Well, as promised, I’ve dug the old bridge table out again in an attempt to inspire you with differing possibilities, arrangements and themes for your wedding and special occassion table decorations. Having been inspired myself by recent crisp frosty mornings and smatterings of snowfall, I thought I would focus my efforts on white and silver themed tables…
Whilst white seems an obvious colour choice for weddings and perhaps not such an obvious choice for parties, don’t feel it is a lacklustre option because, as with many traditions, their popularity is due to the fact that they are simple and work. And, as any good Italian chef will tell you, the simplest ingredients cooked together properly make the tastiest dishes (guess who’s just had pasta for dinner!).
Once again, I’ve created three different looks using white and silver as my decoration table theme…
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For this look I’ve turned to the bygone era of 1940’s glamour…. There are so many wonderful, stylish influences from this decade from the chemistry of Bogart & Bergman in Casablanca, to the timeless beauty of Ava Gardner. I’ve also added a hint of a Parisian theme to this table. Perhaps it’s where you were proposed to, if so, lucky you I was propositioned in the kitchen!
Don’t be afraid to have a theme running throughout your special day, it doesn’t mean you have to resort to a full scale mock paper mache Eiffel Tower! Introduce elements of your chosen theme, such as naming tables after famous Parisian landmarks.
I’ve tried to soften the look in my choice of table decorations, using beautifully intricate butterfly placecards, feathers in the glassware and ribbons with real flower heads wrapped around the napkins.
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Focusing on an all white palette, this look is achieved by layering textures. The pretty heart bunting gives the tables a vintage feel and the paper confetti removes the starkness of the plain white table linen.
I’ve added a splash of colour by using rosebud confetti in white tin pails around the floral centerpiece. A good way to save on the amount of rosebuds needed is to stuff the pails with tissue paper and just have a ‘top layer’ of rosebuds (ha ha… cunning!). I’ve also used pretty white paper chains, wrapping individual loops around plain glass tealight holders to tie them into the look.
To shop the products Emma has used to create Simply White and for other product ideas to create this look please click here.
This table has been hugely inspired by the cold weather, using lots of silver wedding table decorations to add that touch of frosty sparkle.
I was really pleased with my table centerpiece. It is my ‘Icebreaker Tree’. On each of the butterfly placecards I’ve written a fun snippet of a fact about each guest seated on that table. The idea being that people around the table will want to be enlightened further! I see it as a great way to get your guests talking (useful if you have people sat together from mixed social circles.)
I’ve also decorated the tree with hanging crystal garlands and lots of candles underneath which look beautiful when they catch and reflect the light.
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