Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m trying to a mix of lantern versus floral/submerged flowers centerpieces, ie. alternating them between different tables, to make the decor more interesting. My wedding will be in the fall and my colors will be red with gold/ivory and chocolate as secondaries.
Here’s a draft of what I originally planned for my submerged flowers (with some votives around it, didn’t have any in the house right now). I threw it together in a rush with dollar store items so it looks nowhere near what it’ll be like, but you get the idea.
Then I found two kinds of lanterns in the store, one that has a “cathedral” window frame, the other one more “Victorian/vintage” looking. I’m trying to figure out which lantern style goes better with the bullet-shaped vases above.
The “cathedral window” lantern with different flower arrangements:
Here’s the other “Victorian/vintage” lantern with floral arrangements:
Here’s a direct side by side comparison of those two lanterns with the tall vase centerpiece:
So which lantern style do you think fits better with the 3-vase submerged flower centerpiece combo? Keep in mind they’ll be on separate tables, so I’m not even sure people will really notice, bu just want your opinions. Thanks! 😀
Post # 3
I like the last one and the first one but not with the red square there. Honestly the red square on the table throws if off because it doesn’t match the flowers red so its lots of red.
Post # 4
@baletrina: Thanks for the feedback, the flowers in the vase doesn’t match because that was all I could find in the dollar store in a hurry, but you think that having red flowers with a red tablet accent cover would be too much?
Also, I can only choose one type of lantern, not both. The last picture was just to have the 2 lanterns next to the vase (which is the other half of the “alternating centerpiece” theme), for easier comparison.
Post # 5
The vintage lantern is pretty, but it doesn’t doesn’t quite fit with the flowers. I guess if they are on seperate tables it would be ok.
I agree with pp, not a huge fan of the red square. The color reads a little too orange/bright.
Post # 6
I would choose the Victorian vintage lantern just because I like it better.
If you are thinking of selling the lanterns after your wedding, I would choose the Cathedral style. I think they would be more universally appealing.
I also would not use a red tablesquare with red flowers. You want your flowers to be the center of attention- not compete with the fabric.
Post # 7
I like both lanterns. What types of flowers were you planning on? We’re you using real or silk flowers (I ask because I love the look of the submerged flowers and am just starting to think about centerpieces)? If the overall feel of your wedding is vintage go with that one, but honestly I like them both.
Post # 9
Thanks for the feedback so far! I didn’t even think about the red table cloth competing with the flowers, I’ll ditch that plan then. My table cloths will be ivory, so I think if I place some votives around the centerpiece it should give it a much softer/warm feel.
I plan to DIY with real flowers. I’m not really going with a vintage theme, but more on the romantic/shabby chic side of things. Luckily I live in the San Francisco Bay area and not too far from the SF Flower Mart, so when it’s closer to the actual date I’ll head up to the SF Flower Mart, see what they have, and then do a real mock up with the real flowers. 🙂 I’m hoping to get something like this:
But keep the suggestions going! I love getting your feedback! 😀
Post # 9
I know it has been a while since your wedding but hoping you might be able to tell me where you found the vintage victorian lantern.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 10
michellefromhouston: The OP is not likely to see your question. You did not tag her (click on reply in her post so your question is directed to her and she gets an email to bring it to her attention). She has also not been active on the Bee for a couple of years.
I am sure you will find something you like. There are hundreds of black metal lanterns.