Post # 1
I’m usually the ultimate diy-er but with this wedding it’s so difficult for me to get creative. My mom is really frugal and while shes’s extremely helpful, she’s been picking up vases and things for the centerpieces but they just don’t match my vision. They’re huge flower vases. When I explained to her that I didn’t plan on having flowers for my centerpieces because it’s a wintery wedding she suggested putting pine cones and ornaments inside. At the time it sounded like a nice idea, but she bought all the ornaments and picked up all the pine cones and it just looks tacky. So we tried another approach: Silver charger plate under the vase, pine cone wreaths around the base of the vase, ornaments inside the vase, carnation ball at the top of the vase…the result is STILL tacky. I KNOW it’s because the vase is wrong, and the ornaments aren’t my style but I don’t want to hurt her feelings. Can any of you bees lend me a creative hand and help me figure out something for these centerpieces involving pine cones, ornaments, flower vases and faux snow? PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEASE
Our colors are Navy, blush, silver and Ivory
Post # 3
Our colors are navy silver and white, most of the decor will just be silver and white, and no flowers.
Here are my inspiration pictures. I’m doing two centerpieces, one branch centerpiece and one with mercury glass candle holders and ornaments.
Post # 4
These were my centerpieces! I loved them. I am not sure what you have for ornaments but these turned out amazing. I had all different types of vases!
Post # 5
@mrsztobee: Love that last one! Really embraces the season and looks beautiful
Post # 6
I am getting married the same weekend as you, and Navy, Ivory, and Silver are my colors, too.
I know what you mean about ideas. I have been overwhelmed and under inspired by centerpiece ideas. If I were you, I would eliminate the ornaments and add a lot of candles. You could fill the vase with fake snow about half way up, and put a candle inside. You could also decorate the vase by wrapping it in ribbon or spray glueing glitter on it. I would probably paint the pinecones ivory or silver.
Good luck! I would love to see pictures when you’re all done.
Post # 7
Thank so much ladies! This is really getting my creative mind going 🙂
@NavyBride16: That vase looks like the vases my mom purchased. but maybe her choice of ornaments is what’s throwing it off???
@angelalsmith3: It’s SO ironic that we’re getting married the same weekend, with the same colors and my soon-to-be last name will be Smith! How WEIRD lol We can’t have real candles at our venue, so we’ve opted for tea lights and we have submergible lights also should we decide to get really creative. but I like the idea of glitterizing the vases and painting the pine cones…maybe just a little paint so we don’t loose the natural color of the pine cones. I’ll figure something out.
Post # 8
Sometimes we tend to complicate things. As a pp has suggested you could use fake snow and pillar candles.
Using this as inspiration, you could use the silver charger, use the wood round or not, but ditch the ribbon
or use fake snow and your pine cones- add some votives
you could spray some branches white and add white birds
I think this one would work with a clear vase, ot paint clear vases like the pic below-fill it with pine cones then add white branches at the top. Surround with an odd number of votives
some shapes of vases would work for this idea -turned upside down
Post # 9
I love the idea of spray painted sticks in the vase, and then you can hang tiny glass balls from the ends? You coud put smaller vases around with candles or painted pine cones!
Post # 10
@shewillbeloved our wedding is the day before yours :), my idea is very similar to Mrsztobe
s idea, I have booked some manzanita trees (sorry not sure if thats spelt correctly) to hire which will go in the centre of each table and then one as a wishing tree in place of a guest book, the trees will have a couple of small tealight holders hanging from them along with some crystal tree decorations to give it an icey but warm look, then each tree will sit on a fairly large round mirror with a few tea lights sitting on the mirror which will reflect the light upwardsand also give the tree will be reflected in the mirror creating depth. I am also thinking of having pine cones on the tables to hold the name cards. Sorry I dont have any photos at the moment 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I LOVE CHRISTMAS WEDDINGS. Kinda mad i didnt have one anyway,
adore this so simple yet beautiful
Make sure you check out all the detail at the back of this picture. You have baubles with candles in them hanging off a branch genius
If youre going to do ornaments i would stick with one type of ornament to avoid the tacky factor instead of mixing, for example this dish with mini santas and artificial snow .
Id choose glitter over fake snow
Post # 12
I LOVE your colour scheme- the blush? fantastic! The centerpiece on my dining table around that time is a large bowl (would work with a large vase) filled with silver and blue ornaments, a string of silver beads from the dollar store, and a string of battery operated twinkly lights from Wal-mart.
I know the boards are ‘Christmas” but this lady has some beautiful ideas, particularly if one of your colours is silver. And since I’m pretty obsessed with the whole mercury glass thing (I’m definitley having a bunch that I’ll be DIYing), could you paint the vases and light them up? Or have them full at just the top? Since you’re getting married in December, if you take a trip to Costco, they’ll likeley have those fresh wreaths that you could take apart (I think one would go a long way) for cheap if you wanted any greenery. Plus it would smell really nice. (Don’t know if you’re counting foliage as flowers, so if it’s not for you, ignore me! :D)