Inside the richly historic walls of an ancient and newly restored church The Mount Without, photographer Jess Withey captures a tablescape trailing in ethereal light. A darkly enchanting setting that mirrors celestial skies, the styling explores the duality of light and shade. In a palette of midnight and pearlescent hues, wisps of dried blooms are scattered throughout ambient candles, casting reflections that dance over timeworn textures. Evoking nostalgia and romance, diaphanous fabrics are suspended from towering ceilings and a textural cake spills with undulating layers.
“Don’t be afraid of choosing black, even if it’s only candles, cutlery, or napkins. It sets the tone for an intensely romantic atmosphere.”
“Tapered candles in beautiful candle holders of different heights work so beautifully through the middle of the table. Separate some, and group others together for an appealing, asymmetrical look.”
Concept, styling & organisation / Allegory Events
Photographer / Jess Withey Photography
Venue & Production / The Mount Without
Stationary / Bureau Design
Floral Design / Queen of the Meadow Flowers
Ribbons / The Botanical Dyer
Draping & Styling Assistance / Rosie Barrett Events
Ceramic plates / Every Story
Cake designer / Marble Cake Company
Accessories / Eden B Studio
H&M / Pati Sanchez
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