Dayton, OH Engagement Party | Editorial
Words from Samantha Joy Events “As soon as stepped into the old paper factory I fell in love with the brick arches, and high ceilings. I wanted to breath new life into it. You could feel the history and the story that was waiting to be told again. Inspired by the brick I thought of a potter's bench, the look of the overgrown greens, piled high terracotta pots among the perfectly groomed garden. I wanted to interpret it as a nice dinner with friends. I wanted to collaborate with Mari of Something Old Dayton to style 2 separate dinner table concepts. We ended up create two garden inspired concepts.
The long hairpin leg table from Something Old Dayton was dressed with a ivory cheese cloth, while each place setting was set with a striped linen napkin and the menu for the evening. In true family style dining style their were several wine bottle and charcuterie spreads for guest to share as they arrived. The table was adorned with free form arrangements from Evergreen Floral Co and accompanied by potted herbs in antique terracotta pots to give it that garden feel. Tall skinny candles from Creative Candles and modern dinnerware helped the table feel clean and elegant. The smell of the herbs sure didn’t hurt and guests could pick straight from them to add to their dish.
One table was adorned with small gatherings of the tiniest tomatoes you have ever seen. Evergreen Floral Co. created a tomato design down the table which looked as if the tomatoes were grown from the table. Each place was set with an aged chapati board set with a bread loaf, and personalized charcuterie spread for each guest to enjoy with their salad. The black candles and striped napkins helps the table feel modern and pulled together. Heather with Evergreen Floral was essential in designing a garden installation against the brick wall. The room transformed not only in look but it really felt like were were in a garden.”
Design and Planning: Samantha Joy Events (table-scape two)
Styling: Mari Foster (table-scape one)
Floral Design: Evergreen Floral Co.
Photography: Jenna Powers Photography
Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Rentals: Something Old Dayton