Soiree Floral Featured in Grace Ormonde

We're back today with more eye candy from the 'bible' of the wedding world - Grace Ormonde Wedding Magazine. For this issue, the staff at Grace Ormonde picked the Fine Arts Museum in Boston for one of their tabletop shoots.

I had no idea what part of the museum we would be shooting our tabletop in (or what rooms would be available to us). Normally, when we do these types of things, I like to go over the top with lots and lots of beautiful romantic blooms. This shoot was a bit different in that I knew no matter where we were, the art in the museum needed to be center stage. So I designed a bold, almost masculine table where we did minimal blooms and brought some pattern and color in with the linen and table setting.

When we entered the museum and started walking around, we went in to the 'Asia Room' and I immediately fell in love with 'Mr Buddah' and I really wanted that spot. Several other designers wanted in that room also, so we worked out a plan so we didn't interfere with anyone else's shots. A hard thing to do when there is only so much room in what appears to be a gigantic space.

There were so many layers to our table - four different chargers and plates (don't you love that green striped plate!), a lucite napkin ring with an orchid on top, and some funky small sea urchin vases that added more dimension and masculinity to the center of the table. You can't go wrong with white phalaenopsis orchids and the delicate yellow oncidium orchids (I always think they look like little butterflies hovering over a table). A unique approach that shows sometimes less really is more.

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