Table Talk

Table Talk

introduce a burst of spring zing to your tables

ARTICLE BY : Abha Shah


After all the hard work you’ve put into planning the day of your dreams, it would be a shame to fall at the table decor. It’s one of those tasks that can hide away at the bottom of your to-do list, but definitely one worth putting a little effort into, as it’s the tiny details that make lasting impressions. Inspired by flourishing florals, hazy spring meadows and the ladylike pastels synonymous with the season, we present lovely and inspiring table decor ideas that’ll have your guests sitting pretty - from the first canape to the last dance.

Bring the wonderfully refreshing tones of green to your wedding tables. We love how fresh and, well, spring-like, this colour scheme looks, making it work perfectly for the season. Keep things feeling natural and rustic with a Hessian table runner and an abundant display of fresh flowers with a few cream peonies thrown in for contrast. Wooden elephants make the sweetest little wedding momentos for guests, as do the tiny mosaic clay pots filled with sugared almonds or other sweet treats of your choice. Lay strands of baby’s breath flowers amongst the setting, or choose table pearl decorations to infuse the space a gentle glow. False butterflies positioned around the centrepiece or attached to your table number stand give the impression of bringing the outside in.

Table number Frame: Confetti - £19.99 (pack of 2) • Table number: Confetti £5.99 (1-12 pack) • Flowers: Flowerescent £40.00 • Favour Box: Confetti £15.99 (pack of 4) • Champagne Flute: Confetti £24.99 (pack of 2) • nicolas feuillatte miniature champagne £10.00 • Bottom plate: The Conran Shop £22.50 • Top plate: The Conran Shop £20.00 • Napkin: The Conran Shop £18.00 • luggage tag: the wedding of my dreams £3 (Pack of 6)• Elephants: Confetti £12.99 (pack of 4) • Clock: Classic Crockery £8.00 (to hire) Books: Classic Crockery £2.00 each (to hire) • Crown: Classic Crockery £7.00 (to Hire) • Candle Holder: Confetti £11.98 • Buttlerflies: Confetti £8.98 (pack of 12) • Pearl & Vintage Gold Wire: Confetti £12.99 each • Hessian table runner: Confetti £9.99 • Table Cloth: The Conran Shop £120.00
Stationery: Left: Elegant Cards - from £3.50 Back: Claires-Hawkes - £4.40 Front: Elegant Cards - from £3.00 Right: Special Shaadi Cards - from £2.85
Desserts: Macarons - Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen £­­1.20

It’s an unusual colour choice, but many wedding planners are reporting an uptick in the number of blue-themed weddings taking place over the last couple of years. If you decide to opt for this shade, choose a delicate pastel shade or duck egg for a more upmarket feel. Again, you can combine this shade with neutrals or hints of metallic (silver works particularly well) to come up with your perfect palette. It’s a great idea to have matching menu cards made up for each guest, or each table, if you have a lot of people attending your Big Day. This will help to pull the whole look together seamlessly. Create height for your centrepieces by using decorative boxes (TK Maxx does a great selection) or some of your favourite books. But be careful not to go overboard, as you don’t want to crowd your guests with props. Crystal glassware, tea light candles and polished cutlery finishes off the elegant look.

Napkin: The Conran Shop - £18.00 • Table linen: The Conran Shop- £150.00 • crochet doily: Classic Crockery - 30p each (to hire) • Silver Candle holder: Confetti - £19.99 each • BIRdcage: Confetti - £11.24 each • Shabby Chic Spindle Candle Holder Set: Confetti - £49.48 set of 3 assorted holders • Table number: Confetti - £5.99 (pack of 15) • Perfume bottle: Classic Crockery - £2.50 each (to?hire) • Chocolate favours: La Maison Du Chocolat - £5.20 • Wine Glass: Classic Crockery - 80p each (to hire) • Cutlery: Classic Crockery - 40p each (to hire) • Plates & bowl: Etsy --- from £12.95 • Cup & saucer: Lisa Angel - £14.00 • Glass candle holder: Confetti - £8.95 • Decanter: Classic Crockery - £4.95 each (to hire) • Flowers: Flowerescent - £10.00
Stationery: Left: Claires-Hawkes - £4.40 • Back: Special Shaadi Cards - from £2.85 • Front: Elegant Cards - from £3.00 • Right: Elegant Cards - from £3.00
Desserts: Petit Fours - Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen - £­­1.50

Decided on a rose-tinted theme for your wedding reception? You’re not alone; it’s one of the most popular colour palette choices amongst brides-to-be. And with good reason – the colour is the embodiment of romance. Bring the glow of the rosy hue to your tables with delicate petals, soft lighting with church candles with a lace table runner underneath. Ultra-feminine pink will give your reception a dream-like feel, softening edges and adding flattering accents to wedding pictures. Team with gold and cream for a wedding-ready palette, or try pairing it with black and white for a look that’s more bold and beautiful. A floral centrepiece made up of peonies and roses is a universally romantic look for any other accompanying theme.

Table:?vintage Table number frame - Etsy - £23.98 • Table number - Confetti - £5.99 (pack of 15) • Flowers - Flowerescent - £30.00 • Perfume Bottle - Classic Crockery - £2.50 (to hire) • Favour Box - Confetti - £6.99 (pack of 6) • Dinner Plates - The Conran Shop - £15.00 & £10.00 • Milk Bottles - Classic Crockery - 40p (to hire) • Straw - the wedding of my dreams - £3.00 • Champagne Glass - Classic Crockery - 50p (to hire) • Pink Urn - Classic Crockery - £4.00 (to hire) • Cutlery ­- Classic Crockery - 40p each (to hire) • Candle holder - Confetti - £16.99 • Petals - Confetti - £9.98 • Table Cloth - Etsy - £15.00 • Lace Trim - Classic Crockery - £4.00 (to hire) • Napkin - The Conran Shop - £15.00
Stationery: Left: Elegant Cards - from £2.50 • Back: Claires-Hawkes - £4.40 • Front: Elegant Cards - from £2.50 • Right: Special Shaadi Cards - from 70p
Desserts: Cheese Cakes - Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen - £1.50

Decorate your reception tables with highlights of plum and purple to take your venue to new stylish heights. Silk faux petals will look just as impressive as fresh, and the advantage is that they won’t bruise or start to decay, looking fresh for the duration of the celebration – and beyond. Rank your flowers from dark to light shades to create an on-trend ombre look for your centrepieces or group contrasting shades together for a visually high-impact look. Choose a place card in your accent colour (here it’s purple), and add final flourishes with cutlery and linen secured with a napkin ring and treats tucked into a favour box. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns for texture and to create interest. For instance, here we’ve dotted mirrored tea light holders around the place setting and used the delicate form of flowers to bring the look together.

Table: Table cloth - The Conran Shop - £150.00 • Purple candle holders - Confetti - £19.98 - £21.98 • Cutlery - Classic Crockery - from 40p (to hire) • Set of plates - Classic Crockery - from 50p (to hire) • Champagne - nicolas feuillatte miniature champagne £10.00 • Decanter - Classic Crockery - £4.95 (to hire) • Chalk Board - Confetti - from £2.48 • Lace Trim - Classic Crockery - 30p (to hire) • Champagne glass - Classic Crockery - £1.00 each (to hire) • Flowers - Flowerescent - £15.00 • Salt & Pepper - Classic Crockery - £1.50 (to hire) • Favour Box - Confetti - £7.99 pack of 10 • Purple rose • petals - Confetti - £9.98 • Bubbles - Confetti - £6.94 pack of 24 • Napkin - The Conran Shop - £20.00 • Napkin ring - Vera Wang - Confetti - £42.50 pack of 4 • Name Card - Paper & Inc - £1.45
Stationery: Left: Elegant Cards - from £3.00 • Back: Elegant Cards - from - £3.50 • Front: Special Shaadi Cards - from £2:50 • Right: Claires-Hawkes - £4.40
Desserts: Cupcakes - Deelicious Nazish’s Kitchen - £2.25


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