When I was spending hours (and hours. and hours.) of time going through my site before we launched the redesign, I ended up rediscovering quite a few shoots that I felt deserved to surface again – none more timely than this wedding tabletop shoot that we did many years back for The Everygirl. And now that I’m starting to envision my own wedding, funny enough many of the selections I made for this Pacific Northwest setting – inspired by ocean blues and the moody wood paneling at Frank’s Oyster House still ring true for me today…
Since we weren’t actually in a seaside location for this shoot, it was important to me to incorporate as many ocean-inspired materials as possible for this setting without it feeling too cheesy. By balancing items like a grapevine runner, seashells and coral with silk table linens, gold flatware, and fine china, there was an elegance and subtlety to the scene. I love those ruffled chargers that feel like seaweed fans, but in a silvery hue!
One of my favorite details was the seating set for the couple – by drilling holes into two huge clam shells, we were able to string them up on the chairs, and then added to the decor with ribbon and rope!
The florals, by Mckenzie Powell, were just perfect. All white with a hint of blue, they lended a casual lightness to the setting.
Naturally, guests would begin their meal with a single oyster (and likely more than that to come!). I think it’s always nice to have a bit of food waiting at the table when people sit down to eat!
So what of this would I use in my own wedding? Well, we are definitely thinking of keeping in intimate – a restaurant setting sounds ideal, cozy and lovely to us! And of course the color, scheme and flowers all feel right at home in Seattle, so who knows – maybe we’ll end up taking some future wedding inspiration from this old shoot!