Here’s the thing…we really need to see the design you have in mind because trying to gather what you mean in writing will mean different things to different people.
You do have a design…don’t you? If not, you really should.
Leave the wrapper for now…it’s positioning everything…you could remove the background color to make it disappear though.
As for reflections, it depends on what you mean…see, there’s that need to see the design.