Post # 1
My venue provides a hurricane glass (that has no bottom), a square mirror tile, 4 clear glass votives for each table and the candles to go in the votives and a pillar candle for the hurricane glass.
I need suggestions on what to do to spruce this up and make it more interesting!
My colors are black, white and with a green accent.
I’m alternating black and white tablecloths and they will have a black and white damask runner. And possibly a smaller green runner on top of that (if I can find it or make it!)
Looks like the pic above but with a larger pillar candle.
Post # 3
I say take the pillar candle out of the hurricane vase and stuff it with something more interesting! If your theme is the beach, use sea stars and shells (no sand though since there’s no bottom). If your theme is winter, use pine boughs and pine cones and white berries. Other options are “stemless” heads of flowers, exotic fruit, or just green Christmas bulbs (they won’t look too Christmassy as long as you keep the red out).
The mirror and votive candles are alright. Maybe you can just sprinkle some flower petals on the mirror, or whatever sprinkle-able item fits your theme.
Another way to give your centerpieces instant coolness is to display them at a 45 degree angle with the table runners, so the mirrors look like a diamond shape rather than a boring old square.
Hope that helps!!
Post # 4
@jenbrandner: Thanks! Those are great ideas!
Post # 5
You can get some decorative rounded rocks and moss if you like a woodsy look. That would go very well with your colors– the rocks usually come in black, dark gray, white, and offwhite colors and of couse the moss is green :). Rocks and moss are actually very pretty on tables as part of centerpieces and are cheap! You can get the rocks at Target or just about any craft store like Michaels, Beverlys, Joann’s… you can add moss as well which you can also get at craft stores in the floral section.
Or if you want to go for a more elegant look, you can get little votive candles and completely cover the mirror with them, and like jenbrandner suggested put something in addition to or instead of the pillar candle in the hurricane glass…
oh one other suggestion is to use fruits in your hurrican glass such as lemons, limes, apples or berries. this will give color… if your color is green you can do the limes.. I’ve seen Martha Stewart do this!
Sorry I don’t have an pictures of any of this to show you…
Post # 6
I mean, what feel are you going for? Rustic, elegant, black-tie, modern, traditional? It would help to know that so that I could give specific advice.
Post # 7
Also, you could try just some glass stones. I know there are a few place that will carry black and clear glass stones that will help reflect the light from the candles. I think that’d make it look a bit classier
Post # 8
Awesome advice everyone! Thanks! I’m going for a more modern classy look. I love the lime idea. Do you think it’s too much of a summertime feel? My wedding is in November. But I do love limes!
Post # 9
Yeah limes might be a bit summery and citrus-y. How about green apples?
Post # 10
@lholliday: hemm… In that case I would agree with jenbrandner that limes would probably be too summery. But I really do think green apples would look awesome!!! and I think it would fit with your october theme better 🙂
Post # 11
What about green gourds? They would be more seasonally appropriate. You can aslo get ivy vines and wrap them around the base of the hurricane and intertwine them amongts the votive holders… would fill up the “blank space” of the mirror.
Post # 12
since you’re having a fall wedding, instead of sprinkling flower petals over the mirror, you can use the crystals in coordinating colors, they reflect of the mirror pieces and give a nice sparkle.