Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tablescape Thursday: A Wedding Table

If I could make a living setting tables, I would. It is BY FAR one of my favorite things to do.  When I saw a link party on Between Naps on the Porch called Tablescape Thursday, I was in and I knew just the table to feature.  The Wedding Table.  The fun part is that it wasn't for an actual wedding.

This tablescape was for the Women's Christmas Tea at my church (this explains the gawdy number and the odd appetizer on a plastic plate).  We built our table around the verse about the bridegroom (Jesus) returning for her bride (that's us, by the way).  I cannot take credit for the idea - it was my best friend's idea but I was part of the execution - the very fun execution.  The best part of this table is that everything was borrowed.  Everything.  This supports my theory that not everything has to be owned to be enjoyed!

I apologize for the horrible photography. I only have a point and click - I keep praying I will win a Pioneer Woman camera giveaway...but no dice yet.  Let me show you another picture and then share the details.

The cake was a 'mannequin' cake from a local bakery.  This is where my best friend bought her wedding cake and she asked if we could borrow it for a day. They agreed. I love agreeable people, don't you?  I picked it up in the pouring rain and was scared to death it was going to melt.  Maybe someday I will pay them back by using them to make my wedding cake.

The chargers, roses, vases, and tea lights were donated from a local, Atlanta florist.  (In the future, I will share their information - it escapes me in this moment).  We were hoping for little arrangements but were thankful for the free roses, too.  The china was a friend of ours.  The silver was my best friend's mother-in-law's silver.  The presents were the only thing we bought and they were  a gorgeous multi-dimensional cross ornament from Hobby Lobby. Here I am modeling one for you after a long day of Christmas madness.

I hope you enjoy the wedding table as much as we did setting it. There were some women really blessed that ways that will ring into eternity!


  1. What a fabulous idea! And, I agree with you that the special part of the event was that everything was borrowed to make this elegant table with a theme! I'm so glad you shared.

  2. What a beautiful table and I love your wonderful!!


  3. Inspiring. I just been to a wedding last w/end.

    I always love weddings.

    TY for sharing.

  4. Oh, I am so with you, if I could set table scapes and make money,I would or a window dresser! This is so awesome! We did a church party where every table was a different month and we celebrated everyone's birthday. So many cool ideas for each month. Lezlee

  5. There were 50 tables at this tea and they were all so different - that is what was so creative everyone is but DIFFERENT and creative. It is sort of like reading these blogs. I love seeing what you do in your lives because it so inspires me to be creative in my own! Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

  6. Love these kind of banquets at church. Always fun. Thanks for sharing and yes the "cake" is perfect.

  7. Very pretty. I love the centerpiece.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

  8. Beautiful! Church ladies functions are always fun. Yes! if I could make money setting tablescapes, you better believe I would. Maybe you could share some of the other tables with us sometime.
    Have a great weekend ~Cindy

  9. A very pretty wedding table. And how clever to borrow the cake!