I hope everyone is getting excited for the holidays!Â I know I am, and I am practically drooling over this gorgeous holiday tabletop designed by Donna O’Brien ofÂ Beautiful BloomsÂ in Philadelphia.Â The aqua and chartreuse color palette is a new twist on a traditional holiday theme, and mirrors, glass bowls, and mercury glass add the perfect amount of sparkle to the decor.Â The images are by one of my favorite ladies, Marie Labbancz.
Each table setting has a lovely mink charger with a green mercury glass footed bowl.Â The gold flatware and gold-rimmed champagne flutes perfectly accent the metallic tones in the mercury glass hurricanes.Â Vintage water glasses and a mirrored table pick up all of the glittery silhouettes of the glass and candles, and a lush cedar garland completes the look. Â Using a mirror is a wonderful way to accent any table without adding decor – the reflective surface makes everything on the table appear larger than life!
The brand new Ashford EstateÂ in Allentown, NJ is opening its doors to weddings in 2011 and was the perfect setting.Â Even in the damp weather, the estate has a classic, elegant feel.Â
In keeping with the holiday theme, Donna created a bouquet of greenery – cedar, seeded eucalyptus, and a cuff of magnolia leaves – with an elegant aqua silk dupioni ribbon wrap and glamorous crystal brooch.
The following Philadelphia and New Jersey wedding vendors contributed to this holiday tablescape: