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Inspiration Files: Head Tables


A statement table resplendent with foliage and candles, long enough to sit your wedding party might be in your wedding vision, or a humble sweetheart table might be just the thing for you and yours. Whatever path you take, the inspiration is boundless. From floating foliage to bouquets turned centerpieces, mini arrangement to swags of foliage, this Inspiration File is here to make your dreams a reality.

Wedding head table with white bouquets, gold plates and napkins, white table cloth, and wooden chairs at Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.
A divine table setting with classic draping, soft tones, and understated white roses. We encourage clever reuse of the ceremony flowers, including displaying the wedding party’s bouquets in vases at the head table. Blush and White Spring Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft, photography by Britta Marie Photography.
Head table for spring wedding reception at River Roast Chicago, with garlands of eucalpytus and blush protea, astilbe, and peonies.
This head table looked enchanting lined with foliage and pillar candles! The bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets in this wedding featured eye-catching protea. Spring Wedding with King Protea at River Roast, photography by Ben & Katya.
Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft winter wedding with kings table, hanging installation with garden roses, and string lights.
A simply beautiful combination of a hanging floral installation and cafe lights for this couple’s winter reception at Bridgeport Art Center. Dusty Rose Winter Wedding, photography by Ann and Kam Photography.
Outdoor head table for late summer wedding reception at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, with white roses, hydrangea, and eucalyptus.
Detail of the head table at Exmoor Country Club with white roses and hydrangea woven within eucalyptus garland; both pillar and votive candles helped set the tone. Late-September Ivory Wedding, photography by Avant-garde Photography.
Ruby and pink wedding palette for formal reception with red and ivory dahlias, pink garden roses, and berries. At Galleria Marchetti in Chicago.
Tables set and glistening, moments before the reception… Red and Blush Summer Wedding at Galleria Marchetti, photography by Laura Fisher Photography
Sweetheart table and geometric wedding altar for playful reception with orange garden roses, pink ranunculus, and wildflowers.  Hexagonal wedding arch at Greenhouse Loft in Chicago.
This sweetheart table didn’t need much besides some monogrammed votive candles and minimal floral decoration, as it was set in front of the couple’s eye-catching altar.
Blog post forthcoming. Photography by JPP Studios.
Hanging cafe lights and a hanging floral installation above an elegant long center table for a late summer wedding reception at Bridgeport Art Center's Sculpture Garden.
Elegant details at the couple’s Skyline Loft reception, with a statement hanging foliage installation for a garden-like atmosphere. Chic Outdoor Ceremony at Bridgeport Art Center, photography by Dana Ann Photography.
Bohemian wedding head table with lush hanging floral installation of eucalyptus, ferns, garden roses at Salvage One in Chicago.
A suspended floral installation definitely created a statement over the sweetheart table! Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Stephanie Bassos, Bassos Weddings.
Romantic outdoor tented summer wedding reception in Chicago with a classic and romantic sweetheart table with a pale arrangement of blush peonies, ivory garden roses, and hydrangea.
A low arrangement was perfect for the sweetheart table, as were those two toned blush and pale yellow peonies! Outdoor Summer Reception in Blush and Ivory, photography by Tim Tab Studios.
Romantic sweetheart table at summer wedding at Adler Planetarium with white taper candles, eucalyptus swags and bridal bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, tweedia, and succulents.
This couple’s sweetheart table was exquisite in its simplicity! Outdoor Summer Wedding at Adler Planetarium, photography by Katie Kett.
Wedding couple's ivory bamboo chairs with pink and ivory garden roses and greenery for a formal tent reception.
A garden inspired touch: full roses with sprawling foliage to denote the couple’s seats. Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Adam Novak.
Olive foliage and silver dollar eucalyptus decorated wooden chairs for brides at Chicago Athletic Association winter wedding.
Elegant touches: foliage is a simple way to add more emphasis to wooden chairs, like the brides’ seats at this February wedding. Lush Green and White Winter Wedding at Chicago Athletic Association, photography by Katie Kett Photography.
Greenhouse Loft bright summer wedding with colorful altar of pink garden roses, orange zinnias, and purple stock.
A simple round sweetheart table positioned in front of the couple’s earthy and minimal altar. Bright Summer Wedding at Greenhouse Loft, photography by Haddassah B. for Greenhouse Loft Photography.
Black, gold, and ivory wedding palette at the Chicago Athletic Association, with head table decorated with pillar candles, eucalyptus, and white bouquets for a timeless look.
A wedding of timeless glamour, with tables decorated with white bouquets and plenty of pillar candles at the couple’s reception. April Wedding at Chicago Athletic Association, photography by Bethany Carlson Photography.
Wedding reception sweetheart table at the Chicago Athletic Association, with pale pink peonies, blue thistle, green hydrangea, stock, and dusty miller.
A charming sweetheart table with a palette that was both soft and dynamic, for an overall sophisticated look. April Wedding at Chicago Athletic Association, photography by Cristina G Photography.
Hanging floral installation over a head table at Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft.
Sometimes an all-foliage look is just as stunning as flowers! This couple’s head table was striking in its simplicity. September Wedding at Bridgeport Art Center, photography by Tim Tab Studios.
White bouquets, foliage, and lots of candles to contrast a black table cloth for this couple's head table at their winter wedding reception at River Roast in Chicago.
Ample candlelight to warm up a winter night! Blog post forthcoming. Photography by Kristen Cloyd Photography.
Head table with bouquets, garland, and candles at a romantic winter wedding reception at Salvage One.
Beautiful synchronicities, like the flowers’ color palette with the stained glass, make designing weddings even more special. February Wedding at Salvage One, photography by Gerber + Scarpelli.

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