In honor of the Mad Men finale, I thought I would re-share some photos of a styled table shoot I did for the Vintage Wedding Showcase a couple of seasons ago. I was one of several participants who had to design a tablescape based on a vintage theme. I chose Mad Men, though I had never actually watched a Mad Men episode previous to the challenge. The first thing I did was get myself caught up in several seasons of Mad Men. Then, I immersed myself into the art and design of the late 50’s and early 60’s (the Mad Men era I chose to recreate for my tablescape). I actually found myself loving mid-century design and this Mad Men table design was an incredibly fun challenge from the usual mountain weddings I design!
Here’s a few photos of my design captured by Tara Whittaker Photography and flowers by the talented Sarah Mayerson Design. Let me know what you think! Did I capture the era and would it make our beloved Don Draper proud? Thank you Mad Men for the extremely compelling entertainment!
The flowers were oh so lovely and complemented the mid-century color palette! I made the table menus and drink menus out wood. We even made the table for the shoot!
I chose lots of bright colors for the table including a popular color palette of avocado green and orange, which was extremely common in home decor in the mid-century. I also chose mid-century stemware and chose to put the flowers in a cut crystal bowl, which incidentally was a popular wedding gift at the time!
I used real walnut and made the place holders look like the name plates commonly seen on every ad exec.’s desk in the mid-60’s!
My wedding favors were an updated version of what was actually common to give as favors at weddings – personalized matches!
And one of the most popular toys from the era was the slinky, so I had to have this beautiful item on my table for decoration!
I designed a bar cart filled with items to make the popular cocktails of the day!
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