25 Tablescapes That Give Us Spring Fever

These springtime settings will liven up your table

Updated 03/29/17

Photo by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

There's no better time to get married and thus begin a new chapter in your life than the season of rebirth and fresh starts. But we don't love spring just for its metaphorical significance—we also love it for the décor options it brings to the table, quite literally. Airy fabrics, rustic elements, pastel palettes, and blooms of peonies, magnolias, and freesias are all spring wedding details that put a, well, spring in our step!

The transition between the cool tones of winter and brightly dancing hues of summer offer myriad options when it comes to styling your spring wedding reception tables, with endless color schemes to choose from. If spring is just budding, juxtapose the huskiness of winter with soft tones, such as a centerpiece of marsala and peach peonies or vintage gilded accents with a neutral palette of creams and whites, to capture the essence of the season's evolution. If your wedding is well into a spring whirlwind, opt for the vernal equinox's delicately classic colors—buttery yellows, baby blues, sunny greens, breezy lavenders, blushing pinks. And if your nuptials are just on the verge of summer, merge the two seasons by channeling summertime's playful color splashes at a more subdued level—think a toned down combo of hot pink and orange with white gardenias.

But no matter which way you go, the real trick to crafting the perfect spring wedding tablescape is making it look refreshing. Your tools? Arrays of blooms and heaps of greenery, the latter of which is in bloom since the dawn of spring as the first signal of new life. Even a dash of citrus (think fruit for centerpieces) will go a long way in bringing liveliness to the table. Spring is all about the outdoors, so celebrate nature's revival by festooning your table with it.

If there's one trend we've noticed, it's that with the exception of floral centerpieces, plateware, and the occasional table runner, the table itself is often left bare. A naked wood table is not only a rustic element of nature itself, but focuses attention on the flora and fauna.

Go ahead and indulge in these sweet, spring wedding tablescapes.

<p>Reception Table with Overflowing Floral Runner</p>

Photo by Ben Q Photography; Florals by The Southern Table; Styling & Planning by The Wildflowers

Overflowing blooms are classic spring and ripe in sweetness. Maximalism is at its finest with a lavish runner centerpiece and matching foot of flora and fauna.

<p>Greenery and Blush Floral Centerpiece</p>

Photo by Jordan Voth

Lush greenery with soft cream and blush florals is rustic and romantic, a dream setting for an elegant farm wedding.

<p>Bright Summery Floral Centerpiece</p>

Photo by Paper Antler

This bright tablescape blooms with color, hitting the notes of spring's first pale hues and poppy tones.

<p>Magnolia Centerpiece on Wooden Reception Table</p>

Photo by Levi Tejerina

Simple plateware and a lumberjack table provide a clean setting in which centerpieces of magnolias can take center stage for a springy woodland look.

<p>Contemporary Reception Table</p>

Photo by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Classic pastel pink and blue take on a new spin in a contemporary table setting punctuated with some lemon zest.

<p>Gold Candelabrum and White Flower Centerpiece</p>

Photo by KT Merry Photography

Old world romance and elegant, ornate details make an appearance against a baby blue canvas.

<p>Spring Wedding Centerpiece</p>

Photo by Hannah Forsberg

Pale neutrals with hints of muted colors reflects the soft essence of the seasonal transition.

<p>Peach Flower Wedding Centerpiece in Gold Vase</p>

Photo by Greer Gattuso

We're just peachy about these apricot blooms, complemented by a splash of citrus hues and paired with a naked wooden table and gilded dinnerware for organic elegance.

<p>Wedding Reception Table with Mid-Century Chairs</p>

Photo by Tamara Gruner Photography

Airy shades of lavender and green mix for a timeless look while mid-century chairs bring in a modern flair.

<p>Wedding Reception Greenery Table Runner</p>

Photo by Michael and Carina Photography; Styling & Planning by Honey Cinnamon Wed

This sophisticated Italian countryside inspired table setting is a farmer's delight, featuring a muted palette driven by fresh nature.

<p>Blush Tablescape with Greenery</p>

Photo by Emily Ann Hughes

A pale blush tablescape featuring bountiful greenery is a springtime dream for a backyard reception.

<p>Blue, Grey, and White Nautical Wedding Tablescape</p>

Photo by Sarah Beth

Shades of blues, grays, and whites mimic the elegance of the sea in this coastal inspired setting.

Fuchsia Flowers Wedding Centerpiece

Photo by James and Jess

Fuchsia blooms abound to create one decadent table runner. A bare table and simple plateware create a minimalism that allows this centerpiece to shine.

<p>English Countryside-Themed Wedding Tablescape</p>

Photo by Vasia Han Photography

Vintage plates and a centerpiece of roses lend an English countryside charm to this heirloom-inspired setting.

<p>Wedding Tablescape with Preppy Table Runner</p>

Photo by Edyta Photography

A quaint café reception is full of modern rustic charm. A preppy runner in sage green plays with golden crystal goblets and a neutral palette in a minimalistic display.

<p>Gauzy Blue Chiffon Table Runner</p>

Photo by Brandon Kidd

A gauzy blue chiffon runner and pale flowers mirrors the breezy romance of the season, while plateware and stemware round out the airy feel.

<p>Wedding Tablescape with Dusty Hues</p>

Photo by Lisa Catherine Photography

With a rich centerpiece of dusty hues and a plateware to match, this spring setting imitates the dusty hues of a desert palette.

Icy Blue, White, and Light Jade Tablescape

Photo by Rachel Elaine Photography

A delicate mix of icy blue, white, and light jade green draws inspiration from early spring in a table setting that's all sweet Southern seduction.

<p>Wedding Tablescape with Overhanging Greenery</p>

Photo by Pat Furey Photography

Luscious greenery gives this setting a refreshing look befitting to the birth of spring, emphasized even more by a decadent overhang with scattered blooms and tousled branches.

<p>Vintage-Elegant Wedding Tablescape</p>

Joy Michelle Photography

An abundant tablescape in shades of blush and peach and dwarfed by romantic tapered candles brings vintage elegance to the outdoors.

<p>Wedding Tablescape with Vegetable Centerpiece</p>

Photo by Love Me Do Photography

A centerpiece with carrots, radishes, and other vegetables gives a subtle nod to Easter. Bolder, huskier hues are more on the dramatic side for the season, a nontraditional choice that adds a smooth contrast to the Easter spin.

<p>Bohemian Whimsical Reception Table</p>

Photo by Sarah B Photography LLC

From playful geometric patterns of wicker and braided plate holders to fern leafs and geode accents, this setting is all bohemian whimsy.

<p>Wedding Reception Table with Pale Blue Goblets</p>

Photo by Lauren Gabrielle

A quiet table setting with vintage china, olive branches, gold compotes, and pale blue goblets calls to mind Tuscan elegance.

<p>Wedding Reception Table with Macramé Runner</p>

Photo by Ben Q Photography

This desert-inspired tablescape is all about color and texture with a macramé runner, cacti paddle place settings, succulents, and pops of lively flowers.

<p>Teal Tablescape with Citrus Décor</p>

Photo by Jill Thomas Photography

Muted teal tones and citrus décor spring this zesty table setting into life.

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