Saturday, May 18, 2024

Turn the Tables

Heda The Table based in Wilmington, North Carolina, provides table styling expertise for events large or small

By Linden M. Bayliss

A summery tablescape from Heda The Table
A summery tablescape from Heda The Table in Wilmington, North Carolina || Courtesy of Heda The Table

When hosting an event, every detail counts—and that includes the table decor. Elevate any event and take one thing off your plate by enlisting the help of a professional tablescaper. Heda The Table, a tablescaping company based in Wilmington, North Carolina, specializes in giving any gala or banquet a little TLC.

“I love the old-world look, European, country French,” says owner and table stylist Heda Waldrep of her design style. “I always have some type of candelabra on my tables. I love that rustic, elegant look.” Waldrep says she also likes to incorporate flowers into her design work for a pop of color between other elements. She has done tablescapes for events like the North Carolina Azalea Festival and is an expert contributor to Intracoastal Living magazine where she delivers table-styling tips.

All Waldrep’s services begin with a consultation, where she works with planners to create the look and style they want for their event—large or small. “I come in and find out what the theme is going to be, what type of food they’re serving, and then I like to do a food and table pairing,” says Waldrep, who likens the concept to a wine and cheese pairing. “That helps the client a lot, when I come in and do a whole tablescape and then they can concentrate on what they want to do for that dinner or that event.” Heda The Table serves both the Wilmington, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina, areas.