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Elegant French-Inspired Table

I was lucky enough to meet Desiree from Social Creative at this year’s Engage!10 Cayman Islands.  We were roommates and instant friends and I’m so honored today to share the gorgeous tabletop design that she created with the team of French Buckets and Callaway Gable Photography.  The stunning table is inspired by vintage Paris and is overflowing with lovely and unexpected elements!

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I adore the unconventional balance of the table!  Rather than traditionally centering everything, Desiree chose to place the seating off-center and the “centerpiece” at the table’s end.  The result is incredibly unique. A collection of elegant pieces from Southern California vintage rental company Found, mixed with staple pieces from Classic Party Rentals, filled the table.  Desiree pulled together vintage silver serving pieces and small goblets, urns, candleholders, and vases to create a low clustered centerpiece for the seating area of the table and French Buckets created a lush, cascading arrangement to complete the tablescape. 

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What I find so inspiring about this tabletop is how it can translate into so many different themes and ideas.  I love centerpieces that fill up the table, and using items that you can find in your own home or your family’s homes, or collect at thrift stores and flea markets is such a great way to add personality to your wedding decor, while not breaking the bank!

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Of course, no French-inspired table is complete without scrumptious desserts and a cocktail! 

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The specialty cocktail is called “Kir Noir”.  Ingredients: black vodka, creme de cassis, champagne, cranberry juice.  Shake and pour over a sugar cube.

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In addition to the antique silver containers, a cigar box held beautiful blooms.

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And last but not least, a little close-up love for one of my favorite elements of the shoot, the gorgeous antique chairs from Found.

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The following Southern California wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational wedding shoot:

Designer – Social Creative
Photographer – Callaway Gable Photography
Floral – French Buckets
Venue – The Grand Del Mar, Burgundy Room
Vintage Rentals – Found
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Desserts/Signature Cocktail – Jay’s Catering
Signature Cocktail Garnishments – Dress the Drink

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