We’re setting up tonight for a dinner with a Black and White theme, and I wanted to share some pictures of it with you.
In particular, we’ve set the tables up with a rather unique format, and I think it works really nicely to encourage guests to talk with one another. We wanted to set up two really long tables, but in a sort of nested “V” configuration to help guests talk to those around them, and not just the person seated beside them.
Here’s the floor plan of what we wanted to achieve:
Here’s what it looked like once we set it up inside the room:
I think this would work really well for a small, intimate reception, or for a sit-down engagement party dinner.
The theme is Black and White, so we used simple white tablecloths with plain black chair covers – no sashes or any “fussy” detailing to detract from the elegant simplicity.
To keep the tables feeling long and streamlined,we ran long black satin runners through the centre of each “V”, then topped it with square mirror bases set diagonally. On top of these are crystal and wire “branches” and a string of fairly lights threaded through.
To add a bit of warmth to the space, we covered a a side table with black Lycra, and placed on top a really big floral display featuring all white flowers with black accents and a sleek black vase.
And there you have it! Our Elegant Black and White dinner is all set for tonight.
What do you think of the way we’ve set up the tables? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!