Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, friends! What better way to kick of this holiday season than with some killer inspiration?!
I am so thrilled to share last years holiday dinner party styled tablescape at Elm Bank. This styled shoot had the perfect combination of moody jewel tones and decadent goodies to get you in the holiday spirit. From the fresh handmade wreaths + floral pieces by Berry Branch , to the perfectly styled invitation suite created by JKF Design Co. , and how could I forget the delicious cake + cookies by In Defense of Cake. They were almost too good to eat, almost. These are just a few of the MANY talented and creative vendors involved in this holiday tablescape.
Designing this shoot with this amazing team of vendors was such a JOY. I loved all of us being able to come together and just have fun!
So pull up your coziest chair, make yourself your favorite cocktail and ENJOY these images, I know I did!
The Team Behind it all:
Design + Planning // Events by Carianne
Venue // Elm Bank
Floral // Berry Branch
Cake + Treats // In Defense of Cake
Handmade Plates // Mud & Yarn
Photography // Lovely Valentine
Rentals // Party Rental LTD
Stationery // JKF Design Co.
caroline + mike
"My husband openly admits he originally thought hiring a wedding planner seemed like an unnecessary expense, now he’s is the first to say how wrong he was. Every detail was intentional and special. I had mentioned to Carianne my dad loved ice cream and before he passed away, we would always have special ice cream dates together. Carianne proceeded to make all my dreams come true and helped create a custom ice cream cart at our wedding. It meant the world to me and my family. Carianne is such a special person with an amazing gift for planning events. My husband and I are grateful for everything Carianne has done for us and we look forward to continuing a lifelong friendship with her."
"Carianne is the fairy godmother of weddings!"
ainslee + eric
"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"
"We don't know what we would have done without her!"
kelsey + ross
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision!"
abby + chris
"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"
"Carianne was so easy and wonderful to work with!"
Savannah + Mijamin
“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
"It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
Meggan + Kyle
"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!
"I knew I didn't have to worry or think about a thing..."