• lush green wedding centerpieces
  • dramatic hydrangea and candle decor

David Stark's Favorite Things

This event pro's short list will help you create a wedding that's nothing like the next girl's

For/against the choreographed first dance: For

For/against the sweetheart table: Against

For/against the after party: It's just like the cocktail hour—you've got to have one.

Photo: Jill Thomas Photography