See Zac Posen's Dramatic Dream Wedding Reception Décor

Wedding Style & Decor
Zac Posen Dream Reception Layout

Photo: Jonny Valiant

We asked four legendary wedding dress designers to help us create dream reception tables. Get ready for the most fashion-forward meal of your life.

If there's one thing Zac Posen has mastered it's sophisticated drama. Like his designs, Posen's dream reception tablescape is as elegant as it was theatrical.

"The secret to dramatic ambiance? Tall, sculptural candlesticks," Posen says of his fantasy reception table. "Lit around velvety florals in bold, rich hues, they add visual depth to short arrangements and — bonus — make your photos look amazing. For a decadent touch, place a fresh lily of the valley on each plate."

The rich purple and magenta hues, plus sky-high candles and regal goblets, make for a perfect twilight winter wedding reception scheme.

Stay tuned for more of our favorite designer's dream wedding reception décor!

Pictured above: Dessert plates $156 each and teacups $188 each, "Hemisphere Platinum Striped," JL Coquet; Dinner Plates $295 each and saucers $135 each (with teacups, not shown), "Aves Platinum," Royal Crown Derby; Chargers "Laque de Chine," $205 each, Haviland; Flatware "Savannah," $395 for a five-piece place setting, Towle; Napkins $24 each, Deborah Rhodes; Goblets $178 each, Varga; Flutes "Excess," $475 each, Saint-Louis; Menus $375 for 100, Aerialist Press; Centerpiece $400, Belle Fleur; Centerpiece bowl "Lamina," $455, L'Objet; Quartz votives $38 each, High Street Market; Salt-and-Pepper set $358, Nymphenburg

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