I loved how Natasa & Greg let guests know where to sit at their wedding reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium – Water’s Edge. Instead of place cards, they lined the entrance to the room with these votive candle holders, each labeled with guests’ names and their table number. Plus I was quite touched to have one, myself!

This idea works particularly well when the entrance is a polar bear tunnel. And even better when one of the polar bears entertains guests by playing in the water above. I could watch this guy for hours! (Not that day, though… I had a job to do.) The room looked quite pretty with these little candles flickering on all the tables. And so nice to have a tangible – and functional – token of the very happy wedding day.


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