Feelin' GroovyRetro is all the rage, and Maine, with its proliferation of bright spring flowers and dazzling autumn colors, is the perfect place for this motif. For your reception, choose elegant white or colored tablecloths with a surprising and thrilling center floral design. One oversized flower with smaller flowers surrounding its petals is very on-trend for wedding receptions, as are bright or deep colors.
Be careful, though; don't cheapen the look with black outlines or completely decorated tablecloth material. The idea is a splash of decoration in the center of a very elegant style cloth.
New FlameCandles are "hot" right now, and the look ties in well with Maine's traditional and down-to-earth side. A few tea lights in a bowl of water are the height of simple elegance. For added visual interest, use colored water; simply have your table arranger add a drop of food coloring to each bowl. Float a flower or two in the bowl along with the candles for a romantic touch. For a real Maine experience, select flowers that naturally grow in the state.
If you plan on having your candles stand in the center of the table without a safe area surrounding them (such as the water described above), consider using battery-operated lights rather than actual flame. Battery-operated candles are available in elegant and wedding-worthy selections, so do your homework to find the most beautiful candle creations for your reception centerpieces.
Sweet CreationsMaine is the home of delicious chocolate and confection shops, so choose your favorite treat and fill tall glass cylinders with the candy. This whimsical look is one wedding decoration that will be talked about by your guests (and probably copied by envious friends!). Another way to use candies for your Maine wedding decorations is to have a simple selection wrapped beautifully in a bow and placed at each reception table setting. This way, your decorations double as delicious wedding favors.
Bringing the Outside InNatives of Maine are proud of their state's gorgeous views. Bring the outdoors inside at both your wedding ceremony and reception. Decorate with the first budding blooms of spring, the deep green ivies and other foliage of summer, the crisp, eye-popping reds and golds of autumn or gorgeous winter pine sprigs and berries.
Great places for your au naturel decorations include on either side of the altar, woven into a canopy or arbor, potted and placed at intervals along the wedding aisle, as reception centerpieces and on the backs of chairs.
Let your imagination go wild for your Maine wedding decorations. The sky is the limit in this state of grace, beauty -- and exquisite imagination.