Vintage Wedding Table Settings

Southern Vintage Table Events – Large and Small, Every Detail Was Covered!

Talk about details! Halie and Chandler’s sweet spring wedding, held at the Women’s Club of Portsmouth in Virginia and photographed by Ryann Winn Photography, was a happy occasion for everyone. From butterfly releases to gelato to a Pittsburg Wedding Cookie Table, this wedding was full of fun surprises.

Spring colors of green, blue, and pink were chosen as the theme of their wedding and our vintage delicate floral plates fit perfectly. With vintage green, pink, and blue goblets, vintage silver-plated flatware, and a vintage teacup and saucer, each place setting expressed that this wedding was indeed a special day.

Now, you might think the teacups are for tea or coffee but you would be incorrect! Guests were invited to fill them with yummy gelato from the gelato cart. How cool is that?

But, that was not the only dessert! Take a look at the cake stands filled with many varieties of cookies from Terri Negil Terry’s Tantalizing Treats. This display is a tradition known as a Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table. This “sweet” tradition, is new to us, and maybe you, too, so here’s a brief description from History of Wedding Cookie Table.

“Rooted deep in the history of Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio lies the beloved cookie table. To the folks in these parts of the country, a wedding without a Cookie Table is like having a wedding without the Bride and Groom – pointless! The Wedding Cookie Table has strong ethnic and religious ties, linked mainly to European immigrants of Catholic descent – particularly present in industrial areas that housed Italians, Greeks, and other Europeans.

Although the beginning of the Cookie Table is debatable, it is believed that this sweet sensation has been around since the Great Depression. It has been implied that the Cookie Table grew in popularity during this time because it offset the cost of purchasing a wedding cake, due in large part to the family and friends who baked for the wedding.”

One more unique took place after Harlie and Chandler said their vows. Symbolizing a new beginning filled with love, butterflies were released by the couple and guests. How wonderful!

Finally, we want to thank Shannon and Madison, Harlie’s mother and sister, for making the trek from Virginia to our Hillsborough studio for both the pickup and return. We recognize this took time and effort and we are most appreciative. They also presented us with many lovely pieces to add to our inventory. What a sweet gesture!

Best wishes to you two, Harlie and Chandler. Along with the butterflies, we wish you hope, love, and a wonderful life together.

Venue: @womensclubofportsmouth
Wedding coordinator: @saralogansanders with @eventsbyastro
Bride’s Dress: @martinthornburg
Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: Ames Rental of Hampton 
Bride’s shoes: @vans
Hairstylist: Rosemary Jensen Allen
Wedding cake: @katherine’sconfections
Pittsburgh Wedding Cookie Table: Terri Negil Terry’s Tantalizing Treats
Dj: @astrodjjonflex
Rentals: @waterfordeventrentals
Photography: @ryannwinnphotography
Video: @ryannwinnphotography
Vintage china and glassware: @southernvintagetable2
Florals: @lingsmoment
Gelato Cart: @incredibleediblesbakery

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Vintage Spring Wedding Reception with Colored Goblets

Southern Vintage Table Events – A Spring Garden Party Wedding

Can one feel gorgeousness? While gazing at these photos taken by photographer Annie Timmons of Maddie and James’ wedding, we instantly felt happiness, pleasure, and, yes, gorgeousness. The lovely spring colors found in the vintage goblets, Folie a Deux Events florals, and candlesticks coalesced into a dreamy, wondrous wedding and reception at the beautifully restored historic venue, The Parlour at Manns Chapel.

On these lovely reception tables are our vintage stoneware plates, an array of vintage pastel goblets, and silver-plate flatware. The dessert display, filled with yummy pies from Slice Pie, also had a touch of vintage with our cake stands, pie servers, and dessert plates.

Heartfelt congratulations to you two! Thank you for letting us all experience the feeling of gorgeousness on your wedding day!

Couple at Manns Chapel

Talented Vendor Team

Wedding PlannerC&D Events @canddevents.west
VenueParlour at Manns Chapel@theparlourchapel
CateringCarolina Crust@carolinacrustpizza
Dessert PieSlice Pie@slicepiecompany
PhotographerAnnie Timmons Photography@annietimmonsphotography
VideographerHoneydew Films@honeydewfilms
BarBrewmasters Mobile@Brewmastersmobile
OfficiantPastor David Marini
FlowersFolie a Deux
RentalsGrand Rental Station@grandrentalstation
RentalsSouthern Vintage Table@southernvintagetable2
Hair & MakeupReign Beauty@reignbeautync
HostessesThe Happiest Hostess@thehappiesthostess
Wedding DressGilded Bridal@gildedbridal
Groom TuxJos. A Bank@josabank
Paper ProductsColor Quarry Letterpress@colorquarry
Bridesmaids DressesDear Cleo@dearcleo

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Dessert Table with Vintage Decor

Southern Vintage Table Events – Oh, What an Enchanting Wedding!

Annie and Ben’s wedding was one of our most anticipated weddings this year. Why, you ask? For starters, when Annie visited the studio last October, she was super focused on designing a tablescape that was clean, colorful, and casual. She worked on several looks, changing goblet colors, napkins, and other details until she had what she and Ben wanted for their reception tables.

Secondly, in February Annie contacted us about wanting to learn more about our business and offered her time as an apprentice. By this time, we had decided to move to Boone Square and she was willing to help with packing up, which was an offer we could not refuse! By the time her wedding came, our friendship grew and we couldn’t wait to see Annie’s vision come together.

From our vintage collection, Annie choose our vintage white stoneware plates, colorful stoneware salad plates, and stainless flatware. She also incorporated our vintage pink goblets and vintage mustard napkins on the head table. And, finally the dessert table was adorned with one of our colorful floral tablecloth, and several speciality vases.

Seeing Arika Jordan‘s gallery of their wedding day at Carolina Grove was truly a joy. With all the pieces of the design set in place, the final look was glorious. Annie planned every last detail, from collecting the vases and jars on the guests’ tables and having them filled with colorful florals from Bowerbird Flowers, to designing the table numbers and adorable speciality cocktails named after their cats. The guest table assignments, hanging from a line outside, was such a clever touch, too.

Annie and Ben, what a beautiful, enchanting wedding day. May the years ahead be filled with love, adventure, and fun. And, thank you for such a lovely review!

We could not have had a better experience working with Southern Vintage Table for our spring wedding! Visiting Shelly’s studio to pick out our rentals was one of my favorite parts of our wedding planning process. She has a huge collection of gorgeous inventory, and she was such an excellent resource in helping us come up with the scheme for our table settings. Delivery of the rentals was seamless, and not only did our tables look stunning, but the vintage items added character to the (brand new) venue. Our only regret is not having used more from her collection! – Annie, Wedding Wire Review

Venue: Carolina Grove (@carolinagroveweddings)
Photographer: Arika Jordan Photography (@arikashelest)
Planner: Emily Izak (@emilyizak)
Caterer: Beau Catering (@beaucatering)
Flowers: Bowerbird (@bowerbirdflowers)
Cakes: Yellowbird Baking (@yellowbird.baking)
Macaron tower: Sweets by Shayda (@sweetsbyshayda)
Vintage tableware rentals – Southern Vintage Table (@southernvintagetable2)
Other rentals: CE Rentals (ce_rental_raleigh)
Hair and Makeup: Stephanie Sevilla (@themakeupculture)
Band: Emerald Empire Band (@emeraldempireband)

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Vintage Blue and White Place Settings

Southern Vintage Events – A Vibrant Blue and White Wedding

Dana and Ryan’s wedding day was truly idyllic – beautiful Carolina blue skies, kind temperatures, and a picturesque private retreat, the Rigmor House. We distinctly remember driving up to the venue and thinking that the day was North Carolina perfect.

The ceremony took place outside amongst the lush green landscape and the reception was inside the house. Donned with dark blue linens, the table settings included our vintage blue and white dinner plates, salad plates, napkins, and multicolored, jewel-toned goblets. With the sunshine pouring in, the celebration space was alit with color and beauty. Courtesy of Three Region Photography, you’ll get a peek at these lovely tables.

Oftentimes detail items are requested, such as this easel with the seating chart and the silver trays for the appetizers. We love how they look!

One other note – our clients wanted to present their tables with the entire setting. Since it was a plated dinner, during the ceremony and appetizers, the caterer picked up the plates and plated the salad. When guests arrived for the meal, salads were ready to be enjoyed.

Bravo, Dana and Ryan! Your day was beautiful, colorful, and delightful. We loved being a part of your celebration and send wishes of love, joy, and adventure!

Venue – Rigmor House
Photography – Three Region Photography
Coordinator + Florist – Folie a Deux Events
Videographer – Stuck in Love Films
Officiant – Reverend Christie Mabry
Catering + Bar – Cannon Catering
Rentals – Southern Vintage Table and American Party Rentals
Band – Heads Up Penny (East Coast Entertainment)
Cake – The Phoenix Bakery
Italian Ice – Sweetwater Ices
Dana’s Hair and Makeup – Kris Sykes
Dana’s Dress – NY Bride and Groom

Many thanks to friends Carrie and Millie for their impressive table-setting skills! This photo and header were taken by Shelly.

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Vintage Clear Goblets on Reception Tables

Southern Vintage Table Events – A Family Farm Wedding

Yes, we adore lots of color, grandiose centerpieces, and, of course, vintage. However, we also appreciate beauty, elegance, and the clean simplicity seen in these photos captured by Kiley Gaston Photography. Sarah and Landon’s touch of vintage came through our vintage clear goblets and everything is stunning!

Bravo, Sarah and Landon! With your friends and family, we send best wishes for love, happiness, and lots of sweet smiles!

Venue – Family Farm
Photography – Kiley Gaston Photography
Florals – Anchored Florals
Vintage Goblets – Southern Vintage Table

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Bride and Groom

Southern Vintage Table Event – Elegant Nuptials at the Colonial Inn

Suzanne and Wade’s wedding was such a treat for us! First, our design meeting at our studio with Suzanne and Morgan of West Queen Studios was both delightful and productive. We created a mock table with vintage white and cream plates with gold embellishments, added an array of vintage purple goblets, and finished it off with the vintage gold flatware. Voila! Suzanne and Wade’s reception tables materialized. (Photos by Griffin Hart Davis)

Second, with additional vintage items, our vintage presence was felt at cocktail time, the main meal, and dessert time. The cocktail tables were dressed with florals and votives on our vintage dresser mirror. The beautiful dessert table included our vintage dessert plates and a cake stand. And, as a special touch for their guests, a finger bowl (aka small vintage compote) was included at each guest’s place setting.

Lastly, we loved that the venue was in our home town of Hillsborough at the historic Colonial Inn. Many locals, including moi, were ecstatic when the inn was renovated after years of disrepair. This was our first wedding here and hope we have the pleasure of helping with many more!

Beautiful day, venue, and couple! We are sincerely appreciative to have been a part of your wedding day, Suzanne and Wade. Best wishes for much happiness, fun, and adventures!

Venue: @thecolonialinnhillsborough 
Planner: @chelsea.chestnutandvine @chestnutandvineweddings
Florals & Decor: @westqueenstudio
Tabletop Rentals: @southernvintagetable2
Photography: @griffinhartdavis @griffindavisweddings 
HMU: @reignbeautync 

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Vintage Retro Place Settings with Colored Goblets

Southern Vintage Table Events – A Fall Wedding in the Forest

In the protected forest at the Timberlake Earth Sanctuary, amongst nature, family, and friends, Meghan and Tyler were married. Their wedding landscape, filled with a palette of soft, deep-hued fall colors, was enchantingly eclectic and charmingly romantic. These photographs from Karena Schroeder beautifully portray this wondrous wedding in the woods.

The couple wanted a wedding that was unique and creative with a “casual 70s vibe” and we knew that our vintage retro bold patterns would fit their vision. In designing the tables, plates in 4 color families were chosen – blue, yellow, green, and brown. Coordinating with these, we selected colored goblets in the same numbers. The “coupe de gras” were the different patterned napkins – we simply love how they look! To make sure they could be easily matched with the plates, we bundled them by color, as seen below. The final pieces from our vintage collections were a mix of stainless flatware and assorted heights of brass candleholders as table decor.

Bravo, Meghan and Tyler, and best wishes for your new life together!

Photographer: @karenaschroederphotography
Planner: @pinkplannerevents
Venue: @timberlakeearthsanctuary
Florist: @colorfieldsfarm
Tableware Rentals: @southernvintagetable2
Hair & Makeup: @symmetrybridalnc

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Vintage Fall Boho Reception Tables NC

Southern Vintage Table Events – Boho Fall Wedding at the Parlour

Ambers, burnt orange, browns, gold, creams and white – soft, organic, fall hues – were beautifully woven together to create this lovely boho vision for Allyson and Bryce’s fall wedding. The setting was The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel and these artful images come to you via the talented Long Yau. The end result was serene, enchanting, and so very romantic!

Allyson, the stunning bride and designer of this vision, created the dried floral bouquets and provided the runners, chargers, and flatware. For their guest tables, we brought our vintage white stoneware, amber goblets, votives, and brass candleholders. They also chose our vintage mixed and matched cream napkins with vintage brass napkins rings. Beautiful!

Their boho dessert table design included our vintage tiered stands, platters, and white and gold dessert plates. Those donuts look especially elegant and delicious!

Heartfelt congratulations, Allyson and Bryce! Thank you for the honor of providing our vintage tableware for your wedding day. You two are amazing partners and we are so happy for you!

“It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do.” – Jane Austen

Venue – The Parlour at Mann’s Chapel
Photographer – Long Yau Photography
Catering – Carolina Crust Pizza
Coordinator – Bluebell Weddings
Table and Dessert Rentals – Southern Vintage Table
DJ – Dow Oak Events
Videography – Golden Hour Visuals

Note – the header photo and dessert plate shot were taken by us after setting the tables with Blue Bell Weddings.

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Vintage China Patterns

Southern Vintage Table Events – A Happy Day at Highrock Farms

Wonder why so many couples wish to get married in the fall? The tribe of loved ones under this glorious tree in early November reveals one reason – nature’s beautiful fall colors provide an amazing backdrop for this very special day!

The site of this sweet wedding was Highrock Farms in Oxford, NC. This was our first visit to this farm venue and we were captivated by the open fields, historic barns, and the rustic, homey reception hall. Being our first visit to this lovely place, we archived these photos of the front gate and reception building for this blog post. The awesome opening photo of the bridal party and reception photos are courtesy of Holly Kearney Photography.

Caroline adores vintage as much as we do and she envisioned her reception tables with a lovely mix of vintage china patterns, vintage colored goblets, and vintage flatware. We distinctly remember the day she and her mother visited the studio. When the final design came together, Caroline radiated pure joy. We all knew this was going to be a magical day for everyone.

These two photos were shared with us by Caroline’s mother, Jennifer, on the day of the wedding. She knew we would be excited to see them after the tables were set!

Bravo, Caroline and Van! Your wedding day beautifully reflected your exuberance, happiness, and love. We were truly honored to help with this happy occasion. Best wishes to you and your family!

Wedding photographer: Holly Kearney @hollykearney
Venue: Highrock Farms @highrockfarms
Vintage Table Rentals: Southern Vintage Table @southernvintagetable2
Dress: Vow’d @vowdweddings
Makeup: Shannone @itsshannone
Floral designs: Janet Mills 

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Vintage Wedding Sweetheart Settings

Southern Vintage Table Events – Marrying at The Meadows

This fall we traveled to several venues for the first time and one of them was The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve in Raleigh. We distinctly recall how we felt that day – it was such a glorious, peaceful day we paused for several moments to absorb the beauty that surrounded us. What a wonderful place for Jeri-lynn an Paul to get married!

Jeri-lynn and Anessa, owner of Harmony Weddings and Events, visited our studio months before the wedding day. Using vintage was important to Jeri-lynn and together they chose vintage place settings and an array of brass candleholders, bar glasses, and dessert serving pieces.

When these photos by Joanna Sue Photography came in, we were elated. The tables with vintage white/cream plates trimmed in gold, the vintage gold flatware, and vintage amber goblets perfectly suited this pastoral environment. One of our favorite details is the different colored and textured candles on our vintage brass candleholders.

The bar was stocked with vintage textured tumblers (once filled with jelly), vintage low compotes, and vintage clear goblets. Don’t they look cool?

Finally, the ingenious display of desserts on an assortment of vintage pieces was fabulous! Our vintage stands, boxes, and dessert plates were selected by Jeri-lynn – so terrific and eclectic!

Congratulations, Jeri-lynn and Paul! The beginning of this new phase of your lives has been quite marvelous!

Venue: The Meadows

Florist: Mood Fleuriste

Catering: Rocky Top

Photographer: Joanna Sue Photography

Planner: Harmony Weddings and Events

Rentals: Southern Vintage Table

DJ: Vox DJ Co

Beauty: Wedded Kiss

Officiant: Katherine Dupree

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