- 1 week ago
- Wedding: September 2017
I’m now coming into crunch time for the wedding and I’m super ready!
*bites fingernails manically while rocking back and forth humming Battle Hymn of the Republic*
So here’s the deal, I’m ridiculously allergic to flowers – like have to stay home from work/cancel plans allergic. I can stave off a fair amount of the snotty death, but there’s only so much one can do. So I nixed flowers (fresh ones) from my wedding! Yay!
Me: I’ll do candles!
Venue: Edna Mode (The Incredibles) voice: No candles.
*cries in a souless pit of dispair*
In all seriousness, I do actually like how my flowers are turning out, which is a pleasant surprise.
But now comes the part I’m not too keen on: Arranging them.
*screaming voice in head: full stop! iceberg ahead!!!*
The reception is in a rustic/old world style wine cellar (think wrought iron, plaster walls, exposed wood, and walls of wine racks behind glass). Naturally, I want to capitalize on this, so I’ve collected a bunch of wine bottles (all with the slope-y sides instead of the shoulders like cab sav bottles) in green (which will be painted gold), blue, and clear.
I’m thinking of putting fairy lights in the clear and blue ones to add a bit of light to the tables and then putting the flowers in them. The table numbers will be toy animals all spray-painted gold for continuity and the table number in a holder from there, and the whole will lay on an invory lace runner over exposed dark wood.
But darn it if I can find a real world arrangement of paper flowers in a wine bottle that’s not just a half-dome. I’m totally fine if that’s what it turns out to be, but I’d love to do something more creative than that.
PS. Fiance and I are huge nerds (we’ve incorporated maps and music into the paper flower; and the table number animals are our favorite Disney animal characters: like Eeyore, Thumper, Flower, Pascal, etc)
Thoughts on how to spice up the flowers Bees???
- This topic was modified 1 week ago by ginniesueneverblue. Reason: typo