There’s no better display of Southern hospitality than gathering your loved ones around the dinner table and enjoying a supper under the stars! Bruce Pittman drew inspiration from his deep Southern roots for this farm-to-table alfresco dinner. Designed with community and conversation in mind, this tablescape is stylish and sophisticated without being too over-the-top.

Don’t be afraid to use color, and be adventurous with how you combine hues. Bruce relied on floral prints to add vibrant touches to the table and set the tone for a lively evening. To recreate the look at home, he recommends combining natural elements, such as the rattan chargers, with glassware, silver or china that might already be in your collection. Let the food, served family-style, take center stage. To see the full spread and Bruce's great tips, click here.

Bruce Pittman Inc. is an event planning boutique specializing in weddings, special events and fundraising galas. Bruce was recently voted one of the Nashville Scene’s Best Wedding/Event Planners. For more info, visit brucepittman.com.