Wedding Reception Decor and Flower Trends for 2010

Here’s the deal. You want your wedding to look like your wedding, and the new wedding trends are all about that. Use these simple ideas to give your celebration a personal touch.

Black Accents Are Back
We’re talking little black lacquer flower vases, black pillows in the lounge area, black glassware. To keep it from looking too dark, choose a deep jewel tone like deep blue, purple, or even red.  It'll give your reception that timelessly chic, formal, time-for-cocktails-and-fun feel. 

Fabric-Wrapped Vases

Forget about stressing over dahlias versus delphiniums and put the focus on your vases by wrapping them in eye-catching fabrics to give them a textured look and feel. To keep the look clean (not messy), choose flowers in the same color like this all-white table here.

Great Gatsby Garden Decor
Button up a backyard or garden wedding with silver mint julep vases; pretty white garden urns and pedestals, and plenty of little silver cocktail hour trays. Small flower arrangements on crisp cocktail tables will set the scene for an event Jay Gatsby would be proud of.

An Eclectic Mix of Monochromatic Vases
Like the mix and matched, wildflower, outdoor wedding aesthetic? Choose a monochromatic mix of vases in all different shapes and sizes for your tables filled with colorful flowers for a more streamlined pulled-together look.

White Bouquets with Attention-Grabbing Wraps
Let your bouquet wrap shine by choosing all-white flowers. Then personalize it by asking your florist to wrap the stems with beads, sequins, pretty pins, shells, crocheted lace, or even twine are just a few ideas. 
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