Our Simple Modern Reception

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about my wedding (thanks for the reminder Aricka!) and I’ve been working on finalizing reception decor so I thought I’d share.

About a month ago, I had ordered a few lovely items from Brocade Home, after I so nicely blogged about them. Well, I seem to have spoken too soon as I have yet to receive my items or even an email letting me know of any status. I finally got someone on the phone that told me their warehouse is delayed and there is no ETA on when items will ship. Hmph. Thanks for letting me know. Although the order is supposedly still on it’s way, I decided I needed to continue looking in case nothing shows up.

First, let me remind you (or if you are new to me, introduce you) to where the reception will be held.
And this is the gorgeousness that we will be looking out on.

I didn’t want anything too too much to take away from the beautiful natural setting that we will already be in so this is what I’ve come up with.


Very simple, modern decor. I want to play off the purple of the orchids and let the dinner area be lit mainly by candlelight (and possibly Japanese lanterns). Since we are having a small party, we will be using long tables which will be perfect for the tealight troughs. I really love the touch of the purple napkins and the simple stemware.

I adore the stainless steel letters and would like to hang “11” and “08” somewhere just as an accent. I haven’t decided on what exactly the flower centerpieces will look like so that is still a detail to be decided.

If anyone comes across a pretty orchid centerpiece please send it my way. It is surprisingly hard to find ones that I like.

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tealight troughs
table setting
bouquet and cake

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  • Linda
    August 19, 2008 at 5:02 am

    I like what you’ve got. I think it’s simple and elegant. I can’t wait to see it all come together.

  • It's A Jaime Thing
    August 19, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Looks great so far! I’m sure it’ll be amazing. I see you’re looking for some centerpiece ideas including orchids…this site has some really great ones, and they showcase them really well too – very classy, simple and artsy at the same time. I LOVE their work:


    Maybe you can find some ideas there? Good luck!!! If you need any help, please let me know, I love to obsess over finding great wedding ideas!


  • It's A Jaime Thing
    August 19, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Hey Tiffany!

    I just wanted to let you know I’ve featured you on my blog, with some lovely orchid centerpiece ideas if you’re interested.

    Best of luck!

  • Always In Style
    August 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Looks so beautiful – best wishes to you both!

  • tiffany2stylish
    August 19, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Linda – thank you!

    Jaime – you are such a big help and thank you for featuring me on your blog with your ideas!

    always in style- thank you so much!

  • Aricka
    August 19, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    I like it, I like it. I think the candle light will look just right!


  • markessaxo
    August 20, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Oooh I love contemporary minimalist decor! You have a great vision and the most perfect palette of a place to start with. I cant wait to see it all come together!

  • Guilty Secret
    August 20, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    I love it. The simplicity is perfect.

  • wedd to a different drum
    August 21, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    those dishes kick-ass!

  • tiffany2stylish
    August 21, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    aricka – I’m glad you like it as it is nice to have a perspective from another TP bride.

    Markessaxo – thank you!

    Gulity – thanks! Sometimes, you gotta go with the simple.

    Wedd – they do, don’t they?! Thanks for stopping!