Post # 1
Okay so i just made a sample of the centerpiece I want to use for my fall themed wedding on Oct 30th. We’re getting pretty close to the big day so I welcome you to give me your honest opinion of my work.
The centerpiece is made up mostly of orange mums with 6 yellow roses . I was originally thinking of putting it inside a white pumpkin originally but my local supermarket only had orange ones. I was also thinking of maybe putting an apple, one of those funky looking gourds, and one pumpkin tea light in a cluster next to the arrangement but i forgot to buy the apple and my supermarket only had white little pumpkins.
Do you like it the way it is? Do you think the apple and other gourd will look weird? Are the mums too orange in comparison to the orange pumpkin? Should I keep it in an orange pumpkin or try and look for the white?
let me know what you thinks =)
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Post # 4
I love how you used the pumpkins for a vase and the tealight! Very creative 🙂 I think the gourd would look fine, but unless apples are in your theme elsewhere, I would probably skip them. If you, your parents, or your in-laws have some candlestick holders laying around (they don’t have to match), I would throw those in too with some yellow candlesticks, just to give it a bit more elegance and dimension.
If you are having white linens, I would consider a colored cloth napkin or something similar underneath to center everything.
Post # 5
I really like the white pumpkin votives, it’s fall without being cliche.
Post # 6
I love it the way it is! Really cool!
Post # 7
I love exactly what you’ve got there! I’d forget about the apples – you don’t need them. I think the mums look great in the pumpkin! If you want to add something I have seen a bowl with floating candles and cranberries in the water and it looked really nice!
Post # 8
Also you could use mini apples in a bowl arrangement… One more thing – can you make the roses sit a little more flush with the mums? That might look a little more polished.
Post # 9
I think that they look good and are very creative! If I was to have any suggestions, it would be to carry the greenery through the top of the centerpiece. That is my only thought, that maybe some sprigs of green in the flowers would make it look less like blocks of solid color. But again, personal tastes but a great DIY!
Post # 10
Very cute! I love the pumpkin-as-vase idea, and the colors look sooo nice together. Awesome job! Wish I could do something like that!
Post # 11
=D thanks you guys for the feedback !!! I appreciate it tons!
I’m not much of a DIYer so this was a bit scary for me to say the least.
@Shiner: lines! hadn’t thought of that. I’m planning on using w/e they have at the restaurant where I am having the reception b.c well….(if we’re gonna keep it real and all) i’m running out of money….
@MarzipanMrs.: yeah, ur right about the roses. they need to more inline with the mums. thanks
@PopRox: hadn’t thought about more green, thanks for the suggestion
HoyaLawya2010: you can do something like is! like I said i’m not much of a DIYer so if I can do it you can too!! I would def. encourage you to try it out. if you want detailed directions let me know =)
All the other wonderful ladies. thanks for the postive feedback. I was a bit nervous to but up the pictures so thanks for being so nice
Post # 12
Thanks–that’s really sweet of you to offer! I am a fall wedding so it would work, but I just can’t see myself carving around 20 pumpkins. Lol I hate carving them at Halloween b/c I don’t like pulling the “guts” out–I make FI reach in and do it! I could totally get behind fake pumpkins but then the authenticity would be lost.
I think I’m going to use wine bottles as vases and just slap some calla lilies in them and bunch 4-5 bottles on each table. That’s abot the extent of my DIY! 🙂
Post # 13
LOL! We’re centerpiece twins! We still have a week before we can logically carve ours, but wow, do yours look beautiful! Great job!
Post # 14
@hoyalawya2010 yeah the guts are disgusting… i had to do them myself =/
the wine bottles will look so nice and will be a nice surprise then just regular vases. I love calla lilies they will look really clean and pretty.
@Bride109: centerpiece twins! hehe love that =) How early before the date are you buying your pumpkins and how early before the wedding are you carving them? I made carved the pumpkin Wed. evening and the pumpkin and mums are still going strong but the roses are silting fast. b/c the mums are still in the plastic plant pot that they came in they are doing great but the roses don’t have water so I may get flower pick thing to keep them fresher. I want to figure out how early I can make them so I am not making 13-15 pumpkins the night before =) Hope yours turn out great!
btw your wedding date is on my birthday =D
Post # 15
@HoyaLawya2010: Something else you could consider is doing fake pumpkins. I know that Michael’s sells them this time of year. You could just cut out the middle and never have to worry about them going bad! You could put a little glass inside (from the dollar store) and that would hold the water.
Post # 16
That is such a cute idea!! I really love that little pumpkin votive!!!
I just want to suggest that I think the flowers need a little something else mixed in, maybe some green, like someone else said, or berries for some texture?
and maybe make the stems a little shorter and spread them out a little more rounded so that less green shows from the side.
Or if you were going for the color-block modern look, then I would just make the roses flush with the mums, as someone else already suggested…..
This is such a great centerpiece idea for a fall wedding!!! Awesome!!