Post # 1
I’m getting married right after Christmas and was thinking of using Christmas greenery (LOVE that smell!), oranges with cloves, and some other herbs like rosmarry arranged into center pieces and decorative elements. It’s a pretty informal wedding, and I just don’t see myself dealing with flowers for $$$ and personal preference.
Has anyone done this? Do you think it would be nice? I don’t really want to do flowers, and am much more interested in how things smell–but detest scented candles and perfumes and can’t have an open flame in my venue. I haven’t found a lot of pictures of these things all together, mainly just the oranges with the cloves stuck in them, or just garlands.
I love this time of year because of scents like these! Anyone done anything like this? Any other items or plants you would suggest adding to what I have? Thanks ladies…
Post # 3
I think that’s a pretty awesome idea. I haven’t ever seen anything like that, but I wonder if you could get an idea of how to arrange something like that by googling for “holiday centerpieces” or something. I love the smells of Christmastime, too. Throw a few cinnamon sticks in there somewhere. And pinecones – not that they smell like anything, but they’re pretty.
Post # 4
If you love the smell of christmas, I would reccommend getting mulled apple cider for your reception venue. I don’t like drinking it, but I always have a crockpot of it going in December because the spices wafting through the air are lovely.
If you’re looking for inspiration for centerpieces, try googling “oranges wreath” There’s a lot of pics of the two together, and it would be easy to translate to a centerpece by just lying them on their side.
Post # 5
you could use flameless candles
Post # 6
Gorgeous! Thanks ladies, I knew you would have great ideas. I love these–and they are different from the ones I have found online.
THANKs Bees <3
Post # 7
This is such a lovely idea! I would be careful though, you don’t want all of the different smells competing too much if you’re mixing them in one big space.
Evergreen branches smell amazing, but their scent is no match for cinnamon sticks. Grab everything you want to use, make a couple of mockups in your dining room, and see what scents win out. Great idea!