Gorgeous Tables that Combine Natural Fabrics with Bling for Unfussy Elegance
Some of our favorite event looks lately have been studies in point-counterpoint design. Think couture gown + cowboy boots, champagne + Mason jars, simple ceremony + luxe reception. Along those same lines, we are loving wedding decor that marries (ha) natural fabrics with a bit of sparkle for a high end look that is still down to earth. Whether you’re planning a luxury-laden soiree in a converted barn or serving barbecue in the fanciest venue in town, we think that the mix of shabby and chic is definitely worth a second look.
In the main photo, this stunning tented reception area shows how you really can have it both ways ~ the ambience of the great outdoors with climate control, beads and jute, class and a touch of drama without fussiness. We simply adore the way that a natural table runner, a tall candle stand and a Substantial Vase
add a note of elegance to this lovely table. Notice the strands of lights suspended above the entrance, too ~ pretty in the daytime and dramatic at night.
Another table setting that delivers a one-two punch consists of natural fabrics and some of our favorite shiny things. We’re such big fans of delicious candle holders and fabric wraps on candle vases are a subtle touch, especially embellished with jewels or acrylic beads. And of course you know we love a strand of pearls scattered… well, pretty much anywhere.
An additional super pretty use of burlap and bling ~ our weakness for chair sashes is well documented, and those in the 2nd photo are to-die-for. Add calligraphy and candles wrapped with Bead Strands
~ and you’ve set a gorgeous table. Oh, we kind of like the blingalicious candle holders, too.
Or start with a base of natural fabric runners, criss-crossed ~ but with bird cages instead of bling. And bud vases and votive candles. Love.
Table toppers in natural fabrics, layers of Sumptuous Flowers
, votives and candelabras on the tables, bead strands and votive holders suspended above. Can we get married again? Because we didn’t quite get that this was an option.
If you’re planning a spring or summer affair and looking for that mix of fabrics and details that says fun and fabulous, we think that the juxtaposition of jute and bling (and maybe a bird cage here and there) might just be a winning combination.
If you’re planning an event that requires just the right combination of rustic charm and Southern elegance, be sure to check the historic venue of Cedarwood
in Nashville, Tennessee, featured in the main photo.