8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

If you ask us, fall tables can be some of the prettiest. The palette of earthy, saturated colors emotes so much feeling, and there are endless options for how to mix and match fall decor to find something just right. Here are a few of our favorite tables for fall inspiration this season!

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This table is reminiscent of the harvest. The leaf theme continues throughout, and there is a lovely mixture of colors and textures, greenery and fall hues.

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This setting is minimalist. The settings are bare bones, but in a pleasant, pretty way, allowing for any food set to take center stage.

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The pinecones here, and varying shades of browns, make this setting feel earthy, but with a refined elegance.

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This table just makes us want to cuddle up in a blanket and get cozy. Using the checkered throw as a table dressing is creative, and sets such a pleasant mood.

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These colors here are saturatedand so emblematic of fall. Warm, rich tones make for such a lovely, cheerful table!

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While soft and muted, this predominantly white setting is classy, and classic. The farmhouse table is a lovely backdrop, and leaves a lot of room for extra decorations and last minute inspiration.

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Cheery and bright, this setting is a totally different take on fall, pulling in big, bold colors from the late summer months and carrying them into the cooler weather.

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Rosemary, oh my! This setting is positively herbaceous. While using garlands of rosemary might be a bit untraditional, it creates a stunning effect, and we bet it smells pretty amazing, too!

What’s your favorite way to dress up a fall table?

Event Recap: Carolyn & Lucas’ Wedding

Event Recap: Carolyn & Lucas’ Wedding

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We love the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation! We’ve planned many events there and each one has been completely unique and lots of fun. The museum itself has so much to see, but we are really in love with the Jackson Room upstairs, which was used for the ceremony and reception during Carolyn and Lucas’ wedding on October 7.

We had a great team of vendors for this one and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. We rented gorgeous Antique Napa Chairs from PEAK, which fit the rustic vibe of the room perfectly. The bistro lights from DesignLight created a wonderful atmosphere as they hung from the ceiling and also behind the Chuppah. It truly felt magical!

Carolyn and Lucas’ friends officiated the wedding, which made for a lovely, personal ceremony. The guests then headed into the museum for cocktail hour. During this short timeframe, the amazing staff of Capers Catering flipped the room, and what a transformation!

Carolyn and Lucas both love traveling, exploring new places and learning fun facts about each destination. That coupled with the fact that they had guests who came from all over the world to celebrate their big day, it only seemed fitting to have a travel-themed wedding!

As event planners, we adore the little details and this wedding had some great ones, such as the luggage tag escort cards and table name cards, designed and printed by Print House and travel-themed favors, which included treats from Vermont and Brazil, where Carolyn and Lucas are from, respectively.

Carolyn and Lucas really wanted to make sure their guests had a great time; playing a mix of Latin music and top 40’s, Signature Band definitely helped them to achieve this goal. It was such an honor to be a part of this sweet couple’s wedding day and we can’t wait to see the professional shots from the amazing Leah LaRiccia.

Event Recap: Tina & Eric’s Wedding

Event Recap: Tina & Eric’s Wedding

Tina and Eric said “I do” on July 7th at St. Ann’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

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How adorable are the flower girl and ring bearer??

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Following their ceremony, the reception were held at the Atlantic Resort Newport in Newport, RI. And what a gorgeous venue! With floor to ceiling windows, there is a clear view of the ocean from just about any point in the room.

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During cocktail hour, which took place in the Atlantic Pavilion room downstairs, guests indulged in delicious apps, marveled at the view and enjoyed music by electric accordion player, Cory Pesaturo.

The reception was held just upstairs in an even more stunning room. Gorgeous crystals and stars hung from the ceiling directly over the dance floor and twinkled just right as the light hit, creating the elegant, magical atmosphere Tina and Eric were going for.

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As guests entered the hall, a round table of champagne flutes with scrolls draped over them provided guests with their table assignment, drink for toasts, and a party favor (a great idea to cover all aspects!).

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Guest tables were decorated with stunning floral arrangements draped with crystals, provided by Golden Gate Studios, and votive candles. To add a personal touch, the couple framed photos of them at the age that corresponded with each table number.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

The wedding party had a blast dancing their way into the reception, setting the tone for the rest of the night. DJ Jeremy from The Dance Floor DJs did a great job of keeping everyone dancing all night long.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Tina and Eric’s big day was elegant, fun, sophisticated, gorgeous and so much more!  From the venue, to the food, to the décor, everything was breathtaking and we were honored to be a part of such a beautiful day for a truly beautiful couple.

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Image credit: Marvin Peralta Photography

Click here to see more photos of Tina & Eric’s wedding.

Event Recap: Marni & Bruce’s Wedding

Event Recap: Marni & Bruce’s Wedding

Marni and Bruce’s wedding at the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, MA kicked off the first of our July events.

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The early evening ceremony took place just outside the mansion in the beautiful grape arbor. Rabbi Joe Eiduson officiated a lovely traditional Jewish wedding ceremony for the loving young couple.

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The couple said their vows under a Birchwood Chuppah decorated with sheer white fabric and breathtaking flowers. Equally beautiful floral bouquets hung from elegant gold chivari chairs along the aisles.

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Image credit: Michael J. Charles Photography

With the comfort of her guests in mind, Marni had personalized bottled waters available, along with hand-decorated fans.

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Following the ceremony, cocktail hour was held inside the mansion. O’Malley’s Floral Expressions did a wonderful job adorning the mantels with roses and baby’s breath along with the black and white vintage-looking photos of Marni and Bruce.

Each parlor offered a different food station for guests to indulge in, while they signed Marni and Bruce’s hand-crafted guestbook, and enjoyed the live pianist and sax duo. The reception took place outside in a beautifully decorated tent. The sweetheart table was absolutely stunning, along with the tent itself, which was adorned with lights across the top creating a very romantic atmosphere.

Image credit: Michael J. Charles Photography

Image credit: Michael J. Charles Photography

Once the bridal party was introduced, Marni and Bruce went into their first dance as husband and wife. Immediately following, everyone flooded the dance floor for the traditional Hava Nagila. And what a blast that was!

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Emery’s Catering provided the delicious dinner and the band Clockwork Boston kept people on the dance floor all night!

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We were honored to be a part of Marni and Bruce’s special day!

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Tent Lighting: DesignLight

The 5 Biggest Benefits of Hiring an Event Planner

The 5 Biggest Benefits of Hiring an Event Planner

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Event planning is a lot of work. Trust us, we know! But for businesses large and small, there can be major benefits to bringing in outside professionals to help manage corporate events. Here we’ll break down some of the major benefits of hiring an event planner, and why it might make sense for your organization.

Experience and Know-How
Event planning responsibilities are often delegated to a team member who isn’t trained in planning events, or organizing large corporate gatherings. Bringing in an outside event planner means not only that you’ll have someone on your side who has loads of experience in event management, but your entire team is free to focus instead on their day-to-day responsibilities. You benefit from the experience and expertise of a professional, and your employees get to stick with what they know best.

Bringing Ideas to Life
As event planners, our job is to listen to your ideas, understand your vision, and then work with that vision to bring your ideas to life. We consider your budget, location preferences, activities, group size, and so much more to create your perfect event.

Industry Contacts
Experienced planners have a lot of contacts in the industry, and can help you select the perfect venue and vendors to work with to create the event you envision. Without a planner, it can be hard to know where to start when planning an event, and whom to reach out to for each piece of the puzzle.

Budgeting
Whether you have a small events budget, or are able to go all out, event planners can work within your means to maximize every dollar spent. We’ll help create the best bang for your buck, designing an event that delivers on all your goals within your allotted spending capabilities.

Attention to Detail
A perfectly executed event is all in the details, and there is no one better with details than a seasoned event planner! A planner will tend to all details small and large and even those you might not consider, to make sure that everything is aligned and united by the common event theme.

These are just some of the big ways that working with a event planner can make your life easier, but there are many more that we welcome you to explore by working with us!

What are your biggest event planning hurdles that a planner might be able to help with?