With a change of season comes the newest installment of the Chicville DC dinner series! We were beyond thrilled with the amazing turnout and loved celebrating the coming of Spring with 20 of DC’s most creative and influential men and women! We were incredibly inspired by the new blooms — including DC’s famous cherry blossoms — that have been popping up all over town. So in honor of Spring we transformed our venue into a living garden with thousands of flowers thanks to Liza B Creative.
Whenever we plan a tablescape, the first thing we ask ourselves is what do we want our color scheme to be? We wanted the brightness of Spring to be front and center, so we kept the chairs and linens neutral (thanks to DC Rental) and then brought in tones of green, pink and yellow to create a light and airy feel.
No Chicville DC dinner would be complete without a jaw dropping centerpiece and with the Help of Liza from Liza B Creative we did not disappoint! Our guests dined under over 350 tulips that had just been flown in from Holland the day before! The delicate blooms created the perfect focal point and totally emphasized our color palette.
Creating a stunning tablescape is all about layering; whether it is layering colors, textures, or all of the above, layering is essential to create a show stopping table. We began with a basket weave white tablecloth and white Chivari chairs from DC Rental. Next we added these fun faux grass mats as chargers that we found on Amazon. We really loved the pop of color and textural element it added to the table and, personally, I think lush green grass just screams Spring!
Next came the plates. We used fun opaque plates from DC Rental that allowed the green from the chargers to slightly show through the glass. We then chose bright yellow napkins to play off of the yellow tulips hanging above the table.
Set atop the sunshine yellow napkins were the most delicate packages wrapped in satin ribbon in hues of pink and topped with delicate jasmine. We always love making our guests feel extra special and She’s Unique went above and beyond by providing fun, playful, and stylish bracelets by Dafné, which can be used as a necklace, a ring, or even an ankle bracelet! For the gentleman in the house, She’s Unique brought the scent of spring with gorgeous Volupsa Candles.
After adding the final touches with glassware and silverware (both from my personal collection), we took cherry blossom branches — in honor of DC’s famous blossoms — and jasmine and created a live table runner bursting with the colors and smells of Spring. To create a soft ambiance when the lights began to dim, we tucked West Elm lanterns into the blooming branches.
Finally, to tie the whole look together we tied pink ribbons to the back of every chair. This added that extra special touch and tied in perfectly with the thank you gifts from She’s Unique and the pink tulips on the ceiling.
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Stay tuned: next week I will be talking about the menu. We had amazing appetizers and desserts catered by Heirloom DC and I’ll share the recipes for what I cooked up for the main course. For now, here is a teaser image of the incredible appetizers that Heirloom DC created.
PS: If you are in the DC area, make sure to check out Heirloom DC’s Spring Social on Wednesday April 13th. $38 per person includes a spring soiree with stylish seasonal inspired bites, yummy libations, and a creatively styled experience at the stunning Fathom Gallery! Get your tickets today!
You can read more about the ladies behind Chicville DC HERE Carla from Spicy Candy DC, Lacey from A Lacey Perspective and myself Ashley from Chicville USA. Also check out A Lacey Perspective’s post on the Chicville DC dinner here!
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