Art of the Table is an afternoon of creative table displays by Indy’s best event designers and florists. This event was developed to raise money for education and scholarships for wedding professionals in Indiana. This event also honors one of its own, Betty Jackson, who died very early in her career and is organized by the Association of Bridal Consultants – Indiana Chapter. Snappening is a proud supporter and sponsor of Art of the Table and brings you a personalized blog series each year covering some of the “can’t miss” touches from each design. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our series left our readers wanting more, and now we’re back diving in even deeper with Part 4!

Art of the Table 2013 was held at the NCAA Conference Center. The designers and florists continue to impress, and 2013 was no exception. Each table encompassed the unique style of our numerous professional Indianapolis event designers and florists. Tables were decorated with an assortment of elaborate themes and elements—ranging from seaside fun to elegant NYE inspiration.

It’s time for one of our favorite times of the year—Art of the Table recaps! Join us for the fourth of our five-part series as we highlight some of our favorite table elements from each designer and theme!

Table 16: Sail Away With Me
The bright modern colors really draw your attention to this updated version on a nautical theme. The blue and yellow linens around the chairs look like sails and remind us of the sun and the sea.
Everything from the table settings with seashells and raw glass to the tall centerpiece are reminiscent of a fun day at the beach.

Designer: K Sherrie+Company Planning Atelier
Floral: A Bride’s Choice Florist
Photography: Jessica Strickland Photography


Table 17: Downton Abbey Baby Shower

Violet Vintage and Amanda Woods almost make you feel like you should have brought your passport! This gorgeous table transports you to an English tea party. Every single element of this table is just gorgeous. The striking floral centerpiece sets the theme for the entire table. The matching menu cards, china place settings, tea pots and vintage camera drive home the historical Downton Abbey theme.

Designer: Amanda Wood Event Design, Violet Vintage
Photography: Jessica Strickland Photography

Table 18: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Our favorite element of this table is the contrast between the crisp white and dark blue. These two colors along with the gray details portray the winter theme without being too cold. The tall center piece, clear china settings, and little snowflakes will make you warm at heart on any cold day.

Designer: Well Organized Weddings
Florist: Eagledale Florist
Photography: Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Table 19: Love is Sweet
Tall white calla lilies draw the eyes down towards the blue buffet of delicious treats! The shades of blue, teal and aqua mixed with white and chocolate brown will be a conversation starter for the guests. The unique glass jars allow the candy to be a design element of its own and everyone can see what yummy treat they get to take home!

Designer: Sweetest Candy Buffets
Photography: Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Table 20: A Wedding in District 12
I volunteer as tribute (to sit at this table)! Looking at the rustic theme of this table is like walking onto the movie set of the Hunger Games. Our favorite element of this table is the wood block carved with the Mockingjay. The moss middles and beautiful flowers could have been picked by Katniss herself while Peeta was baking the bread!

Designer: Omni Severin Hotel, Violet Vintage
Photography: Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Look for Part 5 in our series in the coming weeks, or recap with the beginning of the series with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Stay connected with all our design inspiration on Pinterest!