Hate my center piece.

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@whatsherface:  I’m not loving the rocks used this way. Have you already purchased them?

If you have already purchased them ,and want to use them I would place the whole candle holder on a tray or a slate tile, then surround it with the river rock and place your flowers amongst the rocks.

I can’t find a perfect pic, but see how the river rocks are the base for this centerpiece?

I think your candleholder would look great nestled into a base of river rock and the kusudama flowers are totally appropriate with river rock.

I would just use colored water or a colored gel under the candles. You wouldn’t be able to bring water up into the wider part at the top as the candles won’t be waterproof. I’m guessing you are using LED tealights because you are not allowed open flames.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I honestly don’t like the river rocks.  Since you have a clear container, it’s a chance to show something with more color and shine.   Instead, perhaps try colored gel/water, flower petals (silk ones), crystals, or beads (pearls?).  

 

I had a similar issue with my centerpieces and ended up going with a single bloom in each vase.

 

Post # 5
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300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like the holders.  I would put flowers in them no rocks 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I like the river rocks, but I HATE HATE HATE those plastic fake rocks, gel, or led lights. Try putting your centerpiece on a tablecloth, lighting the candles, and dimming the lights…it will make a huge difference.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Okay, here is my two cents for what its worth. Keep the river rocks, get that out of that plastic thing and NO fake candles.

Maybe try wood instead of plastic? THAT would make it SO much more earthy! 

Here are some other earthy ideas with vibes I think would look great for a wedding:

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the origami flowers don’t really go with the rocks.  The candle seems a little off.  What about water in the glasses with a floating flower or candle?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I do not like the rocks either. Yes they are in accordance to the earthy vibe you want but they do not look right with this centerpiece. Something else is needed. Try the purple glass rocks your mom suggested (if purple are your colors). Maybe place the glass rocks into vase until it reaches the mid-section. Then on top of the glass rocks place maybe a handful of silk flower/rose petals. Then place the battery tealight on top of petals. Just an idea…never seen it done but in my head the idea looks good lol! I have saw at hobby lobby a clear holder that will hold these types of tealights to allow them to float. So you could make a water type centerpiece…if you use it this way I wouldn’t use as many petals. What do you think?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@julies1949:  +1 — the river rocks will look great around the flowers. But right now they’re shutting down the light in your centerpieces, making things look small. The purple crystals or even just purple water will amplify the light. I love the wire arrangement that your candle holders are in, though!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think that your centerpiece has potential but definitely is missing something to kick it up. I honestly think that the glass rocks were amazing when I was 14… i’m 10 years older now. Run away from them. The other suggestions that were made are great suggestions. I personally hate flowers and I think that the river rock decor is a great idea but it needs to be kicked up!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I vote river rocks on the bottom like PP mentoned and in those glass things then either wrap the flower(s) with ribbon (simple and cheap) or something decorative like this

or just put a floating candle on a single flower and water like this (but maybe just one flower and not a bunch since you already have some)

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@whatsherface:  Nevermind, I just read no real candles. 🙁 That sucks. Maybe put the rocks on the table below it and stuff silk flower petals in the glass thing with the fake candles…

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

I would place the rocks around the bottom of your centerpiece, and placing your kusudama flowers in the top.  Skip the tealights.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@whatsherface:  Battery operated candles always look better if they are nestled into something like sand, lentils, beads etc. about 2/3 up the height of the plastic.

That would be hard to do with the hollow stem of the candleholder unless you found something that you could use as a base for the sand etc in the bowl part of the candleholder to stop the sand from dropping into the water, bead etc.

You might be able to do that with something as simple as a clear pastic disc. I would go to the craft store to find something that would work.

 

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