Inspired Creations – Mid-Century Modern Butterfly Tablescape

Jun 17

Today’s Inspired Creations Contest entry is bold, colorful, dramatic and incredibly chic. It is a unique, inspired collaboration from Kate Miller Events, Flourish and Sarah Maren Photography and it’s just the right sort of cheery and bright, perfect for a late week pick me-up. I love the over the tops swirls of butterflies and tulips, an absolutely breathtaking centerpiece that sets the stage unlike any other.


colorful-modern-wedding-ideas-butterfly-centerpiecesThe clean, mid-century lines of  the Eero Saarinen-inspired table sparked the inspiration. Kate shares, “From there Shannon of Flourish designed this gorgeous modern large goblet centerpiece of coral tulips – it’s base echoed the shape of our table, while it’s bubble shape embraced the movement of the florals. I discovered large glass bubbles at CB2 and adhered them to the tabletop anchoring them around the centerpiece. Our green modern chargers, white teardrop cake plates, stainless flatware and stemless glassware continued our modern look and feel. The gorgeous chocolate flower topped cupcakes were covered with a clear glass cloche and furthered our modern atrium-like design.”


modern-bride-short-wedding-dress-birdcage-veil“We added an additional touch of whimsy, using a butterfly motif that is carried out in the colorful butterfly printed napkins, bamboo Luxecut™ monogram cards and hand-painted feather butterflies. The colorful butterflies perched on the bubbles, glassware and even atop the whirly globes filled with tulips and tealights, added a sense of organic movement and life to the design. We added green pillows to the french slotted chairs and accented each with a mini bamboo Luxecut™ monogram chair tie.”


butterfly-tulip-centerpieces-purple-orange-wedding“We were so inspired by our tabletop, that a bouquet and bride seemed necessary to finish off the look. Our bride, with makeup done by Nicole Solarez of Deja Du Salon, wears gorgeous Melissa Sweet gowns from Bella Donna Bridal Salon and kelly green suede Banana Republic leaf heels. She is accessorized with a glass-like facted bangle bracelet and giant briolet drops, which peek out of her birdcage veil. She carries a beautiful bouquet of coral tulips, pincushion and calla lilies concocted by Flourish Designs.”

Absolutely beautiful, right? I am in love with this unexpectedly mod botanical design and the bold color palette. Thank you so much, ladies, for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest!

Vendors –
Event Design by Kate Miller Events
Floral Design by Flourish
Photography by Sarah Maren Photography
Stationery by Luxecut™ by Kate Miller
Rentals from Classic Party Rentals
Hair + Makeup by Nicole Solarez of Deja Du Salon
Cupcakes by Esther’s Cupcakes
Model, Megan Kundert

{Photos by Sarah Maren Photography.}

14 thoughts on “Inspired Creations – Mid-Century Modern Butterfly Tablescape”

  1. Wow! how beautiful, and whimsical. such a pretty idea for a spring or early summer out door wedding? very creative.

  2. This is exactly what we are doing for our wedding next weekend! Thanks for the inpiration, beautiful, so beautiful.

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