Southern Style: Pastel Summer Event Inspiration

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Come warmer weather in Tennessee, there is nothing more enjoyable than surrounding yourself with friends and family outdoors. You need to create a bright and memorable setup that complements the season. Today we’re sharing pastel summer event inspiration for your upcoming summer or spring Nashville celebrations, featuring our stylish in-stock rentals.

Soft Pastel Colors

This season we’re complementing the lush foliage and soft flowers with pastel palettes! Ideal for an outdoor event, it will stand out with a fresh and elegant look. While this design features our Wisteria Satin linens, we also offer a Peach Poly, Light Blue Pindot, and Mediterranean Satin. For a cohesive vibe, consider hand-written details for place cards, the menu, or event signage.

pastel summer tablescape, purple and white summer tablescape, purple and white outdoor summer tablescape,

Photo by Mandy Liz Photography

Earthen China

To plate up dinner, check out an equally gorgeous alternative to classic china: earthenware. It comes in three beautiful colors, Alabaster, Onyx, and Stone. While Alabaster and Stone are beautiful for a pastel look, don’t overlook Onyx which can be used to lend some contrast to an otherwise bright tablescape. To amp up the look of our earthen china, consider complementing it with one of our unique chargers!

pastel summer tablescape with earthen china

Photo by Honeysuckle & Wine Photography

pastel tablescape with earthen china and Darcy charger

Romantic Chiffon Runners

In terms of centerpieces, florals, lanterns, and geometric table decor – all add to the beauty of a tablescape. If you’re looking to add some texture and romance, however, we recommend a chiffon table runner. They can be used standalone or atop table linens to add volume. You can let them pool around your centerpieces and/or allow them to drape off the edge of your tables for a loose but elegant look.

white chiffon table runner

Photo by Cee Cee Photography

outdoor pastel purple chiffon table runner

Photo by John Myers Photography

Elegant Harlin Chairs

One of our favorite pieces of furniture, our Harlin dining chairs are a stunning option for your summer event. Made of wood and with stylish backs, they add an instant touch of elegance to any tablescape. They can also easily be decorated with greenery, for a fresh spring or summer look. For a table that complements these chairs, consider featuring our Fruitwood Farm Tables.

Harlin dining chair outdoor summer tablescape,

Santorini Furniture

If you plan on taking full advantage of summertime in Tennesse, an outdoor lounge area is a good idea. Perfect for a cocktail hour or post-dinner drinks, it will allow your guests to get cozy and mingle all evening. Keeping with our pastel summer event inspiration, we recommend our Santorini Off-White Sofa paired with an accent table. Or feel free to choose from one of our curated lounge packages!

Rolling Bar Cart

Cold drinks are a must-have at any summer celebration! This summer, we’re loving the look of our vintage-inspired Hob Nob glassware. They’re the perfect way to add a little bit of texture to your tablescape. Or for a more sleek and elegant look opt for our Pure glassware, available in wine glasses, goblets, and champagne flutes. To complete the look, create a luxurious and memorable drink station using our rolling gold bar cart!

gold rolling bar cart outdoor summer event

Hob Nob glassware for outdoor summer event

pure glassware for outdoor summer cocktail hour

Photo by Jannah Alexander Photography

Loving this pastel summer event inspiration? Contact our team today for help recreating one of the looks for your upcoming event!

TAGS | outdoor event rentals, pastel event, southern summer party planning, summer event style, summertime chic

FEATURED RENTALS | Santorini off-white sofa, lounge packages, Hob Nob glassware, pure glassware, bar cart, earthen china, wisteria linens, peach poly, Harlin chairs, Mediterranean Satin, light blue pindot poly,


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