A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape


I think back to when Garrett and I were first married and all of the thought and design that went into the decor and design elements. Since our wedding I have welcomed any opportunity to throw a party with an awesome color scheme and tablescape, so today I’m partnering with Macy’s to share a spread that would be fall wedding worthy!

Since Thanksgiving is in the air, I wanted to keep in mind that this kind of setting would also work on a smaller scale for a Thanksgiving dinner. But take this tablescape, multiply it by a few dozen, and how gorgeous would a fall wedding set up look!?

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape


Fall Wedding Place Settings:

There are a lot of different ways to add class and elegance to a wedding dinner table, but there are a few key pieces that really elevate the look and feel for your guests. I opted to keep the plates and cups clean and simple, and bring in more texture in the placemats and linens.

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape


I used Lenox napkins from Macy’s in dove grey. These napkins are so gorgeous and I especially love the delicate white trim that brings a feminine touch. I ordered this same color scheme in a round table linen as well because I love the color and texture so much! 


I added a pop of glam with these gold Chilewhich Pressed Dahlia Placemats. I can’t tell you how much I love these placemats. They are made from a pressed vinyl-coated polyester and are bendable and wipeable. They look so elegant and are so incredibly functional. 

I love the idea of using these placemats for a fall wedding reception, but they would also make a fantastic wedding gift. For any brides out there, add these to your registry! I love that you don’t have to throw then in the wash after every use. Just wipe them up and you’re good to go!


A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape




A good color scheme for fall is crucial in delivering the right feel of the season. I’m not a big fan of orange and browns, so I brought in deep hues of burgundy, purple, and red. I mixed in lots of greenery as well which is an inexpensive way to make a centerpiece look extra full and dramatic. Eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus are perfect fall greenery options. I added them all along the outsides of the arrangement to have the effect of the leaves pouring over the edge


 *hint: I used three smaller clear vases to make the large flower centerpiece! I set them in a triangle on the round platter and filled them all individually. 


Throw a small sprig of seeded eucalyptus in front of name cards! A simple touch that ties in the centerpieces with the place settings.


A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape

A Thanksgiving Fall Tablescape




One last small idea to consider when planning a fall wedding menu is to throw in some Thanksgiving day favorite foods! How delicious and unique would it be to serve these comfort foods? I listed a few of my favorite Thanksgiving sides below for a little inspiration. I made a mini Thanksgiving dinner for Garrett’s birthday recently and these are some of my favorite tried and true recipes that would be classy and delicious to serve at a wedding. 


Sweet Potato and Apple Bake Recipe

Traditionally times this sweet potato casserole is made with marshmallows, but this recipe is more sophisticated and fit for a wedding! I love the blend of tangy green apples with orange juice, mixed with the sweetness of yams and brown sugar. This is sure to be a hit!

*tip: start boiling the sweet potatoes with cold water and work up to boiling – it will ensure for an even cook. Don’t overcook the potatoes, cook them until you can poke a fork through them but not soft enough to mash. Also, I always double the green apples because I think that provides a more balanced flavor mixture. 


Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Some people might turn their noses up at canned green beans and Cream of Mushroom soup, but I promise it makes for the very best version of this casserole!



There are so many great options, but I usually opt for the easy route by buying boxed stuffing. Spruce it up by adding ground sausage and cranberries!


Mashed Potatoes 

Especially for a wedding or Thanksgiving dinner, use real potatoes for this dish! Imitation potatoes just won’t cut it!


I hope these fall wedding ideas were helpful! There are so many options for a classy and elegant fall wedding!


In sponsorship with Macys. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Hello! I’m planning to make the sweet potato and apple bake for thanksgiving. How long do you boil your potatoes to make sure they’re not overdone? Thanks!

    1. Hi! You will love it! It says 30 minutes on the recipe, but I did about 25 min. I just made sure I could push a fork into the potatoes fairly easily, but not so long that they are mushy!

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