Post # 1
I posted a while back about these mock ups that Publix did. I am not super pleased with them by any means. They would do if they had to and no one would complain, but I’m a typical bride and if I can, I want them to be perfect.
Here is what I don’t like about these:
- There is too much caspia (babys breath like stuff in green and white). It makes the centerpiece look too messy and cheap.
- You can’t really see the green fuji mums or the buttom mums. Those are the flowers I really love that am trying to highlight
- The white carnation was added to add “white” but it looks stupid
- We have already agreend to nix the idea of bamboo sticks. We aren’t doing a tropical theme.
So I posted a wedding bee poll and this was the style centerpiece that won:
I really like these, however I do not know if they go with the theme of our wedding. We also couldn’t afford mirros and our vase shape would make it difficult to add a ribbon to. Here are the two main things why I don’t think this will work for us:
- Fuji mums with no other green or white are VERY lime green. The BM dresses are more of an olive/fern green.
- Fuji mums by themself seem very modern. We are going more for a rustic, natural feel.
So where does that leave us. To try to combat the lime green issue, we did a mock up this weekend with white mums. 3 mums in the vase wasn’t full enough and looked very plain. I added in some daisys with green centers, some green stems (not sure what it is called), some green berries (hypericum) and green leaves around the edges.
This centerpiece will be on a brown tablecloth. What do you guys think of this mock up? Here are a few options I am considering, but am not sure:
- Add some Kermit/Button mums for some more green.
- Add other types of green
- Switch to green fuji mums again and add some other type of white flower to break it up.
Post # 3
I like the white mums, and think you should try them with green button mums. Or mix those white mums with the Fiji mums.
Post # 4
The only thing I don’t like is the green leaves on the cottom, and I’m not completely sure why. I think in the picture they look fake to me or something. Otherwise I think it looks good.
Could you use the green and white mums?
Post # 5
I know you’ve moved past it but I really like the second mock-up with the candles and mirrors etc. Have you looked on http://www.save-on-crafts.com? It’s an amazing website with EVERYTHING and they are pretty reasonable. I think if you found some nice branches in with the second mock-up that would give you the more rustic feel you are looking for (again look at save on crafts-they have more branches, all kinds, all colors, etc).
Post # 6
I like it! I’m sure as you’ll fine tune it to please you. My wedding is in 2 weeks and I’m still finding inspiration. Never give up 🙂 Oh, and I totally recommend save on crafts… they are great! Another thing my venue asked me recently was if I wanted a napkin under our centerpiece… why didn’t I think of that!
Post # 7
I really like your centerpiece! It’s simple and elegant and just kind of fits you 🙂
Post # 8
I like the idea of adding in the green button mums. I also don’t know if I like the green leaves at the base of the white arrangement– they don’t seem to fit
Post # 9
I like the idea of the white mums, white daisies, the green button mums from the first one and the hypericum.. nix the green leaves on the botton layer. Either way they all look nice, just play with it until you’re happy!
Post # 10
I haven’t got any suggestions but I like these…
Post # 11
Thanks for all the opinions. I think I may go buy some green button mums and play with them in there.
I am surprised that a lot of you don’t like the green leaves on the edges. That was one of my favorite parts and without it the centerpiece looked bare to me. I can try to take some pictures with leaves and without leaves and see if you agree. This is the inspiration picture that got me thinking about adding the leaves. I think it adds another shade of green and a bit more depth to the centerpiece.
Post # 12
I think the all white one just looks too.. well white. You lose the detail of the mums with that many packed together, all one color.
Maybe keep the white daisys & switch back to green mums (or a mix of the two). Or try something like wheat grass for a different shade of green instead of the leaves. It would help break it up. And might make it look more rustic.
Or bear grass (check out fiftyflowers they have it).
Post # 13
I also like the green leaves being kept on the flowers, it just adds some color to it so that it isn’t just white flowers
Post # 15
I am going to try to add some more greenery to the centerpiece and come back with some more options! Stay Tuned!