Alternative wedding table decor: from chic to surreal

Our edit of wedding table decor ideas spans ceramics, glassware and linens for every type of wedding – from countryside celebrations to jet-setting beach affairs

Alternative wedding table decor ideas
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So you’re getting married? Congratulations. Chances are you’ve thought about the dress (if not, see our pick of alternative bridal wear), the guests, the catering, the venue... but what about the tableware? If adding one more thing to your wedding to-do list feels overwhelming, don’t worry. Our edit of wedding table decor ideas will accommodate every style for the big day. 

Wallpaper’s wedding table decor ideas

An artful display: Diptyque 

Wedding table decor

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Diptyque’s latest home collection, titled ‘Artist’s Palette’, includes plates, glassware and fabrics in a vibrant explosion of cerulean blues and primrose greens. Playful patterns adorn each object in the collection, from ovals to interlacing florals, confetti and pointillist dots, making for cheerful wedding table decor to accompany your joyful day.

Country-wedding chic: La Romaine Editions

Tableware by La Romaine Editions

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French online outlet La Romaine Editions is known for its edit of charmingly eccentric homeware. Every few months, the brand releases a themed edit of wares and its most recent launch is ‘The Noce’, inspired by the idea of a country wedding amidst wheat fields.

But don’t let the provincial theme fool you into thinking this is a rustic or simple collection. ‘The Noce’ range features gems like a ‘Bride’s Candle’, handmade made by designer Camille Romagnani to look like a bouquet of wheat ears, vintage Alsace tablecloths repainted by designer Jenna Kaës, and a ‘Forget-Me-Not’ cup that’s been handblown in the Netherlands and looks like it came out of a fairytale.

Subtly retro: Skye McAlpine

Tableware by Skye McAlpine

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Cookbook author Skye McAlpine’s new tableware collection is a darling, subtly retro range of ceramics, glassware, and linens that would look at home at Charleston (the modernist former home of painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant) or a Tuscan villa – think ruffled napkins in Liberty prints and multi-coloured Murano tumblers playfully complementing dishes decorated with ceramic berries and flowers.

It is an ideal tableware set for an unpretentious wedding with a more quaint than glamorous aesthetic, making it perfect for everyday use at home after the big day.

Slightly surreal: Gohar World 

Tableware by Gohar World 

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The new tableware collection from food stylist Laila Gohar and her artist sister Nadia lends itself to wedding table decor for the creative set. Designed with Gohar’s signature tongue-in-cheek, surrealist flair, this 40-piece set includes mother of pearl butter knives, cauliflower-shaped candles, and beaded bracelets for stemware. 

Most notable is the line’s ‘Patrician Champagne Coupes’ which are made from Lobmyer’s signature lightweight crystal and have a sweet, super-short stem.

Beach-wedding ready: Gergei Erdei

Tableware by Gergei Erdei

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Inspired by the 1970s jet-set lifestyles of Florida, Palm Beach and the Italian Riviera, the ‘Herculaneum’ collection by designer Gergei Erdei is ideal tableware for a beach wedding. The range takes its name from a popular seaside retreat for Ancient Roman elites, and its jubilant aesthetic is expressed through bold sea-motifs in tropical colours.

Writer and Wallpaper* Contributing Editor

Mary Cleary is a writer based in London and New York. Previously beauty & grooming editor at Wallpaper*, she is now a contributing editor, alongside writing for various publications on all aspects of culture.