Love is in the air and , today and always!
Yes, Valentine’s Day is over but that doesn’t mean all those loving feelings should dissipate. Let’s keep the party going! Although this table was designed around a Valentine’s theme it could easily be used for a wedding or bridal shower. I know I’m running the risk of pink overload but if you have a pink color palette that you want to work with I hope I’ve given you lots of inspiration.
One thing I’ve always wanted to do was combine two banquet size tables to form one large squarish one. For the longest I hemmed and hawed about how to fill it up should I decide to do it. After much back and forth I decided that it didn’t have to be overflowing, just balanced.
Love is in the Air and on the Table
After moving the tables together, I covered them individually with white cloths. Next came the assembly of the centerpiece.
For the container I used a wooden CD box from the thrift store. Using the pink hued tissue paper hearts from my Mini Valentine’s Dessert Table helped to fill it. From there I tucked individual rose blooms and stems of cherry blossoms into the empty spaces. A few weeks back I made so many runs into the craft stores that I was almost tempted to apply to one of them for a job. It was during one of those runs that I bought the paper mache LOVE letters. No way would they fit inside the box so propping them in front on the table was my best option.
On either side of the centerpiece are ivory votive holders with bling. You know how much I love bling! Befitting of the occasion the stem of the holders are hearts. Now that the centerpiece was in place I knew how much extra space I had to work with.
The Place Setting
When you find floral chargers on sale for 40% off you buy them. They have such a romantic feel and I scooped these up without a moment’s hesitation.
White plates wrapped with ivory napkins sit on top. Rose colored, and shaped dessert plates complete the stack and are a striking contrast against the dinner plate and napkin. The flatware has a swirly design on the handles and rest on fanned out napkins.
In person, crystal clear stemware appear vibrant. However, against a white tablecloth and in the hands of a novice photographer, not so much. The faded pinkish red band at the top of the larger goblet gives it a vintage look and adds more color.
At each end of the table are more plates and glasses that could be used for dessert. I chose these small on the rocks (?) glasses because the cut glass design reminds me of lace and tie in with the theme. They too faded into the background so they are sitting on a pink charger and have pink and white straws inside. At the opposite end of the table sits a stack of dessert plates with a floral motif and pink napkins. It was tempting to add a few more embellishments to the table, but I knew when to say when, so to speak.
Have a Seat
Decisions, decisions. Do I leave the chairs alone or add a little something to them? The stark white color adds to the ambiance and offer the optimal backdrop for the pop of color the fringe and hearts deliver.
More than likely I will use several of these pieces in upcoming wedding and shower tables. I’m looking for colors that work well with pink and have a masculine complementary vibe, other than black. Please leave me a comment with your suggestions. Back to the subject of a pink color palette. Remember my Pink Glam Dessert Vignette? It’s been included in several cake categories on Evite.com. I would love for you to check it out here. It’s cake #3. Evite has also included in the anniversary, bridal shower and birthday cake section. I am tickled pink!
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