A garden wedding reception with Moonlit Taj!

Saffron Marigold - Updated: August 1, 2014

The Taj Mahal! A monument of love built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

What greater testament to your love for each other can you have, than using our Taj Mahal inspired table linens for your special day?

The Taj Mahal

The jeweled marble inlay work of the magnificent monument is what inspired the creation of Moonlit Taj! The moonlight falls on the translucent marble illuminating everything around it and bringing the encrusted gems to life! And so too will the Moonlit Taj linens, with lapis, turquoise and emerald vines on a marble ground, by radiating a luminous glow and bringing your special occasion to life!

Moonlit Taj tablecloth

Moonlit Taj table runner

Moonlit Taj napkins

Moonlit Taj table napkin detail

Place settings and favors

Keep the setting natural and simple and let the beauty of the linens show through! It will be easy on the pocket too. This place setting idea from Pioneer Linens has all the ingredients of a simple, elegant setting. A jeweled placemat and herringbone napkins held together with a beaded napkin ring for a little sparkle. Add to that classic white dinnerware, clean lined sophisticated flatware and clear green or cobalt glassware!

How about a wedding favor that will remind your guests for years of this special occasion? Yes, a tree seedling. How quaint is that? They will be reminded forever of your day of love watching the seedling grow to a tree! I love it.

Place holder cards that are lovely to look at and can be customized to any color you want! Dragonfly Expression on Etsy does just that. This one caught my eye because it was so absolutely perfect for Moonlit Taj with the same jewel tones.

Teal and white place setting, Pioneer Linens

Tree seedling wedding favors, Tree Beginnings

Handmade paper flower place card holder, Etsy


Again, simplicity is key! Keep the flowers easy and uncomplicated. Wild flowers in cobalt blue vases, white tulips – my favorite – in a glass bowl, and this really easy fun DIY – hydrangeas and greens in mason jars!

Cobalt blue and white centerpiece, Martha Stewart

White tulip centerpiece, Wedding Decors

Easy DIY blue and green centerpiece, Emmaline Bride


OK, got to have cake! This cake has four tiers of spearmint-hued fondant, royal icing piped to mimic pearl strands, and sparkling edible baubles…Emperor Shah Jahan himself would have approved!

Or if you are looking for something to tie into the natural organic vibe of the print and the outdoor setting, try the blue green botanical cake!

The white scroll cake from Cakeworks echoes the same vine like pattern of the print and is topped with delicious blue and white roses.

I’m glad I don’t have to make a decision here 😉

Jewel encrusted wedding cake, Martha Stewart

Blue green botanical cake, I Am Baker

White on white scroll cake, Cakeworks Bakery

I thought I’d throw in a surprise element – a Henna party!

While you are planning your wedding reception, this is a fun idea for a bridal shower or even something during the reception (depending of course on how formal or informal you want to keep things). Henna parties have long been an Indian wedding tradition, but it has become quite the rage here, especially during the summer months when your feet and ankles are visible in sandals. They are painless, harmless, one step up from a mani/pedi and the perfect time to have some good luck bestowed upon you and the members of your wedding party. Almost every big city has henna specialists so finding one should be painless.

Here’s a tip: If you are going to have your hands and feet henna-ed at a Henna Party – book it far enough in advance that the tattoos will fade before your wedding day (if you don’t want them visible on your wedding day). If you do want them to be visible, less than one week before your wedding is advised.

Send out some “henna inspired” invites like these paisley designed ones from Elum Designs. How gorgeous is it?

Paisley invitation, Elum Designs

A henna party, Fashn Hungama

Close up of Moonlit Taj

Here is a closer look at our print. You can see now why it is so well suited for an outdoor garden event with its floral scrolling vines and verdant colors.

Moonlit Taj swatch

You want to know how it all looks together?

The iridescent beauty of a Moonlit Taj reception

Don’t forget to send me an invite to that henna party now?

2 responses

  1. Beautiful table linen collection! I love it!!
    Thank you so much for the mention about my paper flower place card holders! I truly appreciate…they do complement your collection very well!

    Dragonfly Expression

    • Chantal…you beat me to it 🙂 I was planning on letting you know we had featured your place card holders. They are so beautiful and so perfect for this linen collection! Have a lovely day!

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