Post # 1
So I’ve been tossing around so many ideas but I keep coming back to a classy/princess vibe wedding. The only issue is, I’m struggling BIG TIME deciding on centerpieces and I don’t even know if my color scheme is “classy” enough! Is this making sense to anyone? lol.
For the colors, I LOVE navy blue and dark pink/burgundy. It will be in mid September and the reception venue I’m looking at is a historical buidling or an old mansion that’s in town.
Now, I’m torn between centerpieces!! We are on a budget so I’m trying to keep costs low. I’d like to have a taller centerpiece at each table and a few short ones. Here’s what I’m thinking for the tall ones::
I like this HOWEVER, I want the base to look more like this:
The good thing about this base above ^ is it was created with unfinished table legs from Lowes and the cost would be like $10 each not including flowers.
Would a painted wooden base with flowers and jewels (so basicially a combination of the two) look good? Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
I would paint it with a super glossy spray paint so it looks very polished, but I totally think that would work!
Post # 4
@JenGirl: I agree! I was looking for the inspiration picture where she painted it a shiny gold but I couldn’t find it!
Post # 5
Stand: Paint it navy blue. Hot glue a strand of rhinestones in two places, at bottom & mid top (where the indent is by round “bubble”) this will give you more refective light for crystals & add little bling. Take two longer strands of crystals (instead of 4 short ones) drape them on oposite sides and instead of meeting end to end, have them cross over – will look more elegant (& cost less than 4 shorter ones)
Arrangement: A siver foiled glass vase is inexpensive and looks like a million bucks. You can buy them at craft stores (or DIY) The larger the flower, the less you’ll need.
I used large “shabby chic” silver foiled candle holders & put rhinestones about 1-1/2″ from top with pink & white flowers for my daughter’s princess luncheon party – not as formal as a wedding, but it was quite the affair.
Love the wooden stands!
Post # 7
@staciandmatt: I would avoid rhinestones. Don’t get too literal. If you want classy, princess-y theme, what kind of princess? Medieval, castle princess? Renaissance princess? Baroque princess? The first would have more rustic elements, the second would focus on rich colors and textures, the third would be hyper feminine with lots of gilt.
For a classy, princess look you need to focus on layered textures. I think it’s more important to have many elements, rather than one tall centerpiece in the middle. This will give a feeling of luxury.
I love the photos @MargaritaVille: posted…I would use a lot of greenery with navy blue/burgundy centerpieces.