When choosing the look of your reception, pick one element that will be the focal point and build from that. The flowers or colors for your centerpiece? Candles? Make sure the table linens or napkins compliment them, not fight it. Lighting? Adjust your colors so they simply glow (either softly or brilliantly).
Go organic with your flowers! Check out Organic Bouquet.
Or better yet! Buy locally. Work with your florist to buy flowers that are in season in your local area. You might have to be a bit flexible but you’ll make less of a dent on the planet.