When it came to rounding up our favourite table decor for 2015, we wanted to go further than just including a few pics, because this is the kind of inspiration that can really inspire other brides and grooms on a practical level, to create a similar look for themselves. So we decided we’d do a special roundup in the style of our ‘Ten Tables’ series, breaking down each table into its components, along with shoppable links, so that you can mix and match to create the table for your own wedding (or other event) that’s perfect for you. We’re starting off with the first five this afternoon, and we’ll be back with the second half later today.
Table #1: Romantic Glamour
SUGGESTED FLOWERS: Roses & peonies
Oh w do LOVE a sparkly tabletop! Glittery linens were definitely a huge trend in 2015, and we especially adored Marisa and Anees’ combination of shimmer with sweet, using gold-on-gold detailing like candlesticks, votive holders and table numbers beside clear glass vass containing a variety of pink and blush blooms. The modern cherry on top was the engraved acrylic menus. Beautiful. This couple used the tablescape to glam up their boho bash, but it would work well for a variety of weddings – whether the whole day is blingy, or you just want a glitz-filled reception!
DIY DETAIL: Gold table numbers like these are easy to DIY – you could even add an extra bit of sparkle using this tutorial!
Table #2: Tropical Modern
SUGGESTED FLOWERS: Palm leaves, banana leaves, Casablanca lilies, hydrangeas
We’re absolutely loving tropical style at the moment, and we loved the way that Claire & David’s tables blended beachy tropical with sophisticated modern. Striped tablecloths pair effortlessly with kelly green ribbon bows and silver chargers, with tall palm arrangements in clear glass vases reinforced by table-level arrangements of moss, white blooms and mercury glass candleholders.
DIY DETAIL: Those moss table numbers are such a great touch – make your own using this tutorial.
Table #3: Country Charm
SUGGESTED FLOWERS: Hydrangeas, cosmos, berries, herbs, figs & roses
Erine & Niel’s beautiful wedding was full of pops of colour and sweet details (like the lasercut ‘Come Away With Me’ sign that hung above the tables), but what we loved most about their tables was the touch of vintage from the crochet tablecloths combined with the bright modern colours and the organic wooden textures from the round board underplates (doubling as favours) and box planters. The place settings were a delight- we especially loved the combination of little floral print envelopes with little rosemary wreaths!
DIY DETAIL: Make your own rosemary wreath placecards using this tutorial.
Table #4: Moody Blues
SUGGESTED FLOWERS: Roses, eucalyptus, hypericum berries, fynbos
Bride Anneme, when deciding on her decor, wanted red flowers and the rest of the decor in different shades of blue (which in itself was one of our favourite colour schemes of 2015 – those different shades add a lot of depth!) so for the tables, she had big gold arrangements in beautiful smoky glass vessels – what a feature! We love the use of blue glassware, complemented by blue napkins, and with the cool elegance of a white table runner and chrome Moroccan lanterns. The final pretty touch? Paper luggage tags with watercolour detailing.
DIY DETAIL: You can make your own watercolour wash escort cards by following this tutorial.
Table #5: Lanterns & Stripes
SUGGESTED FLOWERS: Red roses
Angela & Nic’s wedding was just beautifully executed – everything from the striped aisle runner to the bride’s rose crown fitted into their ‘rose noir’ theme of roses and bold monochrome stripes. The long outdoor tables added an extra element of fun with withwheel place cards and little jam pot favours. All along the striped central runner were a variety of silver and grey lanterns, with roses in a range of clear glass vases. The final touch? Lasercut his ‘n hers signs on the back of the couple’s elegant ghost chairs.
DIY DETAIL: Love the pinwheel idea? Get the ‘how to’ here.
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