A Twist on a Classic\\nAdd personal touches and quirky surprises for a truly unique affair\\nYour style is classic, elegant, but you bring a touch of whimsy to the everyday. So why not design your reception to reflect just that? Start off with a beautiful space like—the [Americas Society in New York City](http://www.americas-society.org).\\nTo enhance the feel of a chateau feast, cattleya orchids in rich, deep hues are tied with strips of weeping willow, turning a row of chairs into a unique set piece. Floral design, Olivier Guini of L'Olivier Floral Atelier.\\nThe table is topped by a piece of wood that extends beyond the edge, giving guests more leg room. The unifying colors of the table flowers free their vases to shout a little in various shades of light green and blue.\\nWhen your reception is full of color, keep the tones similar—like the clear pastels here.\\nThink about spending more for a room with distinctive details, which will lend an elegant look to simpler decorations.\\nPerhaps because it brings to mind great banquets of times gone by, seating fewer guests at one long table adds to the sense of being present at a special event.\\nWith the simple drape of a colorful swag and the addition of a few pretty vases in complimentary hues, a mantelpiece heralds the joyous occasion. Ceramic vases, Alain Vagh and Deborah Czeresko, available exclusively at L'Olivier Floral Atelier.\\nNothing can create the unexpected more inexpensively than candles. Branch out from basic white tapers; look for a mix of shapes and styles in your wedding hues.\\nNaturally, you'll want to infuse color throughout your reception's design, but save your bouquet for the most bridal shade of all—white.\\nA seasonably light spring menu is perfectly presented on formal calligraphied cards, which are set atop folded linen napkins to welcome guests.\\nDon't forget a dazzling cake that takes its cue from the classic French dessert croquembouche. The elegant-yet-whimsical tower features pulled-sugar flowers that shine subtly.