20 May

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

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:

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

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:

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

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!

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

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

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

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.

Bright & Modern Cocktail Reception

For more details & shopping resources, click here to visit the full story on brides.com.

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16Comments

1
Courtney@Pizzazzerie SAYS:

I am loving bright colors this season. The bows at the bottom of the glasses are great touches of color! Edible art is right! What an inspiration to see such a stunning reception. Thanks for sharing this post, Jenn!

Reply May 20, 2010 at 10:50 am

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Jasmine SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am

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Keisia SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am

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tiffany SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

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Danielle from A Few of My Favorite Things SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

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Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts SAYS:

How wonderful! I love the colors and I love the candy treats!

Reply May 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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Jaime SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

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Nancy Pfeifer SAYS:

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

Reply May 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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Pamela Smerker SAYS:

Absolutely love that color scheme!

Reply May 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

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Elle Sees SAYS:

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

Reply May 21, 2010 at 7:58 am

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JennyLove SAYS:

wonderful ideas! and I love the color scheme!

Reply May 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

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Ann vonBehrens SAYS:

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

Reply May 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

amazing ideas beautiful color scheme

Reply May 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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Diapers&Divas SAYS:

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

Reply May 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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Julianne SAYS:

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

Reply May 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

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