08 Dec

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Even though we’re well into Winter holiday themes right now, I couldn’t resist sharing this beautiful Persimmon and Plum-inspired theme that Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations put together! The colors are so rich and warm – I honestly think you could spin this into a gorgeous winter holiday table too, simply by mixing in some metallic purple, gold, copper ornaments.

Seriously loving the gorgeous flowers used here too, especially this lush beauty:

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Read on for lots more pics and details on the tablescape and ultra-creative invitations and paper elements, as told by Vanessa (then click here to check out part 2!)…

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

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This was my inspiration for a modern take on a Thanksgiving/Fall inspired wedding. When I think of Fall, the sunlight always comes to mind, and how different it looks and feels (almost brighter & crisper), when shining through the falling leaves and against warm terracotta walls.

I absolutely love mixing looks and styles and love to show people that they need not be afraid to combine all of theirs loves together. For this look I combined warm peach terracotta, rich black plums, vibrant persimmon, warm wool plaids, geometrical graphics and clean modern green glass.

TABLESCAPE
Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA served as the backdrop for this shoot. An antique bleached wood lounge table served as the base for rich plum wool linens, a vintage Italian silk scarf and clean green glass risers.

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Geometric white ceramic ware was filled with fragrant purple orchids, black dahlias and soft peach tulips and garden roses.

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Handmade boiled wool plaids were used for a richly colored napkin ring and a menu wrap to bring in the feeling of a cool and crisp fall afternoon.

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

INVITATIONS
Like a piece of fine jewelry, an invitation should sparkle and entice your guests as to what’s to come! Spanish textures and shapes mixed with Pucci inspired retro patterns were used to create this folding invitation:

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Closed like a book to start out, threads of copper and silver chain and plum silk ribbon enable the invitation to open and reveal the words inside. Real turquoise and copper beads were embellished onto the front of the invitation to give a luxurious and rich cover to this wedding invitation book, which gets nestled inside thick white envelopes featuring soft peach liners.”

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

Gorgeous Persimmon & Plum Theme {Part 1}

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VENDOR CREDITS:

Event Design & Coordination: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Invitation & Stationery Design: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Flowers: Isari Flower Studio
Photography: Katie Neal
Venue: Rancho Valencia
Tabletop Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
White Leather Cube Stool: Lounge Appeal

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Love this look? Click here to check out Part 2 – the color-coordinating Candy Bar and Fruit & Nut Buffet!

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14Comments

1
Casey SAYS:

This whole feature is STUNNING and the invitations are just gorgeous!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

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Kristy De Bernardi SAYS:

Wow I absolutely love this look…..it’s such a nice palette and different from what we’re used to seeing! Also, the detail on the invitations are gorgeous.

Reply December 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

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Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations SAYS:

Thank you for the feature and beautiful job with the layout Jenn!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm

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Ginger SAYS:

That’s such a bold mix of colors, I just love it. At a wedding, baby shower, graduation or one of lifes rare events, memorable is what you should be going for. Bravo!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

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Nicole SAYS:

WOW, I love the rich dark purples, so velvety and luscious! I absolutely adore it!!! Kudos!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

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Sydnee SAYS:

The color palette is stellar! Totally bold move on Vanessa’s part. It’s so refreshing and different than the safe, usual suspects you see everywhere else.

Reply December 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm

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Lauren @ Every Last Detail SAYS:

Love this whole shoot!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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Jen SAYS:

What a cool and modern take on a Fall table, i LOVE the rich plaids and wools!!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm

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Crister SAYS:

I love the color and texture combinations! So creatively put together – traditional but modern. LOVE it!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

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joanna SAYS:

*love* this! sophisticated and elegant while still young and chic. the clean, fresh modern design and unique color palate are gorgeous and make this something special and different! will you design my wedding?! :)

Reply December 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

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Katie SAYS:

WAHOOOO! Love this!! Thanks for the feature! As a photographer it’s always rad to see your work laid out so beautifully!

Reply December 8, 2010 at 8:28 pm

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Tam Ashworth SAYS:

Very stylish, smart and brilliant! The combination of color and texture really make this table UNIQUE…Suitable for every occasion..from intimate soiree to a grand affair.

Reply December 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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valerie SAYS:

Decadent colors, decadent designs. Bravo@

Reply December 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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Ton SAYS:

Beaututiful. The yellowish flowers are the perfect accent. I am loving the modern, vintage look!

Reply February 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm

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