Traditional, sophisticated and timeless, an all-white wedding palette is eternally fresh. Shades of ivory, eggshell, pearl and pure white play well with one another, adding luxurious layering to your decor. Opting to bring in embellishment or detailing with metal or mirrored accents multiple the crispness of the white without diminishing the chic layered effect.
White drapes wrap a venue in softness, ensuring all eyes are on those incredible one-of-a-kind floating chandeliers made of orchids up above. Photos: Kevin Chin, Floral: Nancy Liu Chin, Planning: A Savvy Event
It’s hard to deny the magic of candlight. Long a wedding decor mainstay, they bring sophistication and romance to any reception. From tealights to tapers, glass-encased pillars or even magical candles floating above, there are so many ways to bring the glamour of candles into your wedding.
The magical look of glass spheres filled with tealights make your wedding venue oh-so-modern. Via: Preston Bailey
Experiment with shapes. Square vases add structure to the a centerpiece made of almost nothing but candles. Photo: White Lilac Event Planning
Don’t stop at burning candles. Electric ones add another level of glow (and may be the only ones your venue allows). Photography: Sylvie Gil, Planner: Sharon Sacks, Floral: Mindy Rice
Even the entrance of your venue can be graced with candles, like this modern installation-style design. The floral wall of hydrangeas and roses doesn’t hurt, either. Photo: Gold Grid Studios, Floral and Event Design: Kesh Designs
It’s about 11:15 pm, and the reception is kicking into high gear … what’s will delight your guests right now? Food! A midnight snack is just what your guests need to keep going through the night and a great way to inject some personality and fun into the second half of the evening.
Comfort foods, finger foods and family recipes are great go-tos and sweet or savory work. Some couples opt for hand-passed items for elegance, while yet others go for a bar option with customization galore. Classic appetizers, sweet treats and fast food are also lovely ways to surprise your guests and keep them celebrating until the wee hours.
Destination weddings would be a great place for these perfectly packaged midnight snack of fries and Coca Cola. Photo: Elyse Hall
A summer wedding deep in the heat of August would be served well by a refreshing salad bite, like these watermelon-feta cubes. Photo: Erin McGinn, Catering: Blackstone Caterers
Soup and sandwich
Or, if you are opting for a winter wedding, how about a cozy shot of creamy soup with salty grilled cheese for dipping? Photo: Karen Wise, Catering: Naturally Delicious
Itsy bitsy hot dogs
We think miniature hot dogs, sausage rolls, pigs in a blanket or corndogs all make equally amazing savoury midnight snacks. Photo: Ruth Eileen Photography
Then again, a shot bar may be just what you (and those party people) need as midnight strikes. Photo: Polo Pompa Fotografía
Fast food faves
This groom from Atlanta had a wedding wish: catering from his favorite burger joint. The bride made it happen during the midnight snack, pairing it with another Georgia classic: Coca Cola. Photo: Amy Arrington, Event Planning: Chancey Charm, Catering: The Varsity
If a macaron tower just won’t do, Seattle patisserie came up with this stunning ‘macaron mile’: a dessert table with amazing color and flavors for the guests to sample. Photo: Saskia Potter, Macarons and Sweets: The Sweet Side
From reubens to adorably bite-size BLTs or clubs, sandwiches are a midnight snack winner. Photo: Chelsey Boatwright, Catering: Social House
A healthier alternative, the heart cutouts make these watermelon and strawberry kabobs a truly sweet midnight snack that’s also easy to eat. Photo: White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty
Sweet meets salty in these bite-sized versions of the Southern classic. Imagine these with a macaroni and cheese bar! Photo: Kathryn Krueger
Serve up some downhome goodness in these warm morsels of heavenly flakiness. Photo: Liz Banfield
Cotton candy cart
Fluffy, sweet and a little bit nostalgic, fresh cotton candy will have your guests feeling like kids again. Photo: Keen and Kind, Event Planning: Ooh! Events, Cotton Candy Cart: Pure Fluff
Tacos and tequila
The only thing better than tacos is tacos and tequila. End the fiesta in style with a tequila shooter topped with a tiny taco. Photo: Melani Lust, Event Planning: KDJ Botanica
Adorable doesn’t begin to describe these mini root beer floats. Also worth trying: tiny milk shakes. Photo: Canary Grey
This miniature shrimp cocktail commits to the cocktail part of its name: the base is a bloody mary shooter! Photo + Recipe: Seahorses & Stripes
Weddings on the East coast will love a bit of lobstah. Served on soft rolls these are the perfect last bite to end the night. Photo: William Meppem via Martha Stewart Weddings