Wedding Color Schemes: Pink and Orange

Colin Cowie packed this stylish cocktail reception with lots of bold color and dazzling details.

A Sexy Space

Choosing a stunning party location like New York City's The Glasshouses (shown here) lets you spend less on decor, because you won't need to haul in lots of trimmings to dress it up.

Juicy Colors

Cowie picked big, bold shades of hot pink and coral to star in this loft cocktail party. He balanced them with lots of white and layered in different tones and patterns, so the result looked modern, not overwhelming.

Splended Tables

Cowie opted for pedestal tables, which, because they're not meant for hours of lingering, encourage people to mingle. Every third one got a fringed skirt, attached to the rental table-cloth with double-sided tape. (Create your own "fringe" with wide satin ribbon.)

"Island White" sofa and ottoman and "Olivier" side table (for rent); both, Taylor Creative. Pedestal tables, Chiavari bar stools, and white, hot pink, and coral tablecloths; all, Party Rental. Custom orange fringe table skirts, from $150, Circle Visual. White "DIOD" glasses (used as vases for carnations), $1.99 each, IKEA. Rug, Pottery Barn.

Event Design, Colin Cowie for Colin Cowie Weddings. Menu and food presentation, Mary Giuliani Catering and Events. Flowers, Jenevieve Peralta. Photographed at The Glasshouses, New York, NY