December, 31, 2014

How to Create a Stunning Sweetheart Table with Rental Linen

Weddings usually have a table at the front of the venue designated for the wedding party ‚ or at least they used to! Today, more and more couples are opting to use just sweetheart tables instead. This two-seating table designs brings the spotlight on the couple in a way that’s lighthearted and completely adorable! Here, I’ve broken down three sweetheart table ideas for weddings: glitz and glamour, simple and sweet, and vintage loving. See which style you can use for your big day!

Glitz and Glamour


    • You can’t go wrong with a glitzy rental linen for a sweetheart table! Try placing a simple gold rental table overlay, like the Gold Corsica Sequin or the Venus Sequin, over your sweetheart table. You won’t need any accents, but feel free to add in a few candles or a single-stem orchid in a slim vase.


    • If you’re using a circular table, use a white rental table linen, like the White Corsage or White Twist. This fabric will be an attention-grabber for your guests!


  • For a more subdued look, create a three-panel quilted backdrop for your sweetheart table and accent with hanging empty gold frames adorned with sage. For the table, use a light gold rental table linen in a fun pattern.

Simple and Sweet


    • Circle tables look amazing with plain white rental table linen. For added style, create an altar out of twigs with clusters of florals.


    • To get a modern look, place a cream rental table linen on a rectangular table. Next, top with two gold candlesticks and a silver vase filled with coral poppies and peonies. Accent with tassel garland.


  • Want a more unexpected style? Create a sweetheart table sans table cloth and use just a light pink table runner instead. Round out the look with a vase of fresh pink flowers, like daisies or peonies, a tea light candles in gold holders.


Vintage Loving


    • Vintage looks incorporate soft, muted colors. A rental pink table cloth adorned with tan overlay and topped with white lace fits the theme!


    • For a bolder vintage look, use a bright teal rental table cloth with a white lace overlay. Complete the look with magenta, apricot, coral and mint circular fan flowers.


  • Love hunting for antique pieces? Search for old doors painted white and use them as the backdrop for your sweetheart table. To create a balanced look, use a white table cloth and a black lace table runner, like the Black Downton. Use pastel tints, like mint and coral, as accent colors.

What are your favorite sweetheart table designs? Let me know by leaving a comment below or on BBJ Linen’s Facebook page!

Photo Credit: Designer: Parties, Etc. Photographer: Arthur Engel Venue: Glenview Club