Post # 1
I have been putting off buying anything that would hole me into a certain design/decoration style but I just haven’t found anything yet that is a definate yes. I would like something simple yet elegant and prefer candle centerpieces. Also since our linnens are white I need a way to really bring in some tealish blue. And there will already be a lot on the tables with the place settings I can’t go too crazy with size… any ideas?! Please help.
Post # 3
Are your tables round, or square, or rectangular? Can you let us know what you have planned already for the place settings? Are there any other colors that need to be brought in?
Post # 4
Hmmm, not to sure what overall look you want but if you want some color, something small but something interesting, you could get a low, flat bowl, fill it with water, add dye to make it teal, and float some white or teal candles in there and may one or two white flowers (or just the candles). If you want to add some flowers or more candles, you could get little votives and little bud vases. In the bud vases you could place a single white rose, or teal flower of some kind – any flower you like would work. Because the bud vases and votives are small they would take up a lot of space and could be “sprinkled” around the centerpiece. Having multiple, small flames adds a nice glow.
If you want something more traditional, you could try to get a candleabra to hold candles and place at the center of the table and drape teal fabric around it and then do the votives and bud vases. Or you could tuck flowers into the flowing fabric.
You could also get inexpensive foam squares or rectangles of diffenent, staggering sizes, cover them in a pretty teal fabric and place candles on the different “levels ie tops of the boxes. I’d but the candles in glass. You could sprinkle flower petals around the boxes on the table.
Generally adding candles should be easy and you’ll have lots of options there. To add color you can do it with fabric and flowers. Hope these help you start! Good luck!
Post # 5
The tables are round and all the linnens and dinnnerwear will be white w/ clear glass drinkwear.
@PomPom: LOVE those ideas! Never thought to dye water!
Post # 6
I really like the idea of “sunk” flowers in tall narrow vases. It really wouldn’t take up a whole lot of room and it’s so pretty and elegant. And to incorporate the teal, you could add ribbins to the sunk flowers. I’ll try to google it and find a picture. I saw it somewhere else on a thread here, but I can’t remember where 🙁
Post # 7
Why not take some inspiration from your venue or the season? My venue has views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty so everything we are doing is keeping with the theme of turn of the century and vintage style.