In case you missed our Instagram mini-series featuring 15 of our favorite tablescapes from events we’ve produced through the years, we have gathered them all here! In no particular order, here are all 15:
15. Val & Matt
Starting with #15, this tablescape was inspired by the couple’s interest in pirate ships and the spirit of wanderlust. Nautical elements were infused with the eclecticism of gypsy travelers to create the exotica of an old world seaport. We incorporated an array of textures and thematic decor including pomegranates and figs mixed with aged wood, distressed metals, compasses, sea glass, nautical knots and layered textiles.
14. Jessica & Brian
This romantic garden tablescape we designed for Jessica and Brian is #14 on our tablescape list. A mix of longs, squares and rounds were embellished with textural florals ranging in color from vanilla to blush to shades of purple, assorted ferns, vintage bottles, minerals, brass lantern vessels and candlelight and were set with mismatched chargers and napkins.
13. Melissa & Sam
We took a new spin on Hollywood elegance with this luxe wedding at Sony Pictures. This pick for Top 15 Tabletops featured tables adorned with metallic striped linens and cream florals, set with crystal bowls, gold patterned votives, gold rimmed stacked China, cut crystal stemware, gold flatware and crisp navy napkins. We loved this clean and classic look almost as much as we loved Melissa and Sam.
12. Sarah & Michael
For those of you who have been following KBE for some time, this Top 15 Tabletop should come at no surprise. This tabletop, originally featured on Bravo TV’s, The Wedding Party, showcased one long lucite table paired with clear ghost chairs and set with black glassware and either a square or round black charger topped with 4 styles of white plates in shapes of a triangle, oval, square and circle which also signified where the guests would be seated. Antlers dipped in black automotive paint lined the 100ft table in metronome placement where breakfast was served for dinner.
Photo by: Blake Gardner
This tablescape, featured in a photo shoot for California Wedding Day, was designed for a birthday/anniversary dinner. Inspired by 1970s Laurel Canyon, this tablescape featured an eclectic, bohemian mix of textiles and textures, collected china, and globally acquired treasures from adventures on the road.
10. Rachel & Brye
This couple was just as beautiful as their tabletop. Incorporating a mix of jewel tones and metallics, this bohemian spirited design included an eclectic mix of textiles and was adorned with a collection of low lush floral arrangements, thematic wooden and mental bowls, colored glass, and globally inspired decor. Place settings featured Mediterranean pottery style chargers and bright turquoise napkins.
The inspiration for this Top 15 pick took inspiration from vintage Coco Chanel and Gucci, complemented by a polished James Bond sophistication. A pallet of textured white, cream, and champagne set the stage for the celebration utilizing brushed gold accents. Each table was placed with a clock that displayed a specific time, indicating where each guest was to be seated based on the “time” listed on their escort card. The tablescapes were bursting with mono-specimen white florals in mixed gold vessels and the tabletops were lined with cream napkins, custom letterpress menus, and the romantic glow of an abundance of candlelight. Keepin’ it simple – as less is always more.
8. Derek & Stefania
This “Bruce Wayne” inspired tabletop for Derek and Stefania’s wedding at Warner Brothers Studio lot still makes us smile. Two long tables featured black damask linens, lush cream florals, crystal votives and silver candelabras dripped with black taper candles. Each table top offered stacks of books and decanters, and vintage silver cloches attached with tags inviting guests to lift the dome revealing vintage bat masks for them to adorn. Each place-setting was set with a stack of silver rimmed china, silver antique flatware and a white hemstitch napkin along with cut crystal plum glassware.
7. Cara & Ryan
Bringing some classic elegance into the mix, this tablescape we designed for Cara and Ryan’s wedding at Hotel Bel Air is the next pick in the Top 15. Guests were seated amongst two long tables draped in textured cream luxe linens placed with gold Versailles chairs and accented with cream florals, lush greenery and sparkling votives. Each seat was set with a mix of wine glasses and cut crystal stemware, along with stacked gold-rimmed glass chargers and china and gold flatware. Placed atop each place-setting were cream Swiss dot patterned napkins folded into squares and tied like a present with a dramatic black bow.
Featured in Inside Weddings, this wedding was inspired by the couple and their love for the ocean, incorporating the colors of the sea ranging from sky blue to deep indigo to teal and accented by creamy white and naturals along with warm metallics and rich textures such as jute, rattan, bamboo, parchment and beach glass. Four different tablescapes were featured throughout the reception space including this long table with woven jute and leather runners and accented with vases in shades of blue with airplants, white orchids and shell spheres and candlelight in hex-glass hurricanes and white pierced votives. The table was set with gold rimmed chargers, gold flatware and topped with teal and gold patterned napkins and sand dollar table numbers
This romantic Victorian “gothic-chic” tablescape was inspired by the couple’s love of Tim Burton and the concept of bringing “the Inside out.” Featuring candelabras, black urns, French lace, and fallen chandeliers in hues of blood red, ebony and charcoal, this dramatic tabletop was set with ornate chargers and goblets and an abundance of candlelight and deep rich haunted florals.
4. Styled Shoot
Inspired by one of our favorite weddings, an Alexander McQueen meets Narnia spin on a winter-themed celebration for a truly awesome couple, this tablescape was set wit stacked gold-rimmed china, geodes, agate slices, cut crystal glassware, white phalaenopsis, crystallized cotton pods, twisting natural wood and gold mini pumpkins on gold stands.
Photo by: Leila Brewster
3. Kim & Mike
This modern urban garden dinner featured mirrored table runners and a variety of clear glass bottles with simple greens in each along with an abundance of candlelight. Set with platinum banded glass chargers, clear ghost chairs, luxe Belgian linens, acrylic table numbers, modern silver flatware, clear hurricanes and alternatively placed white Belgian napkins in four different folds, each topped with one of four different botanical specimens. The tables were surrounded by custom built trees placed all around the dramatic interior of DTLA’s Vibiana.
Photo by: Miki & Sonja
2. Michael & Irwin
Reflective of the creativity and whimsy, this tabletop was part of a unique narrative of man’s ascension from hell into heaven. Dramatically long wooden feasting tables provided the canvas for a dinner in a hedonistic “middle earth” detailed with upholstered fur tops and set with stacked Limoges china, mother-of-pearl flatware, cut crystal with antiquities and lush inspired decor. In rich earth tones, luscious textures and dripping in gold and decadence, lush florals, ripe fruit, and lavish furs dressed the tables, accompanied by gold chameleon chairs and benches and peppered with various taxidermy such as wolves and pheasants along with a thematic creature feeding grapes to guests.
1. Michelle & Jon
Rounding out our top 15 Tabletops is this luxe European cafe inspired tabletop from our Hotel Bel Air wedding in May. Featuring a collection of tables all placed on a custom black and white hexagonal tiled floor, this long table was draped with peacock blue linens and featured compositions of berry adn apricot florals in weathered wood and aged stone vessels, accented with fruits and nuts in wooden crates, cheese selections on wooden boards, marble tiles and a profusion of candlelight from gold detailed votives. Tables were set with a collection of woven cafe chairs and wooden bistro chairs along with gold banded ivory china and stemware, gold flatware and custom linen napkins printed with the wedding menu and embellished with a sprig of rosemary.
BONUS! Michael and Carlos
SURPRISE! We are adding 16th tabletop to our list of favorites as it’s just on the heels of what has become one of the most memorable designs we’ve done to date. Three dramatically long tables featured black O-back chairs, black luxe velvet linens and custom black bengaline napkins speckled in a gold ombre affect on each which set the stage for an interactive dining experience. Place settings included gold rimmed glass chargers stacked with black china, gold flatware and three types of black glassware. Each tablescape consisted of approximately four hundred feet of twisted and knotted gold nautical rope, traveling the length of each table, which puddled in a pile at the foot of each table. The room featured 360 degrees of projection mapping transporting the guests to a new country for each course.