What’s more perfect for Thanksgiving than lots of texture, rich purple accented by wooden details, and a positively mouth-watering array of desserts? Absolutely nothing, if you ask us. Casey Brodley Photography, Studio La Fleur, and Michael Thomas Events put together this cozy scene at Seven Degrees in Los Angeles, complete with the most perfect fall tones.
Ready for Thanksgiving? You can bet we are — there’s never any shortage of delicious treats to go around! All of your yummy dishes and pies need an equally eye-catching tablescape to tie everything together, so we’ve put together some of our favorite table setups sure to please all the hosts and hostesses this Thanksgiving + Friendsgiving season. Let’s dig in!
The shining star of Thanksgiving might well be the delicious food, but this styled shoot from Couture Events, Analisa Joy Photography, and Modern Bouquet shows us there’s so much more to love in this particularly autumnal holiday. Thank you to Wild Thyme for this incredible menu!
From the event stylist, Sydney of Couture Events: Tucked away in the beautiful Vista Valley Country Club lies an indigenous hidden secret garden curating a timeless romance where past and present meet to unveil the perfect location for any celebration! This Thanksgiving, fall in love with the little things and make your guests feel right at home. From the customized gold pumpkins to the flourishing garland, to the mouth watering turkey to the delectable Pecan Pies, this tablescape is destined to catch anyone’s attention. We had so much fun collaborating with Wild Thyme Catering to create the perfect spread for our Thanksgiving.
We adored the the detailing of each gown. The fabulous two-piece beaded corset captured elegance in the whimsical garden setting. The magnificent high neck line and stunning lace gown was the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving feast. The warm brown tones with a divine illusion and scalloped detail was both flirty and fun for the desserts.
Shoot Location: Vista, CA / Photographer: Analisa Joy Photography / Event Styling and Coordination: Couture Events / Floral Design: Modern Bouquet / Venue: Vista Valley Country Club / Wedding Gowns: Here Comes the Bride / Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel / Hair: Brenna Bidegain / Makeup: Emily Mejia / Caterer: Wild Thyme / Rentals: Farm Tables and More / Bon Appetite Sign: Kim Peterson Art / Wedding Invitations: Posh Paperie / Cinematographer: Aqua Vivus
We wanted to leave for Thanksgiving with this amazing table runner project that Kathryn Godwin created for us. If you’re in a pinch for an easy way to dress up your table for tomorrow, this is it. You can make it your own by mixing the rope with different yarn colors and playing with the shape, which makes for the perfect wedding DIY! After you’re done using it, you can repurpose them as coasters and pot trivets. Double winner. The beautiful floral centerpiece is by Springvine Design, all beautifully shot by Michael Finster of Blue Kite Photo:
One of the things I love most about Thanksgiving is the incredible dinner parties that come with it. Being surrounded by those you love, the most amazing food of the year, and rich, festive colors makes me warm and fuzzy inside! Additionally, these great dinner parties can often translate into equally fab reception tablescapes, like this one put together by Jessica White Photography and Branches Event Floral.
From the stylist and florist, Amanda Schelin of Branches Event Floral: Nestled in the hills of Alpine, UT, our team brought their talents to execute this picturesque, fall- inspiration shoot. We wanted to design a natural setting with a rustic structure and feel, juxtaposed with the glamor of gold glitter. Amanda from Branches Event Floral wanted to infuse peach into the colorscape, so as to do a spin on the natural or typical fall colors you see in wedding decor. Paired with shades of raspberry, pear, apple and champagne, the palette was one of mouthwatering edibles.
Swoon-worthy details like fresh fruit and glittered feathers set the tone for the shoot with their unexpected approach as décor. The flowers were left lush and bountiful to mimic the fall harvest. The cake was simply divine with its buttercream layers and simple design. Christina of Once Upon a Cake created our cake and dessert spread. What shoot would be complete without the perfectly designed paper suite? Design by Lauren Ashley created our beautiful menus and invitations, which sported gold-glittered envelope lining and the just the right touch of peach in the invite card.
Shoot Location: Alpine, UT / Photographer: Jessica White Photography / Event Design and Flowers: Branches Event Floral / Structure: Lisa White / Wedding Cake: Once Upon a Cake / Invitation Suite: Design by Lauren Ashley
We wanted to leave for Thanksgiving with this surprise dinner party that Elizabeth of Almond Leaf Studios threw for her friends. Reusing what she already had at home and a few simple DIYs in the mix, the whole decor cost $75! If you’re looking for a last minute table idea, check out the shopping list we made for you below. Thank you Elizabeth for sharing these images!
Every year before travel happens and family time begins around the holidays, a bunch of friends get together for what we call our “Funcie Family Thanksgiving” (we live in Muncie, Indiana and consider our friends family here.) This year, I (Elizabeth) was put in charge of logistics and decorations. The party plans quickly grew from a small handful of people into hosting nearly 30 people in my two bedroom flat, so we had to get creative. Our goal was to create an amazing experience because Michelle, another friend, was putting her heart and soul into creating all the food from scratch (and Pinterest), without spending a fortune. Everything was DIY and the whole thing came together beautifully, with the help of many different friends. It truly is a family experience when you know the event cannot be pulled off without the involvement of many hands.
We cooked in my flat, and then had everyone walk to the building next door to be surprised by what they found inside the old, run down, vacant garage. They stepped into a total experience with jazz music playing from a Pandora station, lights strung around the room to create some ambient lighting, and candles illuminating the tablescape. The best part is that we did it all for under $75, using what we already had and filling in gaps!
The night was a huge success, filled with laughter, tears, delicious drinks and eats, and a whole lot of gratitude.
Sources: birch logs, moss, dried flowers and candles from Save on Crafts, string lights from Target, jute ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Location: Muncie, IN in a nearby run down gas station that is sitting empty. We called the owners and asked for permission, and they graciously said yes! / Heater: rented / Long Tables: made out of old doors, shellaced, with sawhorses made to fit as the legs (from Solid State, a restoration place) / Tablerunner: Made out of a ground cover roll from Lowes / Tree limbs and stumps: found nearby and cut to size / Moss, Jute “ribbon,” and Dried Baby’s Breath: Hobby Lobby / Strung lights: Large Clear Christmas bulbs from our Christmas decorations: Target / Mismatched chairs: a combination of three households and a few additional ones found on the side of the road the day of the event / Candles and candleholders: A local Glass Factory / Menus: Designed by Almond Leaf Studios , printed on a delicate, sheer sketching paper / Plates: Reused from a wedding, all the mismatched china plates were purchased at various Thrift stores / Napkins: Made out of 2 yards of fabric
As many of you will know, Thanksgiving is just two days away for those of us in the States! Amidst all of the cooking, planning, and cleaning you’ll be doing, we hope you’ll take a minute to enjoy this warm and fuzzy shoot from Grit + Gold and Heather Hawkins, who dreamt up the most perfect holiday feast and tablescape.
Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Event Design and Styling: Grit + Gold / Photographer: Heather Hawkins / Wedding Flowers: We Plus You / Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe: Beauty & the Blush / Food: Couture Events by Lottie / Pies: Uncle Willie’s / Rentals: Give Me Props and The Vintage Dish / Stationery: Caroline Creates / Custom Napkins: Love Dove
We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving! I thought I’d leave you with some inspiration for the holiday with some off-the-beaten-path hues with a bit of metallic thrown in the mix.
Colors: nude, plum, amethyst and silver leaf
In case you missed any of our features from this week…
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Macy’s wedding registry + giveaway
Mint and peach Ontario wedding
France + Italy honeymoon!
Bridesmaids’ resource Brideside
Print and pattern wedding ideas
DIY flour aisle runner tutorial
Fresh Delray Beach wedding
Wedding registry from Wedding Republic
Robinswood House Seattle wedding
Mexico destination wedding
This week, in Recycle Your Wedding…
3 dozen crystal goblets
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Vintage mailbox for cards
J. Crew Principessa dress, size 4
Vintage sewing drawers
Rifle Paper Co. table numbers
Monique Lhuillier “Emotion” dress
We’re heading out early to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, but we wanted to leave you with a rehearsal dinner concept perfect for this American holiday. I know many of you are getting married on a holiday weekend, and we couldn’t think of a better way to give thanks to all your guests than to invite them to dinner the day before the wedding. Thank you for Siegel Thurston Photography and Urban Style for sharing these images with us!
Styling & Coordination: Urban Style / Floral & Decor: Camellia Wedding Flowers / Restaurant: Sessions Public / Menus, Tags, Invitations: Paper Scissors Print / White Flower Headpiece: Tessa Kim / Photographer: Siegel Thurston Photography / Hair: Amanda Moore / Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals / Dessert Table: Tailored Sweets / Chargers, Napkins, Candle Sticks: White Wedding Day Events / Shoes Worn by Bride to Be: Disco Toes / All Jewelry on women: Mimi & Lu / Brown Cocktail Dress worn by Bride to Be: The Bridesmaid Boutique / Bags: Cady Briar Handbags / Videography: Classic Filmworks