Today’s post, our final feature from the Green Guild’s Wedding Challenge at Windy Hill Farm, is fittingly a “green” vintage green tablescape. There are so many details we adore – the fig cardholder, the greenery with cut figs, the vintage green peg votives, and the vintage plates.
Here’s how Addie describes the day:
“Addie Thompson of Dogwood Gatherings and Events (Dogwood) put together a wedding styled photoshoot as part of a challenge event for the Green Wedding Guild (GWG) on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Windy Hill Farms in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Photography services were provided by Kevin Seifert of RTP.Studio, which is a member of the the GWG. Dogwood created a sustainable, environmental friendly tabletop setting using vintage repurposed glassware and sustainable practices in floral arrangements. The venue has fig trees on-site so Dogwood added figs to the decor. Windy Hill Farms is also a member of the GWG. As a venue, Windy Hill Farms has on-site composting available, solar powered amenities, low-water restroom facilities, partners with local, sustainably minded vendors, maintains permeable surfaces (i.e. no paved surfaces), and both the farm & venue are in conservation (protected from future development).”
“Other contributors to the styled photoshoot were Shannon Andrews, permanent cosmetics and make-up artistry; White of Raleigh, bridal shop/gown/dress; SoCharm Designs, earrings/jewelry; and Southern Vintage Table, plates, decor, and flatware. Dogwood is a “less is more” design company. Special thanks to our model couple Shana and Anton!”
On a final note, we absolutely loved this challenge! Working with a cadre of extremely dedicated Green Wedding Guild members was inspiring, uplifting, and fun. More Guild events are coming up this year and we’ll be there!
No doubt, the scrumptious and artfully arranged food provided by Sage and Swift Catering takes center stage on this buffet line but we think our vintage & handcrafted items add a little something to their beautiful display – the pair of vintage brass candleholders, brass goblets with succulents, and the stacked wooden boxes holding the plated desserts.
At the upstairs bar at Windy Hill Farms, Hayley sprinkled some of our vintage brass decor to complete the boho theme. After seeing all of these beautiful photos by Rose Trail Images, we are both hungry and thirsty! 🙂
Thanks again, Hayley and Rose Trail Photography, for the design and lovely images! Look for the final entry from the Green Guild Challenge coming up.
The Green Guild Challenge at Windy Hill Farm is the gift that keeps on giving for SVT. We have loved seeing and sharing the amazing table designs from the talented wedding planners from the Guild. Today’s post features a look that we adore – mixed and matched napkins, vintage metal containers filled with succulents, and vintage yellow goblets. (Did you know that yellow is one of Pantone’s colors for 2021?)
Here’s another amazing sweetheart and guest table designed by An Event to Remember and photographed by Rose Trail Images. We believe this table setting would bring lots of smiles and conversations from your guests!
When Haley came by to select items from our studio, she asked if there was anything we’d like featured in the shoot. We asked her if she could style the table around our mixed/matched napkin collection. We couldn’t be any more happier with her design!
Thanks again to the vendors of the Guild, especially Emily of Emily Katherine Events and Maria of KaraMia Events, for organizing this terrific event. We hear there will be more challenges coming up next year! Yay!!
We are sharing today a vintage pink and blue tablescape designed by Hayley Singletary of An Event to Remember, photographed by the amazing Audrey of Rose Trail Images. Our vintage blue and white dinner plates, pink salad plates, goblets, vases, and candleholders adorn this table under the trees. Crafted by Hayley, the florals are stunning and add so much color to this lovely tablescape.
We are now switching focus to our favorite, the dessert table. The first thing you notice is THE cake baked by Cupcakes D’Amour. What a beautiful display next to the blueberry bushes at Windy Hill!
Kudos to Haley for a spectacular dinner and dessert table design, and let us not forget to mention that she also arranged all the florals. Talent abounds here! We loved everything about this shoot (except perhaps for our leaning tiered stand – oops!)
We trust everyone celebrated Thanksgiving with gratitude, kindness, and optimism! Now onward to more winter holiday festivities while we continue to keep each other safe and healthy.
Today’s post shares images from a styled shoot at the Bill Scott Pavilion in Raleigh. This nature -filled venue inspired Primrose + Lily‘s design and Alicia Hite Photography snapped beautiful images. This venue is open and airy, with an updated shelter, a stately stone fireplace and mantle, and a gorgeous view of a tree-lined lake.
The incredible florals were created by Event Flouret. We love how fall berries and colored leaves embellished the flowers and greenery. Our vintage tableware and decor, including plates, flatware, glassware, candleholders, and peg votives, look splendid amongst these natural elements.
As we happily browsed through the photo gallery, we noticed that Primrose + Lily played with several different designs. Notice how the napkin presentation and place card vary in each of the place settings below. With so many options, how does one choose?
Lily + Primrose also explored different centerpiece arrangements. There’s a classic floral centerpiece, a vintage candelabra with candles, and the same candelabra with vintage peg votives. Since different venues have their own requirements regarding an open flame, these options are great to have.
Well done, Primrose + Lily! The styling variations showcased your talents beautifully. We look forward to our next collaboration!
Oh me oh my – this gallery of wondrous images are going to delight you! Captured by Mylina Russell Photography, Shrimi of Happily Desserted has fully and completely displayed her incredible baking talents. We can personally attest that these treats are even more delicious than they look!
When we were invited by Emily of Emily Katherine Events to provide the cake stands, serving trays, handcrafted boxes, decor, and other items for this styled shoot, we were all in. Two styles were created -a rustic outdoor dessert spread and an elegant indoor display.
As you will see, Shrimi baked, Emily styled, and their joint talents are amazing!
Rustic Outdoor Dessert Table
Elegant Dessert Table
Bravo to all of these talented vendors! What a joy to be a part of such a yummy shoot!
As you can see from these glorious photos by Rose Trail Images, Kacye beautifully designed a sweetheart table fashioned on Windy Hill’s wooden spool. This romantic visage, complete with a vintage lace tablecloth, vintage blue & white layered place settings and decor, and a dessert vignette set on our vintage trunk and suitcase, was strategically positioned under a lovely, old tree.
Well done, Kacye! We are so pleased you made your way to Cedar Grove from Maine to participate in this eco-wedding challenge. The final two table designs will be coming soon!
The Green Guild gauntlet was thrown down! Member planners of the Green Wedding Guild were challenged to style a table with sustainability as a key consideration. This friendly competition, brainchild of the Green Wedding Guild directors, Emily of EKEvents and Maria of KaraMia Events was held at Windy Hill Farm in Cedar Grove. Four planners, joined by partner Guild members, excitedly picked up that gauntlet and designed their styles using these guidelines:
Green Guild Challenge Guidelines
~ Flowers must be sourced locally and seasonally, and no floral foam may be used. ~ No “new” items may be purchased for this shoot. Decor may be rented, borrowed, or thrifted. ~ Attire & accessories may be pre-loved, from a rental company, or from a sustainable designer. ~ Food (if used) should be seasonally & locally inspired. ~ Stationery (if used) should contain recycled content, be sourced from sustainably managed forests, or in some other way promote sustainability (eg: seed paper, bamboo paper, etc.)..
Today we share the first of the four styled tables. Planned by Maria of KaraMia Events and captured by Kivus & Camera, this style features natural wood elements, vintage tableware, and fall florals.
Southern Vintage Table shared our vintage lace runner, wildflower stoneware, stainless flatware, and amber goblets along with the wooden candleholders. With American Party Rentals‘ table and chairs and Event Flouret‘s lovely florals, the tablescape beautifully meets all the sustainability guidelines!
We adore this dessert table display with Happily Desserted‘s beautiful cake on our wooden cake stand, Sage & Swift‘s macarons stacked on SVT’s woven and iron tiered stand, and, of course, our vintage microscope. The florals in the vintage tin perched on top of the tiered stand is a delightful touch!
Well done, Maria! We really dig your vintage style and Elyssa’s incredible photos! Thank you for inviting us to help with your entry!
The second styled shoot from the Burke Manor Inn & Pavilion in Gibsonville is featured today! Kerri of Bess and Beau Event Design created a light and airy look with our elegant vintage floral china in delicate blues along with vintage pink goblets. Surrounded by a custom arbor adorned with greenery above and flowing down the table an intimate, elegant look emerged. These photos come to us courtesy of Tory Bass Photography!
Thanks again, Bess and Beau Event Design along with Tory Bass Photography. The best image has been saved for last! This adorable flower girl emanates beauty and happiness that we wish for all of you!
Participating Vendors BESS AND BEAU EVENT DESIGNS – @BESSANDBEAU NAOMI TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY – @TORYBASSPHOTO BURKE MANOR – @THEBURKEMANOR FLOWER PATCH – @FLOWERPATCHNC BLUSH BRIDAL – @LOVEBLUSHBRIDAL SOUTHERN VINTAGE TABLE – @SOUTHERNVINTAGETABLE2 WICKED SWEET CAKES – @WICKEDSWEETCAKES BUMBLE & BRANCH – @BUMBLEANDBRANCH GENERATION TUX – @GENERATIONTUX CAKE COUTURE – @CAKECOUTURE_NC CHALK BY AW – @CHALKBYAW BRITTANY LACKS – @HAIRBYME_B AMAKA’S INTERNATIONAL HAIR – @NATURALAMAKAHAIR MICHELLE CLARK MAKEUP ARTIST – @KMICHELLECLARK PARTY REFLECTIONS – @PARTYREFLECTIONS POPPY & CO – @_POPPY_CO_ EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTIONS – @EARTHQUAKEPRODUCTIONS EMMA GRACE BATH & BODY – @EMMAGRACESOAP BADGLEY MISCHKA – @BADGLEYMISCHKABRIDE
The shoot was comprised of four different looks with each designer at Bess and Beau showcasing their talents. Today we are so excited to share Norma’s boho look, a style we absolutely love, complete with bold vintage midcentury plates, stainless and bakelite flatware, macrame jars and bottles, and pillow seating at Norma’s handcrafted pallet table. These photos by Naomi Turner Photography might just turn you into a bonafide boho fan, that is, if you aren’t already as enthralled as us!
More to come in the coming weeks, when we share Eva’s vintage lounge and Kerri’s soft and airy tablescape. Thanks to all the vendors who participated and a special shoutout to Bess and Beau for inviting us to share our vintage wares!
Participating Vendors BESS AND BEAU EVENT DESIGNS – @BESSANDBEAU NAOMI TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY – @NAOMITURNERPHOTOS BURKE MANOR – @THEBURKEMANOR FLOWER PATCH – @FLOWERPATCHNC BLUSH BRIDAL – @LOVEBLUSHBRIDAL SOUTHERN VINTAGE TABLE – @SOUTHERNVINTAGETABLE2 WICKED SWEET CAKES – @WICKEDSWEETCAKES BUMBLE & BRANCH – @BUMBLEANDBRANCH GENERATION TUX – @GENERATIONTUX CAKE COUTURE – @CAKECOUTURE_NC CHALK BY AW – @CHALKBYAW BRITTANY LACKS – @HAIRBYME_B AMAKA’S INTERNATIONAL HAIR – @NATURALAMAKAHAIR MICHELLE CLARK MAKEUP ARTIST – @KMICHELLECLARK PARTY REFLECTIONS – @PARTYREFLECTIONS POPPY & CO – @_POPPY_CO_ EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTIONS – @EARTHQUAKEPRODUCTIONS EMMA GRACE BATH & BODY – @EMMAGRACESOAP BADGLEY MISCHKA – @BADGLEYMISCHKABRIDE