Riedel Crystal and Brides Magazine… tablescape challenge

Riedel Crystal And BRIDES Magazine Invite You ToCompete In The Ultimate Tablescape Challenge!

Riedel Crystal, the leading glass company known to many brides as a staple on their registry list, in partnership with BRIDES Magazine, the premier resource for brides-to-be, have created an Ultimate Tablescape Challenge.  They created a challenge where a handful of event designers from around the country would compete against each other.   The challenge was to create a tablescape design for a wedding or similar upscale event, utilizing Riedel and Nachtmann products of our choice.  Each completed tablescape includes a centerpiece, linens, candles or votives and 4 place settings. 

Designs will be featured on BRIDES’ promotional website BridesFirstLook.com, where BRIDES readers will vote on a winner.   Contest will also be mentioned in BRIDES Magazine to prompt reader voting, as well as via e-blast to 40,000 brides-to-be. 

We offered linens for two contestants, C&G and Victoria Weddings & Events.  Below is the inspiration and concept for Victoria’s table. 

See her excerpt below.


“Let’s fly together both as one,

and soar beyond time, once upon,

souls entwined with our silken wings spun..”

We were inspired by the delicate feel of Riedel Crystal.  We took that inspiration and created our “Poetry In Motion” tablescape.   The soft colors of the table were offset with vibrant and fresh pops of color.  The table is whimsical and layered.  The hand cut butterflies and paper flowers were created out of pages of poetry books.  I love touches that are detailed but you may need to take a closer look.  Butterflies were also infused subtly in the elegant linen from Wildflower Linen.  Some additional layers to the table were looking glasses to add visual dimension and another fun touch.  As you can see in the amazing images from Melissa Jill Photography, they were a fun touch!  The floral from Petal Pushers was lush and feminine.  The huge peonies and dahlias were mouthwatering.  I feel our table’s elegance was accented by the rustic setting at the lovely Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix.  The element we loved the most about the crystal was using it in an unexpected ways.  I ordered extra stemless crystal wine goblets specifically to hang over the table from an Arizona Pecan Tree.  We also used the goblets as vases.  That is a little something I do at home with my own Riedel Crystal.  However, the crystal hanging from the immense tree to create a floating crystal garden over the table complete with couture butterflies was breathtaking!  We only were required to create a tablescape but what is a wedding table without a bride?  We brought in a model to keep with the theme of elegance and floral whimsy.  Kaytie’s Jim Hjelm dress from Destiny’s Bride was sweet, light and fresh.  Her hair was romantic and the product of the amazing Amber with flawless make-up from Linda Wagner. Every Bride needs her cake and it did not disappoint.  The cake’s style took it’s cue from the butterflies that were hand pinned to each chair and ran down the back to add a couture effect.  I think this tableis Poetry in Motion with a romantic yet fresh feel.  We hope you love it and will vote for it in the Tablescape Contest.  

Click  here to see all the contestants and to vote for your favorite.  You can enter for a chance to win $1,000 for your wedding.

Victoria’s tablescape sponsors included:

Crystal- Riedel

Photography- Melissa Jill Photography

Floral- Petal Pushers

Linen- Wildflower Linen

Rentals- Tri Rentals

Design and Accessories- Victoria Canada

Cake- Julia Baker Confections

Wedding Dress- Destiny’s Bride

Dress Designer – Jim Hjelm

Make-Up- Linda Wagner

Hair- Amber Hasson Tillinghast

Location- The Farm at South Mountain- Phoenix, Arizona

Calligraphy- Jennifer Schmitt