WARM COLORS, ROMANTIC FLORALS, a touch of cascading leaves and strategically placed books intertwined to create the look of this unique tablescape, which was one of several featured at the eighth annual International Special Events Society Denver Designer Showcase held at Infinity Park International Ballroom in Denver. A rustic feel was woven throughout the tablescape design, created by Isabelle Kline Design, to authentically represent a wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash. Suspended arrays of floral and candles, as well as branches, tied together the natural but elegant ambiance.


"My inspiration was a collaborative effort of all my years of experience and the privilege of working with some of the best in the industry worldwide. I wanted to create something that would be eye candy for all," says Isabelle Kline.

The Details:

The tablescape was adorned with tall glasses featuring silver-plated bases and filled with floating candles and yellow petals. Small accent vases displayed yellow ranunculus and roses that included touches of orange. Berries and greens were added to the centerpieces to provide texture and depth to the floral arrangements.

Yellow hanging roses, branches and leaves were suspended to catch one’s eye and provide an all-around enclosed design.

Vintage china and complementing silverware and glasses were used to complete a sit-down look for the table. "I tied a vintage-style napkin with burlap string and attached a custom printed menu," Kline says. "I wanted a design that resembled a large vintage tag, and because we did not have an actual menu, we used the opportunity to place all the vendors’ names instead."

To further enhance the overall look, trees, lanterns and a 100-year-old mantel for background touches were added. Additional candles and florals, including props such as books, were sprinkled throughout and sheer chair covers made from burlap and lace continued the theme.

Pure Energy Events provided the lighting and was able to fulfill a unique request from Kline. "I wanted animated amber falling leaves projected throughout our vignette," she explains. "Brian Howe, the owner of Pure Energy, scratched his head, but never let me know they had never done such a thing. He tested his own ability and came up with what I wanted and fell in love with the idea. Since then, he has been adding that now as an option to his customers."

Many elements of this stylish tablescape can easily translate into a corporate or nonprofit event setting and for a beautiful toast to autumn instead of spring.

The Vendors:

China, Flatware & Glassware: ALLWELL RENTS 

Florals, Table, Chairs, Trellis: DESIGN WORKS 


Coordinator/Designer: ISABELLE KLINE DESIGN 




Printed Items: WORDSHOP

The event and catering industries accepted the challenge to create vignettes inspired by well-known fashion designers for the 14th annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Designer Showcase. This was the first year that ILEA partnered with the Denver Chapter of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), knowing it would bring a whole new level of opportunity to the table.


This Kate Spade-inspired vignette makes a colorful splash at ILEA and NACE Designer Showcase.


When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.