Juicy winter citrus fruit was the inspiration behind this cheery duo. To replicate the centerpiece (which was created by Quatre Coeur), fill white bowls and platters with navel oranges, clementines, and kumquats. For contrast, add lemon leaves and white gardenias, orchids, and stephanotis. Complete the look with an orange table runner and water glasses. The Details: Richard Ginori "Eclissi Platinum" dinnerware and "Oblique" wineglasses. Cutipol "Moon" flatware (shophorne.com).
White and orange also yield a truly lip-smacking mix of tastes and textures -- from crispy sweet-potato pancakes to crunchy white asparagus, creamy cauliflower soup, and salty serrano ham. Serve it all against a graphic backdrop. Try orange-rimmed white plates with a sleek midcentury feel, plus coordinating ticking-stripe fabric for tablecloths.
Thank all the members of your wedding party with useful presents that look sharp and keep your palette in mind. This roundup of wedding-day adornments is ripe for gift giving.
Striped or solid, brocade or bow tied -- there's a style for every guy. To avoid a Halloween theme, wear it with a charcoal or navy suit. The Details (clockwise from top right): Forage bow tie (curiosityshoppeonline.com). Charvet brocade tie. The Tie Bar "Pindot" tie. Hickey Freeman natte-weave solid tie and "Bengal Repp" diagonal stripe tie.
This pretty pairing is the ultimate study in contrasts: It's soft yet sophisticated, feminine yet masculine, and, above all, dramatic. Think of it as black and white's cool younger sister.
White cymbidium orchids, curcuma, and scabiosa are anything but ordinary when paired with texture-rich succulents, air plants, lamb's ears, and olive leaves. QuatreCoeur created this bouquet. To make it yourself, attach the heavy plant elements to stakes using floral wire (both are available at flower markets). The Details: Midori 1 1/2-inch satin ribbon in slate.
Fill slate boxes with interesting candies, and label them with white china marker. Or supply handmade packets of seasonings and chocolate coin-filled treasure boxes stamped with stately ships. Get the sea salt and pepper how-tos, plus the stamp how-to. The Details: (Top) Nashville Wraps box #18BK with Venco "Schoolkrijt" licorice, Katjes "Salzige Heringe" licorice, and Dryden & Palmer rock candy (from miette.com); Sharpie "Peel-Off" China Marker. (In center box) Hammond's Candies ribbon candy, Jelly Belly jelly beans and Koppers Chocolate "Milkies" (from miette.com). (Right) Paper Mart slide boxes #8227492 with Chocolate Quarters (ohnuts.com); stamp by Stampworx 2000. Michel Cluizel chocolate sardine (miette.com).
Express your goodwill not with an olive branch but with the Mediterranean fruit itself. Pack glass jars (we used Anchor Hocking's clamp-top version, fantes.com) with pitted olives. Download the tag. Add your names and wedding date, print, and cut to size. Last, tie one to each lid with striped twine.
Dresses in soft shades of gray are the perfect prelude to an ivory lace-and-tulle gown. Have your bridesmaids wear them down the aisle, or slip into one yourself for the rehearsal dinner.The Details (from left): Amsale dress G550C. Diane von Furstenberg "Lumina" dress. Joanna August "Claire Long" dress. Sarah Seven tulip dress. Monique Lhuillier "Addie" dress. Marc Jacobs Mary Jane pumps. Lindsey Adelman branching bubble light.
A brisk, grassy color is one of the most invigorating in the spectrum. Pair it with pure white to breathe life into any event -- from an intimate outdoor garden party to a buttoned-up black-tie affair.
Clear plastic sleeves, rubber-stamped with calligraphed embellishments, provide a dressed-up overlay for green cards (and keep calligraphy costs down, to boot). Download the clip art. The Details: Calligraphy by Love*Jenna. Printing by Print Icon. Creative Images Rubber Stamps clear sleeves. Stamp by Stampworx 2000.
Lollipop numbers guide guests to their tables and double as dessert to be eaten later. Order them in your favorite flavor, add name flags, and wrap each one in clear cellophane. Then display them laid out on a tray, or stand them up in glass candy jars, organized alphabetically. The Details: Vintage Confections number lollipops. Calligraphy by Love*Jenna.
Emeralds represent true love -- and happen to look stunning with a white dress. Whether you wear the real deal, a costume incarnation, or simply something green in color, it's a fitting way to mark your most romantic day.
The Details: Garden Party Collection hair comb. Irene Neuwirth earrings in chrysophase and gold. Yossi Harari wrap necklace (bergdorfgoodman.com). Wendy Mink cluster earrings. Becky Kelso drop necklace in green calcite. Cathy Waterman emerald "Narnia" ring. Becky Kelso faceted ring in green calcite. Elva Fields "D'Orient" rock crystal necklace with emerald rhinestone drop pendant. Wendy Mink cocktail rings. Kenneth Jay Lane emerald cabochon bracelets (877-953-5264). Verdura drop earrings.