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A Moody Thanksgiving Day Dinner Table

Rustic Thanksgiving table set with black dinnerware, copper serveware and tall red wine glasses

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Hi, friends! As holiday party planning ramps up, we thought it would be fun to share how to achieve a moody, romantic Thanksgiving table for your guests to enjoy come the 24th. Light and airy modern tables are our fave for tons of celebrations, but when it comes to these once-a-year events, it’s nice to try something new and different. Even more important if you’re using dinnerware from your Gift Registry for the first time, as many of you newly marrieds likely are.

Rustic wood sideboard decorated with flowers and used as a makeshift home bar

Red cocktails in cordial glasses next to a copper cocktail shaker and bottles of alcohol and cocktail ingredients

Along with the romantic table, we created a rustic modern bar area with bold elements like the Orb Copper Shaker that we knew would stand out. When opting for a moodier color palette, you want to have something that will balance out the dark hues, and a metallic or two is sure to do the trick.

Wood sideboard decorated with pink and white rosebuds

Fall bouquet with pinks and greens in a short vase on a metal dining chair

Dark wood dining table set for Thanksgiving with white taper candles, black place settings and centerpiece florals

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to break out the Le Creuset, no? If you’ve got it in black (such a stunner!), it’s totally easy to pair it with dark tableware and napkins for a moody, more formal table. And of course, you’ll have no problem serving up everyday meals in it after the fact with more casual pieces on your tabletop.

White taper candles burning in wood candle holders in the center of the Thanksgiving dining table

Pears in long copper centerpiece bowl next to a copper water pitcher and taper candles in wood candle holders in center of dining table

Black place settings on a dark wood table decorated with white and pink florals and rustic green botanicals

So, what really made this table, in our opinions: The Jars Tourron Black Dinner Plate + Jars Tourron Black Salad Plate. They come in a slew of colors so the black is easy to over look, but seeing it all together is enough to convince you to add this shade to the registry, no? Each has its own distinct effect from the glazing, adding texture alongside the sleek Harper Rose Gold 20-Piece Flatware Set.

Thanksgiving floral centerpiece with pink rosebuds, white flowers and leafy green botanicals behind a red wine glasses at place setting

Green gourds in a black dinnerware bowl on a wood table

Black place settings around a black Le Creuset French oven on a wood Thanksgiving table

We simply used taper candles and romantic floral arrangements (we love a classic combo) to complement the dark hues. But if you want to lighten things up even more, you can always mix in a few white accents or lighter napkins (the Helena Linen Dinner Napkin comes in ivory too).

Black Le Creuset French oven in center of Thanksgiving table next to centerpiece bouquet

Crispy holiday pie in center of dining table next to centerpiece candles and floral display

Slice of meringue pie on a black dinner plate next to a crispy holiday pie and a glass of red wine on a wood dining table

Brown and green pears displayed on a white cake server on a wood table

Dessert, please! Follow the link at the bottom of this post to see our Thanksgiving pie table.

Centerpiece bouquet of white and pink flowers and green branches and botanicals next to two cocktails in cordial glasses

Your Gift Registry isn’t just a great opportunity to gather some long-waited fresh kitchen items, but all the tools you’ll need to pull off a memorable holiday dinner with some of the amazing individuals who contributed to your big day. See our picks below:

Black cookware and dinner plates, copper serverware and rose gold flatware

Know what this dinner scene is missing? A pie table! Head over to 100 Layer Cake to see how we styled our Thanksgiving day pie table.

Styling: 100 Layer Cake | Florals: Moon Canyon | Photography: Jessie Webster | Pies: Sheila Mae | Venue: Smoky Hollow Studios

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