Nine Stunning Ways to Decorate Your Sweetheart Table for Your Wedding Reception

Whatever your style, find the perfect tablescape designed just for two.

Once you’ve swapped vows and it’s time for your reception, you’ll want to ensure you have the best seat in the house. Draw inspiration from these nine stunning sweetheart tables from recent weddings all across New England.

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Photo by Zev Fisher Photography

For their New Years Eve wedding at the State Room, Julianne and Stephen basked in the candlelit glow of their sweetheart table, which was adorned with gold-edged glass terrariums of burgundy peonies, roses, and willow eucalyptus. The high school sweethearts also personalized their reception tables with photos of them throughout their childhood. The sweetheart table, number five, displayed framed photos of five-year-old Julianne and Steve.

Flowers Flouer Specialty Floral Events
Photographer Zev Fisher Photography
Planner Elegant Aura

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Photo by Jacquelyn Potter

Brides Alia and Sophia worked closely with florist Erin Ostreicher to create a modern-meets-boho vibe at their Lareau Farm Inn wedding in Vermont. On their sweetheart table, garlands of lemon leaves and grasses were complemented by a bouquet of white and cream garden roses, variegated bush ivy, Queen Anne’s lace, olive foliage, and hellebores. The couple completed the design with hand-painted “Mrs.” signs and a white macrame tapestry.

Flowers Nectar and Root
Photographer Jacquelyn Potter

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Photo by Melissa Koren Photography

For a waterfront wedding at Dockside restaurant in York, Maine, floral designer Nancy Mantilla created a clean yet coastal-inspired design. The centerpiece’s earthy elements included curly willow, white cymbidium orchids, and calla lilies, while driftwood, starfish, and silver dollars channeled the nearby ocean.

Flowers Flores Mantilla
Photographer Melissa Koren Photography

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Photo by Molly Anne Photography

K. Kerkorian Weddings & Events created an elegant, dreamy setting for Erin and Josh’s ballroom reception. Their sweetheart table was accented by a glittering overhead chandelier and autumnal floral arrangement. 

Flowers JNG Event Consulting
Lighting Elevated Pro Services
Photographer Molly Anne Photography
Pipe and Drape Quest Events
Planner K. Kerkorian Weddings & Events
Stationery Invitations & Company

sweetheart tables

Photo by Carly Michelle Photography

Nature-loving bride Monique knew she wanted to combine elements of both the woods and the sea into the decor at her Beauport Hotel wedding. Whim Events brought this vision to life with a garland of dahlias, orchids, tweedia, blushing bride, blueberry bush, and eucalyptus pods atop a gauze runner that provided a windswept feel. Agate escort cards, meanwhile, made reference to the rocky North Shore coastlines.

Photographer Carly Michelle Photography
Planning and Flowers Whim Events
Stationery Li Ward

sweetheart tables

Photo by Carly Michelle Photography

For a September wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Jeri Solomon highlighted the sweetheart table with a lush display of the bride and bridesmaids’ repurposed ceremony bouquets. The cream, lavender, and mauve arrangement  featured dahlias, roses, calla lilies, scabiosa, astrantia, hellebores and astilbe.

Flowers Jeri Solomon Floral Design
Photographer Carly Michelle Photography

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Photo by Emilie Inc.

At Alexa and Jutta’s Briar Barn Inn wedding, the brides wanted a colorful and summery palette that would pop against the venue’s barn doors and wooden tables. Florist Meghan Perlow delivered, creating a vibrant display of pink, purple, yellow, and green wildflowers that reflected the fun and bright vibe of the wedding.

Flowers Poppy Floral
Photographer Emilie Inc.

sweetheart tables

Photo by Jaimee Morse

Francis and Funmi welcomed family from near and far to their sophisticated barn wedding at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn in Norway, Maine. Their sweetheart table was adorned with a white and lavender tablecloth and topped with lush green leaves and flowers that brought hints of natural beauty into the space.

Flowers Emily Carter Floral Designs
Linens BBJ Linen
Photographer Jaimee Morse
Planner She Luxe Events

sweetheart tables

Photo by Iryna’s Photography

In order to achieve a woodland fairy tale feel at her wedding, the bride purchased burlap, lace, and lanterns and then worked with RoseBud Florist, who accented the rustic lanterns and soft candle light with blush roses and leafy garlands. The scene was simple yet whimsical, with a natural look throughout.

Day-of Coordinator Soirees by Sonya
Flowers RoseBud Florist
Photographer Iryna’s Photography