If crisp white linen feels rigidly formal or expectedly bridal, add a masculine edge to your reception with luxurious linen in smokey charcoal hues.
Evoking a mood of mystery, tranquility and strength, a dark palette of inky charcoals forms the perfect base of a contemporary reception infused with casual flair and uplifted with fresh blooms in pure white or punchy fuchsia and berry tones.
The key to this look is in the layering of textiles and decor. We love mixing crumpled linen with layers of oyster grey napkins, earthy stone bowls, luxe marble trays and tarnished silver cutlery.
If you are covering a hired trestle table, ensure your tablecloth spills a few inches beyond the floor to hide an unsightly table base. Or purposefully expose beautiful rustic stone or wooden table legs by artfully draping crumpled linen half way down the table.
Shop for luxurious linen in the gallery below (including these Washed Linen Napkins by one of our favourites Gift Registries Mildred & Co). For our recommended collection of decor hire companies & gift stores visit The LANE Directory.