One of my favorite cozy fabrics has to be tartan, or plaid. The bold pattern may seem a little strong for a wedding at first thought, but I have found that when paired with feminine tulle, natural elements, and elegant gold accents, it creates a beautiful and unique wedding look. Read on to find out how I combined all of these elements to style a Tartan and Tulle Winter Wedding!
Tartan and Tulle Table
I decided not to use table covers, and instead to embrace the natural look of wooden tables. I laid a long piece of black and white buffalo plaid cloth down the center as a table runner. Then, I balanced out the bold pattern with a natural green, berry, and thistle centerpiece tied together with black tulle. Gold table numbers and gold candlesticks with forest green taper candles in them brought a touch of elegance to the center of the table.
I continued this touch of gold into the place settings themselves, by providing each setting with a mini gold painted antler. I placed gold cutlery beside ornate gold-edged white plates embellished with gold vinyl monograms. Those were placed on top of larger clear plates tied with tartan ribbon, which sat on round wooden chargers that matched the smaller wooden coasters at each seat. Gold mirror drink discs adorned clear crystal cut glasses. Finally, I added a fun pop of color to the table by using red plaid napkins.
Checkered Shirt Chair Backers for the Bride and Groom
My final addition to the tartan and tulle table was to create unique DIY Chair Backers for the Bride and Groom that used their favorite plaid shirts in a fresh way. These chair backers also included some of the same natural elements used in the table centerpiece, which tied everything together perfectly. Learn how to create them HERE.
Bright and Bold Bar
Whiskey is the perfect bold drink for this type of wedding. You can find my Warm Whiskey Wedding Cocktail Recipe, which I served in gold monogrammed whiskey glasses, HERE.
I set up my gold bar cart with a red buffalo plaid, because if you can’t be bold at the bar, where can you be?! I tied a white and red tartan cloth to the handle of the bar cart, which complemented the red plaid chalkboard tags I used to label each whiskey on the cart. Behind a gold “cheers” cutout sign, each bottle also got either a tulle or a tartan “scarf” tied around its neck. The bottom of the bar cart held ice, spices, and mixers, as well as additional natural elements to round out the plaid and gold look. Finally, I created a Modern Tartan and Acrylic Bar Sign inviting guests to “Enjoy a Wee Dram”, a nod to the Scottish heritage of whiskey and tartan. Get the details to create your own HERE.
You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the look and feel of tartan and tulle. These fabrics, when styled in the right way, will give any wedding a warm, elegant feel. You can get all of the additional details to create this Tartan and Tulle Winter Wedding, including how I decorated the fireplace, cake table, and my fun favor station, on Fun365 at Oriental Trading. Everything you need to See It, Shop It and Make It with the click of a button! I hope you enjoy all the DIY’s and ideas as much as I enjoyed creating them.
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