Setting the Table
Photos by Keith Rinearson
Besides June bugs and warmer temperatures, this beautiful month also brings summer weddings. An intimate dinner for a couples shower was the springboard for this month’s feature. We’ve moved it outside and onto the court by bringing the table, chairs and all the essentials for a celebration of love. The invitations boldly state the theme: Game... Set... It’s a Match!
Our fictitious bride and groom will enjoy the company of a few close friends for dinner on the court. The table is set with a white piqué tablecloth trimmed in yellow and white grosgrain ribbon... a preppy foundation for the rest of the décor. Navy and white chevron containers hold tightly arranged white and green flowers including hydrangea, roses and holly. The pièce de résistance is a white fondant wedding cake trimmed in yellow and green striped ribbon. Piqué napkins are tied with thin grosgrain ribbon accented with a mini tennis ball. Small monograms of each guest are placed on napkins so everyone knows their place. Keeping with the small elements, little white candles surround all the place settings to add a glow once the sun goes down.
Yellow and green, navy and white, piqué and grosgrain weave preppy style through the entire table, while white china and delicately engraved silver exude a wedding touch. Martini glasses and real tropical leaves as place mats chime in for a touch of fun with less formality. A printed menu atop each plate shows the guests what’s in store.
A side table is also set for the couple-to-be’s signature drink: a pear martini. All the ingredients to make your own are out, along with custom printed take-home recipe cards. For a final touch, two antique wooden tennis racquets are tied together with green ribbon... it’s definitely “love-all” for this celebratory get together!
From our table to yours... Happy June!