WHITE-HOT DECOR Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Jeff Weaver and Jillian Malnofski went white for their fairy-tale November Nuptials
by Jennifer Muirhead

1 THE SCENE Good lighting is key for preventing an all-white color scheme from appearing too sterile, says Julie Pryor of Pryor Events, who used soft background lighting to illuminate the Weavers' reception at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, California. On the tabletops, unconventional details brought interest to the color-free tableaux. "Don't be afraid to add elements that you wouldn't normally use in a centerpiece," says Pryor, who incorporated crystals, beads and miss-matched candles into the composition. Even the dance floor - white varnished wood hand-painted with the couple's monogram - adhered to the color code.

2 THE FLOWERS Less is more when choosing blooms for an all-white affair. Floral designer Amy Marella, owner of Hidden Garden Floral Design in L.A., stuck to only two textually different blooms - white roses and hydrangeas - to create a clean, simple look that provided maximum impact.

3 THE DETAILS Layering cream and ivory tones kept the ambience inviting. Pryor chose subtle gold accents - such as gilded edible chocolate plates and golden silk draped over the chandeliers - for the reception site. The gold "made the whites pop and added depth," Pryor says.

4 THE SURPRISE The Weavers broke from their monochromatic palette at one station, wowing guests with a brightly colored candy bar lined with leonidas, black magic and milva roses. Tasty clusters of pink and white rock candy, English toffee, candy sticks and red licorice sated guests' sweet tooth's.