Black Aves Dinnerwear By David Pressman Events

An Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Needlework, Sybil Francis was one of the first needlewomen in England. In the 1930’s, she embroidered a pillow that was translated into a copper print engraving and the first Aves dinnerware was produced. Black Aves with Gold was created at Gump’s request and launched as an exclusive for the store in 1987. A monochrome design with 22kt gold edges, the pattern represents the birds of paradise and was originally inspired by silk embroidery.

David Pressman Events designed an entire table around this iconic dinner wear. Complete with fancy lettering by Soolip and one stunning floral centerpiece by Krista Jon. To see the entire shoot by Aaron Delesie be sure to click here.

Photographer: Aaron Delesie
Event Design: David Pressman Events
Venue: Rolling Stone Cottage
Cake/Desserts:Pie from simple things
Floral Design: Krista Jon
Table, chairs, linens: Classic Party Rentals
Calligraphy: Soolip

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  1. -100. Aaron Watson says:

    Beautiful centerpiece! The pies look absolutely delicious!

  2. -100. Naomi says:

    Hella gorgeous…wow! That centerpiece is amazingly gorgeous!

  3. -100. KT Merry says:


  4. I need those plates – gorgeous!

  5. -100. David Pressman says:

    The pies were indeed amazing and can be found daily at Simplethings Sandwich & Pie shop at 8310 W. 3rd Street, LA (323) 592.3390. They even custom matched the color of the toppings as needed.

  6. -100. David Pressman says:

    The centerpiece is the work of Krista Jon in San Celemente. Please visit her website to see how exciting the range of her work is:

  7. -100. Judy Philen O'Connell says:

    Stunning! David Pressman and his Gang of Talent never fail to surprise and delight!

  8. -100. kelly says:

    Everything looked so beautiful! Love the colors!!

  9. -100. Barn Weddings says:

    OH! Such a nice centerpiece. I would be glad to have this kind of decoration for my wedding. :D

  10. -100. dot spikings says:

    I adore David Pressman’s Aves dinner ware, and the table set around it, sophisticated yet young and fresh.

  11. -100. rotary dryer says:

    I like it, so beautiful

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