Mix and Match Place Settings {Love This Tabletop Look}

Earlier this week, I attended the Newlywish Re-Patterned event at the Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton showroom in NYC at the New York Merchandise Mart. The two companies have partnered with a handful of wedding professionals who they have named tastemakers in the wedding industry. Each tastemaker has picked coordinating patterns and combined them to create their very own personal place setting.The idea of mixing and matching china patterns isn’t new – I have been doing it on my own tabletop for years. Newlywish has put a fresh spin on the idea, allowing you to plan for mixing and matching while registering for your wedding china. Instead of buying entire sets of china over the next several years to mix and match, you can now register at Newlywish for a specific re-patterned china set through the tastemaker tabletop collection.The Tastemakers: Lord Wedgwood‘s collection is Quintessential British Elegance – it would be absolute perfection in The Country House! Dress Atelier owner Mark Ingram is Classic with a Modern Twist. Stationer Ceci Johnson is Modern Graphic – oh how I love blue and white. Add gold? Even better! Eventiste Marcy Blum‘s collection is called Rhapsody in Blues. Event planner’s ‘Always a Bridesmaid‘ selected the City Chateau set – I would want to make this re-patterned set work in The City Apartment. I mean really, why wouldn’t these colors work with black and raspberry? Wedding blog founder Abby Larson (Style Me Pretty) is Vintage Chic, and Wedding Dress designer Jorge Perez has taken on gifts, and is Entertaining with Style.Mixing and matching china gives your tabletop a lived-in, layered, cozy, approachable, collected, un-decorated-yet-stylish feel. As I mentioned before, I have long done this with my own tabletop designs, but it is fun to know that if a bride wants that look and doesn’t have the confidence to mix and match on her own that the professionals have already done it for them.