Lauren & Brett Wedding - Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Planning & Inspiration

Beautiful Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Rectangular Reception Tables

Lauren & Brett Wedding - Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Lauren & Brett Wedding – Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus – Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Rectangular, also referred to as ‘communal’ or ‘farmhouse,’ is a popular type of table shape used in Real BB Weddings. Similar to their round counterpart, rectangular tables seat 8 to 10 guests and typically measure eight-feet by 42-inches. We often see rectangular tables used in a mix-and-match reception layout, either with circular or banquet seating. We do want to point out that while rectangular encourages a relaxed and ‘familial’ atmosphere, socializing can be limited where guests may end up talking to the person sitting next to them. From a floral designer’s standpoint, what is so appealing about this type of table is how it offers ample surface for a variety of centerpiece styles and decor. It also wins major points for versatility and can be set up in the dining room of a private estate or in a chic industrial space. From lush, romantic garlands to posh and modern arrangements, here are beautiful centerpiece ideas for rectangular tables culled from the Real BB Wedding archives.
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Stephanie & Rob Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquets - Carousel Lighthouse Point - Sarma & Co.

Planning & Inspiration

Flower By Flower: Real BB Wedding Bouquet Recipes

Stephanie & Rob Wedding - Bridesmaids Bouquets - Carousel Lighthouse Point - Sarma & Co.

Stephanie & Rob Wedding – Bridesmaids Bouquets – Carousel Lighthouse Point – Sarma & Co.

When we first meet with our brides to discuss the design of their dream bouquet, they usually have one or two ‘go-to’ flowers in mind such as the garden rose, peony, or ranunculus. This is a great starting point, but rarely does a bouquet contain just one or two flowers. Rather, the colors, texture, and dimension that define a bouquet’s unique beauty are the result of major and secondary blooms in combination with fillers and greenery.

To help our readers better understand all the pretty details that go into assembling the perfect hand-held arrangement, we are sharing the floral recipes from our most ‘liked’ Real BB Wedding bouquets.
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Lauren & Lou Wedding - Lounge Centerpiece Detail - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Modern Wedding Candles: Fresh Ways To Light Up Your Day

 

Lauren & Lou Wedding - Lounge Centerpiece Detail - Natirar - Pat Furey Photography

Lauren & Lou Wedding – Lounge Centerpiece Detail – Natirar – Pat Furey Photography

 

Candles are known for the warm, captivating glow that they bring to a space. It’s impossible to fall under the spell of a tablescape illuminated by the charm of a sea of flickering flames. To go along with our renewed outlook for 2021, we decided to re-consider the classic decorative element. Meant to speak to a modern sensibility, the following examples, all from the Real BB Weddings archives, feel less lost in the sands of time and more ready for tonight’s highly anticipated gala. From the ceremony aisle to the sweetheart table, here are fresh and inspired ways for incorporating candles into your wedding day.
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Victoria and Doug Wedding - Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements - The Rockleigh - Molly Sue Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Living Wedding Aisle Decor Ideas

Victoria and Doug Wedding - Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements - The Rockleigh - Molly Sue Photography

Victoria and Doug Wedding – Floral Ring Aisle Arrangements – The Rockleigh – Molly Sue Photography

 

Imagine being met by lush florals and greenery with every step you take down the aisle. Going big with ceremony pathway décor was a major emerging trend last year with our brides. Scattered rose petals and candles (which are absolutely beautiful!) were given over to flourishing, natural arrangements that looked like a garden in full bloom. Aptly described as a ‘living’ aisle, these show-stopping scenes captivate the eye to no end. Our client proposals for the upcoming wedding season indicate that this floral love affair is here to stay. From wildly romantic to prim and polished, here are décor ideas for making the big walk all you dreamed of and more.
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Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Planning & Inspiration

The Harlow Stand: Elevating Wedding Table Decor

Randi & Bryan Wedding - High Centerpiece - Gurneys Montauk - JoVon Photography

Randi & Bryan Wedding – High Centerpiece – Gurneys Montauk – JoVon Photography

 

There are many reasons for wanting lofty table décor – it commands the eye while creating an alluring reception atmosphere. From a practical standpoint, a high centerpiece allows for more space below to accommodate the ever-flowing drinks and cuisine. One major trend we saw in our 2019 Real BB Weddings was the harlow stand. Taking the place of a tall vase, the harlow stand is 4-post metal structure used to display flowers. It is available in various heights and colors such as gold, silver, bronze, and black.
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Paige and Justin Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Tropical Foliage Arch - The Press Lounge - Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

A Look Back At The Real BB Weddings Of 2019

Paige and Justin Wedding - Bride and Groom Kissing Tropical Foliage Arch - The Press Lounge - Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

Paige and Justin Wedding – Bride and Groom Kissing Tropical Foliage Arch – The Press Lounge – Cheyanna De Nicola Photography

 

They say don’t dwell on the past, but we would happily relive just about every moment from our Real BB Weddings of 2019. The year leaves us with a great feeling of gratitude. We had the chance to really get to know our couples and make their wedding visions a reality. As our working relationships became stronger than ever, new connections with talented vendors and industry professionals were made. To say we are excited for what the future holds in 2020 would be a serious understatement.
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