Photo: Michelle Scott Photography
As soon as you come back up the aisle as newlyweds, you're going to be swarmed by wedding guests hoping to give you a hug, a kiss, or their congratulations. And why not? You're married! But all that attention can get a little overwhelming, especially when you think about the hours of celebration ahead of you. Enter the sweetheart table. Step away from the madness for a few minutes with a wedding reception dinner for two and some peace and quiet, where you can talk (or not!) about how everything is going so far and revel in your amazing day. Not to mention the nearly endless design options! Sweetheart tables are a great way to accent your reception d&eactue;cor. Splurge on those rentals you really couldn't justify for over 100 guests — you'll only need two of those stunning chargers! — and open a special bottle of wine or champagne. After all, it's your day and you don't have to share with anyone else! Here are some wedding sweetheart tables that caught our eye and will look beautiful alongside the details you've chosen for your wedding day.
Bright and Bold
Bri and Phil had an eclectic and relaxed wedding celebration, and their sweetheart table was no exception. They added a gold sequin runner to a black linen, then flanked the table with marquee letters and a punchy arrangement of garden roses and ranunculus.
Photo: Ross Oscar Knight
Flowers, Candles, and Fabric — Oh My!
When New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe wed his now-wife Shevella, their sweetheart table was the focal point of the reception. Set above the guests on the landing of a dramatic staircase, they topped a stunning damask fabric with a mirrored tabletop, floating candles, and a totally lush arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, and roses.
Photo: Gina & Ryan Photography
Soft and Sweet
Rachel and Brittany's sweetheart table kept to their pale pink color scheme, with dahlias and hydrangeas alongside roses and tulips. We're in love with their graphic Mrs. & Mrs. signs, in an expertly coordinated shade of rose.
Photo: Sposto Photography
For Melody and Kevin's sweetheart table at their morning reception, they kept things light with ivory linens and a garland of eucalyptus leaves studded with peach, pink, and lavender roses.
Photo: Brett & Tori Photographers
Warm and Wintry
Having a winter wedding? Veronica Mars star Kyle Gallner's sweetheart table, which he shared with his now-wife Tara Ferguson, featured cozy sheepskin-covered chairs, crystal goblets, and mismatched china.
Photo: Clane Gessel Photography
At Jordan and David's super romantic wedding at The Bentley Reserve in San Francisco, the couple cuddled up on a tufted loveseat and dined at a table draped in rose gold sequined linens and sculptural white orchids.
Photo: Marissa Maharaj
It's All About the Texture
We love Kristina and Joshua's sweetheart table number: "Table for Two!" Plus, the fluffy textured linens and the centerpiece overflowing with roses, blackberries, anemones, and pieris japonica are just divine.