A wooden table was dressed using vintage terracotta flowerpots filled with gorgeous flowers, fruits and foliages. Black chargers with linen napkins are used as a place setting and iron candlesticks with black candles are placed informally on the table. Ivy trails linking all the elements together.
In the detail for the fresh elements you can see black pomegranites, violet ranunculas, lilac roses, lime green vibernum, galax leaves, ivy berry, vaccinium and moss. I can spy a few mini muehlenbeckia plants too!
You wouldn’t have to use old terracotta flowerpots, metal pots or even glass vases would work but the colour of the terracotta, the pale wooden table top and the exposed brickwork really combine beautifully. Try to embrace the materials that are on show in the space you are decorating, it is more natural and the scheme always seems to be more cohesive as a whole with this philosophy
On the wall you can see a bonsai wood wreath which adds a real wintry note to the proceedings when left plain or with a little ivy wrapped around. These wreaths look great all year round and at Easter time for example could be decorated with some little daffodil bulbs, quail eggs and moss wired in. The black iron candlesticks are also available to hire by arrangement or you can purchase online. You may not have considered using black candles before but you need to start doing so as they are incredibly dramatic.
This scheme works equally well on long trestle tables or round tables. The designs could be scaled up for a large gathering or would work just as well for an intimate occasion. Any space could be enhanced further with bare stemmed birch trees dotted around to create a wintry silhouette with some more ivy trails or floral elements at eye level. For a late winter or early spring wedding it would be divine!
Get in touch if you are planning an event in the future and we would love to help recreate this feeling.
Thanks to Natasha and Heidi for the styling and photography