This week’s Vendor Spotlight features a story and the work of Swish List member Tableauscapes, a tableware rental and styling company providing luxury dinnerware rentals & decor for the wedding and event industry in the Golden Horseshoe cities of Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the GTA. Welcome to the Swish List!
A short description of what you do: Tableauscapes brings you a fresh new concept in wedding and event rentals; created specifically to fill a gap in the market for style savvy clients looking to add that next level of elegance to their wedding styling or event design.
Our aim is to offer a timeless aesthetic and provide an exceptional choice for clients wanting to create statement reception tables and creative displays. We work directly with clients, venues, catering companies, florists and wedding planners to create unique, highly designed weddings and events, always with exceptional customer service and the highest level of professionalism. Tableauscapes offers dry hire on all of our rental collection and also a full styling for brides wanting a crafted, highly designed look on their wedding day.
How long have you been working in the wedding industry? 10+ years.
What makes your business unique? Tableauscapes is a niche tabletop decor company which specializes in one-of-kind artisanal European dinnerware selections. We have scoured the globe to curate a truly unique and timeless collection of rentals that are meant to embellish celebration tables. From plates, chargers, flatware to glassware, Tableauscapes offers extraordinary tableware decor to set a magnificent tablescape!
Favourite part of your business? The creative challenge. With clients looking to redefine their weddings and create a unique, personalized look, each project is a bespoke tailor made labour of love that defines the event and client.
What inspires you? European old world charm, magnificent French and English gardens, the tranquility of a summer's eve, romance, and all things beauteous. Our motto is "aesthetics can never be compromised".
Who is your mentor/hero in the industry? (your own industry or the Niagara wedding industry) My mentor is Susan Ettridges, a woman who has taken me under her wing and given me encouragement to chase my dreams every time I have doubted myself.
On your day off...where would we find you? Tucked away in the shaded forested corner of my lush English styled yard.
What great wedding trends are you seeing this year? Lots of creams, organic textures, and neutral colour palettes.
Do you have any practical advice for couples planning a wedding? I would advise couples to do some preliminary research on the cost of weddings so that they have a clear idea of how to appropriately set their budget for the various services they will require. I also think in some cases less is more. Instead of concentrating the budget on only one aspect of the wedding decor such as oversaturated florals, pay more attention to dressing up the table. After all, the majority of time one's guests are gathered around the table and their experience is shaped by all of their senses which is why the overall aesthetic atmosphere of their surroundings is so important. Eating that delicious meal is only a small part of the experience. Imagine eating that meal off of gorgeous fine bone china and drinking the best VQA wine from a crystal gold rimmed glass? That is a truly all-encompassing experience, which overwhelms the senses with delight!