Tuesday Top 5

Tuesday Top 5: Fall in Love with Jewel-Tone Tablescapes

Photographer: Michael Will Photography

For this week’s Tuesday Top 5 — where we pause to marvel and share a specific element, image, or detail from events we love — we’re focused on lush, stunning fall tablescapes.

And just like that, the pastels of summer are out and the deep jewel tones of fall are in. As the weather turns, we turn our attention to gathering around the table with friends and loved ones to toast the new season. We adore a well-appointed table, and fall brings a bounty of ideas for creating tablescapes that will make guests feel welcome and want to linger. Scroll to see why we are singling out these 5 gorgeous tables from the thousands of gorgeous versions we showcase on PartySlate.

1. A Velvet Thanksgiving

When it comes to seasons, Chicagoans know a thing or two about fall. The fact that this gorgeous tablescape is from the city’s A Perfect Event isn’t a surprise; their designs are reliably gorgeous. But this place setting still provokes wonder with its use of mini velvet pumpkins to anchor each guest at this DL Loft soirée. We love how the classic, understated linens allow the jewel-tone florals and accents to shine.

Photographer: Elena Bazini Photography

2. Cocktails Among the Orchids

When it comes to curating a stunning fall table for guests to gather around, nothing makes a greater impact than linens — or a gorgeous setting like the Chicago Botanic Garden. The dreamy, colorful tablecloths at this corporate cocktail event are perfectly paired with deep magenta napkins, both from BBJ Linen (don’t miss the full event, which includes wow-worthy cocktail table linens unlike any we’ve seen). Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor amped up the table’s glam even more with tangerine and hot pink blooms adding bright pops of even more color.

3. A Jeweled Reception

We love a dramatic fall wedding reception. This one, from Shayla Hawkins Events, mixes tablescapes for an interesting, layered look. Some tables boasted mysterious dark purple linens from Mosaic Inc. topped with glittering gold chargers, while others use Mosaic’s gold sequined linens as the sparkly base for mulberry-colored chargers. All are accented by lime green, fuchsia, and violet florals from Mocha Rose (check out the intricate, stunning hanging installations they conjured to accent some tables) and dreamy candlelight. 

4. A Jewel-Toned Disco Dream

Morgan Manufacturing, with its exposed brick and lofty space, embodies both the warmth and brightness of fall. Christine Janda Design & Events made the most of the spot, adorning beautiful tables with tall candles on deep turquoise blue runners, a glorious contrast to the dark wood tables from Northern Décor, Inc. Mixed material monochromatic napkins from BBJ Linen carried the sea-blue theme, while lush blooms completed the jewel theme with amethyst, lapis, fuchsia, and blush blooms. LaCour Images beautifully captured the couple as they said their “I dos” at this gorgeous wedding.

5. Outdoor Fall Luncheon

Leave it to the Wedding International Professionals organization to successfully evoke autumn while sitting seaside in the Newport Beach, California sun. Confetti Skies curated tables that drew inspiration from each season: a summer table utilized shells for place cards, while the fall table featured names on mini pumpkins and leaf-shaped menus perfectly placed on colorful glass chargers. Florals from Beautiful Savage Flowers completed the tablescape with tableaus featuring fall’s abundance down the center of the table.

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