In lieu of an escort table, tuck leaves into slits in branches—guests will see the arrangement as a piece of modern art. It makes an understated impression but can be tailored to fit a more formal affair. Some ideas: Uplight the branches in a dramatic hue, or paint them white. The Details: Punch used: No. 12. Punches by Martha Stewart Crafts.
Garden of Escort Cards A fresh lawn of wheatgrass makes a glorious field for butterflies to flutter about. Banners bearing guests' calligraphed names seem to billow in a gentle breeze. The butterfly wires are attached to skewers covered with floral tape.