So, aside from candles and/or some sort of "centerpiece" for each nook, I really wanted to do something to make them look purposeful... And then it hit me like a ton of bricks; what better way to dress up each coffee table than with coffee table books! Nathan and I already have several "History of Chicago" (read: Vintage Chicago!) coffee table books, and tomorrow, I'll hit up Barnes and Noble/Borders sale tables for a few more.
Our reception site has 6 built-in seating nooks. I call them "built-in" because the areas are repurposed stacks, minus the stacks (see below)! These little seating nooks were one of the reasons we chose the space, as they offer refuge for those who don't dance. And, let's face it, nearly everyone at our wedding (except for me) would rather not dance!