If you too are allured by the romance inherent with a wild, almost dishevelled seaside reception, we love the idea of carrying oceanic influences through to the intricate details on your reception tables with vintage mother of pearl crockery. When considered as a décor styling option, these rare gems evoke thoughts of romantic dinner parties under moody grey skies on secluded shores!
A chic addition to an ethereally elegant reception, Mother of Pearl cutlery is best styled when juxtaposed with decaying and rustic tetures, crushed linens, nautical ropes and an array of tarnished silvers. A raw timber table left purposefully bare, or casually draped in oyster linen will provide a great base. Place cutlery casually in jars in the centre of the table or tie with worn cotton.
Work with a more neutral, yet serene palette of greys to avoid the mood becoming overly vintage and steer away from any floral and lace references. More masculine décor choices like stone dinnerware and foraged driftwood on your table will create the perfect blend.
Vintage pieces can be quite expensive and rare to find, so this trend may work better for an intimate reception with fewer guests. We are yet to find a décor hire company offering these gems, so you may need to consider purchasing your own set.