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An Ultra-Chic Tablescape Grooms Will Love as Much as Brides

Who says a wedding needs to be all blush pink and florals? Event planner and floral designer Chris Hessney of Hessney & Co. joined forces with fellow New York City wedding vendors to create the sleek, stylish, gender-neutral tablescape of our dreams.

Hello crushed grey velvet. Sometimes, classic wedding colors and styles (you know, all things bubbly and bright) don't cut it for a couple—especially when that couple wants something that truly appeals to both of their tastes. Event and floral designer Chris Hessney answered that call with this unbelievably chic tablescape captured by Roey Yohai Photography. It represents all things modern and sleek for the urban pair looking to dress up their reception with something cosmopolitan and gender neutral.  

Employing Laura Remmert's planning genius and The Weylin's grandiose backdrop, a textured tablescape full of menswear-inspired linens, moody ceramics, dramatic candles, and modern florals was born.

Masculine Meets Feminine

Marrying a masculine and feminine aesthetic served this set-up extra well. The more masculine notes make it perfect for a same-sex wedding (or a happy groom!), with menswear-inspired linens and black cutlery offering an urban vibe. White Japanese blooms, on the other hand, softened the tablescape's overall look and made everything look less severe (pro tip: Japanese flowers are also great for a winter wedding thanks to their availability).

Personalize Your Place Cards

A unique way to seat your guests? Personalized, illustrated place cards. These paper dolls—by calligrapher, Sara McCarthy, of Ink Revival—will not only elevate your table, but they will also put a smile on your friend's and family's faces too (an especially great idea for a small wedding!).

Play With Proportion

A successful tablescape is one of balance. Instead of using completely uniform centerpieces in size and look, opt for variously sized vases from Aviva Rowley, mixed candles, and array of arrangements to keep things interesting.

Moody Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Don't fear darker colors for your wedding day! Some would call this table's smoked grey glass, Creel and Gow pyrite spheres, and matte black cutlery and chairs moody, but we call it magical. The darker tones and various textures used on the menu and stationery suite only make this look that much more dramatic, stylish, and elevated.