Trendspotting: New York

NY State of Mind

The Idea: For Wendy Jack and Kenneth Aitchison's New York City–theme reception, held at 212 Restaurant & Bar in Manhattan, centerpieces of red gerbera daises and carnations designed by Giovanna Cicerchia of Oh So Fabulous! were placed in kitschy metallic taxicabs. As favors, each guest received a red photo album and a gift certificate to have their photos developed.

Why We Love It: Centerpieces and favors don't have to be expensive to be stunning or appreciated by guests—carnations and gerbera daises can look elegant when densely bunched together; the couple bought the photo albums at a local drugstore in their hometown for half the price of those they found on the Internet.