Calm & Cool

Calm & Cool | Host a fête inspired by marble and infused with spring elements


“I view inspiration shoots in the same light as fashion shows,” says planner Reagan Barnes of Events by Reagan, “they are daring but there’s always something you can take away from them.” So it goes with this tablescape she concocted at Boone Hall Plantation with Anne Dabney of Stems. Using marble as a touch point, the core palette—cool blues, whites, and grays—got a lift from yellow daffodil-like poppies, emerald-hued ferns, and demure green hellebores. With a little scavenging, Anne scored a heap of marble slabs she stacked and layered with blooms for a multi-dimensioned table runner on the head table and as a cake stand on the dessert sideboard. “That’s a great approach for family-style dining where space is a premium,” says Reagan. “You get the full, abundant floral look while leaving convenient surfaces for platters.”


Browse through the gallery above to find simple style tricks worth stealing from the the shoot.


Vendor List:

Event design: Events by Reagan,

Venue: Boone Hall Plantation,

Photography: Rachel May Photography,

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal,

Calligraphy: If So INKlined,

Stationery: dodeline design,

Rentals: EventHaus,

Gown: Carol Hannah, available in Charleston through Southern Protocol,

Flatware, chargers: Tablescapes,

Florals: Charleston Stems,