Sweetheart Table - HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, AL; www.danieltaylorphoto.com

As brides-to-be plan the beautiful and unique decorations for their weddings, give some thought to the sweetheart table. At your wedding reception, the sweetheart table gives you an opportunity to have an “intimate” dinner — your first meal together as husband and wife — while sitting on display in front of family and friends. This table for two is a special moment for you as newlyweds; often it’s one of the few times you’ll have to talk privately to your spouse on your wedding day. Your florist can decorate your sweetheart table as elaborate or as simple as you’d like, with special touches or quirky accents that reflect your personality.

Most commonly the table linen for the sweetheart table is upgraded to something with a shimmer or sparkle, or simply a unique overlay or runner, like the burlap runner featured here.

Burlap Table Runner - HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, AL

You can personalize the table linen with your monogram or wedding motif. Also, don’t forget your bride and groom chairs; decorating them is a simple way of reserving your seats with a beautiful floral touch.

Sweetheart Table - HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, AL; www.danieltaylorphoto.com

For a dramatic and daring backdrop, suspend flowers or a floral-covered chandelier overhead.

Sweetheart Table - HotHouse Design Studio in Birmingham, AL; www.alabamasouthernweddingphotography.com

No matter what flowers you desire, ask your wedding florist for suggestions that will make your first meal together as Mr. & Mrs. a truly memorable and magical setting.

What are your favorite ideas for sweetheart tables?