Post # 1
So I’m starting to look at centerpieces and I know that I don’t want flowers. Our wedding colors are black, ivory and gold, and I was thinking of doing some kind of clear vase, on top of a gold plate, with black crystal rocks filling it then a gold spray painted small branch coming out of it (like a naked tree :P) then crystals hanging off of it. BUT, if anyone could provide me with some ideas that would be great!
I also have a theme set, it’s pretty much just going to be a classic, vintage wedding. So anything along those lines are really what I’m looking for. I’ve looked for some pics, but haven’t really ran into anything that stood out. But I would appreciate any ideas anyone has! =)
Post # 3
What about candelabras or lanterns?
Post # 4
None of my centerpieces have flowers in them. My flower budget is probably the smalled percentage for me, and my venue provides outside flowers everywhere. They offer all kinds of non-floral centerpieces. I’m choosing the lanterns to go on some tables. And a designed candle holder that I will fill with colored rocks/crystals, water, and floating candles! 🙂
Post # 5
I have seen some vintage weddings that have used old books and candelabras and it looked really pretty!
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@kermie: I’ve thought about those, do you have any pictures of examples? I am leaning towards that way though!
@kperry3: I’ve thought about lanterns too, they would be really great for the winter wedding I’m having. I’ve also thought about doing something similar with the flowers in the water, but of course not real flowers for me, just petals of some kind in a vase with water, or even crystals of some kind, possibly black. hmm, lol
@Topolino: The book idea sounds really cool!!! Do you have any pics or anything? That would be a really cool idea for a vintage wedding, thanks for the idea! 🙂
@MapleBecky: Thanks for the pics! I’ve thought about candles, but I’m not too sure. I’m always afraid of the fire hazard they oppose >.>, but I might resort to them in a vase floating or something, or even the lanterns the others have suggested.
Post # 9
you can cover the books in kraft paper and sit a lantern on the top- Ikea has inexpensive lanterns
Post # 10
What about using ornaments?
Some of these are the wrong colors, but they give you the idea. You can get lovely ivory and gold glass ball ornaments.
Post # 11
Personally I love bowls of fruit at weddings.
Post # 12
Or, to build on your original idea, black manzanita branches would certainly suit your theme.
You could glue on some gold silk flowers. You could use your glass vase or anchor the branch in a smaller square black vase with plaster of paris.
In this one spanish moss is used to top the vase. I would not put the flowers low down on the vase like the green ones here-keep them up higher on the branches.
Post # 13
If you reception is at night would totally incorporate candles! They look beautiful!
Just make sure they are inside a glass container so there is no fire hazard problem.
I used branches and pinecones as my centerpieces for my december wedding.
And lots of candles! : )
Post # 14
@julies1949 : Thanks for the pictures of the books! I might have to think about doing that, because you can find really cheap old looking books a lot of places, and that could dave us money on decor. The branch idea with silk flowers is also a good one to think about, I’ll have to weigh my options lol
@sparkles_10 : Omg! Yes! Ornaments would be a GREAT idea for a winter wedding, and you’re right, I could get them in all of our colors which would be really great too. I could always use the branch idea and hang ornaments on them as well, and also have candles or just lights everywhere. Thanks for the idea!
@December Lanie: I think that branches are a great idea, and I even like the white ones! I was thinking of taking white ones, or ivory ones if I could find some, and spray painting them gold. Then hanging black gems off of them or something like that, I think that would be really pretty. 🙂
Post # 15
You have lots of ideas and you can get more by googling non-floral centerpieces.
Time for you to put some thought to what you really want as you like everything!