When modern bling meets old-world ballroom, romantic sparks are sure to fly

Crystal chandelier components are the signature statement of this reception. Troll flea markets—real or virtual (such as eBay)—for strands of crystal garlands, or loose pendants and beads. Wrap garlands over tree branches or candelabra to create glam centerpieces; use jeweler's wire or heavy thread to attach loose crystals to serving trays, table skirts, or even chair backs.