Post # 1
Here is a (very) rough mock-up of a table setting idea. We’ll be using square or rectangular tables (depending on what we end up doing for the centerpieces), floor-length ivory linens, copper chargers, and eggplant napkins. The menu (ivory backed with a layer of copper) will be tucked into the napkin. We’re going for a very subtle vineyard theme, and would like to use a lot of candles and few flowers on our tables. Because champagne grapes will not be in season in October, we will be using the faux variety in the picture.
I’d love to hear some ideas on how I can improve my tablescape. Thanks!
Post # 3
How about votive candles around the base and the votive candle holders that look like wine glasses? You could also do a colored runner in a satin color to bring a bit more color into it.
Post # 4
I would also suggest a runner or something colored. Otherwise, maybe put the glasses with the grapes on a charger as well – something to add some color to the center-bottom. I think votives around it all would look great – if candles are allowed. Otherwise, maybe some vines or ribbon curled around the bottom?
Post # 5
Can you put table numbers with black and white pictures of monuments in Italy? Or you could also do table numbers with pics of the two of you in black and white. It would be really cute. I’d also try to add colored tablecloth in a shiny gold perhaps. It would really bring out the color of the centerpieces.
Post # 6
Attached is a picture from my brother’s wedding a few years ago – your post reminded me of this because of those beautiful vases you got – what my brother’s florist did was put the same type of thing in various sizes to create visual interest.. I agree that putting a color overlay or at least a (wide) runner is a great idea, also that way you could get more shades of purple/green in. It looks like you need one or two more elements, I agree with votive candles, or how about a candle in a tall holder like in the picture I posted? Or you could do one fake flower element in a lower glass vase to match.
I love the grapes btw! [attachment=271192,31702]
Post # 7
What about some hurricane vases with floating candles (in your colors) around the wine glasses? I also agree with the table runner idea — I think it would add a nice pop of color!
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I knew there’d be some great ideas thrown around if I just asked!
Post # 10
What about a large hurricane (as the other poster’s relative did) and have some flowers at the base of the hurricane and also drape around and into it some REAL grapes?
You could also have lots of tealights too and I agree. More color on the table. Make it feel lush (doesn’t have to be pricey, just lush) and rich and very much LIKE a wine.
You could actually do tables in either light (think chardonnay) colors and give table names of white wines to them and do flowers and graper in ivory, white, green . Have other tables in the dark eggplant/wine color and give them names like Pinot Noir and do darker flowers and darker grapes at base of the hurricanes.