If you’ve ever had anyone near + dear to you tie the knot, you know that while the wedding itself is the main event, there are plenty of other celebrations leading up to the big day: Engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties — to name a few. If you’ve ever been tasked with hosting one of said events, you know the pressure to create a memorable experience is no joke. But fear not, we’re here to help. We’ve enlisted the help of a seasoned pro, stylist Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, to take us through the process of creating a beautiful table that stuns both in-person and in photos and works for a variety of celebrations. Check out her tips + tricks and find inspiration for your next elegant soiree below:

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“I like to lay out the bones of the tablescape first. For this, I placed down the runner, put out the setting, and chose the candlesticks and holders.”
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“Next step- Create the floral arrangement. I believe that whether you just have just a few bud vases or an elaborate arrangement, flowers and greenery always finish off a table nicely.”

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“Final Touches: wrap up any last minute touches needed to complete the overall look of the styled shoot. For example, light candles, put out place cards, etc.”

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For more wedding inspiration, check out our Registry page!

Location: The Changing Room
Photography: Nick Frontiero Photography
Planner/Stylist: repertoire – assistant services
Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited
Place Cards: Amberly Shelton Paperie

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