Luxe Spring Tablescape for the Modern Bride in White and Lush Green

Absolutely loving the Spring wedding feels on the blog with this shoot by dream team: The Timeless Stylist and Sarah Harper Floral Design captured by Hannah Duffy Photography.  Amy, The Timeless Stylist, shares all the details and expert tips below:


This tablescape was created as a series of three designs to showcase Sarah Harper Floral Design’s work for her new website. We wanted this one to be very unique and capture the attention of the modern bride, by blending the old world and the new world together. With the table set underneath the beautiful windows of The Bodleian Library, we had a great starting point. The key to this design was using the plants as inspiration for every element, so these were the focus. We allowed these to be the focus by making glass a really key element, which you can see was used for a lot of the elements. Glass was also used for the tableware, this gave a very streamlined look – leading the eye to the plants. We needed to elevate the design, to achieve a sense of luxury, and we did this though layering the plates and dishes and setting the napkins in this specific way. To bring in the old to represent the building and to contrast with some of the harsher components, we chose vintage silver cutlery.


The colour palette here is really simple, and it is only pulled of by being very strict with the pieces chosen and the styling I used. The green plants were the starting point, continuing this with a softer green in the tapered candlesticks. These were placed in glass, with the glass being used as much as possible that compliments the green and white and allows for a fresh, Spring tablescape that appeals to the modern bride with a sense of nostalgia.


Sarah chose florals for this design that were fresh with a take on the classic white and green colour palette, the dancing scabious being the only white florals uses allowed my soft and delicate style to be reflected throughout.There was a sea of green cascading down the table with the use of plants and floral materials whilst still keeping the elegant and classic look.

Sarah deliberately chose glass containers so that some of the earthy roots were on show, allowing the natural form of the plants to be known, whilst using a mixture of glass and cut glass kept the elegance in the tablescape.

Simple yet effective.

A fresh scent from the mint plants was used as a memorabilia for clients who will be taken back to their wedding day when they smell the fresh scent of mint gently drifting in a cutting garden. Florals: Mintplants, fern plants, hellebores, scabious.


  • Spend a long time getting the details just right
  • Work with the right floral designer to achieve this look
  • Layer up glass plates and dishes with a clean napkin style to elevate the design





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