The Bride of Christ (Part 1:  Tablescape)

How do you decorate a table for the theme “The Bride of Christ” if you had twenty-four hours to plan?

That’s exactly the question I had in mind after I saw that there were no dinner reservations for Thursday night, the schedule of the event Kata Inocencio needed cupcakes for.  I asked for wisdom. Here’s how God allowed the work to proceed:

I pulled out the custom embroidered white tablecloth that Mrs. Ragas, owner of Carolina’s recommended for my wedding cake business over eighteen years ago.  It looks like the perfect satin doiley over the linen textured table cover.I showed my assistant, Krisha, the invite and asked her to put some white lace around the title. I was delighted with this gorgeous intricate white lace pattern. It looks so good it almost looks like it was machine made.  The vines are inspired by John 15.

The grapes under the frame are reminders of the fruit of the Spirit (one kind of fruit —grape— but different pieces of fruit)

““I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15:5, 8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The wash pitcher and basin was inspired by:

“to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The black (Lindor dark chocolate truffles) are like sin that needs to be washed with the Word to cause transformation. This is a reminder for me not to be impatient and sungit when I ask my staff to count the cupcakes and she motions counting and then tells me confidently that the cake stands had sixty cupcakes when I asked for eighty. When she actually counts, it’s really eighty. Help me, God!

The tea for two set is inspired by dining with Jesus when we open the door of our hearts to let Him in.

The crown reminds me of the reign of Jesus Christ, the triumphant King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


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