When bride Sue Jin Lee, the director of partnerships and audience development at Women’s Wear Daily, met event producer Annie Lee of Plannie and Daughter of Design, it was a match made in heaven. With just one request, Jin Lee was a wedding planner’s dream. The bride’s only wish was to fuse her and her groom’s respective Korean and Indian heritages into the design. “What was really important to me for the tablescape was that it not only looked good but represented our two cultures in a seamless way,” Jin Lee says of her wedding at West Palm Beach’s Norton Museum of Art. “Knowing Annie was also Korean and had worked on many traditional Indian weddings in the past, I trusted her implicitly. I wanted to almost be a guest at my own wedding.”
Together, the duo brought an intimately contemporary design to life, drawing inspiration from the museum’s sculpture garden, where the reception took place. For Lee, curating any tablescape begins with the venue. “I always design with the flow of the space,” she says. “I try to enhance the location and build upon what is already naturally and beautifully there.”
Playing off the push and pull of minimalism and sumptuousness found in the museum’s pieces, Lee filled the tabletops with modern Scandi-style ceramics and gold-detailed accessories. Unconventional vases embossed with face silhouettes and lips sat front and center and nodded to the surrounding works in the sculpture garden.
Whether drawing from the architecture of a garden or that of a classic ballroom, there are countless easy to create venue-themed tabletops. Below, discover 30 accessories for wedding day tablescapes, inspired by five Vogue weddings, to guide your own creation.