I wanted to create an Eclectic Romantic feel for this tablesetting so to get the electric vibe going I mixed up some styles and patterns, I blended the soft grey tartan throw/ table cover with delicate floral design on the china, vintage style embossed pattern glasses and a touch of leopard print from the tealight holders. It all works together because of the colour scheme, I’ve used a base colour palette of greys, dusky pink and a good dose of white and the vibrant pink flowers with green foiliage to give the table a pop and something natural. The black and gold in the leopard print keeps the look on trend and I think adds a little quirkiness. I used these gorgeous recycled glass wine glasses and vintage style embossed pattern tumblers. I wasn’t to precious about how the napkins were folded as I wanted the table to have a pretty relaxed feel and to not look too formal so I just roughly folded them.
Flowers are a key ingredient when creating a romantic setting here I used dusky pink hydrangeas picked from my garden loosely in a posy with pink stocks from Tesco and actually faux peonies – I’m not usually a fan of faux flowers but when the flowers I really want to use are not in season I look for good fakes and when they are mixed with fresh cut flowers it can really work. I used my mix of old and new chairs around the table, the old ones I bought from flea markets and charity shops and the new ones are Eames inspired. I added ribbons to each cutlery set using a mix of grey and green ribbons and tied in a bow. The ceramic cake stand acts as a centerpiece, I chose these strawberry cupcakes because of the pink icing swirls. It’s nice to serve foodie treats which match your table setting!
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