“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” is the theme of this beautiful tabletop designed for the Daytona Beach Symphony Guild Art of Dining event. Each of the 4 settings relates to each of the four good luck sayings that brides have, and a different china and flatware setting was used for each saying. There is a massive centerpiece made like a wedding gift, with a floral arrangement of hydrangeas coming out of the top. Of course, for practical reasons, the centerpiece is not functional for a real life seating of guests, as they would not be able to see across the table at each other for conversation. In real world, the box and flowers would have to be adjusted in height, and/or adjusted as well as set up on a narrow pillar, as not to block the guests view.
A ribbon with each of the sayings painted on is streaming out of the gift box towards each place setting. Each china, flatware, and crystal pattern is different, denoting the “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. Additional adornments include an framed wedding photo from the bride’s mother from the 50′s. An alternative would be to place a photo of each of the bride and groom’s parents and grand- parents at the different alternating place settings.