Four Thanksgiving Inspired Table Top Designs

Thanksgiving is just one day away, and we can not wait! If you are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, or 100th time, and still need some table design ideas,  don’t worry, we have you covered. At BHL, we love pretty things that inspire us and today that is exactly what we are sharing with you.  From one of our favorite companies, Designer Speciality Linens, we have some gorgeous table top ideas perfect for any style of Thanksgiving dinner. Whether it is a casual lunch, or formal dinner, there is a lovely design for everyone! We give thanks to this amazing company and the fabulous vendors they teamed up with to create these amazing table top looks.  Before you head out to grab any last minute items or ingredients, take a moment to browse through these gorgeous looks. Which one of these beautiful designs speaks to you? Comment below and tell us!


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1. Federal Blue Del Ray:  For a rich feeling tablescape choose a dark base linen and pair it with festive napkins

Linen: Federal Blue Del Rey

Napkins: Harvest gold shantung napkins


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2. Gold Bohemian:  For a fun spin on a festive tablescape choose a pattern linen.

Linen: Gold Bohemian linen

Napkins : Glow Dupionique napkins


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3. Traditional: If want to stick to tradition, then this one is perfect for a traditional table look.

Linen: Paprika Soleil linen

Napkin: Light satin lamour napkins

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4. Classy & Clean: For a crisp, clean Thanksgiving tablescape, you can really impress with this look.

​Linen: Blair Linen

Napkins: Lily Napkins



Events Planners: Sophie Spier  & Simply Santa Barbara Events

​Photography: ​ Rewind Photography 

Rentals: Tent Merchant 

Flowers: Burlap and Bordeaux 

Venue: Santa Barbara Club 






Top Three Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding Flowers

Fact: I am in love with flowers. Blooms that are simple, over the top, or just a single rose, they make me happy and smile each and every time. In my book, without flowers and blooms, this world be pretty darn boring and ugly. With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, a gorgeous detail is popping up at each and every floral shop. Beautiful blooms, ready to be picked up and shared with a loved one!  I am all about the romance, and romantic details. That is why today I want to talk about romantic weddings and how florals can make any wedding day oh-so-pretty!  With the help of our incredibly talented friend and floral designer, Sussanna Davidson at French Buckets, we have three gorgeous Valentine’s Day inspired wedding florals to inspire any bride for her wedding day. Go ahead, take a look, and see which bloom is for you.

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  • Peachy:  Oh so peachy!  This gorgeous floral arrangement is made up of peach Amaryllis, garden roses, pink jasmine and rice flower.  What a lovely arrangement and so perfect for that garden style wedding. This charming set is bright, lush, and full of smiles.   (The pretty background is paper from paper-source).
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  • Red Hot Love: These blooms are super stunning and totally scream Valentine’s Day. Look how bright and vibrant these flowers look.  This  super gorgeous arrangement is made up of  red amaryllis, pink hyacinth, pink jasmine and wild raspberries. Looking to have a classical wedding with a touch of surprise? This will surely be a showstopper. A total knockout!
  • Simple and Sweet: These lovely blooms are made up of  sweet pea’s, geranium, pink sweetheart roses and pink hyacinth.  It is simple, yet is so pretty with the pop of colors that are present. This  sweet little centerpiece compliments a romantic style wedding.   (The pretty background is paper from paper-source).

Richard Nixon Library Wedding Open House

As my best friend’s maid of honor it is my duty to accompany her on the ever important venue search.  Lucky for me, her search for the perfect location has taken me to some pretty awesome places, most recently the Richard Nixon Library.   The Richard Nixon Library hosted a wedding open house for couples to get a chance to explore the unique venue. The open house showcased three spaces: a grand ballroom, smaller reception space and an outdoor ceremony space.

Upon entering the venue we were greeted with champagne and tantalizing appetizers from a variety of vendors.  My personal favorite was a mini grilled cheese over a tiny cup of tomato soup- very playful and fun for your guests.  As we moved into the smaller of the two rooms, we got to see some really creative favor tables and sampled some delicious cake creations.  I thought the favor tables were particularly  eye catching.  One embodied every girls pink fantasy with assorted pink candies and pink chocolate covered goodies.  The second was set in a nautical theme with blue goodies and starfish accents.

Our next stop was the grand ballroom.  The room was buzzing with people marveling at the different reception tables displayed by the vendors.  We moved through the tables taking notes on candle placements, flowers and flatware we liked. We also noted the two giant chandeliers that flooded the space with soft, romantic light.  The ballroom seemed quite presidential and rightly so!  It felt as if we were attending an event in the white house with all the classic furnishings, draping and the ornate fireplace.  The space was beautiful and with massive potential to dress it up for a wedding.

The ceremony space was outside on the lawn in between Nixon’s childhood house and the museum itself.  The garden is lined with palm trees and blooming white flowers which makes it very romantic and intimate.  The area feels secluded and peaceful, a perfect place for a wedding. We liked  the idea of having your wedding a historical place because it gives guests an opportunity to learn as they celebrate with you.  My favorite thing about this venue is that your guests can enjoy the museum while attending your wedding.  Talk about an awesome cocktail hour!

Our overall experience at the wedding open house was thoroughly enjoyable. We had a great time exploring the Richard Nixon Library, learning a few facts and  imagining the splendor of a wedding at this extraordinary venue! Nixon Library 3Nixon Library 14

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Gorgeous Wedding Blooms from Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions

Psst… do you know what we are totally obsessed with? Drop dead gorgeous blooms which beautify tabletops with some awe-inspiring details. Seriously brilliant talent by Chris Crisologo of  Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions. Tabletops never looked so good. Flowers oh-so- pretty that our wedding loving hearts are full of total bliss.  You will have to see for yourself, and see why we have fallen head over heels in love with the style, design, and amazing flowers of Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions.
Trends? Oh yes, that is one more genius detail that Paradise Delight Floral & Event Productions does not forget. Talk about your hot trends. We love these five fabulous trends which have “wowed” our minds. Trend Tuesday is looking pretty good right about now. Real good.
  • Organic Summer Bliss: For the eco-friendly minded couple, we utilize locally grown flowers and organic products.  Re-claimed wood containers and natural burlap runner creates innovative perspective and eliminate our carbon foot print.  
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  • Sunshine Sun Kiss: Inspired by the summer sun, your eyes will naturally be drawn to the vibrant shades of yellow.  Pave of different texture of blooms from mini calla lily, cymbidium orchids and roses helps compliment the chevron table runner and napkin.  Natural elements of succulent, lemons and fruitwood chiavari chair give an earthy tone.
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  • Tone on Tone Flower and Linen Look: A rectangular wood container is adorned by rhinestone along with a contemporary style lush arrangements of African violet, aubergine, plum and fuchsia.  Strands of grass frames deep Vanda orchids for an edgy look.  
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  • Green with Glam Look: A trio of shantung celadon square boxes is the start of “Green With Glam”  Cascade of pink mini calla lily, butterfly orchids, and cafe o’le dalias embellish the containers.  Glittery chartreuse New York linen and green wasabi napkins frames the tone-on-tone landscape. 
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  • Tropical Elegance Look: Antique silver swirl vases coupled with metallic silver weave linens creates the perfect pairing for the newly renovated performing arts center.   A “not so expected” tropical vibes takes an artistic form. 
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Paradise Delight creates stylish florals and cutting –edge event designs for discerning clients in Southern California.   By understanding our clients perspective, we create “comprehensive” concepts focusing on “the big picture” to the “fine details.” For more details, visit


Custom Florals and Design from Eddie Zaratsian

Psst… do you know what we are in love with right now? Well, maybe not just at this moment, but will probably always be imprinted in our wedding loving minds. Some seriously gorgeous talent which left us speechless. Yep, it is that GOOD! It is the kind of talent that is awe-inspiring and full of beautiful details. Lovely blooms which have dazzled our eyes and cheered our hearts with joy. All courtesy of the very talented and amazing Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle. You will soon see why we have fallen in love with his flowers, style, and design. We kind of want to crawl through the  computer screen and live in the beautiful spaces created by this fabulous floral designer. Amazing images right here. Enjoy!











Photography: Kris Kan

About Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle

Eddie Zaratsian has come a long way in the years since he took his place as one of the youngest ever inductees to the American Institute of Floral Designers. The Creative Director of tic-tock Couture Florals has worked with the best of the best in special events like Pauline Parry, Nikki Khan, Mindy Weiss and Marcy Blum. He’s appeared on two episodes of David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding and was named one of the Top 5 International Florists in the Financial Times. Eddie also designed the florals for Oprah Winfrey’s Network, OWN premiere party on New Year’s Day 2011. Eddie has partnered with Restoration Hardware to provide the latest in beautiful arrangements at the Eddie Zaratsian Fresh Flower Boutique in their Beverly Hills and Scottsdale locations. He is also busy creating fresh, new fashion-forward arrangements for celebrity weddings and parties and is working on a book highlighting his incredible work, photographed by Marianne Lozano that will be released in early 2013.

At Eddie Zaratsian Custom Florals and Lifestyle, customer service is key. Eddie and the team are dedicated to making every customer feel valued and appreciated, regardless of budget. What really sets Eddie apart is his creativity and design range – his ability to understand a client’s image and execute their vision is unparalleled.

Flowers are a feast for the soul and Eddie believes everyone deserves a seat at the table.


Mother’s Day Inspired Styles from Designer Specialty Linens

Happy Mother’s Day from Bridal Hot List.  We want to wish all the moms, aunts, grandmothers, and any expecting mothers a wonderful and lovely Mother’s Day. For today’s post we thought it would be fun to share some Mother’s Day inspired table top styles from a fabulous vendor, Designer Speciality Linens.  This amazing and very talented company loves moms too, and gives us six looks to pretty up tabletops. We are talking jaw-dropping gorgeous designs which we think you will just love. When we found these lovelies in our inbox, your mother’s day loving hearts were overjoyed! Oh, how we love pretty things that inspire us. Beautiful linens, add some pretty florals, and chinaware, and you have yourself an impressive table top! Before you head out the door to enjoy mom’s day, take a moment to browse through these fabulous looks. Enjoy!

  • Shantung Victorian Lilac Linen with Tan Burlap Napkins.


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Florist: Flower Riot

  • Burnt Orange Crinkle Taffeta linen with Persimmon Dupionique Napkin.

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Photography: Evoke Photography

Florist: Rolling Hills Flower-mart

  • Metallic Net Overlay with Champagne Satin Lamour underlay and Iridescent Taffeta Champagne Napkin

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Photography: Ashleigh Taylor Photgraphy

Florist: Shawna Yamamoto

  • Coral and White Chevron runner with Mocha Satin Lamour Napkin.


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Photography: Christopher Todd Studios

Florist: Jenny B

  • Natural Burlap custom place mats with Oatmeal Irish Linen Napkins with a cotton lace accent.


  • Blush Satin Lamour Napkin with Blush Button Taffeta Linen.




Photography: Kate Noelle Photography

Florist: The Twisted Twig



Mother’s Day Inspired Florals

Mother’s day is just a week and a half a way! What will you delight your mom with? Since we believe this day is so special, we really wanted to jump into some pretty amazing mother’s day inspiration. We are so excited for this day, we want to give a small dose of  mom day inspiration today. What a better way to start than with some gorgeous, pretty, and beautiful florals! Flowers can make any mom smile, (any girl for that matter!), and be happy.  I mean, flowers are like art… there are colors of all kinds, various sizes, and lovely details all around. Oh and the smell of some of these blooms are just divine.  Just thinking about flowers, is making us smile even bigger. We wanted to share some of our favorite florals we have seen this year so far, and hope to inspire each and every one of you.  Enjoy the tour of flower love!

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Which flower inspires you? Spread your inspiration with mom!


All photos from Bridal Hot List. 

Bold and Bright Wedding Flowers by Enchanted Florist

After a few rainy days here, we wanted to start the week off by brightening the day with big and bold colors. We are obsessed with colors that make a statement, and when we got a surprise full of colorful florals, our faces lit up with joy. Things just got a little bit more happier here.  We absolutely love a bright and bold color palette for weddings. These colors are perfect for that grand and over the top couple who wants to wow their guests on their wedding day.  Get ready to be amazed by the pheonmonal florals by Enchanted Florist.



What an amazing ceremony setting. It is simple, yet bold with splashes of bright and colorful details.  Look at the bright yellow, orange, and red colors.


Are you in awe with the beautiful floral art pieces created here? Bold and beautiful. Totally making a statement here.


Did you notice the floating colorful florals hanging above? It creates such an enchanting and lovely feel. Saying “I Do”, just got better.


A table covered in lush vibrant florals and surrounded by red and yellow rose petals captivates our eyes.  Do you see the elephant covered in all florals? It has absolutely  stunning!


When we  thought it could not get any more fabulous. It just did.  Look at this reception space. Simple exquisite.

E-3456-LR The purple, and fuchsia colored flowers are bright and elegant.


The guest tables have a tall and elegant centerpiece with a full colorful flower arrangement at the top, and bottom.  Just breathtaking.

Now this is a cake table!  We love the four tiered gold and white cake paired with this incredible colorful table full of purples and pink florals. It is extraordinary.


Vendor Information:  

Wedding Flowers: Enchanted Florist
Wedding Coordinator: Pink Rock Events
Photography: Harvard Photography


Soft Romance Wedding Florals by Enchanted Florist

At BHL we go a little crazy for pretty romantic things, so when we received this floral treat we were beyond excited. When there are colors of combined hues of  pink, white, and grey, it screams soft romance! We love a soft romantic look for a wedding as it brings sweetness, a touch of elegance, and a whole lot of romance. When you see the amazing florals by Enchanted Florist, you will feel the romance.

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This ceremony setting is so simple, yet so elegant at the same time. The lush flower arrangements at the entrance is so inviting and sweet. The soft rose petals down the aisle feels like you can walk on a cloud of romance. What a gorgeous setting to get married at.

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The flower girl looking so cute as she carries her little flower basket with a touch of pink roses.

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White flower trees with gorgeous flower arrangements makes our hearts just melt. What a beautiful setting to say ” I do”.

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The bridesmaid’s bouquets full of different hues of pink and white colored roses together with their grey bridesmaids dresses, adds to the whole soft romantic look.

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The escort table draws you in, with its beautiful white flower tree arrangement and pink and white roses at the base. Simply gorgeous!

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From the ceremony to the reception, the soft romantic look gets even better. Yes, it is true. The guest tables have a tall and grand centerpiece with lush pink and white roses. So elegant.  Are you gasping at the flower chandelier hanging over? We love how romantic they are.

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A simple wedding cake with touches of pink and white roses creates a real romantic feel. Did you see the cake topper? How beautiful is that? We love it, and as much as we love cake, we do  not want t to cut into this one. We can just stare at this all day. All day.


Vendor Information:  

Wedding Flowers: Enchanted Florist
Wedding Coordinator: Paula Laskelle of Champagne Taste
Photography: Triplecord Photography