January 3, 2020

Tablescape Inspiration

The holiday season may be over, but hosting never stops in the life of an event planner.

So, as we gear up for another fun-filled year of events, we thought we’d share some of the most inspiring and original table settings we have had the chance to create over the years – in no particular order. 

When you make it to the end, let us know your favorite(s)!

As usual, it all starts with the details…

tropical floral and gold detail place setting

Photos: Lex and the Lotus, Venue: The San Francisco Mint

But it doesn’t stop there! Placement seriously matters when creating the perfect tablescape.

Symmetry at the dinner tablePhotos: Wedding Documentary, Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch, Floral: Nicole Ha Design

Centerpieces are so much more than flowers and the possibilities are truly endless. Incorporating branded concepts into your centerpieces can really elevate your tablescape.

Photos: Urban Shutterbug, Venue: Forager

Candle light is a perfect way to set the mood for a romantic evening.

Natural lighting to set the moodPhotos: Blue Lace Photography, Venue: Palm Event Center, Floral: Nicole Ha Designs

Or add real flowers to let guests get up close and personal with the design. 

florals at the table

Photos: Wedding Documentary, Venue: Kirigin Cellars, Floral: Nicole Ha Design

Height is another great way to add variety to a tablescape.

WIPA table top

Photos: Olivia Smartt Photography, Venue: Berkley City Club, Rentals: Hensley Event Rentals, Linens: Napa Valley Linen, Floral: Nicole Ha Design

florals at a new hight

Photos: Wedding Documentary, Venue: Carmel Valley Ranch, Floral: Nicole Ha Design,

But of course, design does not stop at the table top…

Below the Table design continues

Photos: Ashley Maxwell Photography, Venue: Rosewood Sand Hill, Floral: Nicole Ha Design

…it continues from down below to up above!

lighting rig above table

Photos: Encarcion Photography, Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill, Floral: Petite Petal Co, Lighting: Enhanced Lighting

Of course, florals and lighting aren’t the only ways to wow guests with a tabletop design.

Balloon centerpiece

Venue: Westin San Jose, Florals: Nicole Ha Designs

Remember, it’s not just about what is happening at the actual tables, but beyond them as well.

Entertainment with dinner.

Photos: Jordan Voth Photography, Venue: Rosewood Sand Hill, Floral: Amy Burke Designs, Live Painting: Talia Koval

And like most things in events, when it’s not about the big and bold; it’s all about the thought that went into the little details to make an event become a day to remember. 

Handwritten details

Photos: Ali & Garrett Photography, Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch, Floral: Nicole Ha Design

If you’re feeling inspired but not sure how to pull your ideas together, we are here to help!