When they’re not on the dance floor, your guests will spend their time at their table, so your table design has a big impact on their experience. Adding unique, personal touches will enhance the atmosphere you’ve created and set the tone for much of your event. Below are some of my favorite ways to elevate any tabletop.
Don’t be afraid to take your table to the dark side! A tone-on-tone design can be dramatic and bold when you mix textures like soft florals, rich linens, and sparkly chargers.
For a softer look, incorporate natural elements to keep it fresh and crisp. I love using green leaves, branches, and other details to bring the outdoors in. The perfect way to do this is to design a lush garland of greens with your florist. Paired with some candles and a classic place setting, this creates such a sweet, low, and lush table design.
Even the table number plays an important role in your design. I love the way that this gold table number reflects the gold accents in the votives and floral design. On the flip-side, a simple table number pairs beautifully with sleek containers holding bold pops of mono-botanical blooms.
A runner doesn’t have to be just fabric. You can create one with multiple floral arrangements and candles in varying heights for a dramatic effect. Not a fan of linens? Forgo the tablecloth! Accent an exposed farm table with a romantic lace runner, petite floral arrangements, and candles… always candles.
Soft and sweet florals in vintage cups create a classic and feminine look. The dark wood table number is the perfect juxtaposition to this soft and feminine table design. It is important to make a statement with everything your guests see and feel.
I love combining layers of texture into my table designs. Rich linens, cut-glass chargers, rose-gold foil menu cards, lush florals, and sparkly candlelight detail this tabletop to perfection. I adore this creative way to display the table number. The hand-painted rose gold number on a glass cloche with a fresh flower peeking through is unexpected and gives this table a romantic, fairytale feel.
Photographers: Nakai Photography | Olivia Leigh Productions | KingenSmith | Carasco Photography | Gerber + Scarpelli | Eric Kelley Photography
Florists: Flora Chicago | Hello Darling | Kehoe Designs | Richard Remiard Designs | HMR Design
Rentals: M&M Special Events | Tablescapes | Nimble Well | Nuage Designs | BBJ Linens | Halls Rentals