What, no snow?! Traditional yuletide decorations tend to be of the “winter wonderland” type. Snowflakes, snowmen, Santa and his reindeer. But this tablescape for a Christmas season wedding takes a decidedly different approach. Organic holiday chic might be the way to describe it, as it combines natural materials with modern table elements—then gives them a stylish Christmasy spin!
Curious about how exactly this is done? Join us as we present the decorating details.
Set a Classy and Unique Christmas Mood
A holiday tablescape with a twist! No traditional Christmas decor. Just modern chic table elements combined with nature-inspired materials.
The minute guests walk in, let them know this is not your usual cutesy holiday tablescape. Set the tone with an understated palette of white, grey and black laid out on a clear glass table. Nothing Christmasy there yet, just elegant modern styling!
Then, create a stunning focal point with not just one, but a trio of centerpieces filling the entire length of the table, interspersed with candles. The only pops of color are the green, rust, ivory, and gold of the centerpieces, plus the colorfully wrapped bundles atop each guest’s plate.
Create Christmas Table Centerpieces with Subtle Glamor
A piece of enchanted forest right on your party table, made extra eye-catching with a finish of gold glitter plus gold Christmas baubles.
For the centerpieces, bring together natural elements—fresh or faux—in gorgeous organic tones. Think leaves in autumn hues, sprigs of wheat, berries, buds of cotton plants, moss-covered stones, and some ivory-colored flowers.
Gather these into a casual arrangement that almost looks like a piece of forest undergrowth, plucked up and transported to your party table. But a closer look reveals what makes these all so special. They’re gilded with a layer of gold glitter!
Hint: You can either buy faux plants already with a glittery finish, or you may look for gold glitter spray paint at a hobby supplies outlet and add an enchanting luster to your centerpiece materials—even fresh ones. Try places like Hobby Lobby, Jo-Anne Stores, or Michaels!
To complete your centerpieces, add gold taper candles standing in ultra-chic glass candlesticks, plus a few gold Christmas balls—and there you have your holiday touch!
Make Festive Favors Part of the Table Decor
Welcome guests to their seats with porcelain boxes as favors, their pretty packaging adding splashes of color to the ulta-modern place settings.
Engagement dinners normally have thoughtful tokens awaiting guests. Even more so, then, at a party set in Christmas time! Delight each guest with a colorfully wrapped gift bundle, hiding a favor box filled with a chocolate truffle.
Don’t you just love how these favors stand out against the edgy modern place settings? In their assorted colors of fuchsia, olive, burnt orange, and red, they provide a great contrast to the grey and white plates and chargers, set on black bamboo and wooden place mats.
Other filling ideas for the porcelain gift boxes:
- a pair of scented tea lights
- a crystal Christmas ornament for each guest
- after-dinner mints in the shape of snowflakes
- holiday-scent potpourri
- marzipan candy
Have a Stunning Wine and Cheese Display
After the dinner, bring on more holiday spirit with an inviting wine and cheese display, enjoyed alongside a gorgeous Christmas tree!
As guests linger on to chat after the dinner reception, invite them to enjoy some wine and cheese that you’ve prepared. Again, present these in style!
Echo the look of the table centerpieces with another one for your wine and cheese spread. Use the same natural colors and textures of leaves, flowers, stones, and moss—with the addition of a bamboo-stick place mat to continue the organic air. Oh, and include a few gold Christmas balls as well, to match the towering gold-decked Christmas tree dominating the scene.
With such stunning party decor for your engagement dinner, guests are sure to feel the holiday spirit—despite no snow!
More Rustic Glam Wedding Inspiration
We’ve gathered more inspiration from our Tumblr page! See how glamorous touches in gold and glass can really create a striking scene!