A Budget-Friendly Pottery Barn-Inspired Tablescape for Your Fall Wedding

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

I don't know about you, but now that Halloween is officially behind us, I'm already setting my sights on Thanksgiving. For many, a well-designed table is about as important as the turkey so a team of creatives in Knoxville, Tenn., created this shoot that is not only perfect for wedding and holiday table inspiration, it's extremely budget-friendly. “Our goal was to show how to achieve an elegant Thanksgiving tablescape for fall using easy and affordable DIY elements. We wanted to make the gorgeous tablescapes seen on the front of Pottery Barn and Country Living attainable for the everyday person,” says Kathleen, the photographer behind Jo Photo. “Minus the china, flatware, and the lovely floral centerpiece, everything seen on the tablescape was purchased at The Dollar Store or a craft store.”

Ideas We Love:

  • Colored tapered candles: You don't often see colored tapers used, but they can add that perfect touch of color within your monochromatic palette, and these peach ones are stunning.
  • Spray paint: It's remarkable what a little spray paint can do. A variety of metallic spray paints was the key to turning the once wooden candlesticks and orange pumpkins into an elegant array of fall decorations.
  • Filled sorbet bowls: They filled the sorbet bowls (purchased at The Dollar Store!) with moss and foliage found from the yard. This budget- and DIY-friendly idea would be a perfect place to put menus or guests' place cards.

Team of Talents:

Photography: JoPhoto
Design and Decor: Custom Love Gifts
Venue: Dara's Garden
Rentals: Event Rentals by Rothchild
Floral Design: Melissa Timm Designs
Heirlooms and extras: Restoration Rentals

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