Post # 1
Birch, gold vine, spanish moss, gold birds, and a few scattered succulents. (The flowers we’re going to have are badly photoshopped into this picture)
What do you think? The only things I still have to figure out are what kind of vine I will use (in this picture I used curly willow but it was a lot of work to soak it in water and shape in the right way before I painted it gold, so I’d like to find something more flexible to do for the others). And then I’ve still being going back and forth on whether having a few succulents adds anything– I fell in love with the idea of succulents and birch but I feel like the centerpiece is fine without them. Maybe if they were in small glass votives I’d like them better.
Anyway, any comments or ideas appreciated!
Post # 3
Very creative! I don’t think you need the succulents at all. This looks like plenty to me, so I’d stop.
Grapevine wreaths are usually pretty cheap, but they wouldn’t be as open and airy as what you have. I think I’d be wandering around the craft store looking for something to use…bet you’ll find it!
Post # 4
It looks great as is! I really love it
Post # 5
Wow that looks stunning!!
Post # 7
I LOVE this centerpiece too! Excellent job!
Post # 8
I think it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Post # 9
oh my…… i love it! it’s beautiful and unique
Post # 10
I also love that heart detail on the birch!
Post # 11
That is amazing! Awesome job!!!
Post # 12
I think you’ve done a great job.
One positive point is that you can soak and shape the vines, and spray paint them all ahead of time, so none of that is last minute work.
You might want to nestle the tealights into some stones of some sort, or even use dried peas or beans to cover the metal holder.
Succulents would definitely look nice but aren’t totally necessary. You could get a similar feel by substituting artichokes for the tea light holders.
Post # 13
love it!! It looks perfectly rustic and poised at the same time! Gorgeous!!
Post # 14
@julies1949: Unfortunately I’m not getting to Maryland where my wedding is until 5 days before, so I’m just worried about getting things like the vines done in that last-minute time frame. I’ve already shipped all the birch stuff to my inlaws house there whenever I’ve ordered anything.
I like the artichoke idea! I’ll have to play around with it.
Post # 15
@AutumnElegance: I would do the vine part now and ship them out. You can wrap the vines around anything a similar size to the vase you are going to use. You can use grapevine wreaths that are already made- just choose slightly smaller ones than you want the end product to be, soak them and loosen them up.
I definitely do them ahead. That’s not a project I would leave for the last minute.