Post # 1
I am planning to have three different centerpieces on our reception tables to keep the look interesting and different throughout; but I want them all to evoke a feeling of winter (I’m really hoping there will be snow outside or a light snowfall day of:))
Please tell me what you think and if I should add or alter anything!
The first one will be on the bridal/family table which is a long long table for 22. It will be vase after vase of burgundy flowers, alternating large magnolias and peonies with dusty miller and in between each a mini cluster of burgundy and purple flowers. There will be a total of about 10 vases. I wanted to add pink or magenta to this to lighten it up some more but can’t figure out how to do it? Ideas?
Centerpiece #2 will be on 3 alternating rectangular tables fit for anywhere from 6-10 persons. This one is a trio of white flowers. There will be three white garden roses in a tall candelabra, a head of hydrangeas a top a medium sized silver mercury vase and then a small silver mercury vase with either daisies or I might get babies breath for this one – which do you think? (the one in the pic is just a filler for the photo):
The third and final centerpiece will also be on three alternating rectangle tables set for 6 -10 people. This one is a branch centerpiece made in a cylinder hurricane vase that will be filled with faux snow, pinecones and silver ornaments. The blososm branches will also have crytal gems hanging off the branch ends. It will be on top of a silver placemat with pine cones and silver ornaments scattered with three mercury glass votives. I plan to add a few more branches without flowers to thicken it up. Any other ideas?
Post # 3
Are these the actual flowers you are using or just place holders for real flowers? If these are the real flowers, I would suggest in the first one not using the dark vases with the dark flowers (maybe switch out with the silver vases from the white arrangement). Also in the thirs arrancement, the flowers read more blue than purple but that could be my monitor.
Post # 4
i agree with the PP..the 3rd flowers look blue… i also would possibly bring the 3rd set lower (cut the stems) if you are only having a few tall ones you dont want them to be too tall
Post # 5
I think you did a good job! I totally get the winter feel.
My favourite is the white flower setting. And I like that you have the burgundy colored ones for the bridal party and family, but on your other tables you alternate the white and blue. Very nice! And the silver brings the whole look together 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for all the suggestions. The third flowers are blue:) I totally agree with the PP about the dark vases. I actually wanted all the vases to be silver (including the mini votives in the last picture.) I was thinking of trying something I saw online to create silver/glittery vases by using spray glue and adhering silver glitter to the entire dark vase. Here’s the inspiration pic:
If this fails, they have the same exact vases in silver at Michaels I can always swap them out:)
Post # 7
@shalynnmarie: Thanks for the suggestions. I brought the blue blossoms down to shorten them a bit to be more in line with the height of the candelabra centerpiece on the other tables. I like them a lot better shorter. What do you think?
Also, I kept thinking that the burgundy clusters of flowers in a line looked too bulky so I swapped these ones out and made the trio set up with the burgundy flowers; and now the line of clusters of vases one after another at the head bridal/family table will be made up of the ivory flowers. Here’s the two different set ups. Ideas and suggestions appreciated:)