Fall Tablescape | Inspiration

Though we’re not hosting any dinner parties or Thanksgiving this year, I had so much fun putting together this fall or Thanksgiving tablescape inspiration! If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you probably know that my favorite colors – for weddings, home decor, my wardrobe, or anything else – are dusty French blue and white with pops of pinks/coral or green. I don’t love reds, oranges, or browns very much, though I adore using a traditional red at Christmastime! For this fall-inspired tablescape design, I wanted it to feel autumnal, warm, inviting, and a mix of timeless yet fresh in design… and without the traditional deep reds and oranges, too themed, or an abundance of pumpkins. I would absolutely use every one of these items to create a fall or Thanksgiving table that’s a little unexpected, versatile, cozy and chic, and just so beautiful and inviting.
fall tablescape

  1. flower rattan placemat to add an organic texture, playful layer, and warmth to your place setting
  2. flax striped linen table runner for a subtle yet striking layer that can be used year-round and adds visual interest
  3. golden yellow patterned linen napkins for a warm pop of color that ties in the autumnal palette and adds that perfect dimension of colorful tones
  4. taper candles for a soft glow, warm ambiance, and necessary height on your dinner table
  5. dual toned black and gold flatware for a bold, memorable, and luxurious flatware selection without being too sweet
  6. tortoise shell glassware for a festive, fun touch in a timeless design and perfectly autumnal palette
  7. etched wine glasses to add a subtle, elegant shine to enhance your place setting
  8. gold leaf napkin rings for a cohesively autumnal and chic addition
  9. natural linen tablecloth in a subtle vanilla shade to complement your place settings and let them shine
  10. speckled stoneware dinner plate for an artisanal, earthy addition that juxtaposes the colorful linen napkin
  11. speckled stoneware salad plate that matches the dinner plate and adds more depth and dimension to your place setting
  12. marble and wood salt and pepper cellar to cohesively tie the warm autumnal tones and textures together with a special touch

design by Stephanie Shaul Events

I’m a sucker for collecting unique glassware and tableware, and those tortoiseshell glasses and etched, gold-rimmed wine glasses are calling my name! I also love that the yellow patterned napkins could be used throughout the year (along with most everything here, if you just switch out some details to rework the design!). Which items do you love the most, and how are you decorating for Thanksgiving this year?!

PS: here’s how we decorated for Thanksgiving last year!

Mellow Yellow | Inspiration Board


I love seeing such a resurgence of the color yellow in weddings and design, and putting together an inspiration board featuring this happy color was so much fun! My very favorite color as a little girl was yellow (and is my mom’s favorite color!), and I’m thrilled to see yellow  having its moment in weddings again. It’s that perfect pop of a summery vibe (or autumnal, depending on the shade), and it’s such a juicy, happy color. I love that yellow can either be a bold statement or a mellowing, cohesive design color. Done correctly, yellow can be elegant, understated yet eye-catching, organic, and interesting, all at once. Whether you bring in yellow as the base of your color palette for your wedding or have more of a yellow moment in a particular detail or to make a bouquet pop a bit more with a depth of palette, I’m enamored with this hue for weddings.

What do you think? Growing up, I was set on having bridesmaids wearing yellow gowns (I went with two shades of dusty blue instead!), and it’s not a color I’ve designed with too much in recent years. I did feature a couple pops of yellow flowers into my bridal bouquet, and I designed this tablescape this past summer to include sunny pops of yellow, which I adore. I’m excited to see yellow popping up again! Done correctly, I find it to be such a beautiful, happy tone to incorporate into sophisticated, elegant wedding designs. What do you think?

design by Stephanie Shaul Events

Wedding Inspiration Board Roundup

I always hope that through my blog I can provide (at least a little!) wedding inspiration. I’ve created a plethora of wedding inspiration boards throughout the last couple years, and I wanted to collect them all and share them in one place. This post is a round-up of my favorite wedding inspiration boards, and I hope that you’ll be inspired in some way! From Southern elements to personal touches to graphic black & white stripes to Chapel Hill charm (go Heels!) to a winter wedding to cotton bolls, there’s a little bit of everything!

As I continue to create more and more inspiration boards and share more ideas and designs with you, I would love your input! What’s an inspiration board or design you’d like to see? I would love to share my designs and ideas with you!
b&w striped wedding Black & White Striped Wedding Inspirationsweet pea soiree

Sweet Pea Soiree Wedding InspirationdahliainspirationDahlia Wedding Inspiration Chapel Hill wedding

Chapel Hill Wedding Inspirationcotton boll wedding

Cotton Boll Wedding Inspiration

Natalia - Wedding Inspiration

Misty Blue, Navy, & Tomato Red Wedding Inspiration

Beth Anne Wedding

Country Chic Wedding Inspirationwedding paper divasSouthern Blush Wedding Inspiration


Floral Bridesmaid Dress Wedding InspirationwinterweddingWinter Wedding Inspiration

Do you have a favorite of these inspiration boards? I create each one with much care and consideration, and it’s even hard for me to narrow down which I love best! I think the Southern blush and the dahlia one may be favorites… but honestly, they all are!!

And I’ll love you forever if I get the chance to design your wedding around one of these inspiration boards, particularly the cotton boll or the black & white stripes!