This elegant white wedding, at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, is a lesson in the art of the tablescape. Steal a few ideas and enchant your holiday guests.
White flowers will never go out of style for weddings, and they look beautiful for any season. When sticking to a monochromatic color palette, the key is to get creative with texture and shapes. Here, we created arrangements of various sizes, featuring hydrangea, stock blossoms, dahlias, Tibet roses, garden roses, ranunculus and football mums. Using so many types of flowers meant blossoms that range from small and delicate, to large and striking. We used a single flower type in each silver mercury-glass bud vase, then played up the sparkle and shine, by arranging the vases along a mirrored runner, with a series of chic, crystal candelabras and small, clear and mercury glass votives. When lit, the overall effect welcomed guests with an ethereal glow. We love the look of all-white linens with that subtle hint of pale blue from the stem glasses
If you’re inspired to create a similar look for entertaining at home, start with what you already have. Gather vases and candlesticks or holders with some shine and set on mirrored disks from the craft store, or gleaming silver trays. Choose just a few of the types of white flowers we used, based on what is available and freshest at your florist. A few white roses, of any variety, trimmed and set in tiny bud vases, work wonderfully, with larger vases of fluffy hydrangea. Again, all-white floral arrangements are a classic, with any color of table linens. Get creative and use your favorite pieces.
Here are some shots of the individual arrangements that made up the tablescape. Stay tuned for details on the textured, white bridal bouquet!