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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Now This Is A Truly Lovely Tablescape

Could there be a more perfect setting than an outdoor summer dining experience in the Cotswold's?

The overall theme was “The Great Gatsby”. Just look at the lighting that hung from the tent… palm fronds, Bentwood chairs… yes, all the elements were there. 

The table setting just feels RICH with the cut antique crystal and heavy silver. The linens were perfection. Whom might the place setting be for? I’ll give you a hint, he’s my favorite of the Fab Four.

A tower of champagne. I have always loved the look of this and hope to one day see it performed in person. But I have a question for those in the know, “Don’t the glasses get a bit…sticky?” Perhaps this is just something you accept in the name of uber cool.

So what was the celebration? It was a wedding. The cake was perfection and reminded me of my own. But higher. I thought it was interesting how the tabletop was back lit.

So who got married in a 12 century church in England and then had an intimate dinner for just a little over a hundred of her close friends and family?

The bride wanted a look that would surprise everyone who thought they knew her. She succeeded.


Even the outdoor facilities were elegant.

It was none other than grunge supermodel Kate Moss looking as lovely as Daisy.

The details are in the fabulous September issue of Vogue. You can view other images HERE.

"It's a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too--didn't cut the pages.” ~ The Great Gatsby


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Blondie's Journal said...

I love everything about this wedding. Very elegant but not 'over the top'. Try as I might, I can't remember what my wedding cake looked like!

Wonderful post, Laura!


cityfarmer said...

makes me want to plan another one!!!!


Kay Ellen said...


Love the photos :)

Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Kay Ellen

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Ohhhh so beautiful make me wanna get married again.

Love it

Karin Şen Cankan

Deanna said...

Mercy...mercy....this is sooooo lovely!
Good post Laura!

Love the old stone/rock building. Every detail seems so beautiful.

Sweet Summer blessings to you.
d from homehaven nestled in the kansas flint hills

Mimi said...

If I were to ever marry or marry my sweetie again, I would have an outside event, I love it!!!!Of course in this heat, everything would melt!!!
how was your special day???

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Was just looking at this in Vogue last night. How perfect was this wedding. That cake table and the setting. Do you think all those glasses match? How could they find so many? I loved it all as well, even her shoes were fantastic.

Karena said...

Really gorgeous, and yes quite a surprise!! I wonder the same about the champagne towers!

Art by Karena

Designs By Pinky said...

My daughter got married last Sept. and I ahve to say this reminds me of hers! The ceremony was outdoors along the water and the reception indoors but overlooking a marina. These are gorgeous photosand such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing them and the link! XO, Pinky

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

So beautiful! I love all the white and the simple elegance of it all. It makes me want to have another wedding - to the same guy of course!...

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh wow, thanks so much for sharing that, how fun!! Loved everything, it was absolutely gorgeous. That wedding cake is amazingly beautiful, and I have never seen a tower of champagne.
Unreal...........I am so practical I would be thinking I don't think so,
one wrong move and the whole thing could collapse. Brave lady!! lol

Loved the elegant tables and the whole gatsby look, perfect!

So enjoyed seeing that,
blessings, Nellie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I've been catching up! LOVE your post on the Help! OUr book club read The Help this winter and went to the movie together this past weekend. You did such a fabulous job going "behind the scenes" and giving us a wonderful look at the homes and personalities of the characters.
All of my bookclub gals came back to my house after the movie for sweet tea and chocolate cream pie!

What a gorgeous wedding! LOVE her gown! Too bad about the "bridesmaid".

Marigene said...


Little Leslie said...

So, Laura, you were sitting next to Sir Paul, correct?

Yes , the bride was certainly sweeter than I've ever seen her photographed.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! What a beautiful wedding! :):):):):):):):):)

Teresa said...

I never belomged to Kate Team - several reasons for it - but her wedding made me think how well I know her or if I should read so much about celebrities.

It was a huge surprise. A good one. Heck, a wonderful one.

A wedding with details of what dreams are made of, I guess.

May she live hapyy as she looked on this day...

Love that photo with Galliano. Posted about it in my blog also - it was too good to let it pass...

Fashionista - with a Mum like you - could pull a wedding like this ;) and Sweet boy would look dashing in a tux wouldn't he?!

Oh my and what would you wear?!

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow...that IS gorgeous!!! I didn't know Kate Moss got married. I wish her happiness. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

Stunning! We did a tower of sparkling apple cider at our wedding... On a smaller scale but our theme was the 50"s and the saucer champagne glasses were the perfect fit. It worked. :)


The Pennington Point said...

It is lovely. There are some good ideas that could be translated to us little folk. :) Lisa~

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Amazing!!! so glad you shared this on VIF!!