Monday, August 29, 2011

Rustic Bridal Shower Tablescape

In keeping with the wedding themed posts I've done lately, I thought I'd share with you this brown and white bridal shower/dinner tablescape I created.

I started by putting some faux hydrangeas on a bed of tulle inside three of these rustic hurricanes.

Two white "lovebirds" on crystal candleholders flank the middle hydrangea centerpiece.

Let's take a closer look at the items interspersed amongst the centerpieces...

Did you see the lace heart with wedding rings?

How about a kissing couple?

The little bride and groom?

Five honoured guests have been invited to dine with the bride.

The Bride-To-Be gets a special place setting.
Pier 1 "Maria" plates are set atop silver chargers.

Some "vintage" wedding bells and grapevine balls make perfect placecard holders.

The flatware is by Josef Strauss.

The napkin fold is a "sailboat" design turned sideways. (Instructions are found here at BNOTP) 

 Ribbed stemware awaits both wine and water.

The woven placemats were turned lengthwise for a unique look.

How about hosting the bridal shower/dinner in the evening and adding lots of candlelight?

The guest of honour sits at the head of the table.

An intimate bridal shower/dinner might have a calming effect on the bride.

The stresses of wedding planning can be forgotten 

and all can relax and enjoy each other's company.

 Hope I've given you a bit of inspiration if you have any upcoming bridal events to host.

I'll be linking this post to 
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savy Southern Style
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.  
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is gorgeous. The colors are fabulous!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

This is so pretty! I love how it just sparkles! Wonderful job!

A Hint of Home said...

Truly Beautiful! Everything just pops and sparkles! Lovely!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, this is truly stunning. Your flowrers, placesetting and all the china and crystal are gorgeous. I love the little lace pillow and the kissing couple. Such a beautiful tablescape, I am sure everyone enjoyed and the bride-to-be had to be so impressed. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a beautiful setting. I just love those hurricanes elevated on the pedestals! The crystal adds a lovely sparkle, too.

Dianne said...

I love how you decorated the center of the table all they down so everyone has something wonderful to look at. A woman after my own heart. Terrific color combinations too. Dianne

Deanna said...

Super job you did.

God bless,
d from homehaven nestled in the kansas flinthills

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is just stunning! Let me ask a dumb question . . . did you just do this for a tablescape or did you actually host a bridal shower?? My goodness you went to a lot of work and it shows -- every detail is just perfect!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm a new follower -- just LOVE your blog!!! So many beautiful ideas!

xinex said...

So elegant, romantic and just plain stunning!...Christine

Marigene said...

Everything is so beautiful and elegant.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh my gosh!!! I love it all! Your taste is fabulous! Everything looks just lovely. I am showing a Baby Shower tablescape this week. :)


Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE those hurricanes!!! They are so cool! I like the kind of short, squatty glass on them. (Maybe because it reminds me of MY shape! :-) I also really like the textured design on the chargers. Those are cool! Beautiful table!!!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is Gorgeous and so elegant!!! I love the way you have put this all together for your party.
I hope you have a great weekend with your family. I do miss your sweet comments.
XXOO Diane

afternoon tea said...

Gorgeous table setting. Lots of good ideas and inspiration!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, DD! Such a unique color combo!
I am sorry I am late, we had no power when you posted this, so I am catching up!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I'm a bit late in finding this post, but it's so pretty that I wanted to comment on it. And you're right, such a dinner can be a very relaxing break for the couple--I actually blogged about that in my Pre-Wedding Dinner post! Very pretty!

Victoria Mische @ Your Chair Covers said...

This table is gorgeous! Love the rustic theme!