Whether your wedding reception is in an upscale hotel, or in a relaxed beach setting, a minimal style can look so effective. Here's the styling secrets revealed...
Ghost chairs, or even ghost cocktail tables will give your reception a clean chrystalline look. Pair them with glass vases with candles inside or metallic surfaces.
Got Any Whiter?
When it comes to your colour palette, the simpler the better. White on white upon more white is the signature minimal look. If that is too stark for you add a (tiny) splash of fern or contrast with metalics such as brass cutlery. But do it sparingly, remember less really is more when it comes to minimalism.
Earth, Wind and Fire
Use light and texture to create warmth in your minimalist style. It doesn't have to be clinical and this will inject some personality into your settings. Use sheer white drapey fabrics that will blow in the wind and create points of interest for your guests, use it over a wooden frame to create a canopy lounge area. If this sounds expensive, do not despair! Ikea have some sheer curtain options that will not clear out your purse, and some fabric wholesalers such as E.M Greenfields in Sydney sell to the public.
And nothing says romance like candles, but again, keep it simple. Forget the oversized candelabras of bygone eras, simple white candles in glass vases feel ambient and opulent, and are great for the purse strings!