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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Table Setting

Since so many brides choose to have their wedding in June ,  lots of couples will be celebrating their anniversary this month.     I thought I would do several posts this month with ideas for wedding and anniversary dé hope is that you will find some inspiration!
 In the first anniversary table that I am showing you,  I used a simple rose bouquet cut fresh this morning from my garden.   I used vintage cake toppers to surround my bouquet.  If you were setting the table for your parents party,  you might be able to use cake toppers that have been used on their cakes to celebrate 20 years....25 years,....and so on.

At the head of the table,  I have the original guest book from my parents wedding.   It would be fun for your guests to look through this book and see who was at the first wedding....and who is here now to help celebrate maybe their 20th, 25th or even 50th anniversary.   If you have extra unsigned pages,  have your guest sign  the original book....what a keepsake for your parents to have!
I have a small bouquet at each setting for the guests to take home with them after the party.
At this end of the table,  I have a beautiful bride doll.   The covered box on her left  contains all the cards that the parents in this case....received at their wedding.
That completes the tour of my first table....
For the second table....I replaced the tea set with a bride and groom.   I moved the covered box of wedding cards to this end of the table.
For the centerpiece at this table,  I have placed a pair of Love Birds on a pink pedestal and covered them with a wire cloche.  I decorated the cloche with crystals and a pretty flower trim.
I have the table set with anniversary plates that I have picked up at yard sales over the years for just a few dollars each.
The cake toppers that you saw surrounding the centerpiece at the first table,  are now placed at each individual place setting.

You can also use the anniversary plates and cake toppers to make vignettes at the buffet table,  guest book table,  or anywhere you want a little "wedding touch"
The 50 year wedding cake topper came from my grandparents anniversary party.   
I found this sweet bride and groom salt and pepper shakers at an antique mall.
I live in New Mexico,  so cowboy grooms and cowgirl brides are very popular.
This is my favorite cake topper....
Each place setting is a little different.....
In place of the bride doll that you saw in the first table,   I have put two fan card holders.   This is the wedding invitation to my parents wedding back in 1948.   Who gets married at 8:00 in the morning..... on Sunday.....wish my mother was here for me to ask her.....
Your guest will enjoy looking through all the cards and photo albums,  so be sure to have them out!
So,  there are my two tables....which one is your favorite?
If you would like to see another table setting here

I still have more ideas,  see you soon!


  1. This is a beautiful post ... and you are so creative! Using those anniversary plates in the place setting is a neat idea ... although it is kind of sad that you can buy those at yard sales! Isn't it?! Thanks so much for sharing this ... it gives me several ideas of ways to treat friends to special anniversary surprise dinners!

  2. Gorgeous WEDDING/Anniversary table, Penny. I love that 45th topper, too. I think it is my favorite. Have a great night- xo Diana

  3. Beautiful table. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Wonderful ideas!! How fortunate you are to have mementos from your parents wedding, makes it all the more special.

  5. Penny,
    What a beautiful post filled with so many lovely pieces!! EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING is just so precious!!


  6. I can't tell you which table is my favourite beacuse they are both gorgeous! You are so talented, so inventive and so creative and you give me always a lot of inspirations

  7. How wonderful that you have all those memories of your parents wedding. My sister has anything that was kept from my parents 50th. Nothing at all from the wedding. I don't think they had a family wedding. I believe they went to a Justice of the Peace. Such sweet idea's you have for a celebration. Both parents have been gone for a very long time now. Your imagination never fails to awe me. :) You are just SO creative!

  8. NEAT TABLES- such great ideas used in them both!

    I *adore* your mom and dad's hand written invitation - oh to get back to that kind of simplicity again. Love it.

    My youngest daughter is planning her wedding right now and I sooooo wish it could be simple days again.

  9. What a special way to celebrate your parent's anniversary. I really like the second table with the wire cloche centerpiece. Thank you for sharing it and your auction finds at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

  10. love them both such a sweet way to celebrate

  11. I think I like the first one. All the attention to detail is amazing. I pinned to my boards of course.

  12. Wow all wonderful Bride and Groom Anniversary tables! It's funny how the more modern cakes don't have a cake topper isn't it....Oh the times they are a changing! lol

    Oh and the handwritten thats attention to detail!

  13. Beautiful and very romantic tables, Penny. Thank you for sharing them!

  14. An extremely special post that totally surprise me. It is a big project. Thanks for sharing with 4 seasons blog hop. Cheers and have a nice day.

  15. Stunning!! Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

  16. How amazing way to celebrate your parent’s anniversary! I wish I could also do such special things for them. Their 25th anniversary is about to come. I think booking a special vow renewal location and throwing a surprise party would be a good idea. Isn’t it?


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