Tantalizing Tablescapes

Emma Frankart Henterly

This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Columbus Weddings, published June 2019.

There’s a big difference between selecting a few pieces of china and creating a dramatic tablescape. Emily Kreindler of Got Ya Covered Linens & Event Rentals knows the distinction all too well. She works with venues, florists and engaged couples throughout Central Ohio to design beautiful, intricate tablescapes and other reception elements. We tagged along with Kreindler on styled shoots at two local venues to see what she and her colleagues are capable of.

Golden Age Gorgeousness

Inspired by still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, the rich, jewel-toned textiles mix with soft, delicate florals to create an opulent head and sweetheart table settings for a dreamy fall wedding at Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove.

Modern Meets Traditional

A barn wedding does not require rustic décor, Kreindler says. Mixing the right amount of modern elements with a traditional base, like the wood and stone details at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Wells Barn, creates a timeless look that lightens a dim space and creates a luxurious setting.

Indoor Garden Party

Bring the outdoors in with mini topiaries and an intricate hanging “chandelier” made of twisty vines and floating votives. Paired with gold details and a floral-embroidered tablecloth, this styled setting would fit in just as well in an English garden as it does at Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove.

Flowers, vases, votives and ribbons for both shoots courtesy Natural Design Florals; calligraphy at Franklin Park Conservatory by Lovely Arrows Events & Designs; pipe-and-drape and custom gobo at Franklin Park Conservatory by Party Pleasers; stationery at Jorgensen Farms by Inspired Settings; paper chair wreaths at Jorgensen Farms by Pretty Papel.