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Peacock Wedding Table Setting Ideas with Copper, Teal and Cobalt Blue

Today's gorgeous Global Chic Holiday Tablescape from Bri of Half Pint Party Design is such a gorgeous design for a peacock wedding table setting. It's full of rich colors that are just spectacular for a wedding design during the holidays and winter months.

The prettiest peacock wedding tablescape / cobalt and teal table setting with peacocks / gold pomegranates with edible gold paint for party favors / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

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The focal point of this peacock tablescape is the spectacular white porcelain Peacock Garden Dinnerware Set. Did you know Peacocks are a historic emblem of nobility? I love the cobalt and copper colors Bri brought into this table setting with the teal beaded peacock velvet table runner. This is one spectacular find from Pier 1 Imports.

Rich and Elegant Peacock Table Setting Ideas for a peacock wedding theme / peacock wedding centerpieces / peacock table setting decorations / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

Other design elements include the chargers - these started out as gold chargers from Dollar Tree, and then Bri spray painted them with Krylon's Copper Rose. The utensils are faux copper cutlery from The Fulfilled Shop. Aren't they the perfect touch? And, those deep cobalt wine glasses? Bri not only found them at Dollar Tree, but she added the copper rim with Martha Stewart Craft paint.

Copper, Teal and Cobalt Colored Peacock Table Setting for a peacock wedding theme (or holiday tablescape) / peacock dinnerware - the perfect choice for a wedding registry / diy gold rimmed wine glasses / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

One of my favorite finishing touches are the gold pomegranates that fill each bowl. Bri painted each one with a mix of Burnt Bronze and Glamorous Gold Edible Art Paint from The Baker’s Party Shop. A great decor tip from Bri . . . "Spray paint is amazing but when working with food, definitely use edible paints".

Gorgeous peacock inspired florals and gold painted pomegranates bring the elements of this copper, cobalt and teal tablescape together. Peacock Table Setting for Weddings and Holidays / as seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com / design and styling by Bri of Halfpint Design

PS: Bri has a Free Peacock and Copper Menu Download on her Half Pint Party Design site.

Nautical and Patriotic Table Settings : Inspiration for Weddings

Happy July 1st. I'm fresh back from our annual family summer vacation and ready to start a summer full of posts that are loaded with inspiration and hot products for your wedding planning. Our vacation was great despite being cut short by one day when our daughter developed an adverse reaction to either something in the environment or from food she ate that was contaminated with gluten {who knew gluten could be in detergent?}. She is now doing much better and her itchy red spots are slowly fading away.

This week is all about the nautical look and of course red, white and blue for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Today I have some pretty amazing table set-ups that are both nautical and patriotic - perfect for summer weddings. But before we get to that I wanted to let you know that as of today, Google Reader is no longer in existence. I actually stopped using it a while ago as my blog reader - for some reason it just never worked for my needs. But, there are still lots of ways to keep track of my blog each day - including Bloglovin' which is my personal favorite. The blogs that I love to follow are sent in one email each day and I can easily click-thru to read them and then leave a comment. And, there is of course twitter and facebook as well as signing up for blog updates via email so you don't miss a blog post. There's also feedly and canopi and a great list of even more google reader alternates can be found here. What are you finding is your favorite google reader replacement? I'd love to hear.

striped linens with rope chargers and linen napkins | via  Wedding Chicks

striped linens with rope chargers and linen napkins | via Wedding Chicks

red, white, blue and gold table setting | photo by  Cory Parris

red, white, blue and gold table setting | photo by Cory Parris

nautical table setting with rope chargers | via  Green Wedding Shoes

nautical table setting with rope chargers | via Green Wedding Shoes

"Ahoy" banner in flowers | via  Occasions Online  from  Bayside Bride

"Ahoy" banner in flowers | via Occasions Online from Bayside Bride

paper boat with place card flag | via  Bayside Bride

paper boat with place card flag | via Bayside Bride

Top 6 Unique Ideas for Wedding Table Setting Decorations

I have so many ideas saved in my Table Settings Board on pinterest, I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you today. Here are my top six favorites and you will see that fresh fruit & veggies play a big role in this round-up. It's likely because it's farmers market season, but also because it's such a cost effective way to decorate.

1. Using fresh veggies as both the centerpiece and the hor d'oeuvres
2. Presenting the menu as a folded drop-down under the place setting
3. Stamping or painting the table number onto the table runner
4. Using fresh veggies, flowers, ferns, and/or herbs as an accent at each place setting
5. Creating a fresh lemon boat for place cards at summer events
6. Folding napkins as bows with the napkin ring placed in the center

And, of course, there are so many more ideas I could share with you - but these are the ones I'm loving at the moment. To see many more ideas, please visit my table setting pinterest board.

Image Credits:
intimate weddings, martha stewart, style me pretty, martha stewart weddings, jessica lorren, marie claire idees, country living, laura ashbrook

Last Minute Fall Inspiration for Table Settings

Please note: there won't be a new giveaway launching this week due to Thanksgiving - but, the great wedding DVD momento giveaway that started last week is still running, so please be sure to enter today for your chance to win - I'll select a winner next Tuesday.

With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, I thought I'd share with you some last minute inspiring ideas for fall decor and table settings. Whether you're planning a fall wedding or need some inspiration for a gathering this week - here's some of the favorites I've come across.

Harvest Place Setting - a scallop-edged rectangle that is embellished with a silk ribbon is propped russet-tinged pear.

Sumptuous Centerpiece - a centerpiece as colorful as the rest of the table but kept compact so it doesn't interfere with the passing of dishes.

Both ideas above from Country Living

Gilded Centerpiece - a gilded pitcher is filled with a brilliant bouquet of roses, dahlias and rose hips. You can lightly spray flower petals and rose hips with gold paint to echo the glint of the pitcher.

Bountiful Centerpiece - candles are wrapped in green beans or asparagus or hollow out a bit of the center of an artichoke to create a unique centerpiece with green vegetables.

Both ideas above from Better Homes and Gardens

Harvest of Flowers - small pumpkins are easily transformed into a beautiful bouquet of blooms by hot gluing mums in harvest colors to the pumpkins.

Floral Pumpkin - a block of soaked florist's foam was carved into a sphere and then placed on a cake stand. Orange mums were cut short and inserted into the foam. The faux stem is from a woody branch. The pumpkin is finished off with  a few leaves and a twine of berries.

Both ideas above from Better Homes and Gardens