Recently I styled a wedding for a beautiful couple who had a rustic/barn wedding in northern New South Wales. Their set-up was long tables for their guests and a Sweetheart Table with a gorgeous timber love seat for the two of them (as soon as the photos arrive from the photographer I will add an image here to show you what we did). I hadn’t seen a couple choose to have a Sweetheart Table for a while and I know from the discussions I overhead on the night, a lot of other people hadn’t either. In case you are in that camp too, today we are answering the question; what is a Sweetheart Table?
A sweetheart table is simply a table set up for two; the bride and groom. The couple sit at the table during their reception, facing their guests. The couple’s wedding attendants and families are positioned at tables in close by. The advantage is that you get to spend time together as a couple and it leaves your wedding party free to sit with family and friends. I saw this work beautifully at the wedding in the barn. The first thing I noticed was how the couple really took the time to be with each and in the moment when they were sitting at their table. They also spent a lot of time mingling and pulling up seats at al of the other tables in the room, which meant they spent time with everyone of their guests. But when it was time to eat, or listen to speeches, they were at their table and I could tell they relished those moments together during the reception. Likewise, their wedding party really enjoyed the arrangement because it enabled them to join their partners, friends and family and be part of the fun.
We have been collecting some inspiration on Pinterest to show you just how beautiful and stylish a Sweetheart table can be. You can view our board here.
Of course, if a Sweetheart table feels a bit too much like being ‘on show’ you can have a head table where you will sit with your wedding party and/or parents & close family.