Post # 1
My wedding is over a year away from now, but FI have been talking a bit about general theme/color ideas and so far what we’ve come up with is a jazz-age inspired, vintage-feel with LOTS of candlelight, probably ivory, bronze, and mint tones. Our venue is beautiful, hardwood floors, high ceilings, a fireplace with a huge mantle, and mostly shades of ivory/cream–we’d like to tie in a book theme (I’m a huge bookworm), and were talking about some book-themed centerpieces etc.
My fiance, however, is a music fanatic. He plays guitar and loves classic music. He would like to use vinyl records as part of our centerpieces “to represent him.” I think he feels like the books are about me and he wants something that reflects his interests. I’m totally on board, but I’m not sure how to incorporate vinyl records into a centerpiece? They’re kind of awkward, being so flat… I’ve suggested getting a gramophone to use as decor, which he really liked the idea of. They’re a bit expensive but we figure it would be a cool piece in our home after the wedding anyway. I also suggested maybe records as table numbers, but I’m still feeling like he wants a full record or music-themed centerpiece.
Anybody have any ideas? I could really use the inspiration.
Post # 5
Hmmm, I can think of music themed centerpieces that would fit your theme, but record are tough. Does it have to be records specifically, or was that just a general idea?
Post # 6
Here’s an idea for making bowls out of vinyl records: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Bowls-out-of-Vinyl-Records. These could make a great base for your centerpieces.
Post # 7
Could you incorporate sheet music into your centerpieces or table numbers?
Post # 8
@LilySarah: What about somethng like this?
or records as table #s
Post # 9
Spray paint the records with mirror paint and use as a base for the centerpiece as a pp suggested. You will still have the texture of the record grooves but will get rid of the black. You can replace the label with something of your own choice.
Post # 10
You can make cakestands from kits and old vinyl records. You could leave it black or spray paint in your choice of color.
A more traditional looking bowl/vase made from a vinyl record
Post # 11
@LilySarah: You could make paper flowers from sheet music and tuck a few of each into your centerpieces!
Post # 12
You guys are the best!!! Thanks so much, these are all great ideas.
@Gemstone: I super-love these table numbers.
@weddingbound: My FI were talking more about it last night and I think we may wind up actually going with something like this. We were talking about using vintage glass cake stands to stack books on, and then drape flowers over top of the books. Now we’re thinking of layering the records on the base under the books. This picture was the inspiration!
Post # 13
@LilySarah: Thats great! it actually sounds like it will look lovely!