Wedding Ideas: “Black Swan” Themed Wedding Reception Ideas


Today, our dear wedding blog readers, we have a super duper treat for you! Our lovely Atlanta Perfect Wedding Guide team recently took part in a tabletop competition for the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE), and what they created was nothing short of AMAZING! With the creative vision of Ciao Bella Weddings, the ladies presented The Black Swan as a themed wedding reception tabletop. And here, we give you the lowdown on how to create the Black Swan theme of your very own. But first, a little behind-the-scenes info on the tabletop inspiration:

The theme of our table is inspired by the motion picture, The Black Swan. The tablescape is a combination of modern and monochromatic with hints of French influence as a nod to the ballet. The elements will emulate the two personas by combining the elegance, innocence, and grace of the white swan with the anchor of guile and sensuality embodied by the Black Swan.

While our table is predominately charcoal and black in color, the details are softer. Silver and black chameleon chairs draped in sheer soft silk organza chair covers flanked in rouched fabrication. A long estate table is dressed in a couture black ruffled linen. The tabletop features gorgeous black glassware and china accented by sleek and modern silverware. The crowning jewel of the table is the winter white flora and white candles appearing as a halo to the entire design. The balance of power and romance is evident at first glance.

The black lacquer, the feathered chair covers, the lace accents — it’s all so truly divine! What a fun and creative way to mix a unique concept with wedding reception decor. Thanks to the team at Ciao Bella Weddings ( and photographer Shari Zellers ( for capturing this wonderful display.

So now, it’s your turn to tell us what you think! Leave a comment for us below!

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