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8 Ways to Embrace This Sweet Wedding Trend

May 7 2014 - 4:34pm

The time has finally come . . . to plan your seating chart. While colossal banquet seating for the bridal party is often the norm, sweetheart tables provide a more intimate alternative. Just think — you, your new spouse, and a moment to soak it all in while you try to eat something before it's time to get up again! Here are eight styling ideas for making your sweetheart table one to remember.

Photo by One Love Photography [1] via Style Me Pretty [2]

Bud Vases

For a simple yet stunning focal point, try clustering a group of bud vases filled with large blooms, like these pink peonies. Creamy linens and wooden folding chairs complement the barrel room's rustic tone without upstaging the flowers.

Photo by Anna Kuperberg [3] via Style Me Pretty [4]

Canopy

While this table is covered with flowers, it's the tissue-paper petals on the canopy that catch our eye. Just like a canopy bed, this setup feels cozy and romantic.

Photo by Danielle Capito [5] via Ruffled [6]

Lace

While it would be pricey to use lace on every table at the reception, saving it for the sweetheart table is a more manageable splurge. Top it off with a pair of equally delicate garden chairs to finish the look.

Photo by Meg Perotti [7] via 100 Layer Cake [8]

Votives

Decorate with votive candles in varying heights for a dramatic effect that will also cast a flattering glow.

Photo by Studio Castillero [9] via 100 Layer Cake [10]

Platform

Try a sweetheart table with a bird's-eye view — it will allow you to see all your guests at once and vice versa. This works especially well for larger receptions.

Photo by Stone Crandall Photography [11] via Green Wedding Shoes [12]

Sequins

With a glittery table, you can really rest assured all eyes are on you (and your new spouse). If you're going this route, try accessorizing your table with streamlined pieces. The floral balls, white chairs, and simple hurricanes help to modernize the look.

Photo by Caitlin Cathey Photography [13] via Wedding Chicks [14]

Signage

Celebrate your nuptials with his-and-hers signage that doubles as seating cards.

Photo by Allie Lindsey Photography [Array] via Style Me Pretty [15]

Garland

For an outdoor wedding [16], embrace the surrounding greenery with a leafy garland.

Photo by One Love Photography [17] via Style Me Pretty [18]


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