It’s been a couple weeks! I have been busy…with branding shoots and visiting some amazing venues here on the east coast for your Destination Weddings. In the meantime, I decided to give my personal pics an update and commissioned the Ah-mazing Sarah Schultz-Taylor of Sarah Schultz-Taylor Photography to take them. I also was able to do a mini tablescape using succulents and what I call “forest foliage” just to show how beautifully elegant a simplified and understated reception table can be made to match the environment. I will be doing these from time to time to lend inspiration for your Destination Weddings!


The venue was…my backyard! I live in one of the many country areas in Virginia, and the time of year allowed me to capture the beautiful fall evening to with just a little pop of color. I looked around a week before at the many amazing areas for a set up and there was one that I kept coming back to. Two trees close to the front of my yard that seem to meet at the base, almost forming a canopy that matched my vision for this set up. It’s important especially when looking at outdoor areas for your event

Color Palate

I decided to use a Champagne hue for the table linen with Olive napkin linens and burgundy for a pop of color. I would love to do this setup again in the night time to have some ambient lighting and take my own photos, however the bats in the tree had alternative ideas! I think I should be in the Guiness world book of Wedding records as having done the fastest take down of a table ever! 


Square white porcelain plates with a wood grain pattern matched the environment while also adding a slightly modern touch to the table. Sleek utensils paired with luxury olive napkins and a burgundy wildflowers completed the look.


I used a piece of square moss for the backing of the centerpiece as I wanted this to be as organic as I possibly can have it. The foliage and wildflowers laid on top of the moss backing. Succulents were added and string lights complete the picture.

I enjoyed doing this setup. It was natural, elegant, had charm and a pop of color! Using the natural elements can be key in Destination weddings. Embrace the environment you’re in and don’t be afraid to take inspiration from it laughing

Photos by Sarah Schultz-Taylor Photography.

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