candle centerpiece

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

This was what I had orginally planned to do. I do think it is pretty. For me personally, it was just lacking a little something. Just as an example of other, but similar, options, this is what I did, as a play on fire and water:

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

It’s super simple, and budget friendly! I used 40% off Michaels coupons for the big vases, and the little ones were only $2 each. I filled the vases with water jel beads– again, super inexpensive. I ordered the teal ones from ebay in bulk and got the clear ones from Michaels (http://www.batteryoperatedcandles.net/floral-water-gel-beads.html). They’re these little thingies that grow in water and are reusuable. I also stuck LED lights (again, Michaels with 40% off coupon) in the vases with the beads to make them glow from the inside out. Then, I topped them with candles– pillars in the large vases (and teal candles with the teal beads) and votives in the little vases. I finished the little vases with ribbon along the top– silver for the clear, and teal for the teal. My colors were silver and teal, so I had silver table runners (ordered really cheap from Amazon). 

I know folks like to use full-stem orchids in the water vases. Maybe try that?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I would say buy one of the small packets so you can experiement. I ended up using 4 of the big packets of each color, but I also had a lot left over (I had 8 tables, but I think I made enough for 10). There are MUCH cheaper than the glass beads, a lot more fun, I think. You could definitley fill the vase more to have the flower higher or experiement and create a really pretty illusion of a floating flower with the beads, too. The clear ones blend in with water when it’s added to the vase but provide a really cool texture visually, if that makes sense. Give it a shot and see if you like it! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

@Glow girl:  I used votives in the small vases and pillar candles in the large– both real. I tried some of the things from the website, like a floating lily light, but DH didn’t like it.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Nope, for the day of, a few days before, I grew them in all sorts of bowls and pots around the house and then used a slotted spoon to get them all in the vases. My bridesmaids helped 🙂 They’re really cool to have around. Now, I use them for flowers in my house.

Michaels and I became best friends throughout this process… I’m sure you’ll get close, too!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Yeah… I haven’t been back to Michael’s since the day before my wedding, when I was frantically buying a ton of stuff that I didn’t even use… haha

Happy to help! Post pictures!!

 

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