Each table will reflect
intimacy while covered in lace.
flower petals are scattered casually across each, and their scent will
continue the theme. You have many options for
centerpieces, but here are a few that easily lend to the theme. The
first is comprised of a lace covered pillar candle which is then flanked by
champagne flutes with a floating flower in each. If you place these
centerpieces on a mirror, you will also have the light of the candles softly
One of my favorite ideas is combining white Christmas lights and
tulle. If you decide on this, be sure to use "cool-to-the-touch" lights
so that there is no possibility of a fire hazard. You can wrap the cord in
satin ribbon if you wish to hide the green, and then wrap
in between the lights. Or if you prefer, you could make
swags out of the tulle, and then string the lights in order reflect the
shape of the swags. The combination of tulle and white lights is truly
beautiful and very romantic.
Another option for centerpieces would be a huge bowl piled high with fresh
red strawberries. You could surround the bowl with heart-shaped containers
or champagne glass favor holders filled with chocolate dipping sauce. Yet
another idea would be to buy flowering plants. Each plant could be showcased
in a basket which is decorated with bits of lace, tulle or
If you decide to forego the idea of
flowers or rose petals, but still would like to add ambience with scent,
you can opt to add
Heart shaped boxes or bowls filled with potpourri instead. Vanilla
scented potpourri would be a wonderful choice as there are very few people
who dislike this scent. Heart shaped candle holders and vanilla scented
candles could also be scattered, a few on each table.
A few things that will add to your romantic theme are: candles, flowers,
lace, tulle, lights, and scent. This theme is easier to execute for a small
and intimate gathering in the evening, and is perfect for an adult only
reception. However, you could also use elements of these ideas for a larger
gathering or one that occurs in the daytime.