When it comes time to start thinking about wedding flowers, your mind goes straight to the obvious – bridal bouquet, table centerpieces, and the ceremony arch and chuppah. One décor feature that doesn’t immediately seem important is the card table. Give it a little more thought though. The table is a key feature because it welcomes guests, and every one of them will notice the display as they pick up the escort cards directing them to their seats.
Couples can use the card table to make a statement, expressing their unique interests, style, personality, and wedding theme. From extravagant and grand to intimate and understated, here are card tables from our real BB weddings to use for inspiration.
Cherry blossom branches add impressive height and are a perfect floral feature for a wedding at the Essex House. Pair the branches with white roses and hydrangea to create an elegant arrangement. Additional accents such as hanging bubbles with tea lights, votive candles, and a beautiful sequin tablecloth complete the display, casting a warm, romantic ambiance for greeting your guests.
It’s always a good idea to consider your venue when planning wedding floral design. For example, this classic and natural card table goes wonderfully with the exposed brick and wood interior of the Bowery Hotel. A lush arrangement of white, ivory, and cream roses, white hydrangea, and eucalyptus is illuminated by the warm glow of votive candles.
Manzanita trees are favored in wedding decor for their expressive, towering silhouette, which looks wonderful with flowers placed throughout the branches. Radiating opulence with a contemporary twist, this card table at the Mandarin Oriental displays a Manzanita tree adorned with deep, berry hued roses, ranunculus, orchids, calla lilies, and hydrangea.
This stunning display at the Cold Spring Country Club showcases champagne quicksand roses, white cherry blossom branches, and cream hydrangea in glass vases complimented by glowing candles. The neutral blooms combined with the black cards add an air of sophisticated elegance.
Your guests will never forget when they had to pick up their escort cards from a bed of roses at your Park Hyatt wedding. Compactly arranged on four square tables, the blush-colored blooms are divided by an arrangement of glass cylinder vases with floating candles, adding a unique and stylish touch to the display.
We love to see a couple express their personality and interests in creating and surprising ways. How charming are these cardholders made from recycled wine corks that were used in a wedding at the Brooklyn Winery?!
Let’s start with the flowers. A simple, contemporary arrangement of cascading white phalaenopsis orchids in a glass cylinder vase. The fun part came when guests were treated to candy-filled test tubes that stood in the place of escort cards. And how fitting for a wedding at the Liberty Science Center!
This card table looks enchanting enough to be in a fairy tale. A Manzanita tree is adorned with blush, white, and cream roses, dahlias, peonies, hydrangea and verdant greenery with hanging glass votives, creating a look of beauty and wonder at a wedding on the Hudson Hotel rooftop.
A garden-inspired card table is naturally arranged on a bed of moss and succulents with lavender, white, and peach flowers in mercury glass vases. Candlelit lanterns and votives create a romantic, dreamy mood perfect for a late summer wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
The wedding card table deserves your attention and shouldn’t be left to the last minute. We hope these designs from our Real BB Weddings inspire the bride planning for her big day.