Ashley Wrenn-Peterson from Hello, Bird was our first to take on her sweetheart table. I’m pretty sure it was the coldest day we had at the warehouse this winter so far but that did not stop her from creating a warm and inviting table. I was won over by her choice of textiles + our Grayson Settee with the Chesterfield Sweetheart table couldn’t fit her palette any better.
Ashley Wrenn-Peterson: @hellowrennbird
photos courtesy of @kylephillip
hello, bird was born from Ashley Wrenn-Peterson’s love of letters and beautiful [mostly paper] details of past generations
Given the challenge, we started to think about sweetheart tables in general and the meaning of Valentines. So much of Valentines day is marketed towards making ‘Her’ happy, and we wanted to break that mold. We wanted to show love at it’s rawest form. No hearts, no chocolate, no diamonds or gimmicks. LOVE IS LOVE. Using a gay couple surrounded by their supportive entourage of lovely ladies, we created a table that is masculine in a delicate, yet powerful way. We stumbled upon this amazing copper and wood triangle and immediately fell in love. The Pink Triangle was used at the Nazi concentration camps as a badge to identify male prisoners who were sent there because of their homosexuality. We empowered this symbol. We gave it strength and support; because the heart wants what the heart wants. <3
Concept, design, styling & florals: @belovely_design // Photography: @therealm2 // Hair & Make Up: @yve_del // Stationary & Calligraphy: @ohmaiartcreations // Gowns: @bhldn // Blonde Flower girl dress: @kohls // Thank you to our AMAZING models! Maggpie Whitman Sweetheart Table + Louis Mudcloth Chair + Liz Chair
Ink + Mortar Design Co. is a boutique graphic + web design studio and constructing one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted designs is our specialty. We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients to create identities and web designs and an outcome that is uniquely them. Ink + Mortar’s name comes from the belief that adding the hand-crafted touch (the ink) to a design foundation (the mortar) can create uniquely personal designs for each and every brand.
Putting ink to paper is our specialty here at @inkandmortar, so we chose to let paper and ink be the primary medium of our Sweetheart Table. Using the theme “One Giant Love Letter,” we combined three dimensional paper elements with our hand-drawn script, two beautiful wingback chairs, a Maggpie original table, and other vintage treasures from Maggpie’s collection to bring our vision to life!
From Maggpie: White Whitman Sweetheart Table + Charlee Chairs
Bottle Pop Party Company is a full service wedding & event firm offering planning and design services in Philadelphia and beyond. As a boutique business, we take on a limited number of events per year to provide the ultimate in personalized and downright lovely wedding planning experiences. We formed the concept for this shoot then teamed up with some of our favorite wedding professionals to style this edgy but oh so pretty wedding inspiration shoot taking place at Maggpie’s industrial warehouse.
Light and airy Genestra suspended from the ceiling, dramatic pink protea infused into both the garland and bouquet, the florals provided by Fresh Designs Flora & Events captured the unique yet bold feeling we envisioned. Our bride and groom kept true to their personalities with an untraditional blush BHLDN dress and gray suit combination and looked especially gorgeous thanks to hair and makeup by Janelle on Location. The tabletop was a simple yet striking mix of Crate and Barrel, custom menus by Papertree Studio and vintage pieces from Maggpie’s own collection.
The result is a Sweetheart Table perfect for the couple that truly wants something different & something that reflects the two of them both as individuals and as a couple.
Styling & Design Bottle Pop Party Co.
Venue & Furniture Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Flowers Fresh Designs Flora
Photography Hudson Nichols Fine Art Photography
Models Model Management Agency
Suit The Black Tux
Accessories & Jewelry Icing 101
Hair & Makeup Janelle on Location
Paper Papertree Studio
Pieces used from Maggpie: Black Whitman Sweetheart Table + Nadia Chairs
The style direction for the sweetheart table design borrowed heavily from my own personal home style. Having a busy life, I strive for simplicity, minimalism and functionality in my every day life which is what Scandinavian design is all about. (Kate Farley Design | www.katefarleydesign.com) Danielle of Danfredo Photo + Film (www.danfredo.com) was just a perfect match when looking for a photographer because she has the same design style in her own home, so we paired up to make an awesome team. Keeping true to the aesthetic, we created a tablescape that incorporated loads of natural elements such as wood, leather, wool, copper, marble, antlers and skulls, metal, furs, hides and natural greens.
We chose Maggpie’s White Whitman table for it’s sleek design and light color combination of natural wood and white metal legs. The white Lincoln chairs were a perfect match to the clean lines of the table. The rest was a careful curation of items from our own personal homes and Maggpie’s amazing collection.
Rather than having an over the top design laden with florals, we decided to take the word sweetheart table literally and create a centerpiece with an assortment of miniature cakes made by Saylormade (www.saylormade.net) for a minimalist and functional tablescape. The textural cakes were topped greens such as jasmine vine and button ferns placed atop marble cake stands and slabs. We used square marble chargers, rose gold flatware and copper moscow mules for the table setting and added a small copper pot filled with ferns which created a beautiful contrast on top of the light natural wood top of the table.
When given the chance to design a sweetheart table, it was only natural to make the table be about our favorite pastime: camping and exploring America.
Each item on our tables cape comes from our own homes: artifacts we’ve collected from our many trips across our country, hiking state parks, wandering the desert, meeting new people and learning their stories. The rest is the gear we often bring with us on our explorations: camp cookery, tools, games, blankets to keep us warm in our tents. We decided to focus our table on more of an American West theme, which is our favorite part of the States to visit and explore. We used tillandsia and spanish moss, both native to the southwest. The arrowheads were collected from Zion National Park, Utah and petrified wood from the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. The blankets we used reference Yakima, Washington and Glacier National park, Montana. The camp gear can be found at most any camping store.
Sara from confetti & co. (http://confettiandcompany.com) helped turn our ideas and artifacts into a tablescape that could appear at a wedding. Our female model is wearing the Prato Romper from BHLDN (http://www.bhldn.com/product/prato-romper).
The coyote was hunted by Les Lipnicky and given to Al Liedke to live in his middle school classroom. Al’s students named him Wiley.
Today’s lovely table inspiration comes from @couturecakery (cake & cupcakes) @kimwineyphotography (kim winey) & @wildflowersbydesign (floral design)
ethereal beauty + lush florals + a gorgeous cake decorated with hand painted blooms and delicate sugar flowers | in shades of soft smoky lavender, lilac, gold, mint, & champagne | all on a custom built @maggpievintage chesterfield table = an intimate and magical space every bride + groom dream of. Beautiful silk ribbons @silkandwillow + linens from #specialoccasionslancaster + stationary & pillows @persnicketyinc + french macaroons @riceandnoodlesrestaurant
Kim Winey Photography @kimwineyphotography (Kim Winey) (http://www.kimmccallphoto.com)
Wildflowers by Design @wildflowersbydesign (floral design) (http://www.wildflowersbydesign.com)
The Couture Cakery @couturecakery (cake and cupcakes) (http://couturecakery.net)
Styling by the entire team
Linens: Special Occasions (http://www.specialo.com)
Stationery and pillow: Persnickety Invitation Studio @persnicketyinc (http://persnicketyinc.com)
Silk scarf: Silk & Willow @silkandwillow (http://www.silkandwillow.com)
Macarons: Rice and Noodles @riceandnoodlesrestaurant (http://riceandnoodlesrestaurant.com)