Less-is-more landscape approach - with a gravel mulch you have an attractive background while the (undisturbed) plants have room to spread. Helichotrichon, sedum, thyme, with pebbles, large and small rocks. This is very well done.
Will do this idea, but will use pretty beverage dispensers and maybe even garnish glasses + put out nice straws to match drink/glass. (Mason jars filled with summer drinks. A great idea for outdoor wedding receptions or events.) <--- do thatttt!