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Cover photo: Jordan Payne Events, photo by Thisbe Grace

Strictly Weddings fancies the recent resurgence in formal affairs and grand glamour found with a king’s table for the wedding reception dinner. Taking this fabulous trend into account,  we’re focusing on elevating the dining environment by taking the long view. Though there are many table configuration options for wedding reception dining (and a great deal of bias as to which is “best,”) nothing sets the stage for sophistication like a super-stretch king’s table.  

Fit for a King and Queen

After all, when envisioning a lavish dining room fit for a king and queen, a refined, formal long table comes to mind with elegant tabletop appointments. In lieu of a traditional head or sweetheart table, a long king’s table allows your bridal party and their guests as well as your close family members to all sit at the VIP table (that is, your table).  A sprawling, 16’/24’/32’/40’+ king’s table set in the middle of the room with surrounding round or rectangular guest tables commands attention and allows everyone to have an eye on the newlyweds.

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Photo sources: Images 1 Kehoe Designs;  Image 2 Details Details; Image 3 Kehoe Designs; Image 4 Details Details; Image 5 HMR Designs

Royal Treatment for All

Create a truly dynamic dining experience with beautiful visual appeal by using long tables throughout.  Using the venue’s space as your guide, set rectangular tables back-to-back to extend the entire length of the room, turn the tables to create a unique U-shape, or place elongated king’s tables in dramatic, parallel rows.  No matter the configuration, each guest will experience the royal treatment.

 

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Photo sources: Images 1, 2 HMR Designs, Images 3, 4,5 Kehoe Designs

Dining by Design

Another advantage of long tables is the variety of centerpieces that “work.”  Of course, formal florals towering in a row looks incredibly impressive, however, modern minimalistic centerpieces and stylish small-scale details can make just as elegant a statement stretched down the length of the table.  Plus, the more narrow nature of rectangular tables (as opposed to round) puts guests closer to each centerpiece, allowing them to marvel at and appreciate the beauty before them.

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Photo sources: Image 1 Original Source Unknown; Image 2 Society Bride; Image 3  Revelry Event Designers; Image 4 Christie Rose Weddings & Events; Image 5: Woman Getting Married;  Images 6  HMR Designs

Now aren’t those luxurious kings tables and tablescapes the prettiest in all the land?!  We hope you enjoy them all day LONG!  

Today’s feature included the exquisite talents of a number of our Luxe List partners. If you are in the midst of wedding of planning, we encourage you to visit their Strictly Weddings partner pages. The article includes: Dallas wedding planner, Jordan Payne; L.A. wedding planners, Details Details; L.A. lighting and decor provider, Reverly Event Design; and Chicago Floral and Event Designers HMR Designs.