Our reception will be at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yard in Baltimore Maryland, I used to work for Marriott and now work for Starwood so I'm partial to the hotel ballrooms :)
Here is a picture of another wedding at the hotel:
For our centerpieces we have chosen a low centerpiece with purple hydrangeas, cream roses, ivory lillies and dark purple calla lillies, here is the mock up from when we went to the florist I love them :)
Our escort cards will be small leaves with everyones name on them with an additional smaller leaf with the table number on them that we will be attaching to plums with a pearl pin kind of similar to the apple picture below but with much nicer handwriting :)
Since my parents recently moved to Belgium we will be giving away incredible Belgian Chocolate that they are going to bring over with them and I got these cute pyramid boxes with an H on them since my new last name will be Hernandez :) I also have tied them with plum colored ribbon...it took forever to put them all together but I figure that a couple days before the wedding we can untie them pop the chocolate in and tie them back up.
I will also have a couple of trays of Cheryl and Co. cookies to hand out as an additional favor around when the cake is going to be served...I figure that they can also help to soak up some alchohol :)
Here is a picture of the cookies, we will just be using the white round ones and instead of the baby sticker I am having a sticker made saying thank you for being here on our special day and the wedding date all in purple. I will post a pic as soon as I can.
Our card box is similar to this one with the birdcage look except that it is white and then we are having a similar sign made in our colors to be tied around in a ribbon.