It's the most wonderful time of the year – and it's almost here! The holiday season is a favorite for Laurel Robinson of Vision Expressions and Priscilla Taylor-Blackwell of Petite Cakes. So when these two creatives got together on this festive-inspired collaboration, can we say "fa-la-la-la-laaaa, la-la-la-laaaaa!" Check out this bright, bold and rustic holiday themed styled shoot, featuring a stunning jewel-toned tablescape styled by Laurel Robinson of Vision Expressions. This fun holiday shoot featured lovely little details including a delectable naked red velvet bundt cake by Petite Cakes, adorned with edible hand-sculpted flowers by Noi Thepmontri, a lush floral centerpiece by Gretchen Floral Events, beautiful place cards by Ink and Elegance, and gold-rimmed china by Vision Expressions. This creation reminds us of intimate gatherings between family and friends, where conversations of love and laughter fill the air and toasts are made to what’s old and new again. Check out tips on how to re-create this glam holiday tablescape in your home.
Holiday Decorating Tips:
- Re-purpose! Refresh! Renew! These three R's of decorating will help you go a long way with your yearly holiday celebrations.
- Who says the holidays have to be red, green, silver and gold? Get creative with color and blend palettes that not only inspire you but reflect your style. Tablescapes, for example, are a great way to showcase pops of color and wow guests!
- Find conversation pieces around the home to add to your decor. For the buffet, we used a couple of our antique books to create a focal point for the large bundt cake.
- To save time in the kitchen, keep your holiday dessert menu simple. Use a family friendly cake recipe and bake it in a Bundt pan for an elegant presentation. Dress it up with a light dusting of powdered sugar, garnish with fresh fruit, or drizzled with a delicious glaze.
- Looking to create an elegant dessert display? Slice a 10-inch Bundt cake into approximately 12-14 servings, arrange cake slices in a circular pattern on your favorite festive platter and garnish the center with fresh fruit and mint leaves.
- Whether indoor or out, a cozy, relaxing space where guests can kick up their feet after a hearty meal is essential. Warm throws, comfy chairs and side tables to rest those cups of coffee/tea are just a few of the key elements.
- Wreaths make beautiful accents to just about any holiday decor. And a window or door are not always required. We trimmed a wreath with a shimmery burnt orange fabric and intricate ornaments to create a beautiful look on the facade of the buffet.
- And last, but not least, remember to have fun! It's okay to mix traditional with unconventional pieces to create a special, one-of-a-kind look. We accomplished this with Christmas balls, a vintage luggage, and large gold letters – to name a few.
Let us know what elements from today's styled shoot that you plan on adding to your holiday decor this year.
Photography: S marche Photography
Design, styling, vintage rentals: Vision Expressions
Cakes: Petite Cakes
Florals: Gretchen Bennett Floral Designs
Place cards: Ink and elegance
Edible hand-sculpted flower decor: Noi Thempmontri