Tablescape: Holiday Table Inspiration

The holidays bring cheer and joy.  They also bring lots of parties, decorating, and gatherings to host.   Here are four simple tablescapes that you can create, recreate, or re-purpose with collected decor pieces. 

Tablescape 1 - Lush and Colorful

With lots of greenery to create a lush centerpiece, the flowers add color and fun.  You can change the feel by swapping these lighter colors with dark moody reds, bright oranges, classic whites, or soft yellows.

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Tablescape 2 - Fall Inspired

White pumpkins are both classic fall while also being modern.  Combined with magnolia leaves and wood details, this feels welcoming and homey.  Handwritten names on the leaves makes a thoughtful touch for guests. 

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Tablescape 3 - Simple and Minimal

If you like your table to be minimal, then the combination of lanterns and greenery create a clean but not stark atmosphere.  A simple rose tucked into each place setting elevates the setting. 

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Tablescape 4 - Classic

A centerpiece of blush and pink roses is festive.  Using monochromatic or similar shades of flowers, keeps the arrangement classic and traditional.   White roses would be elegant; red flowers are dramatic and very appropriate for the holidays.

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Kate + Cam's destination Nashville wedding

Kate and Cam had a beautiful, destination wedding in Nashville.  Their late summer gathering was filled with charming details and a fun, relaxed feel.  

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Kate was a stunning bride and her bouquet was wild and relaxed. 

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The stone cottage at Arrington Vineyard was the perfect setting for a charming cocktail hour.

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The couple held their ceremony under a beautiful tree surrounded by family and friends. 

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Guests enjoyed dinner under the stars in front of the large barn.   Everyone was seated at farm tables with lace runners and simple wildflower flowers. 

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Vendors:

Photography - Abigal Bobo
Venue - Arrington Vineyard
Rentals - Southern Events
Flowers - Basil & Bergamot
Catering - Edley's BBQ
Cocktails & Bartending - J. Jackson Mixologist
Hair & Makeup - Unruli
Band - Craig Duncan Music

Fall Weddings - Color Schemes

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When you picture a fall wedding, do you immediately imagine fall leaves and orange pumpkins?  There are so many other beautiful color combinations.  As the weather turns cooler, instead of the orange and red, consider these color palettes. 

Jewel  Tones

Expand the color palette with rich colors like plum, eggplant or navy. Instead of the usual orange pumpkins consider using plums, pomegranates, grapes, or apples.  This color scheme can be paired with darker blacks and grays for a moody fall feel. 

Beautiful Jewel tones for fall wedding (Gina Bilyeau photography, Hannah Elaine photography)

Beautiful Jewel tones for fall wedding (Gina Bilyeau photography, Hannah Elaine photography)

White and Neutrals

While blush has been the popular wedding colors for the last year, fall weddings lend themselves well to neutrals when paired with metallics.  Silver, gold, or copper pair well with white and neutrals for a romantic, elegant look. 

White paired with metals and neutrals makes a beautiful fall wedding palette (Rachel Moore photography, Jennifer Cody photography)

White paired with metals and neutrals makes a beautiful fall wedding palette (Rachel Moore photography, Jennifer Cody photography)

Muted Colors

Instead of the brighter nature inspired shades of fall, choose a more muted or muddy tone and subtle shades. Slate, moss, gray, taupe, cream and a pink-brown shade create a modern, unexpected feel.  

Creams, slate, moss, gray, and taupe are muted and soft for your wedding (Gavin Nutt Photography, Madi Flourney Photography, Justin Wright Photography)

Creams, slate, moss, gray, and taupe are muted and soft for your wedding (Gavin Nutt Photography, Madi Flourney Photography, Justin Wright Photography)