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Modern Chic

Going modern for your wedding can be quite an invigorating step in to the Anti-Blah-OMG-Another-Freaking-Ballroom-Wedding  experience for both you and your guests.  Presentation is everything– so when your guests are enamored, enthralled and down right in luxe with your setup, they look forward to seeing what is next. 

image I initially saw these Studio Capiz Shell Candleholders on Casa Sugar today and thought they would make awesome centerpieces (especially when set upon mirrors) or another staple in the decor.  The lines are so clean and the light isn’t blatant or overbearing so it’s perfect for candlelight conversation.


{Photo :: JC Penney}


image These unconventional beauties are another find that I spotted at Casa Sugar, which pays homage to Danny Seo, a green lifestyle expert.  I love Danny’s use of single hydrangea stems hung upside down.  It’s clean, it’s fabulous and it’s minimal.  It’s also functional, as the stem’s water source is at the top of the container.

{Photo :: Daily Danny Blog}



image Another minimalistic, yet beautiful centerpiece option is ikebana.  Ikebana ha several techniques like Tatebana (standing flower)  and the more relaxed Nageire-bana ("thrown in" flower).  The beauty of all ikebana is the way that nothing is haphazard; it is delicately planned and artistically assembled.  Also check out Ikebana International for more ideas.

{Photo :: Ikebana Flowers New York}







Ditch the boring round plates and rent some more updated flat and diningware.  Try these gorgeous angled plates (The Uptown Plate :: Let’s Entertain Rentals).  From chargers to dessert plates (seen left), adding in square plates adds that modern feel to your guests’ eating experience.  Want to take it up a notch?  Look for plates in varying colors like black, clear, or silver, or check out these Square Soho Glass Plates by Celebrations Party Rental.  You could also get completely WeddingSexy by trying different finishes like resin.  Remember not to stop with just the dining plates– look for angular presentations for your hors d’oeuvres, amuse bouche and buffets.


image Let’s not forget about the barware, luxelings!  Check out these modern Champagne glasses from Chiasso ($28).  First of all they are just gorgeous, and I promise you– you will use them again, unlike the engraved 1984 "Kari and John Forever" flutes you are contemplating getting from the invitation book…and if you don’t, I’ll come over to your house and use them.  They are fun and hip!  There is even a martini glass for rent that is similar in design.  Also check out stemless martini and wine glasses too!

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  • the upside down hydrangeas are amazing! love these finds. 🙂

    May 6, 2008 at 5:46 pm
  • Great finds! How fantastic are those upside down hydrangeas!! And that barware rocks!!!

    May 6, 2008 at 5:48 pm
  • Love that champagne glass!

    May 6, 2008 at 6:08 pm
  • “Kari and John Forever” is no good? What if I brought it up to the current texting decade and inscribed “Kari + John 4ever”? Still no?

    May 6, 2008 at 7:02 pm
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    May 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm
  • Ooooo! I’m digging the Penny’s candleholders! Forget weddings! I might just have to get some for my house! I too love Danny Seo.

    May 7, 2008 at 9:23 am
  • I am so loving the Studio Capiz shell candleholders. They are simple but stunning.
    And I must agree that they would be so awesome on top of mirrors.

    May 7, 2008 at 10:09 am
  • Ah! Love that champagne glass! Great post! 😛

    May 7, 2008 at 10:24 am
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    May 8, 2008 at 9:41 am
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