Eco-Chic Tablescape

We were recently given the task of designing an "Eco-Chic" themed tablescape for the Atlantan Brides Evening of Bridal Luxury at the Hotel Palomar. I so often see "Eco" designs that are, for whatever reason, modern and usually green in color that include things like wheat grass and succulents. I wanted to go a different direction and show that "Eco" can be pretty, soft, romantic... Here is what we came up with!

I conceptualized the design based upon a couple getting married at their family farm. The Bride and Groom want to be sure they have a very minimal carbon footprint with their event, so they used all local, sustainable, organic and recycled materials whenever possible. We recycled existing glassware for vases- pieces that family and friends provided- which also makes the table settings sentimental. The base linens were made of recycled bottles and the hemstitch overlay was rented from a company that uses eco-friendly cleaning practices. We used bamboo when possible because it is a truly sustainable and renewable resource {It's the fastest growing plant on this planet; it grows without pesticides or fertilizers; and it requires very little water to grow}. Our plates and flatware are biodegradable bamboo and the lovely stationery from Luxe Expressions was all letterpressed on bamboo paper from Smock. The guest book created by Ross Oscar Knight had mounted photos of the couple's engagement shoot in a recycled paper journal. Even our exit was oh-so-eco-chic! A bicycle adorned with a "Just Married" sign and cans strung from twine.

Thank you to David and Kevin of Chelsea Floral Designs for providing us with the perfect flowers to complete "the look." And I stumbled upon the best eco-friendly boutique while resourcing items for this project. The EcoEmporium in West Midtown has a wonderful selection of eco-friendly items for weddings including the bamboo plates and flatware we used, registry items such as this recycled glass collection and organic cotton bedding. They even feature eco wedding gowns from Natural Bridals.

Thank you to Laura Stone of A R T S T A R photography for taking these beautiful images and sharing them with us!


WU Editor said...

This table is so beautiful! I love it!

Artstar said...

Love the inspiration board layout!

Anonymous said...

Ashley your table is absolutely beautiful. I loved reading about it. Best wishes, Dawn