A Feast for the Eyes

A beautifully designed table sets the tone for your celebration | Photography by EE Berger


Inspired by “a garden party at a French cafe,” Janelle Mily of Hazel & Gray Events created a tablescape designed to inspire happiness. “I wanted something light and fun, chic and sweet,” says Mily, who incorporated details such as lush florals, coffee, and leather elements for a look that’s “feminine with an edge.”

Design: Hazel & Gray Events • Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens • Floral: Betsy & Bobbie • Stationery/Calligraphy: Written in the Mitten


With a focus on statement decor elements, warm neutral tones, and an unexpected pop of teal, Luna Soirée Principal Planner and Event Designer Kaeli Garcia created a rich, regal, and vibrant tablescape. Garcia says, “My goal as an event designer is to create a guest experience that is warm, inviting, inspiring, and inclusive.”

Design: Luna Soirée Events • Floral: Artemesia • Chargers and Napkins: BBJ Linen • Stationery: Jade Social • Linen: Special Occasions • Chairs: Modernly Events


Connar McLeod, founder and creative director of 24 Maple, found inspiration for her tablescape in the words and work of legendary French painter Claude Monet. “He once said, ‘I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers,’” says McLeod, whose favorite detail is the floral napkin. “I’m not normally one to play with much color, but this artful play on a simple, elegant table design brought new life and dimension to the look.”

Design: 24 Maple • Floral: Betsy & Bobbie • Linens: BBJ Linen • Dinnerware: Crate & Barrel • Stationery: Mackenzie Joan Designs


Ann Travis, creative director of Ann Travis Events, channeled her eclectic personal style into a bright and bold tablescape. “I wanted to show off what patterns can do and how they can make you feel,” she says. “I wanted to create a place setting that inspired joy and allowed people the opportunity to have fun with their wedding design.”

Design: Ann Travis Events • Floral: Kill’s Custom Creations • Rentals: Event Theory and Gigi & Laclede • Menu: Jade Social • Linen: La Tavola Fine Linens


Loren Taylor of LDT Events added a personal touch to her autumnal place setting design. “Believe it or not, all the tablescape decor came from my house,” Taylor says. “I loved decorating for fall this year … the colors, the natural feeling of everything I used and the textures really spoke to me.”

Design: LDT Events • Linens: Luxe Event Linen • Décor: Target, Etsy, Homegoods and Michaels