The Art of Wedding Table Setting

A wedding is made up of so many different things. Like a play, or a film, it needs props at every stage. In order to create that special magic ordinary things must be transformed and that requires a small dose of extraordinary thinking.

As wedding planners we always start with the first step which is to consult the bride and groom in order to ascertain preferences and pin down a direction. But once that has been done the ball is firmly in our court. The perfect wedding table design enthuses without overloading, creates mood and atmosphere, marks the wedding as unique, amplifies the bride and groom’s personalities and style and helps create perfect wedding day memories.

To achieve the desired effect we take into account the uniqueness of the location and create props out of the very setting itself.

Attention to Detail

Details always matter. From the choice of flowers for the bride and groom’s table to the font that will be used to print out their names.

Creating the right kind of effect in the minds of the wedding guests requires that the overall setting never falters. To achieve this we create a story of sorts, applying styling and design elements to everything that can help build up the fairy tale magic of a wedding day.

This includes the design of wedding favors. A time-honoured tradition that becomes a talking point amongst your wedding guests, the wedding favors they take with them are also one of the nicest mementos you can offer them, that day.

At Diamond Events Wedding Planning we create Wedding Favors that become pieces of art in their own right.

Wedding day favors frequently contain sugar almonds or sweets. Wedding favors are small gifts given as a gesture of appreciation or gratitude to guests from the bride and groom during a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception.

The tradition of distributing wedding favors is a very old one. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty. (In this era, sugar was an expensive commodity and was treasured only among the wealthy. It was believed that sugar contained medical benefits).[citation needed] As the price of sugar decreased throughout centuries, the tradition of providing gifts to guests reached the general populace and was embraced by couples of modest means.

As sugar became more affordable, bonbonnieres were replaced with almonds. For centuries, almonds were commonly distributed to wedding guests to signify well wishes on the bridegroom’s new life. In the thirteenth century, almonds coated with sugar, known as confetti, were introduced. Confetti soon transformed to sugared almonds, which later evolved into the wedding favor for modern day weddings. Traditionally, five Jordan almonds are presented in a confection box or wrapped in elegant fabric to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness. The bitterness of the almond and the sweetness of the coated candy exemplify the bitter sweetness of a marriage.

 

Setting, Setting, Setting

The setting of your wedding reception is also important when it comes to the design of the perfect wedding table setting. A wedding on the beach, by the sea, in open air will have an entirely different look and feel to one which is held at a centuries-old winery, for instance.

Wedding table settings may create a stark contrast to their surroundings or they may seamlessly blend in. The important factor here is that, at all times, conform with the overall style and theme of the wedding itself, creating highlights to remember.

The musty smell of wine casks, the underlying hint of resin and pine. The undertones of fermentation and aging wines, all make for a great setting in a wedding reception where the new and the old, the traditional and the modern, blend seamlessly to create a dazzling effect.

An ornately styled wedding table (above) which combines warm earth tones and a very tactile feel to the choice of fabrics and design is lifted into an entirely different dimension by the inclusion of table centerpieces which combine arctic white glow lights suspended in a special, transparent gel. The effect is that of glowing ice cubes. They were a huge success with the guests and many were photographed that night next to the vases containing the lights.

 

If you would like to take advantage of our extensive experience in planning fabulous weddings in Greece do not hesitate to get in touch with us.