy eyes the morning of your wedding, stay hydrated the night before and go to bed early. I know it's not what you want to hear on your wedding weekend but, trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Coffee mug Wedding Gift Idea

Breakfast & champagne

Even though you might have butterflies the morning of your wedding, you need to eat something. Have your Maid of Honor be in charge of wedding day brunch and mimosas to take the edge off! Remember, stay hydrated throughout the day too!

 

Wedding rings on succulents

Succulent boutonnieres for groomsmen

Outdoor Ceremony

Like I mentioned earlier, if you're having an outdoor ceremony in the Fall, it's likely that the sunset will be significantly earlier than it would be during the Spring or Summer. Planning tip: The first thing I do when I start creating a wedding timeline for clients is to insert the sunset time. The reason I do this is because I want the "golden light" romantic photos to happen the hour surrounding the sunset. This means, the ceremony should be at least 1 hour or more BEFORE sunset time.

 

wooden ceremony sign

Wedding chuppah with long garland

bridesmaids in pastel at garden wedding

A Garden Reception

After a beautiful wedding with a traditional tea ceremony, modern vows and lot's of happy tears, guests were escorted to the meadow for some sushi, drinks and dancing. Planning Tip: One thing we like to always recommend to our Fall wedding couples is to rent heat lamps! I know it's not a sexy rental item to have on your list but your guests will appreciate you for keeping them warm once the sun sets. If you don't like the look of the metal heat lamps, for a small extra fee you can ask your rental company to wrap them in pretty much any color you want!

Wooden escort card sign find your table

Sweetheart table with pink chair and books at garden wedding

Macarons tower for wedding dessert table

Gift table marquis letter signs

Fall wedding invitations for garden wedding

Fall Wedding Photos

All in all, I still think Fall weddings are the best. The air is crisper, sure, but the sunsets are spectacular. If you are considering a botanical garden as your wedding venue, I recommend checking out the South Coast Botanic Garden because you'll have 86 acres of incredible greenery and cool plants for your sunset photos.

bride and groom in garden under greenery arch

Vendor Team

Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photography Jennifer Fujikawa // Venue South Coast Botanic Garden // Hair + Makeup Theresa Huang // Florals Hana Hana Flowers // Desserts Le Paradis Macaron // Wedding Arch Blue Fish Event Rentals // Invitations Fiber and Dye

November 2, 2021 - No Comments!

Cozy Winter Wedding in Maine at Camp O-At-Ka

Fresh snow and a crackling fireplace are the perfect ingredients for the winter season. We thought we would bring this feeling to life through a wedding day! Once again, you are joining us in Maine for another intimate celebration. I can't wait to share this cozy cottage winter wedding at Camp O-At-Ka with you.

Stationery

One of my favorites parts of this design is the pop of orange tones. With actual dried orange pieces and seasonal florals, this is a wonderful way to add some color to a winter wedding. The modern stationery looked beautiful in detail photography with these elements. Tip from a wedding planner: want to elevate your invitations? Add in a map of your venue! Especially for more remote or large locations, your vendors and guests will appreciate this.

Winter Florals

The florals are where the color palette really begins to shine! This lush greenery with bright orange and pinks still has our planning team swooning. There is something so special about the mix of the white snow and natural stone at the venue with these floral designs! The bridal bouquet tied in winter elements with the addition of some dried branches.

Couple Photos

For a winter wedding in Maine, there is no need to pick between the forest and the beach! This couple posed between the winter trees and then adventured to a snowy beach. How lovely are there outfits? Velvet is a winter wedding trend we think is here to stay. With the bride's vintage inspired gown, this pair was picture ready.

Table Decor

What's an easy way to add dimension to your wedding design? Don't remain too structured! We love created complimentary tablescapes that aren't exactly the same. We created two intimate tablescapes for this winter wedding in Maine.

Outdoor Tablescape

For this outdoor set up, we allowed the design to be more organic. Simple layered place settings with personalized name cards and and oversized floral garland ended up being just the right amount of decor. With this dreamy linen paired with the outdoor fireplace and forest landscape, this tablescape was complete!

Cozy Fireplace Tablescape

Do you feel like you are in a cozy cottage? The warming fireplace and stone at the indoor space inspired us! A farmhouse table, romantic candles, and elegant place settings created this design. I can't get enough of these gold stamped menus!

Farmhouse table for winter wedding in Maine with tapered candles and floral garland
Indoor winter wedding table with candles, colorful florals and fireplace
Planning & Coordination Team: 'Cause We Can Events & K. Marie Events
Photographer: Rachel Campbell
Venue: Camp O-AT-KA
Florist: Farmhouse Florals
Cake: Village Baking Co.
HMU: Jesse Shaw | Braids & Balayage
Invitations: Little Ivy Paper Goods
Signage: G&T Lettering
Jewelry: Nell Ballard Designs
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Dress/Tux: Andrea's Bridal

If you loved this winter wedding in Maine, you will loved this woodland elopement next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

October 18, 2021 - No Comments!

Boho Halloween Wedding Inspiration in Maine

I am so excited to share this boho Halloween wedding inspiration with you! Our team in Maine put together this creative-styled shoot. Themed weddings can be so fun! We wanted to show you how to incorporate the spooky season into your big day. If you are planning an October wedding, this one is for you!

Boho Halloween wedding in Maine

Table Design

A Halloween-inspired tablescape doesn't have to be dark and moody. This minimal table design used dried florals, white and gold colors, and minimal place settings. I love the mix-matched chairs. What a simple way to add more dimension to this stunning table!

Minimal Halloween wedding table decor with white and gold details
Layered black, white, and gold place setting with raw edge menu

Stationery

These warm tones are perfect for the fall season. With raw edge stationery pieces, handwritten details, and black wax seals, we can already feel the chill in the air. Get your guests excited for your big day by using your invitations as a sneak peek into your design!

Fall Florals

Of course, we incorporated plenty of fall florals! The dried elements made these floral pieces fit seamlessly into the theme. The warm colors added a bit of romance. For our signature boho theme, every floral element was not too put together. Consider organic and asymmetrical shapes for your wedding flowers if you love these looks!

Wedding Attire & Glam

This bold, long sleeve wedding dress made such a statement! The only accessory needed was a lush bouquet. For hair and makeup, loose waves and a smoky eye balanced the look.

Boho bride with fall bouquet for Halloween wedding

Cake & Bar

This one-tier, blood dripping cake somehow manages to remain incredibly elegant. With some simple dried florals and fresh figs, this cake created the ultimate decor piece. What a work of art! Pro tip from a wedding planner: pose with your wedding cake! Don't be afraid to move your cake around and capture some photos with it before guests enjoy a piece.

Finally, we decorated this mobile bar with more florals, haunted books, and vintage glassware. While grabbing a drink, this bar was also a wonderful backdrop for photos.

Halloween wedding cocktails for bride and groom

If you loved this Halloween wedding inspiration, check out these spooky table designs next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

September 8, 2021 - No Comments!

The Best Industrial Boho Elopement in Tennessee

Earlier this year, we took a tour of a brand new Tennessee wedding venue, White Star Station. The industrial details and rich history sparked our creativity! So, we got to work. I (Gabby), teamed up with some of our favorite local vendors to create an intimate wedding vision. We incorporated our favorite boho themes with a bit of edge to balance out the industrial space. With the cooler months approaching, of course, there are some dreamy fall details in there as well! Ready for the best industrial boho elopement inspiration in Tennessee? Let's take a look!

Brides kissing at sweetheart table for indoor industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

The Couple

We have to take a moment to talk about the a-m-a-z-i-n-g real-life couple, Ali and Erin. They got engaged almost a year ago and we were so excited for them to model this styled shoot. This was a great way to offer a glimpse into what their wedding day might be like. They even got to try on dresses for the first time! Engaged couples, participating in styled photoshoots can be a fun and romantic way to celebrate being future newlyweds. You will have extra photos in wedding attire to look back on and may even find out more about your design likes and dislikes.

Brides smiling at boho ceremony at White Star Station venue in Tennessee
Brides with engagement ring at industrial boho elopement in Tennessee
Brides walking out of boho industrial elopement at White Star Station venue in Tennessee

Invitation Suite

For the invitations, MEB Calligraphy created a modern neutral suite with subtle patterned details. For some more personalization and a pop of color, we added some artistic stamps. Look how stunning the flat lay photography turned out!

Modern invitation suite for industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

Wedding Attire

Aren't these gowns from White Lace and Promises meant for each other? We how seamless they are together for photos while remaining truly unique on their own. The future brides wore some cool boots with their dresses! To complete the looks, they accessorized with a dramatic full-length veil and lush bouquets. The natural glam beauty by Bangs and Blush polished the elopement looks!

Bride with boho florals at White Star Station venue

Ceremony Details

Onto the ceremony details. An incredible floral piece by Thistle and Lace Florals stood as the focal point. We added a vintage rug and the design was complete. There isn't a need for complex decor with the chandeliers, natural light, and industrial brick walls at this venue!

Boho wedding ceremony design at industrial Tennessee elopement
Brides kissing at intimate ceremony at industrial boho elopement at White Star Station Venue

Table Decor

As wedding planners, table decor always is one of our favorite design aspects. Here is where the vision for the day comes together through the details. First, we added a sage green runner and fall floral centerpiece. Romantic candles mix-matched bud vases filled the tablescape. For the place settings from Please Be Seated, it was all about the texture and layers. The final touch? Tassel name cards!

Layered neutral place setting with leather and tassel name card

Brides standing beside sweetheart table decorated with boho details at industrial elopement

Reception Details

The Cake

Don't be afraid to try out some unexpected tones in your color palette! For this boho elopement vision, earthy and muted colors were at the forefront. However, to help lighten everything up and add some more romance, blush tones paired perfectly! This modern cake by All Mixed Up Cakes in the different pink colors was almost too pretty to eat. With the gold hoop arch from Blue Fish Event Rentals and some pampas grass, this made an excellent display!

Brides kissing over modern two tiered wedding cake at industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

Bar

This custom gold round bar comes with your wedding venue rental at White Star Station! With the addition of a vibrant neon sign from Knoxville Neon and the ceremony florals from earlier in the day, this was one of our favorite aspects from this elopement photoshoot.

Couple's Photos

To complete the day, Ali and Erin adventured outside of the venue with lovely photographer, Leah Bullard. The Downtown Maryville location is so charming. Right outside of the venue, there is even a butterfly mural for some unique photos!

Boho bride in front of butterfly mural at White Star Station venue
Photographer: Leah Bullard // Venue: White Star Station // Equipment Rentals: Knoxville Neon; Please Be Seated
// Cake: All Mixed Up Cakes // Calligrapher: MEB Calligraphy // Attire: White Lace and Promises
// Florals: Thistle and Lace Florals // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Planner: ‘Cause We Can Events // Hoop Arch: Bluefish Event Rentals

We hope you are inspired by this industrial boho elopement! For even more intimate wedding ideas, check out this woodland fall elopement in Maine next.

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Styled Shoot

May 24, 2021 - No Comments!

Nashville Event Venue Highlight: Alabaster Collective

As a wedding pro, I often find myself sourcing venues that I personally would enjoy spending time at outside of weddings. This could mean glamping for the weekend at Under Canvas or spending a day at a local venue space. Alabaster Collective in Nashville offers an intimate gathering experience for those planning a wedding! The trendy venue is located in historic Germantown in Nashville. Ready to learn about this dynamic space? Let's begin!

Alabaster Collective venue tour, Nashville, Tennessee

About Alabaster Collective

Alabaster Collective is a renovated home in historic Germantown. This is what gives the space its modern charm! Like us, you might fall in love with how the venue is decorated. For this reason, their is even an option to choose for Alabaster to be furnished for your wedding! This can save the costs of rental delivery fees and save some of the time spent on design decisions.

Event Space Offerings

If this looks like the perfect intimate space to enjoy your special day with your guests, make your event a reality! Event offerings listed on their website include:

  • Full Weekend Rental Packages
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Day-of Ceremonies
  • Welcome Parties
  • Workshops
  • On-site Preparations
  • Brunch Send-off Celebrations
  • Intimate Dinner Parties
  • Corporate Gatherings

If you choose to celebrate for a full wedding weekend, we recommend staying at the Germantown Inn nearby.

Contact the team at Alabaster Collective or send us an email to start planning your special day!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle, Wedding

October 6, 2020 - No Comments!

Easy Halloween Dining Room Decorations

I may have started to decorate for Halloween in August this year but if you're just getting to it now, I have a fun idea for you! These Halloween decorations can be modified however you want with whatever you have in your home.

If you were following our blog recently, you saw that we hosted a Halloween Tablescape contest that featured over 20 amazing designs from some of our Instagram friends.

Well on today's blog, I wanted to zoom in on our design so you can take a look at all the fun details. I called this design my Werewolf Themed Tablescape because of that faux fur runner in the middle!

Special thank you to Darcy Ferris for coming over and getting photos of my tablescape! She's a talented photographer here in Nashville. She does everything from weddings to family sessions and now interior design photography haha.

Bats on wall and table settings are decorated for halloween

List of Supplies

I'm not going to lie I started decorating in August this year woops. I happened to already own a few of the items you see in the images. I want to give you a proper list of what I bought so you can recreate this at home. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

  • Faux-fur fabric. I purchased mine at Joann Fabrics
  • 6 Charger Plates. I got mine at Kirkland's on sale for $3 each.
  • Dinner plates & salad plates. I used the ones I had at home. You'll notice that I snuck some white ones in there because I didn't have enough black ones!
  • Napkins. I bought these at Kirkland's. Set of 4 for $16.
  • Bell Jars. I ordered these on Amazon because I knew I could reuse them for something else later! I ordered the 9.8" and the 5.9".
  • Black candle holders. I love these from Amazon.
  • Black candle sticks. I had these already but I know you can get some on Amazon as well.
  • Skull glasses. I found these at my local Dollar General but the quality isn't great. I found these way cooler ones on Amazon!
  • Cobwebs for the chandelier were from Amazon. I used them on my outdoor bushes too. You don't need a lot!
  • Bats for the wall. Another great Amazon find. They come with little double sided sticky things and I plan to reuse them next year too.
  • Science beakers. I used these to put my flowers in and I thought it looked really fun! Here are the ones I ordered.
Halloween table decorations with bats on the wall
Fall and halloween table decorations
black candles and plates for halloween table setting

What did you think of my Halloween decorations this year? It's so fun now that we own our own home because we can continue to add to our collection. We'll get spookier and spookier every year!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle, Styled Shoot

September 30, 2020 - No Comments!

Best Halloween Table Designs (of all time!)

Are you ready to see the best Halloween Table Designs? Welcome to the official blog post for #TablescapeSpooktacular ! In case you haven't heard of this yet, it's a Halloween Tablescape Design contest put on by our team here at 'Cause We Can Events and by our amazing interior design friend, Ginny from Au Petit Salon Design.

We wanted to get our creative juices flowing again so we decided to have a little fun while staying at home. Get ready to feast your eyes on some INCREDIBLE halloween table designs!

Best Halloween Table Designs of 2020

Here's how this will work. Below you will find all of the Halloween Tablescape design submissions. Each will have the Instagram handle of the designer next to the photo.

To cast your vote, you can:

  1. Comment with your favorite design's Instagram handle on THIS blog
  2. Head over to our Instagram stories (and highlights) and vote by sending us a DM of your favorite design.
  3. Comment with your favorite design's Instagram handle on Au Petit Salon's blog
  4. Head over to Au Petit Salon's Instagram stories (and highlights) and vote by sending her a DM of your favorite design.

Ready? Here we go for #TablescapeSpooktacular !

Colorful Calavera Night Halloween Table by @Adornbypriscilla

A beautiful and colorful tablescape inspired by Priscilla's Mexican culture. She mixed color and spookiness for a really fun Halloween design! Some of those butterflies truly look like they are flying, don't they?

Colorful halloween table decor on rainbow runner with prayer candles and butterflies

Cozy Halloween Table Design by @Aupetitsalondesign

Halloween doesn't have to be about orange and black. Ginny decorated her Halloween tablescape with a beautiful pink color palette. I love the red candles as they bring a cozy but slightly spooky atmosphere to the dinner table.

Classy Halloween Table Design by @Bestsypepsii

I would love to be a guest at this Halloween dinner party, wouldn't you? A nice white neutral color palette makes for a classy table design look. If you look closely you can see a skeleton hand making it's way to your dinner plate!

Neutral halloween table decor with blush florals and white skeleton hands.

Bohemian Witchy Halloween Table Design by @Bohofrisco

I wish all witches were this cool! With cauldrons turned into flower pots, this witch knows how to host a great Halloween dinner. Now, who's to say what kind of potion is in those martini glasses though.

Halloween table decor with orange cupcakes and red floral filled black cauldrons on wooden table in plant filled room.

Werewolf Halloween Table Design by @Causewecanevents

A werewolf-inspired halloween dinner party for 6! I hope there's no red meat on the menu though. Light the candles, dim the lights and enjoy this halloween feast tonight!

Halloween table decor on fur runner with six black and white place settings with artificial bats adhered to background.
Photo by @DarcyFerris

Whimsical Halloween Table Design by @Champagneprojects

Whimsical creatures and fairies of all sorts should be decorating their Halloween table like this! But what's that under the bell jar? Our first course are eyeballs!!

Nautical Nightmare Halloween Design by @Deannanashevents

Could this be a table from a ghost ship? If so, sign me up for dinner with the ghouls! Do you think those scorpions come as the first course or are they for you to eat as an appetizer? Enjoy!

Table with two place settings of marbled navy and white plates on with scorpions and mini skulls.

Trick or Treat Halloween Table design by @Featheredarrowevents

Trick or treat? You don't get to decide. Have a seat and you'll find out! That cobweb isn't just here for fun. There's an 8-legged lady who likes to visit her dinner guests from time to time. Beware!

Dollhouse Disaster Halloween Table By @Heartandsoulfloral

You best dress up for this spooky dinner set up! As you dine, don't be surprised if you feel like someone is watching you. Remember, the crows have eyes MUAHAHAHA!

Photo by @Kansasgirlvintage

Witchy Boho Halloween Design by @Heartsandhoneydoevents

Does this not remind you of Hocus Pocus for some reason? “I suggest we form a calming circle.” Gather around this table and let's chat about the latest poisons and potions, shall we?

Photo by @NolaFontanezPhotography

Minimalist Halloween Table Design by @jesspancake_

Who says you have to go dark and moody on Halloween? This minimalistic tablescape with crisp white mix-matched seating is a breath of fresh air. Gold detail, candlesticks, and delicate dried florals are a dreamy way to celebrate the season!

White and gold place settings with dried florals in mini vases on rectangular  table.
Photo by: Katelyn Mallett 
Florals by Bad Rabbit Flowers
Rentals by A Plus Party Rentals Maine

Velvet Vintage Halloween Design by @kansasgirlvintage

Crushed velvet and dried florals, oh my! This design turns back time with vintage place settings and a centerpiece that seems to grow out of the table itself. Can you spot all of the skeleton creatures hidden within?

Poisoned Apple Halloween Table Design by @Langfloraldesigns

I dare you to take a bite of that shiny apple. Only one of these is poisoned, so WITCH one do you think it is? This design is so fun for both a Fall and Halloween tablescape don't you think?

Yellow florals and pompous grass halloween centerpiece with six place settings of black plates and white stone bowls with a red apple in each bowl.

Desert Dia de la Muertos Tablescape by @Sarah__pearl

Bringing Day of the Dead inspiration to the desert! Fellow adventurers will be ready to celebrate at this table. From colorful florals to sugar skulls, each element within this design draws from the traditional Mexican holiday.

Midnight Fog Spooky Design by @Lengebretsen.legacy

We can feel the chill in the air! This design is ditching the classic orange of the season. Ready to dine at this metallic silver, black and white table just as the fog creeps in?

Six place settings on round table with black and white halloween table decor and pumpkins surrounded by fog.
Rentals: Legacy Event Rentals

Apothecary Witchy Floral Table Design by @Letaverbena

Pick your poison! If I were a witch, this is what my home would look like for sure. Covered in dried flowers and candles all around the house. Can you picture yourself here? Perhaps if you'll stay a while we can do a little magic trick on you. Don't worry it'll only hurt a little.

Bouquets of dried florals with halloween table decor and tarot cards.
Florals by @LetaVerbena

Spookiest Graveyard Picnic by @Nicoleburbankevents

How about we go on a nice little picnic....at the local GRAVEYARD! I feel like someone is watching us eat. How this team got the candle sticks to look like that is beyond me but I am digging it (no pun intended)!

 Halloween table decor on ground in graveyard with white tapered candles in gold candle holders.
Photo by @jennyto_
Florals by @NicoleBurbankEvents

Millennial Witches Hangout Spot @Rosewaterfloral

Halloween doesn't mean dark and moody. This team brought it to the year 2020 with pops of millennial pink and some trendy ceramic plates. This tablescape is the hippest one with its glass skulls and knotted napkins!

Photo by @Shannacphotography
Venue & Specialty Rentals by @Provenancerentals
Table Top Rentals by @Theark_

Wine & Skeletons Tablescape by @4_seasons_settings

Up for a wine tasting at this table? There are skeletons in every direction and the touch of sparkle certainly catches our eye. Just look at the wine glasses!

Skulls & Roses Dinner Design by @tambramoultrie

I dare you to take a sip of this drink. The spook-factor is high on this tablescape! From bloody cocktails to cauldron bowls, I can feel the chill creeping up my spine. Can you see what that cake topper is? RIP.

Rentals by @LegacyEventRentals
Cake by @cupcakejulie

Spooky Backyard Tablescape by @Thepopupbnb

Want to impress your guests this Halloween? Check out this fun witchy backyard dinner set up! Complete with bistro lights and tall candelabras. This tablescape just gives me chills. What if you heard a crunch in the leaves behind you!?

Magical Al Fresco Halloween Design by @Thriftedsisterevents

Imagine gathering here for a beautiful dinner al fresco! Can you smell the chill in the air? Who knows what'll happen when the sun sets and the full moon comes out!

Florals by @Moonriverfloral

W-O-W what did you think? How will you ever decide who to vote for? Remember, you can vote up to 4 times for you favorite Halloween table design on this blog post, Ginny's blog post, our Instagram and Ginny's Instagram.

Voting ends October 4th at 8pm PST. Winner will be announced October 5th at 9am PST!

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Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding