It may come as a shock to learn that alone time with your spouse is hard to come by on your wedding day. Between wedding portraits and mingling with guests, there is little time to sit back and soak it all in. Enter sweetheart tables, which allow you some privacy and help keep you front and center at the reception. To inspire you to create a table that is both functional and stylish, here are 10 sweetheart tables that your guest will wish they were sitting at!

Modern & Colorful

When designing a sweetheart table don’t forget to consider your venue. This rainbow-inspired table is a perfect example, situated in a spring garden. While the greenery fits in with the lush setting, the neon colored blooms ensure that the table stands out. The furniture featured is relatively simple, although vintage in style. Meanwhile metallic details and the neon signage keep the look modern.

colorful sweetheart table
Via @modernlyevents / Photo @krmorenophoto / Planning @bekatielee / Floral Design @grahamstantonco / Specialty Rentals @modernlyevents

Rustic Elegance

Florals are usually the decor of choice for sweetheart tables. However, there are a variety of floral styles that you should consider. There is over-the-top florals, which are tall and drip over the sides of the tables, for a look that is dreamy and luxe. Alternatively, you keep the design more simple so as to allow for a more functional space. But if you prefer a table ideal for photos, big flowers a the way to go.

rustic sweetheart table
Via @ourlittleranchphotography / Planning / Venue @beckendorfffarms / Florals @galleryflowers

Simple & Green

Some couples’ prefer a clean tabletop and thats okay. We understand that limited room can make you feel crowded and uncomfortable. In this scenario, opt instead for a freestanding backdrop, like this copper arbor with greenery. A similar design will allow you the best of both worlds, with a simple tabletop and a photogenic frame.

minimalistic sweetheart table
Via @theeverlastingphoto / Venue @moorparkcountryclub

Bright & Whimsical

A unique set up, this whimsical sweetheart table is a fun mix of elements. Including decor of varying heights, tall floral installations, and a romantic backdrop. The palette featured is equally whimsical, made of both bright and moody colors. One especially interesting choice was to place the square table at an angle. This allows the bride and groom to remain close, yet to have plenty of individual space.

bright sweetheart table
Via @carolinesrentals / Photographer @katytrefry / Venue @melhornmanor / Coordinator @fancypeacockevents / Florist @floraldesignsofmountjoy / Rentals @carolinesrentals / Linens @premierlinenco

Neutral Natural

Neutral wedding palettes have peaked in popularity in recent years, as have natural sweetheart tables. The design shown below is a chic and traditional design, featuring neutral colors. For starters there is the glam loveseat that is comfortable and doubles as a backdrop. Complemented by elegant linens, metallic decor and bright florals, this look is oh so timeless.

neutral sweetheart table
Via @kukuapuntacana / Photo @loveandseaphotography

Dark & Dramatic

One of the best ways to lend contrast to a sweetheart table is with drama. This moody table features a wide range of colors, but in unique shades. Despite this however, the overall look remains romantic and bridal. How? Be featuring other traditional elements, such as soft florals, candles and drapery. 

moody sweetheart table
Via @tameflorals / Photo @jordanjankunphotography @jankunstyledshoots / Venue @basilicaweddings / Coordination @welldressedevents / Florist @tameflorals / Rentals @northcountryvintage / Linens @partycrushstudio

Chic & Bright

When you want a look that features color but isn’t over the top, keep your table chic and bright. Shown below is an airy venue with a comparatively simple but stunning sweetheart table. Decor is minimal, with a runner and florals, as is the furniture. Instead the beautiful pastel colors in the venue and from the chairs, are what make this table stand out. If you like this style but want a little more, we recommend a unique backdrop.

chic sweetheart table
Via @bellavillasho

Soft Romance

Oh so romantic, this tablescape is traditional but far from boring. As if the lush outdoor setting wasn’t enough, the primary decorations consist of large and bright flowers. Versus keeping the table bare, a crisp linen also helpts to soften the look. This combination is perfect for a bride who wants to create a design that is all things classic but luxe. 

garden sweetheart table
Via @evaclarkevents / Florist @sheanstrong / Venue @hoteljeromeaspen / Photo @harwellphoto

Pure Romance

Furniture is an effective way to complement your venue when designing a sweetheart table. Take for example this industrial venue, where a rustic wood table and chairs were featured. The look was then softened up with plush padding and an off-white table runner. Meanwhile uplighting, candles and fresh florals made for an overall romantic vibe.

wood sweetheart table
Via @smthingvintage / Photo @redfieldphoto / Planning @clovereventco / Venue @mtwashingtonmilldyehouse / Rentals @smthingvintage / Florist  @steelcut_md 


Love on of these stylish sweetheart tables? Let us know which one was your favorite, or what you would change!

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