Spring Inspiration with NewlyWish

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Decor & Details | 6 Comments

Obviously, we often get to think in wedding, but having a apartment with no real dining area, I don’t get as many chances to dream in dinner party, so I was tres excited when Amanda Allen from Newlywish asked if I would want to step in and style their table for the Brooklyn Wedding Crashers event.  The challenge: to create a tabletop utilizing some of the many wonderful items on the NewlyWish registry.  Since NewlyWish is an online registry for some of the city’s most unique and fabulous boutiques, this was like being a kid in a candy store… in fact, my favorite part was wandering her website and in and out of some of her retailers shops to get ideas and narrow down my options.

Ultimately, when I saw a display of these UNBELIEVABLY adorable MUD bowls in various colors and sizes at Greenhouse on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the decision was made. I was utterly inspired by Spring chics and, of course, Huevos!  (eggs).  Rather than use the bowls in the traditional sense, I thought it would be cool to create a colored runner with them and use the vessels for floating some blooms and succulents.  A simple solution that could really dress up a brunch or dinner party that you might be having at your home.  Plus, it picked up on the playful nature of these gorgeous plates from Bobby Berk Home.  The glassware and flatware was from B. Moore Home and the linens and vase for the flowering quintz were also from Greenhouse. And of course, all the fabulous cook ware in the back and the Melangerie genealogy chart are all ALSO available at Newlywish.

In a true spirit of collaboration, the lovely Karen Wise was sweet enough to stop by early on a Sunday morning to take some shots of the table for us.  She just adores color and I just  love these sweet shots of some of the details and blossoms.

This tabletop made me terribly happy and I do believe, Spring has Sprung… that said, this marks my last official use of the Bird as a motif at Always a Bridesmaid… BUT, please look out for an homage to the Bird at the Wedding in next week’s post “Put a Bird on it”.


  1. jacin {lovely little details}
    March 4, 2011

    i love amanda from newlywish, she’s a sweetheart!

  2. Amanda Allen
    March 4, 2011

    Thanks for the amazing post and of course for all the support to execute this brilliant vision of yours. Loved collaborating with you Xochitl. It was a dream.

    AND I have to say, the couples that came to the Wedding Crashers Event were in awe of your tabletop design. Top comments included your choice of flowers and how they were arranged (of course!) and the huevos accenting the bird theme. Many thought using dyed eggs as escort cards was super clever and were asking how they could do it themselves. You are such a trendsetter my dear!

    Thank you again and look forward to celebrating with you soon.

    Much Love,

  3. Anna
    March 4, 2011

    I love this table! So pretty Xochitl!

  4. Wedding Invitations
    March 7, 2011

    Lovely composition. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. Sabina
    March 7, 2011

    Quite nice things you show here, they are really inspiring

  6. Prosklitiria Giota
    March 13, 2011

    Really nice combination.


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