A Discussion of Details
The incredible opulence of Sarasota’s Ringling Ca’d’Zan Mansion and the Ringing Museum and Courtyard were all the inspiration our Tailored Twig design team needed when working with Rebecca and Michael.
This “From Inspiration To Creation” blog post focuses on the design of the couple’s sweetheart table.
The original inspiration sketch began with a rectangular sweetheart table draped in a luxurious pleated linen. The tablescape consisted of a pair of interlinked topiary circles, several groupings of floating candles and a number of votive candles.
As other details of the wedding began taking shape, the scale and luxe of the wedding reception and especially of the sweetheart table, morphed into an incredible garden scape reflecting the Ringling Courtyard.
Rebecca and Michael’s wedding began just after a magnificent Sarasota sunset. Their traditional Jewish wedding ceremony was performed on the Ca’d’Zan Mansion Terrace, followed by a cocktail reception on the Campiello Patio.
Wedding guests were transported to the Courtyard of the Ringling Museum for an incredible evening of dinner and dancing.
The original pencil sketch inspiration took on inspiration from this magnificent courtyard.
The couple’s turned leg wooden sweetheart table sat overlooking the gardens and a series of long feasting tables for guests. The gardens were dotted with elegant crystal chandeliers; the largest hanging above the couple’s table.
The intertwined circles of Italian ruscus sat atop textured square vessels on the front of the table, weaving their way around tall gold candelabras.
Clusters of white peonies, Ester light pink roses, snapdragons, wax flower and silver eucalyptus softened the front corners of the table. Clear goblets with floating candles and gold votive cups filled the center of the table.
A majestic, ornate garden bench was the perfect contrast and seating choice for this table with clean lines and the perfect garden setting.
Asymmetry, and the unexpected were the elements that made this sweetheart table successful. Raising one of the candelabras, using two circles with three floating candles on one side of the table with the reverse on the other side created interest.
The curving Italian ruscus, blush and white botanicals, tall gold risers and floating candles were themes that continued across the garden on the long wooden guest tables.