From the tiniest details like guest name cards to the big ones like color scheme and floral, we think wedding tablescapes are a truly stunning aspect of all the planning that goes into your big day. The only downside? You can only enjoy your wedding tablescape for one night! So, we asked the experts at Wedding Party for a few ways you can style these tabletop trends in the comfort of your newlywed home – so your big day last that much longer!
Psst — we want to let you in on a little secret about weddings. Beautiful ceremonies and receptions are great for inspiring brides for their own special day, but did you know you can use ideas and inspiration from these celebrations for MORE than just new weddings? Think about it: that dessert table you repinned on Pinterest might just look great for a birthday party, and that one reception vignette you saw at last month’s bridal show might just be a starting point for building a beautiful living room!
One of our favorite places to draw inspiration from weddings to real life? The impeccably styled wedding tablescape at the reception. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner party or simply want ideas for dinnerware and table linens for your registry, wedding tablescapes are a great starting point for creating a beautiful table in your own home. We’ve collected a few of our favorite looks from real weddings and shared a few tips for how to recreate them. Ready to get inspired?
1. Springtime Pastels & Bold Patterns
This fresh, colorful look could give your dining room the cheery update you’ve been looking for. We’re thinking bold but simple table linen patterns matched with dinnerware in complementary pastel hues.
Get the look: Atelier Tete Dune Dinner Plate, Pehr Designs Ridley origami placemat
2. Rustic Wood & Muted Tones
Adding a wood charger or bowl to your dinnerware collection is perfect for times when you’ll want to add a rustic touch. We love how they styled this wedding tablescape and paired the wood charger with dusty, muted tones.
Get the look: Vietri Lastra Dinner Plate in Aqua, Denby Malmo Wooden Bowl
3. Colorful Goblets & Matching Accents
One of our favorite looks is pairing simple dinnerware with a colorful, fun goblet. Popular at weddings, you can make this look really pop in your own home by adding in an accent in the same color family to tie the look together, like a colorful napkin or place card.
Get the look: Billy Cotton Wine Goblet, Kosta Boda Mine Salad Plate
4. Modern Gold Flatware
Gold flatware is certainly a bold look, but it does wonders for dressing up any tablescape. No big surprise that it’s all the range at weddings in 2015! Look for flatware with sleek, modern shapes.
Get the look: Oslo 10-piece flatware set, Malmo 5-piece flatware set
5. Midcentury Modern
There’s a midcentury modern revival going around, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Bring this quirky look to your dinner table for a charming touch. Think pops of bright colors, minimalist details and clean lines.
Get the look: B By Brandie Hutton Dinner Plate, Iittala Artik 5-piece Flatware Set
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