Emerald City Designs is honored for "A Modern Union," the mirrored tabletop for the wedding of two grooms.
In order to "reflect" who they are as individuals and as a couple, the grooms decided upon using two long, rectangular dining tables with mirror tops.
The cool, modern look was completed with Manzanita branches painted glossy black, which were joined at the ends and wrapped with crystal pendant drops to symbolize the men's union.
The vases were deliberately left without liquid, which might have bubbled and so distracted from the design. LED lighting changes throughout the event, from blue and amber to every color in the rainbow once the dancing started.
Short stems of white hydrangea add a touch of softness.
Black chargers and black stemware pop against the mirrored tabletop.
The tables are accented at the ends and above with facted glass globes.
A long view.
Each guest received a gift of truffles in a silver box. This design won the the Gala Award.
For a sophisticated bride whose bridal shower was also a wine tasting, Picture Perfect Parties creates the "White Lace and Wine" design. The centeriece is a towering structure of three umbrellas, which is suspended from the 30-foot ceiling.
Other tables feature 36-inch umbrella-shaped vases filled with corks and supporting a white lace umbrella. Note the crystal "raindrops."
Elegant detail on an umbrella.
A closer view.
Each place setting includes an oversize purple charger and a French lace napkin with sprigs of dried lavender.
Mason jars, which appeared on the invitation, are repeated in embroidery on the linen napkins.
The umbrella motif.
The designers use "wine colored" floral.
Finally, umbrellas for guests.
An annual Valentine's Day party goes retro and tres Parisian with high-fashion French poodles adorned with pink and white long-stem tulips dominating the decor, thanks to Wilkinson Rhodes.
The fashionable poodle is a nod to the event's hostess, who has a chateau in France and shops exclusively in couture shops.
The pretty-in-pink tabletop.
Each guest received a champagne coupe as a gift, filled with heart-shaped candy and with a glass heart ornament tied to the stem.
Sparkling linen from La Tavola.
Napkins are tied with candy hearts.
Of course, Fifi is walking her own dog!
Pull up a chair and enjoy the Gala Award nominees for "Best Dining Table Design"; you can see the nominees in all categories here.
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