I’m a sucker for hues of rich plums, royal violets, deep burgundy and midnight blues. In fact, violets, purples, periwinkle are a new trend for weddings in 2019, replacing rustic and pastel hues. This elegant purple jewel-toned tablescape could be recreated for a dinner party, wedding or elegant celebration, making it really versatile.
The Place Setting
Used many times in the past, these charcoal plates have really become a mainstay for my tablescapes. Very versatile and elegant, they are great year-round, believe or it not – I highly recommend starting a collection if you’re looking to add to your dinnerware.
Slightly wrinkled and imperfect, it gives off a causal vibe but still allows for a dressy table. How gorgeous is the hue of these napkins? A beautiful wine-colored shade blends with the jewel tones I’ve based this table on.
Enlisting help from one of my favorite floral shops, this centerpiece is spectacular and embodies all of the moods and colors I wanted to convey here. It’s important to have an anchor for your table, then work around that. I flanked the flowers with fresh fruits of the season in dark magical hues. Slate cheese boards, oval platters and dark matte black plates held the fruit. To create depth and height, I simply placed some of the plates and platters on black bowls as improvised stands.
Don’t be afraid to ask your florist to stay within your budget so that you’re comfortable with what you’re spending. I always show photos from Pinterest so I’m getting exactly what I want, especially because I don’t know names of all floral varieties!
Fresh, seasonal produce from the grocery store provided an extra, unexpected element for my table. I chose fruit and veggies in jewel tones to compliment the rest of my table.
What I Wore
The question always gets asked, so I’ll provide the info for what I wore here. A light gray silk blouse with wax coated jeans and my favorite black belt keep my outfit timeless and understated.
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Marie Matthews says
I love this tablesetting so much with its lush and luxurious tones and textures. Adding the deep shades of fruits and punches of purple and gold are brilliant; as all your tables are, Lori. Another masterpiece! xo
Thank you Marie! I’m just now seeing this . . . you are so kind!! xoxo
This setting would be perfect for a Halloween themed dinner party.
I agree! I could totally be used for a Halloween table too! Multi-functional!!