Paperweights decoupaged with roses anchor a parchment-color paper scroll for family and friends to sign, and a vintage ribbon fastens it closed. Above it, snowberries and garden roses are arranged in an antique blue-enamel loving cup.
This nautical theme of this wedding is carried out at each reception place setting, where skewered flags stand tall in coiled crisp white napkins on top of a navy tablecloth. Galvanized buckets in various sizes filled with white dahlias, tulips, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums make fresh, fragrant centerpieces. Nestled in between are small lanterns, conveying the charm of an old lighthouse.
In addition to fresh summer fruit and ice cream, guests at this New York City wedding are treated to coconut-flecked red velvet cake with sweet buttercream frosting for dessert; the cake, like many elements in the celebration, bears stripes in the wedding's principal hues: red and white.