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Thanksgiving Inspiration: 13 Stunning Reception Tables

If only our Thanksgiving table could be this dreamy...

Every year I head into November with grand plans for my Thanksgiving table design. Lush greenery, romantic candlelight, pretty place settings. And every year, without fail, the guests begin to arrive and I've barely got my makeup done and I'm still wearing my slippers, and somehow my Pinterest plans fade away. We settle for a few lit candles as everyone grabs their plates and digs in. While I'm almost certain the pattern will repeat itself again this year, I still find myself collecting bits and pieces of inspiration, because, well, it makes me happy, which I guess is why I love this job.

In hopes that you might be a bit more successful in your Thanksgiving endeavors, I've taken the liberty of gathering inspiration from our bridal magazines across the country. A girl can dream, right? Just remember, as I tell myself annually, it's not what's on the table, but who's around it. 

Be sure to visit each full feature to see all the talented vendors who helped pull these dream tables together.

1. A Cinderella Story


photography by: Studio Laguna ||  planning & design: Bee the Buzz Event || flowers & styling: Zinnia Design Florals

2. Fortunate Feast

photography by: Hayley Young || styling: Occasions Wedding & Event Planning || flowers: Flora Nova

3. Industrial Farm-to-Table

Aniko Methven Vineyards Farm to Table Wedding Shoot

photography by: Aniko Productions ||  planning: Queen Bee Home & Event Design || flowers: Bramble Floral Design || rentals & design: Something Borrowed

4. Lush Garden

photography by: PurePhoto || design & flowers: Santa Barbara Style Floral and Event Design

5. Heritage Revival

photography by: Studio Laguna || stylist: Blomma Designs || flowers: Sadie's Couture Floral & Event Styling

6. Jewel-Toned


photography by: Sahara Coleman || planning & design: Ginger Bee Events & Planning || flowers: Cozbi Jean || stationery: Songbird Paperie

7. Southern Charm


photography by: Hayley Young || planning: Hitched in the Hood || flowers: Lucy's Informal Flowers

8. Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Greta Styled Shoot

photography by: Jessica Elizabeth Photography || planning: Hall Occasions || flowers: Posh Peony

9. Wine, Dine & Unwind

photography by: Laura Ivanova Photography || planning & design: This Love Weddings || flowers: Studio Fleurette

10. How Berry Delightful

photography by: Electric Lime & Whitney Furst Photography || planning & styling: Belle Noelle Events & Design || flowers: A Day in Provence

11. Garden Elegance

Reception Details

photography by: O'Malley Photographers || planning, design & flowers: Sinclair & Moore

12. Beautiful Barnyard

photography by: Byron Roe Photography || design: Marry You Me

13. Lush Life


photography by: Chris Hynes || flowers: daffodil*parker

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