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Tangerine Room Events Explains How to Make a Killer Tablescape!

If we could only use three words to describe Tangerine Room Events‘ tablescapes, we would use “intentional,” “textured,” and “welcoming.” All of their designs are simply stunning. Weaving elements of storytelling into their work, it is apparent they spend time making each table design with the bride and groom in mind. Owner of Tangerine Room Events, Jessie Capstick, tell us just how much attention and care go into each tablescape.
We love the texture of this fabric and crystal goblet! || Becky Schwartz Photography
We love the texture of this fabric and crystal goblet! || Becky Schwartz Photography
1- Can you tell us about your process creating Tangerine Room Events and what inspires your creative work?
Tangerine Room Events has grown out of a desire to celebrate the most important parts of people’s lives–and to celebrate well.  For me, a celebration has to tell a story and has to be about truly honoring what or whoever is being celebrated. Much of our inspiration comes from the desire to give clients and their guests a one of a kind experience that perfectly represents the story being told.  Our design and creative inspiration comes from the real life stories our clients tell us about themselves–the more out of the box, the better!  It’s our absolute favorite to take small details of our clients stories and turn them into design features. Like a giant escort installation full of bags of chalk for guests to draw on the tables representing an engagement story.  Or the time we brought church pews into a mountain meadow to honor the mother of the bride’s vision of a church wedding.
Yellow Feather Photography
Yellow Feather Photography
2- We absolutely love your design, especially your table designs! There is clearly so much intentionality behind your work. Can you describe the steps of your creative process?
Thank you!  That’s the upmost compliment as designing with intention is what our work is all about.  We begin by getting to know our clients really well–what they love, what they don’t!  What’s important to them in real life circumstances, their hopes for the future and where they’ve come from.  From there, we are inspired by trends in event design, but also the architecture and interior of the venues we work in and the fashion and every day style of our clients.  Our table designs are specifically inspired around the idea of gathering people together.  We want our tablescapes to be inviting and unique, a place for friends and family to come together to celebrate and share life’s best moments.
Callie Hobbs Photography
Callie Hobbs Photography
3- What elements take a tablescape from “just alright” to “completely stunning”?
Texture and layers, for sure.  We work with some amazing florists and rental companies who help bring our crazy ideas to life with sprawling florals and unique table top pieces.
The heavy use of foliage and thick candles are stunning. Plus, the gold sputnik backdrop is dazzling!
The heavy use of foliage and thick candles are stunning. Plus, the gold sputnik backdrop is dazzling! || Daylene Wilson Photography
4- What are your current favorite colors and textures to use for table design?
I love mixing unexpected modern textures: marble, leather, copper, saturated dyes with more traditional pieces like crystal goblets and clean lined china.  It adds an unexpected bit of of surprise.
Yellow Feather Photography
These crystal goblets are stunning! || Yellow Feather Photography
5- What new trends are you seeing in table decor for weddings?
We love designing with tons of color, but I’m actually loving neutrals and deep moody tones, combined with really organic, foraged feeling florals and greenery.  I’m loving the minimalist trend right now and am really excited about an upcoming monochromatic scheme of sorts, but a design that will still be full of depth and richness.