Tabletop: Urban Cool

A simple concept tied tastefully to several elements of the celebration carries just the right weight, and makes an elegantly understated impression


The couple that travels together stays together, right? We asked Megan Clark at Clutch Events to come up with a plan for a duo with hometown pride, lots of stamps in their passports, and a community of friends and family who can connect and share stories. On a chevron-striped runner and amid low, jewel-toned flowers, graphic city icons mark tables, seat cards are luggage tags, and packets of old-school postcards and vintage stamps send guests home with a mission—but not before they share raspberry Pavlova, a novel and delicious meringue-based dessert named for a Russian ballerina.

“Talk things out so that both of you are represented in the look and feel of the day; couples who have opposing ideas about décor can look for compromise in food, music, and the ceremony.”
—Megan Clark  Clutch Events, 206-660-5720,

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Paper goods Red Sparrow Design (206-905-9305;
Drink tags and favors Heathoriginal (206-422-2136,
Flowers Christopher Flowers (206-619-5337,
Dessert Tallant House (425-737-1533,
Napkins Platinum Designs (206-369-6821,, Spoonflower (
Table linens, dinnerware, serving pieces, place settings Aria Style (206-352-5778,
Chairs Pravda (206-728-1177,

Styling by Clutch Events | Photographs by Dennis Wise