Creating Enchanting Tablescapes for Your English Country Wedding

by | 12 September

Creating Enchanting Tablescapes for Your English Country Wedding


Hello, lovely brides and grooms-to-be! I’m Joanna Wilford, your trusted luxury wedding planner in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. Today, I want to share my passion for something that truly warms my heart – pretty tablescapes at English Country weddings. There’s something undeniably magical about walking into the wedding breakfast and being greeted by breathtaking table settings. So, let’s dive into the world of tablescapes, shall we?


Foxhill Manor


Setting the Stage with Linen

First and foremost, let’s talk about the foundation of your tablescape – the linen. Investing in good-quality linen is an absolute must. It’s like the canvas on which your wedding vision unfolds. Choose a pristine white or elegant ivory that complements your chosen colour palette. Trust me; it’s these little details that make all the difference.


Bodleian Library


Charger Plates: The Inviting Touch

Picture this: an inviting table adorned with charger plates. Charger plates, rather than empty spaces, instantly add warmth and personality to your table. They set the stage for a memorable dining experience and create a sense of grandeur. Your guests will feel like royalty, and that’s precisely the feeling you want to evoke on your special day.


Claydon Estate


Glistening Glassware for Elegance

To truly elevate your tablescape, beautiful glassware is an absolute must. It’s the small details that catch and reflect the light, creating a magical atmosphere. The sparkle and shimmer of well-chosen glassware add an air of sophistication to your table. Whether it’s crystal-clear or a soft blush hue, your choice of glassware can tie your entire theme together.


Notley Abbey


Floral Elegance: Mix Heights for Impact

Now, let’s talk flowers – a quintessential element of any tablescape. If you have more than six tables, consider using a mix of different height arrangements. It adds depth and visual interest to the room, drawing your guests’ attention to the beautifully adorned tables. Your chosen blooms should echo your wedding’s colour palette and theme, creating a harmonious look that’s uniquely yours.


Marquee wedding in Buckinghamshire


Candlelit Ambiance: Flicker of Romance

Ah, candles! The flickering, romantic glow they bring to your tablescape is unparalleled. If your venue permits, opt for candles that complement your chosen colour palette. Whether you’re going for a soft, muted look or a bold and vibrant one, candles can be your best friends. And if candles must be enclosed in containers, don’t hesitate to experiment with various tea light holders. The mix of styles can add a charming, eclectic touch to your table.


Foxhill Manor


Creating a pretty tablescape is all about infusing your personality and love story into your wedding. Each element you choose, from the linen to the flowers and candles, tells a part of your journey. It’s a beautiful way to personalise your wedding and make a lasting statement.


But remember, dear couples, while I’m here to guide you and share my top tips, your wedding should always reflect your unique love story. Don’t be afraid to add personal touches that resonate with you and your partner. Whether it’s incorporating family heirlooms or incorporating elements that are special to you both, infuse your personality into every detail.


Lastly, don’t forget to take a moment during your wedding day to truly soak in the beauty of your tablescape. It’s a reflection of the love you share and the journey you’re embarking on together. Cherish those moments, embrace the magic, and let your tablescape be a beautiful chapter in your love story.


As your dedicated wedding planner, I’m here to help you bring your dream wedding to life, and I can’t wait to see your tablescape visions become a reality. For more wedding inspiration and to explore how we can create the perfect tablescape for your special day, do visit Joanna Wilford Weddings Until then, happy planning, and may your English Country wedding be as enchanting as you’ve always dreamed.



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