Earlier this week we shared about our participation in the Northlake Wedding Tour. Today we wanted to dive into the two round tables we designed for the event, as well as tell you about how we DIY’d our own macramé backdrop!
I wanted to design one table that looked more feminine and another a little more masculine. It’s funny, I went into it thinking I’d like the feminine one more, but I ended up LOVING the masculine one, go figure!
The first table started with a soft blush linen. I paired a gold plate charger with gold flatware and wanted to add an unexpected element by going with square plates and Grand Event Rentals more modern glassware line. Flower Lab created a phenomenal centerpiece that complemented the second table, as well as the rest of our overall design. Francis & Co. wrote each guests name on a leaf (so creative!) and I spray painted feathers and added two to each setting to add a touch of boho to the look. I selected wood folding chairs to compliment the boho theme, but if you wanted a more formal affair I would recommend gold chivari chairs.
The second table also had a soft linen, but this time I used a cream so the tabletop elements would pop. My absolute favorite part about this design is the copper plate charger, they look amazing! The dark olive napkins tied in the centerpiece and gave the table a “darker” look, which was the more masculine feel that I was going for. Every person that passed by this table swooned over Francis & Co.’s place cards on wood rounds. These would be stunning at an outdoor reception in the mountains or in the woods.
Since attendees to the tour were going to be walking around each venue, I wanted to create a small lounge section for them to rest and relax. Vintage Ambiance had the perfect selection of vintage furniture, end tables, even the rug! Again, I softened the look by adding throw pillows (from my home and TJ Maxx), as well as a cozy blanket (TJ Maxx).
About a week before the tour I realized that I wanted a backdrop behind the lounge area. I started my inspiration for this theme with macramé images, so I knew I needed to create something to tie it together. Even though this project was completely last minute and blew my budget, I’m so glad I did it, plus it was so easy! I used this and this tutorial, which I found on Pinterest, to create my macramé background. I wanted to do something a little different, and to match the couch, so I used a copper pipe (instead of a wood dowel), and spray painted the ends so the macramé wasn’t lost behind the white drape. If I could do this project over again, I wish I would have made it about 6-7″ longer. It was a little too short, but I suppose that’s what you get for doing it last minute. I still love it! If you have any questions about how to recreate this (I should have made a tutorial, but again, ran out of time☺), shoot me a note and I’d be happy to help! I would LOVE to create a floor to ceiling version of this as a ceremony backdrop if any brides are interested!
Friday we’re wrapping up this recap with the grand finale, the beautiful center table (which is probably my favorite table that I have designed to date), as well as the gorgeous ceremony set-up from Flower Lab. Stay tuned!
Planning + Design: Jen Leslie Events
Photography: Tonie Christine Photography
Caterer: Herban Feast
Custom Cakes: BAKED.
Florist: Flower Lab
DJ/Entertainment: Integral DJs
Hair & Make-up: Makeup Artist Angela
Stationary/Calligraphy: Francis & Co.
Rentals: Grand Event Rentals, Vintage Ambiance, Gather Tables