Post # 1
In terms of vendors and the bigger decisions to be made for a wedding, I am down to my last one: choosing centerpieces. I’ve really struggled with this. The idea I had in my head (rose balls in large martini glasses) ended up looking too ‘done’ in reality, plus it turns out it is a very popular look and I’d prefer to go with something more original. So, I was stressing. And then I came across this picture:
And I swooned. I have always loved roses, and the simple elegance of several blush garden roses in a plain vase really appealed to me. Then I got thinking…each table will be done this way, but slightly different due to different vases, different lengths of rose, and different assortment of candles on the table. Our colours are blush pink and gold. Our tablecloths will be black. This is a pic of our venue:
SCush a beautiful space with so much character already – I think the simple centerpieces will actually work better than some of the more fussy, elaborate ones. Here’s a pic of some of the vases and candle holders for the tables:
So, black tablecloths, lots of candlelight, and simple, stunning blush roses…beautiful in simplicity or too simple? Curious to know your thoughts!
Post # 2
I love it! Your venue is so beautiful already, you don’t need to go over the top with centrepieces. I think that something simple will look classier!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish
aliciaspinnet: I agree.
Toronto2014: I’m actually doing something like that at my wedding except I’m putting dye in mne so ass the reception goes on it starts getting colorful 😉 its only simple if you let it be simple.
Post # 4
Toronto2014: Beautiful and totally the way to go IMO.
Post # 5
I really like it! I think with the different vases, candle arrangements, and lengths or roses, it will not be too simple at all.
Post # 6
I think it’s pretty! Sometimes less is more. I had a pretty basic centerpiece too and I got lots of comments on how they loved the simplicity of it and allowed for the venue to shine!
Post # 7
I don’t like the execution, but the idea is okay. Perhaps your florist can more gracefully put roses in a vase for you. The centerpuece is tiny for rounds suitable for 10 or more. I would add two layers of varied height votives. Will you have lots of stemware on the table to eat up the table too?
Post # 8
I totally agree less is more especially with such a beautiful venue.
Post # 9
CurlyCue: I’m not using a florist for anything except bouquets. The roses will come from a wholesaler and my planner is able to put everything together in the morning (because of the simplicity). The tables will be full of the usual dishes, stemware, and cutlery. I’ve ordered these table numbers
which tie in well with our shabby chic venue and decor. There will be lots of candles in holders of warying heights, some sparkly, others simple glass. I also have clear jewels, some on clear string/ some on their own, that will be on tables or drapes on some vases.
I have always felt roses are so gorgeous all on their own that they don’t need a lot of fuss or fillers to add beauty and glamour to a table.
Post # 10
Toronto2014: Nope, I think that’s super elegant and classy. Great job!!
Post # 11
I think that would be a great centerpiece! Simple, but so elegant!
Post # 12
Toronto2014: I LOVE your centerpieces. They put the focus on the exquisite roses. Perfect!!!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
I love it!!! I was looking for Simple and elegant rose centerpieces that wouldn’t cost me an arm & Leg… I may copy these. I bought 2 cases of the Dollar tree 4″ round 7.5″ high cylinder vases and this would be perfect with adding a little bling on the vase.
Post # 14
FutureMrsHouy: Thank you! I appreciate your feedback 🙂 I’ve decided to spray paint all my vases to look like mercury glass. Google it and see if you like the look – takes a regular glass vase and makes it very vintage-ch 🙂 The product you need is called Krylon Looking Glass – only available in the States much to my chagrin! Luckily a friend just made a shopping trip to NY and picked me up several cans 🙂 Good luck!