When designing a wedding one of the most crucial elements of the day is the table decor for the reception. What you fill your tables with will determine the look, style, and feeling of your party. We LOVE putting together tablescapes because it gives us a chance to push the envelope and try something new or unexpected. You can never go wrong with keeping it simple with some beautiful florals and classic tableware, but adding in an element of the unexpected or putting your creativity to the test is always our goal. In an attempt to help spark some inspiration for all of your table decor needs, we’ve pulled together a handful of our favorite tablescapes we’ve helped put together over the years.
Bold, Bright + Playful
One of our favorite Indie Wed displays from a few years ago featured a bright array or florals and beautifully bohemian accents like the deep teal and clay plates stacked onto of those gorgeous textured chargers. The layering of different textures and colors was definitely our favorite aspect of this tablescape.
Tuan B & Co | Julia Franzosa Photo | Foxglove Studio | CB2 | Anthropologie
Sweet, Light + Romantic
This sweet setup was just perfect for this couple’s intimate garden wedding. It was followed by a lovely tea party-esque reception at the Palomar Hotel. Each centerpiece was placed in a unique teapot with tea candles and handwritten menus. placecards, and table numbers done by the bride!
Tennile Sunday Photography
Modern, Bright + Boho
This will absolutely be one of our favorite tablescapes for as long as we can imagine. Those gorgeous florals with so much movement, the beautiful macrame table runners, and that pop of bright blue in the pebbles of the succulents created this amazingly modern take on the bohemian trend we encountered a few years ago.
Christian Gideon Photography | Fleur | Anthropologie (runners)
Fresh, Sunny + Lots of Texture
Texture + Pattern! Two of the things we are most concerned with when it comes to putting together an interesting and exciting tablescape. For this sunny brunch wedding, we sought some inspiration from menswear with these blue patterned linens to match the vintage glassware. The feminine florals, geometric vases, and gorgeous handwritten marble placecards pair with the masculine textures perfectly to create this fresh, playful tablescape.
Rowan Oak Studios | Nimblewell (glassware) | Hostess Haven | Foxglove Studio | EJD Design
Neon, Citrus + Full of Life
From one of our first times at Indie Wed! We handpainted that entire backdrop specifically for this event and it. was. awesome. Those gorgeous, citrusy florals were a perfect complement to our backdrop and the simple white plates, green linens, and gold painted fruit helped to tone down the brightness into something totally modern and accessible.
Amanda Megan Miller Photography | Jayne Weddings (Handpainted backdrop!) | Fleur
Simple, Lucious + Citrus Accents
Another modern take on a tablescape featuring citrus accents, this time created with lush greenery and blush blooms lining the center of the table. These farm tables were just perfect so there was no need for linen except for those light gray napkins.
Let’s Frolic Together | Bloom Babes | Coast Catering
Delicate, Vintage + Mismatched
Another texture-filled tablescape! This intimate reception was held at Green Street Smoked Meats family-style so we wanted to keep it fairly simple. With just a few collections of bud vases lining the table, a variety of gorgeous vintage glassware, and assorted patterned linen napkins, this downtown hoedown came together seamlessly.
Pen Carlson | Nimblewell (glassware) | Foxglove Studio | Ikea (napkins)
Fresh + Colorful
Talk about showstopping florals; these arrangements completely transformed The Dawson into the reception of our dreams. Lots of color, texture, and movement created a vibrant and playful tablescape. With just a simple black napkin fold, calligraphed menus, and maraca placecard, this tablescape proves that sometimes simplicity is better!
Eric Floberg | Youth & Yarrow
Vibrant, Creative + Romantic
We custom created these table runners specifically for this wedding and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. They added just the right amount of color and drama to not overpower those beautiful flowers and create movement along the entire length of the farm tables. A collection of fruity accents were also dispersed along the table to bring in even more color and texture.
Pen Carlson | Fleur | Ruby the Fox | Jayne Weddings (custom table runners)