Tablescape Inspiration – Beautiful and Organic
“There has always been an elegance to the application of excellence.”
― Richard Diaz
Most of our brides come to us with that perfect gown in their heads, the color of the florals they’ve always dreamt of, and the first dance song already planned. Oftentimes as the planning stages move on, brides get to a point where they realize they haven’t thought of the little tiny details that truly make up a huge part of the wedding day design: the tablescape. In a recent adventure in Greece, at the Boheme Workshop, we photographed stunning brides and gowns… along with the most beautiful tablescape inspiration.
Your tablescape sets the tone for your wedding reception. There is a myriad of design choices that must be considered including the types of florals, pieces of decor, the orientation of the tables… so where should a bride start?
A few things that must be considered… height and composition. The remarkable florals by Celsia Floral in this tablescape shoot are low and loosely composed. We love this look as photographers because the wild composition balances out the clean lines of the table itself. We encourage our brides to bring plenty of photos with inspiration to their florist. Don’t be scared if your florist suggests foraging for natural foliage, either! Trust us… your photos will look stunning.
DECOR FOR YOUR TABLESCAPE
What should you place on your table? Our first rule of thumb is do not over clutter your tablescape! Remember, brides that your table is a table. Keep plenty of space available for your guests to enjoy their meal! After that, be sure to keep things simple and balanced. These tables were expertly styled by the talented Tahnee Sanders with props like tapered candles and a silk runner… that’s it! Our favorite and most memorable tablescapes were those that maintained the purpose of the table itself and remained timeless and classic. We highly suggest avoiding overly ‘trendy’ items that don’t feel authentic to your love story.
We’ve seen gorgeous round tablescapes and heart stopping rectangle tablescapes. What it comes down to is your preference and understanding the pros and cons of each. A round table tends to work best in a smaller space as the round shape usually allows for more tables in the area. Round tables also facilitate conversation easier than very long tables. A rectangle table tends to work exceptionally well for ‘family style’ meals and also looks ‘cleaner’ in our eyes. Another option? Why not combine both for a custom look that suits your unique venue! We fell head over heels for the pale blue linens chosen for this tablescape. The way the linen gathers at the bottom looks just perfect…
Photography: Les Anagnou Photographers
Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab
Creative Direction & Styling: Tahnee Sanders
Florals: Celsia Florals
Calligraphy & Stationery: September Letters
Cake: Anna Elizabeth Cakes
Chairs: Zazoo Event Retails
Tabletop Pieces: Anthropologie & Greek antique markets