Inviting entryways make an unforgettable first impression

Decorating with architectural forms like obelisks and spheres may sound chilly, but when they're covered with lush green bay leaves and placed around a carpet of moss, the result is sophisticated whimsy. The hidden beauty of this decor is ease: The topiaries and runner are prefabricated, meaning one phone call and the entire set-up was ours. (After the wedding, the pieces can live a second life, indoors.) Topiaries and moss carpet, from West Haven Designs, westhavendesigns.com.

Site: St. Simons Presbyterian Church, St. Simons Island, GA.