STYLED SHOOT / Dinner With a View

The inspiration for this shoot came from this gorgeous field of flowers close to where I live. Having driven past it regularly, I couldn't ignore the burst of colour which was strengthening the more the sun shone.


I took the colour of the flowers as the starting point for the table layout, using a lilac tablecloth. Lilac is a pretty alternative to other traditional neutral colours and has a bridal feel without being too feminine. Choosing a neutral colour such as this ts a great starting point to build upon when designing your table layout. 

I then wanted to mix in some other elements that would compliment the prettiness of the lilac. The metallic gold of the cutlery and candlesticks give the set up a sophisticated feel. I love the combination of soft and whimsical with the cool shine of the gold. The white and patterned china keep it looking clean and fresh whilst adding some texture and the grey napkin complimenting the lilac along with a small sprig finishes the place setting off beautifully. 


The flowers for this shoot were provided by the brilliant Hanna from Flowers by Tidbury, an expert bespoke floral service that creates beautiful arrangements. 

Hanna explains the flowers she selected for the shoot:

"I selected green lisianthus which are soft in colour and have delicate buds that give a romantic alternative to a rose. Larkspur also features, these are tall and elegant and a little shabby around the edges, offering a real rustic charm and adding height to the arrangement. Garcia spray rose has dainty buds and soft shell pink colouring. The perfect rose to add a little warmth without too much colour."


RD Events offers a bespoke wedding and event styling service. Based on your tastes and preferences we put together ideas to help you create the look you want for your special day. Planning everything from table decorations, floral pieces and lighting, to china, glassware and linen. We can also source everything you'll need working within your budget, using the contacts we have within in the wedding industry to get you the best suppliers.  For more information then please get in touch and we chat about how we can help.