These centerpieces achieve maximum impact with just one type of bloom. The fleur du jour? Ruby-red ranunculus â€śplantedâ€ť in sleek lacquer boxes (at the end of the night, give them to special guests or, later, use them to enliven your living room).
Fill each vessel with damp floral foam to form a base for the arrangements, stick in the stems, and then camouflage the foam with coleus leaves. As a finishing touch, tie a ribbon around each napkin and top with a bow.
Like the flash of crimson on a pair of Louboutins or a classic camel coat, these colors know how to make a lasting impression. Follow in their footsteps with a fete thatâ€™s a la mode, right down to the favors. Here, parting gifts are dressed up in designer details, including a horn-shaped coat toggle, fishnet wrap, and a logo-inspired monogram.
In this sleek stationery suite, scarlet letters are a promise, not a punishment -- and they let loved ones know youâ€™re gearing up to paint the town red with a spirited soiree.
"Shower Suite" by Thornwillow Press sports a cute umbrella motif as an homage to the old wives' tale that rain on your wedding day is good luck. (For the record, we totally believe it.) Pretty envelope liners displaying a trio of patterns in the same hue tie it all together.
A high neckline and fit that's more streamlined than skintight keeps this red-hot mini in the grandma-friendly zone. To raise the elegance factor, consider a camel clutch and demure heels.
Surprise guests with tiny parcels bearing sweet treats along with their table numbers. The raspberry variety from a pack of Jelly Bellyâ€™s â€śRaspberry & Blackberryâ€ť drops are a bright revelation (candywarehouse.com). Tucked within every envelope is a seating assignment.
The coolest ideas often come from reimagining everyday objects. This Unique Display Cases unit is designed to hold collectible mini football helmets. To give it an old-hotel mailroom vibe, we painted it cream, added name tags, and filled it with 2-by-2-by-2-inch Paper Mart kraft boxes festooned with Marimaking Supplies envelopes.
Let's be real: Your flower girl's main job is to look adorable -- and maybe toss a petal or two if she feels like it. This sweetie-pie dress is just the ticket; the bloom in her hair is the cherry on top. Carry the same shades in your posy of red ranunculus, carnations, and roses, with a smattering of creamy garden roses, coleus leaves, and putumayo carnations.