20 May

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

I’m absolutely LOVING with this vibrant Modern Wedding Reception concept by Colin Cowie!

How brilliant are the centerpieces… carnation balls accented with colorful orchid blossoms. If you’re weren’t a fan of the inexpensive carnation before, these designs just might change your mind!

Here’s another great example of how stylish carnations can look – not to mention the clever use of sugar-dusted brownies in place of cupcakes for a fun twist on the typical dessert tower:

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

Wishing Trees are always a great way to add a thoughtful touch to weddings or occasion showers, but it’s the fabulous, bold design of the container holding this tree that really makes it stand out:

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

More of the mod containers filled with plants & branches make for fabulous decor on the beverage table, and the use of kumquat, orchid, and rosemary sprig-filled ice balls adds a cool pop of color to the drinks!

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

Great attention to presentation elevates the appetizers & cocktails to edible works of art…

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

And last but not least is a clever alternative to the help-yourself candy buffet: pre-filled favor bags displayed on top of loose candy. Cowie suggests having waiters tray-pass these at a wedding, but this would also be great just as a stand-alone display at smaller parties and wedding showers.

modern fuschia and orange wedding reception ideas

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Jasmine SAYS:

I think this is very pretty. Great ideas for my reception cocktail hour.

May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

Keisia SAYS:

This is simple beautiful. I love the colors and decor.

May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

tiffany SAYS:

loving this and the fact that my wedding colors are still popular six years later. love it…thanks for sharing!

May 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things SAYS:

Gorgeous! I love the idea of flowers in ice cubes.

May 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

Jaime SAYS:

I think my favorite feature in this concept is the orange table skirt. Lovely!!

May 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Nancy Pfeifer SAYS:

WOW!!!! I love these colors :) Takes my breath away!!! love love love ALL!!

May 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Pamela Smerker SAYS:

Absolutely love that color scheme!

May 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

Elle Sees SAYS:

Anything Colin does, I’m in for. If only I were a millionaire…

May 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

JennyLove SAYS:

wonderful ideas! and I love the color scheme!

May 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

Ann vonBehrens SAYS:

I love the wishing trees. What a great idea and the colors they used are so vibrant.

May 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

amazing ideas beautiful color scheme

May 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Diapers&Divas SAYS:

This is absolutely stunning. The attention to detail is impeccable!

May 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Julianne SAYS:

Wow. So beautiful I love, love, love the carnation balls with the orchids – so beautiful!

May 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

Susan Southerland SAYS:

Besides the gorgeous decor, the presentation of the food is adorable! Very creative and memorable. What a treat for guests!

May 27, 2010 at 7:59 am
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