The Q: My fiance and I are want to create a dramatic atmosphere at our reception, but are also really weird about fresh cut flowers. We'd prefer not to have them. We really like the idea of just having candles, but I don't want to seem like we "forgot the centerpieces". Any tips or ideas?
The A: Yes! First, I think that repetition goes a LONG way when it comes to candles. Consider creating clusters of candles of varying heights in the center of your round tables, using lanterns of varying heights, or better yet, GO LONG. These table tops done by Verde Flowers create REAL, glamorous drama with only mirrors, candles and glass (and the occassional cymbidium orchid!), but I think it's pretty impressive (and cost effective). Remember, when going flowerless (or torte), repeat, repeat, repeat.