Reception Ideas by Color | Toledo Wedding Planner | Perrysburg Wedding Planner


Chair, Indoor, and Outdoor


Champagne chair sashes accented with roses marked the couple’s seats.    The couple’s colors, bright pink and copper, matched the hues of sunset, the time of day their ceremony took place. The island setting inspired the wedding’s tropical-elegance vibe.    Following a two-hour Indian ceremony, which took place at dusk, guests moved onto a pink-saturated patio, draped with fabric and strung with votive candles that created a warm, romantic feel.

Location: Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Flowers,  Decor and Table Number

Working in a creative field, Beth had a pretty clear sense of the look and feel she wanted at her wedding from the very beginning --clean and contemporary with a slight Asian twist. She decided on a chocolate brown, blush pink, and white color scheme and ...       Pink patterned table numbers picked up the colorful hue of the centerpiece flowers and the linens.





Indoor, Outdoor and Escort Card


The long reception tables were topped with damask-patterned table runners.   Black, acrylic urns held arrangements of dahlias, calla lilies, privet berries, roses, stock and ostrich feathers, which gave the centerpieces a retro vibe.    “Our escort card display was out of this world!” says the bride. The couple pinned their cards to large branches painted on a corkboard.

Centerpiece, Decor and Table Number


To decorate some of the reception tables, vases were filled with river rocks and white hydrangeas, and surrounded with rose petals and votive candles.   Purple glass vases filled with dark purple flowers decorated the fireplace mantel at the reception.   The purple table numbers, courtesy of Jen’s calligrapher sister, matched the escort cards and ceremony programs with their raffia bows.


Indoor, Outdoor and Desert Bar

For added elegance, a chandelier hung above the couple‘s table and twinkle lights were strung from the wood-beamed ceiling.      The couple spruced up a vintage dresser for their dessert buffet table. The cake and cupcakes were displayed on dishware that had been passed down from Maya’s grandparents.

Centerpiece, Decor and Table Number

Single blooms in small vases added flair to the tabletops.    Aside from the hanging yellow and white paper flowers used to decorate both the ceremony space and the lounge area, the couple used little extra decor.   Mary used a quirky, curly font in bright yellow to tie the wedding’s signature accent color into the table numbers.






Indoor,  Outdoor and Place Set


Towering centerpieces worked well with the high ceilings of the reception space, and the tall glass cases gave the illusion that the flower arrangements were floating.    Dinner was served beneath a clear tent with transparent teal fabric draped from the ceiling, allowing guests to see the twinkling lights on the trees above. For a twist on chandeliers, wooden sticks were shaped into balls and hung overhead, with candles i...      Dinner plates brought in the colors of the sea and sky. On top were menus and cards saying the couple had donated to the ASPCA.

Centerpiece, Chair and Table Number


Asymmetric rows of candles and tropical blooms were surrounded by loose gems to give the tables a modern edge.    To reserve Crystal and Nick‘s chairs and amp up the decor, handmade letters ("B" for bride and "G" for groom) in the wedding colors hung from the backs.    Jenifer bought round blue and brown cards, and then stamped a flower and stenciled a number on each one. She displayed them in tall metal cardholders she’d purchased at a restaurant supply store.


Indoor, Outdoor and Table Number

Orange lighting warmed up the cool color palette and the urban space.        Guests dined al fresco at round tables set with butter-yellow linens and chocolate-brown hemstitch napkins. Wooden folding chairs suited the natural setting.     Each brown-and-orange table number rested on top of a tiny faux bird‘s nest.

Centerpiece, Decor and Chair


Kara’s beautiful floral arrangement was composed of a fresh combination of roses, plum celosia, gloriosa lilies, and variegated aspidistra.    Strands of tiny white lights decorated with orange flowers were hung throughout the space.   


Indoor, Outdoor and Chair


Nicola and David opted for small, square tables instead of round ones for an at-home feel, which they hoped would encourage guests to mingle more.     Natalie found the perfect green damask fabric for the tables and had it made into runners and squares, as well as an overlay for the sweetheart-size round where she and Tommy sat    

Centerpiece,  Escort Window and Place Set


Inside the beach club, guests were greeted with tropical arrangements of greens, shells and starfish.         The traditional escort card idea was nixed (because everything was outside), so Laura wrote guests’ names on antique window panes.      Square plates and black-and-white napkins gave the tables a mod look. The leaf placemats beneath were an unexpected addition.


Indoor,  Outdoor, Cupcake Bar

Each table at Anna and Seth‘s reception featured a chic, cylindrical, glossy black vase hosting a dramatic burst of red lacquered branches. Individual orchid blossoms adorned various nooks of the centerpiece branches, adding texture and interest thro...     Guests were treated to a tapas menu that included Tortilla Espanola, Empanadas Barcelona, Albondigas, marinated olives and mushrooms, chicken legs with garlic sauce, and paella. "The tapas were hearty enough that no one went home hungry," Lillie...      Pieces of Aspen trunk served as the base for the signs on the dessert bar.

Centerpiece, Chair and Table Number

Amber made the decorative trees for the ceremony using Manzanita branches and galvanized buckets. The very crafty bride created pomanders out of paper lanterns and cupcake liners and hung them from the branches.    Fabric fastened with knots wrapped around the chiavari chairs. Guests got to choose their own seats, which made for a laid-back atmosphere.    





Black and White:

Indoor, Outdoor and Decor


The reception took place in the Hall’s ballroom, where the distressed black-and-white checkered wood floor, Tiffany blue walls, and black chairs exude drama. Pinpoint lighting drew attention to three different-size centerpieces filled with flowers in the ...         Nine black chandeliers were hung from various heights above the dance floor.

Centerpiece, Menu and Table Number



Lisa loves the vintage style of the 1940s, so as soon as David was on board with the vision, the couple set about capturing the vibe. Lighting, drapery, feathers, and a black-and-champagne palette combined for a retro look.     A chalkboard sign informed guests what was offered at the buffet, and a single bright yellow bud added some color.    The table cards were printed on ivory paper with a black design at the bottom, and were mounted to black cardstock. The black-and-white combo matched the bridesmaid looks.

Silver and Gold

Indoor, Outdoor and Place Set


Three kinds of centerpieces served as focal points on each table, and included glass compote dishes filled with roses, dendrobium orchids, calla lilies and white hydrangeas. Lots of flickering candles surrounded each arrangement for a romantic effect.     From Marissa and Michael‘s Tented Yellow and Gray Wedding:
Marissa wanted the reception space to feel open, and thought a tent would obstruct the beautiful view. So instead, she just rented tent poles -- a move that saved her more than half of what ...     The chairs were draped with sheer, shimmering fabric for a dramatic look.

Centerpiece, Place Set and Table Number


The centerpieces helped transform the space into a winter wonderland. Each arrangement featured a tall cylinder vase filled with cracked ice and silver birch branches.     A yellow flower adds a lively touch to an ornate gold place setting.

Place settings by Party Rental Ltd.     Each reception table was named after a past Kentucky Derby winner, and the table cards were placed inside silver horseshoe frames. They picked the winners from years that were significant to their families, such as the birth years of parents, grandparents...

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