Michael and I always like to avoid the crowds on Valentine’s Day and instead opt for a romantic dinner at home. It’s the perfect excuse to go all out and craft a beautiful tablescape just for the two of you. I find it so much more intimate and romantic than waiting for a table at a crowded and loud restaurant! This glam, garden-inspired valentine tablescape was really very easy to put together — however it’s still really luxurious.
I’m going to run through a few of the things I did to make this tablescape perfect for a romantic valentine dinner. You’ll probably have most of these items in your house — all I bought were the flowers.
I saw the idea of making a plant imitation charger on pinterest and fell in love. For this look I used a plate, an actual charger, and then lined the gold charger with eucalyptus. The greenery around the plate felt so lush! I love how it added a lot of drama to the table. To start the eucalyptus charger I cut flexible pieces of the greenery and taped them together to form a circle. I then added little pieces here and there to make it more full.
SUGAR RIMMED CHAMPAGNE GLASSES
Admittedly, I think this is a little cheesy but isn’t Valentine’s Day a little cheesy? I dipped the champagne glasses in water and then dipped in red sugar.
Obviously, you have to have flowers at a valentine dinner. Red roses, obviously — I bought two dozen at a local wholesale flower market. Go a few days before so they aren’t double the price! I also picked up a huge bunch of eucalyptus. It smells, SO good and you can use it so many ways. On this table I used it to make the greenery charger, pair with the roses in the wine bottles, and to line the cake.
The sprayed wine bottles add color and interest to the table and you’ll always be able to use them again for other parties. It takes only a few seconds to spray them with gold spray paint and they dry so fast. If I hadn’t gone with a gold them I think a pretty muted grey would have been beautiful!
The wine bottles, tall vase, and cake stand added a much needed backdrop to the plates! I love how they frame the table and add lots of height.
There’s so much texture here — faux fur under the vase, cut glass, smooth metallic gold bottles, the eucalyptus leaves, the roses, the wooden coasters, and finally the wooden table. I love the mix of it all.