This post is dedicated to my friend Jonna who is getting married this October and even more cynical about impractical stuff like this than I am.
At the Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show a couple of weeks ago I ran through the obligatory tablescape section and although I still can't see why anybody anywhere would ever actually use something like this for an actual meal, I did find the ones from this year much cooler than the ones from last year.
This wedding set up is probably the most realistic one of the bunch. The reason I was so drawn to this is that I'm absolutely in love with the stark white/light green color scheme used here. Unfortunately my photography skills don't do this justice.
But even though I love the way all this moss looks, I'm not interested in eating around it. Brushing up against moss all throughout a meal makes me think of how freaked out I used to get when my father made us swim in the lake and a fish would brush up against my leg.
This was my favorite tablescape. I love that they made the structure from tree branches. Plus, maybe I could eat at this table. It's tidier. I also love the hanging green balls, the cone shaped hanging planters, and the sexy lighting.
These tablescapes were pretty but my opinion still stands - they are impractical and wasteful. I'd love to hear from somebody who has been to a function where the tables were decorated so lavishly. What did people think of them? How did it effect your eating experience and your opinion of the overall function?
Where do YOU stand on tablescapes?