Post # 1
Our vision for our wedding has always been simple, clean and elegant. I didn’t want any fussy details because I am a little OCD when it comes to things being ‘just right’ and I knew that it wasn’t going to be me overseeing the decorating on the wedding day. And, as I am sure many brides appreciate, getting a florist to do a professional arrangement is expensive. So here are our centerpieces.
For those who like details here is the break down of what you see:
- 8 inch fluted bud vase
- 6 real touch calla lilies
- 7 10-hour candles in individual glass holders (one for each guest at the table)
- Miniature luggage tag cut from watercolor paper and tied to vase with ivory satin ribbon.
It’s the perfect look for what we are going for and it can all be made prior to the day with very little setup!
Let me know your thoughts!
Post # 3
Cute!!! I love the simplicity!!!
Post # 4
I like it! Totally fits with your simple and elegant vision.
Post # 9
Are you using the candles as favors? If so, I understand the reason for having 8. If not, I would use less candles. Things look better in odd numbers- 3 or 5 candles.
Post # 10
I love this. Simple and really elegant.
Post # 11
Where did you find your candles? I am just starting to hunt for mine.
Post # 12
@Ixtlali: Not the OP, but I bought mine at QuickCandles and was really happy. I have read that Michael’s have some that are a little cheaper when you use a coupon, but I couldn’t find any that were plain without any design on the glass that were cheaper.
I ordered votives, long-lasting tea lights (length of burn is really something to consider), and the glass holders for each of those. QuickCandles has AWESOME customer service (out of over 300 holders, only 2 arrived broken and they had replacements to me within 2 days, no questions asked).
I ordered floating candles from Save-On-Crafts.
Post # 13
Nice – very elegant and clean! We are doing something similar as 1 of our 3 centerpieces, but on a larger scale. We have 18 inch vases, with 7 callas each. I have 3 tips our florist gave us for this specific centerprice, if you are interested:
(1) Flowers should come in odd numbers – maybe consider doing 5 or 7 callas in each instead of 6.
(2) She is putting a flat, square mirror on the table, setting the vase in the middle an arranging 5 votices around the arrangement, on the mirror. The mirror will reflect the light from the candles well.
(3) Consider marbles/clear stones in the bottom of the vase – that will also reflect the candle light and give your centerpeice some texture.
Post # 14
@Ixtlali: I ordered my candles from candles4less. We ordered 72 candles and holders for $39.99 and used a coupon to get 10% off. None of them arrived broken and you can choose the colour of the candles and holders. I think they’re really cute!
Thank you all for your comments. I understand the comment about using an odd amount of items but the even number of calla lilies is just how they worked out and I like how they look. I’m so excited to be getting married – just 35 days to go!
Post # 16
I really like it! I love love love the simplicity of it, but I prefer simple elegance over regal. I would vote against the mirror and pebbles in the vase personally, though I understand the function if it is to reflect light. I just like the clean look better. Way to go!
I’ve heard about the odd number thing too – my Fiance is a landscape designer- and I think it’s also one of those things that is “recommended” but not necessarily a steadfast rule. If it looks good to you, that is what matters! I think it looks great too.
Also, I happened to have some of those lilies… they are amazingly real looking!!