Baskets brimming with fruit imbue a reception with rustic charm. Martha filled Nantucket baskets in various sizes with warm-toned fruits: pears, apricots, and two kinds of apples. Small baskets laden with blond cherries are arranged at place settings for guests to take home; tiny bows are a graceful touch.
Flower filled window-boxes are perfect for a casual wedding. Created from inexpensive items available at gardening or home-supply stores, the displays are easy enough to assemble yourself. Start with slender wooden boxes, and paint them to match your wedding palette. Fill them with pots of attractive, low-growing plants or flowers so the arrangements won't impede conversation; we chose groups of sunny yellow daisies.