On Trend: The Table Setting

Whether you prefer a traditional table setting or something a bit more ‘you’, the long wooden tables at Preston Peak are the perfect starting point.

If you’re after a timeless classic look; table runners and centrepieces are the way to go. This can be achieved by finding the balance between traditional and contemporary pieces. Use varying textures and tones, such as deep velvets with soft florals.

When it comes to selecting a colour theme for your wedding, there can be so many choices. A unique and dramatic option could be to focus on dark accents. Partnering a black plate or cutlery with pastel tones creates contrast and allows for versatility in other areas.



Floral centrepieces are always a classic choice when it comes to table decorations, but if you’re wanting to add a twist why not elevate them off the table? This creates a striking centrepiece, and still allows your guests to see each other across the tables. If you’re wanting a more fresh style, add in more greenery, this is particularly effective in Summer.

Tables full of food are great for a more casual wedding. Large grazing platters full of nibblies are perfect for that space after the ceremony when the happy couple might be taking some more snaps. For the summertime wedding an oyster buffet is also a great touch, and sitting underneath the chandelier makes for the ultimate aphrodisiac.

And who doesn’t love a table dedicated to desserts? To keep your guests fuelled throughout the celebrations a dessert platter is the perfect, decadent option.

Sitting amongst your guests instead of at a bridal table can make the reception an intimate experience. Share the love by sitting at long wooden tables decorated with flowers, table runners and fun cutlery.