TABLE YOUR CREATIVITY
Think beyond fresh flowers: Pretty paper, plastic, even leather cutouts make reception tables pop. 1. This garden-inspired pendant light ($93, tordboontje.com) is fashioned from white sheet plastic; hang a few above family-style tables. 2. A napkin tied with perforated leather trim ($8/yd., leatherimpact.com), a modern plate, and a triangular place card make a fun, contemporary setting. 3. Delicate flowers—created with an assortment of craft punches for different effects—enliven glass candleholders; lightweight paper and vellum let the light shine through (vellum, 8½" by 11", in Pastel Green and Pastel Pink, $19 for 100 sheets, paperandmore.com; Martha Stewart craft punches, amazon.com). 4. Roman-numeral table numbers feel very New World when cut from yellow paper: Simply fold it into tent shapes and secure with double-sided tape (visit marthastewartweddings.com/ table-card to download the template).