One of the first things I did when I got to Seattle was to start interning with Cassandra LaValle of coco+kelley. For the past few months, I’ve helped her out with many projects – but this one was my favorite to date! Cass wanted to do a tablescape loosely inspired by Great Expectations and Mrs. Havisham’s garden, and I got to work helping her make her dream a reality!
Spooky votives, faded garden sculptures and opulent linens were just a few components of this non-traditional Halloween table. So eerie and creepy, but not a fake eyeball or blood and gore in sight!
My favorite part of assisting Cassandra was helping with the cocktail post. I grabbed some fresh rosemary from my garden and set out making a blackberry + rosemary simple syrup. You can find the recipe here, and head over to coco+kelley for the full shoot! All photos by Julie Harmsen for coco+kelley. And yes… HAPPY HALLOWEEN!