an intimate reception dinner at the Lafite restaurant came after the grand garden themed wedding reception held a week earlier at the grand ballroom. this time, the look was modern and chic with touches of glitz. we floated seductive callas and bunched white roses on tall clear cylinders and paraded them on mirror pedestals amongst gaggles of round and square vases with floating candles that we dunked in clear water. we littered the tables with tall candle holders graced with low gatherings of plush hydrangeas and roses garnished with cymbidiums. when everything was set, we let teardrop crystals rain down from the ceiling for that all-important drama.