Friday, November 6, 2015

Our Wedding Table Design

The tables at our reception were probably my absolute favorite part of our wedding design. And the details table to table were so slightly different that many guests may have missed them, so I'm featuring some up close and personal photos of each table and the design plan behind them here today! And after seeing how much thought and planning went into our own dinner tables, now at weddings it's the first thing I notice and appreciate. Creating a beautiful tablescape is truly an art, and I can't thank Mstarr enough for bringing my visions to life.

In terms of the color palette for the florals and tables, we were going for a soft, neutral color palette of most greens, browns, dark blues, whites, and soft pinks. I described it as "natural meets coastal" with a little "boho" thrown in there too. The design was broken down into 4 types of tables and I loved the visual interest that these different elements added to the tent. And although all the tables were different, here's what they all had in common:
- Floral centerpiece arrangements or detailing from Petal Floral
- Brass candlesticks rented from 12th table with dark blue taper candles
- Driftwood votives sourced by Mstarr
- Oyster salt & pepper cellars for each person sourced by Mstarr
- White stone china rented from Petersons
- Gold flatware rented from Petersons
- Dusty blue napkins rented from 12th table
- Bubble glasses rented from Petersons
- Custom tattered menus and table numbers designed by A Fabulous Fete
And without further ado, here are all four!
(all film photos by Brumley & Wells and Iphone photos by Mstarr

1. The Farm Tables
Every other table in the tent was a weathered grey farm table rented from True North. The plan for these tables involved a large floral urn in the center surrounded by brass candlesticks with blue taper candles and a few driftwood votives. The plate detail would be a small piece of silver dollar eucalyptus.

2. The Linen Tables
The farm tables were staggered every other with linen-topped tables, which were covered with beautiful oatmeal colored tablecloths. The design for these tables was similar, except we included two other smaller floral arrangements on either side of the center urn and had individual mussels as plate details.
3. The Wedding Party Tables
Given the massive size of our wedding party, we used two super long farm tables for our wedding party, which were located in the center of our tent. These were a bit different than the other linen topped tables in that instead of flowers, they each had an long, full eucalyptus table runner instead.
4. The Head Table
The head table was a mix of all of the elements in the other tables and came out more beautifully than even my wildest dreams. Instead of the cross-back chairs we rented for guests, Josh and I opted to sit in two rattan peacock chairs we had thrifted on a trip to Vermont. The tops of the chairs were decked out in eucalyptus and the same flowers that were on the tables, which made us feel like a king and queen. Instead of traditional flowers, Mstarr designed this incredible runner that include hundreds of collected shells, large white pillar candles, and eucalyptus, all interspersed with the blue taper candles that were on the rest of the tables. With all that candlelight, I almost felt like we were sitting in front of a (beautiful) fireplace at dinner! And the actual table in itself was amazing - it was a custom distressed farm table that we rented from Patina just for the occasion.
Seeing those tables come together on our big day was magical, and has left me wishing I could eat at each and every one of them every night. Thank God for all the photo memories! Which table is your favorite? xx