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Turning the Tables

by slh

Three emerging California wedding creatives reveal what the new season holds for fresh, fabulous design.

Hostess Haven

“I design tabletops to be a reflection of personal style,” says Farra Miron, the creative force behind the San Diego-based company—offering more than your regular rental fare. In the past, Miron has imagined settings inspired by British luxury brand Smythson and Italian photographer Massimo Vitali. “Being able to read your client and their personal taste is key,” she says. For 2017, Miron favors simplicity with the unexpected: cactus, patterned textiles and cut crystal, for example. “It makes total sense and is a beautiful, elegant table,” she says. Unlikely palettes also receive praise. “I love black graphics with feminine pinks and textured indigos,” says Miron. “They just play off one another.” hostesshaven.com.

Harlin & Sparrow

A Sonoma-based event planning and design company led by longtime friends Justina Geraghty and Brittany Bijan, Harlin & Sparrow’s designs offer warm, relaxed decor with nods to the terroir, such as artful arrangements atop wine barrels. Inspired by organic materials and pops of color, Bijan and Geraghty have the recipe for statement-making decor. “We love mixing and matching patterns and textures,” says Bijan, “and using nature in our designs—like fruits, leaves and branches.” They try to avoid fleeting trends. “We get to know our clients and what speaks to them,” says Geraghty. “Then we add our version of a modern edge.” harlinsparrow.com.

A Fabulous Fete

For memorable invites, place cards and menus, it’s hard to top the work of A Fabulous Fete’s Lauren Saylor. Her Mission Viejo studio creates exuberant, elegant calligraphy that befits the joyous occasion. “I attract couples that want something beautiful and unique,” says Saylor, “but with a bit of edge that you don’t see in traditional calligraphy work.” Her aesthetic goes beyond the classic black-and-white type, with bright hues, spirited illustrations and loose, imaginative typography. Saylor’s blog shares ideas outside the envelope as well—from DIY decor to tabletop ideas. The future holds even more inspiration. “I’m loving all of the stars and moons that I’m seeing,” she says of her favorite trends for 2017. “And palms, either illustrated on your paper items or used as decor on the table.” afabulousfete.com. KERSTIN CZARRA

Edited by Andrea Stanford.