Planning & Inspiration
How To Create The Perfect Wedding Place Setting Using Floral Accents
You spent countless hours researching and designing your dream wedding centerpieces. Perfect in every way, they are the focal points that set the tone for your reception atmosphere. But why limit the beauty of these floral arrangements to the middle of the table? In our experience, floral decor that truly impresses incorporates elements of surprise with attention to detail. One piece offering couples an opportunity to ‘mix things up’ with style and personality is the place setting. The visual allure of a crisp Phalaenopsis bloom placed on a chic charger is inescapable. Whether you want to underscore a sophisticated all white theme, express your boho chic aesthetic, or channel the natural surroundings of the countryside, the following ideas for using floral accents are guaranteed to create an unforgettable dining experience for your guests.
Large blossoms make a big impact. Romance and glamour meet in this stunning display that features statement pink and ivory blooms and eucalyptus paired with natural white plates and brushed gold cutlery .
Looking for ideas to make your guests feel extra special? Consider tying their name cards around napkins with silk ribbons accented with a dainty spray rose.
Charming yet sophisticated, this layout features petite berry branches on a white linen bound together with a blush silk ribbon. The bespoke fabric menu takes the concept of fine dining to the next level.
Color trends change with the season. As a result, many couples are hesitant to commit to a decor palette. Wedding white, however, is a classic mainstay and works all year round. We only have to look at this gorgeous place setting trimmed with a white rose blossom to see why this ultra-pleasing hue has stood the test of time.
Similarly, blush and white are a match made in wedding decor heaven. Delicate and oh-so-pretty, this place setting centers on a soft pink rose with stem atop a round menu and gold rimmed glass charger.
To achieve a romantic vintage aesthetic, consider expressing natural florals in a soft palette accompanied with textured details. Recalling a scene from a garden party that took place centuries before in Europe, this beautiful spread features exquisite, blossom trimmed chargers accentuated with a single organic blossom.
Soft grey, sage green, and white is an ideal color scheme for decor that harmonizes natural beauty with sophistication. Here, a lush succulent is the finishing touch on a tablescape bedecked with light-blue grey draping and linens, seasonal greenery, and graceful white florals.
It’s no wonder that couples are choosing a white, green, and blue color palette for their big day. Depending on the shade of blue, these colors work with just about any style – use sapphire for a modern look, sky for a romantic feel. For this place setting, a petite berry and greenery bouquet tied with a French blue ribbon is paired with lace trimmed dinnerware to create a look of natural refinement.
For the couple who desires a midsummer night’s dream wedding, a place setting embellished with a whimsical floral crown. Not only decorative, the crown can be worn by guests during dinner, adding to the party’s enchanted ambiance.
For their farm-to-table wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Real BB Weddings couple Stephanie and Mike drew inspiration from the venue’s verdant, lush surroundings for decor. Each guest was welcomed to their seat with a simple place setting topped with an herb treatment of lavender and rosemary tied with natural twine.
Bright and beautiful, a tropical themed wedding offers endless opportunities when it comes to design and styling. To create this chic beach inspired setting, vivid blue linens were matched with white ceramic and natural wood dinnerware, and topped with a fresh magenta hued orchid.
Here’s a great hands-on project to destress and help calm those pre-wedding nerves. Fun and easy to make, these DIY dried flower wreaths transform the standard place card into into a miniature work of art. We can see guests taking these home to hang on their wall afterward.
For their wedding at Hilton Pearl River, Real BB Weddings couple Riana and Alex used ferns as a main decorative element. Exquisite on their own, a single fern leaf was affixed to the menu with a personalized wax seal, offering a natural contrast to the opulent silver charger.
After flowers and candles, the place setting is the final piece that pulls together your reception tablescape. Thinking beyond basic dinnerware will open up creative possibilities for designing a unique and captivating table top. And there’s no denying the polish that a single blossom or fresh stem of greenery exudes when placed on a plate, napkin, or menu.