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Tabletop: Homey Yet Grand

Get creative with table names; this setup uses caramel flavors to designate seating assignments.

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What if your reception could feel like the coziest formal living room? Carna Lapping of Very Important Events orchestrated a comfortably luxe setting with crystal candy bowls, heirloom photo albums used as guest books, hanging glass globes, garden roses, and, instead of traditional vases, special-occasion stemware filled with small, colorful blossoms. To help guests get to know each other, the favor doubles as a conversation starter: Seattle Sweets’ novel caramel flavors (like chocolate with basil and grapefruit with black pepper) inspire guests to taste, trade, and talk as they fill their pillow boxes with handpicked assortments. Very Important Events, 425-270-3575, veryimportantevents.com

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Paper goods Kerri Efendi Designs (360-739-5188, kerriefendidesigns.com)
Flowers Bella Rugosa (206-789-1134, bellarugosa.com)
Dessert Honeycrumb Cake Studio (425-577-9220, honeycrumb.com)
Table linens Choice Linens (206-728-7731, choicelinens.com)
Chairs and hanging globes Vintage Ambiance (425-829-8570, vintageambiance.com)
Dinnerware, place settings, stemware Pedersen’s Event Rentals (206-749-5400, pedersens.com)
Favors Seattle Sweets & Co (206-422-6489, seattlesweetsandcompany.com)
Antique décor elements Gilman Gallery (425-369-2416)
Candlesticks Very Important Events