Pretty in Pinks
These hues are often associated with traditional weddings and fussy tablescapes. But this setting takes the palette in a design-forward direction with clean, modern serveware and translucent escort cards, made by placing three-inch squares of acrylic atop printed cards. Have future meals in mind when plotting your décor—purchasing some inexpensive pieces may cost the same (or less) than rentals, and you’ll be able to keep them. Case in point: These pink salad plates and flatware can grace garden parties for years to come.
THE DETAILS: Brrch flowers, brrch.com. “Belay” pink 7" salad plate, $6; and “451” 20-piece flatware set, $50, cb2.com.
Give your centerpiece an instant boost by adding vegetable-based food coloring to water in a clear glass vase. SPLASH OF COLOR