Post # 1
I’m so excited that I just did my centerpiece mockup! It’s not perfect, but I think they turned out pretty good!
First, here is a my inspiration picture:
Next, Here is a picture of my venue:
Our colors are pink and orange. We will be using either pink or orange floating candels (or maybe alternating pink, orange and white on each table) instead of the white in the picture. I put one orange candle (but it’s a rose shape) in one of the vases just to see what it would look like. The smallest one would be larger than pictures (it’s actually a plastic cup in the picture). And I’m also not sure if we would use mirrors/beads, or just go without.
I’m also thinking of alternating centerpieces between the candles and some simple bright flowers on tables.
So here is my first trial mock-up! What do you think? Please give advice! I’m open to criticism!
Post # 3
I like the white candles/vases/branches (maybe try with a little less water)
I do not like the mirror and stones on them
Post # 4
I’m not crazy about the stones but everything else looks amazing …just make sure the candle doesn’t sit over the vase, good job!
Post # 5
I thiink you are on the right track. The branches and the shape of the white floating candle work for me.You could definitely use pink or orange candles the same shape.
Keep the water level lower so the candle is contained within the vase.
I am not a fan of the glass beads. They just never seem to have any relation to the centerpiece to me.
Ditto for the mirrors. I recognize that they are commonly used and will reflect light. I prefer a wood slab or a tray.
If you are wanting to add something to ground the vases i would use small moss or grapevine balls at the base of the vases. They will give some weight to the bottom of the centerpiece.
You could also use something pink or orange at the base of the vases like oranges, pomanders, beaded or seaded balls etc.
Post # 6
less water, no stones. Otherwise they look great!
Post # 7
They look good! Except I don’t like the one orange candle :-/
Post # 8
I would keep the actual centerpiece very neutral, white candles and no stones, and bring your color in with the linens. You can do an orange overlay with pink napkins or a table runner or something. Like this.
Post # 9
It looks great, but I’ve never been a fan of mirrors or beads. If its something you like, then it looks great! The rest looks wonderful!
Post # 10
Thanks guys! I agree about the mirror and beads. My mom likes them but I do think they are overdone and I’m not a huge fan. The tablecloths are white with orange napkins. The candles will either be all orange or all pink (did not have enough in the store for my trial). My mom says it looks to empty around the bottom (hence the beads), but I love the one bee’s suggestion of the moss balls! I think I may look into that.
Post # 11
@hollyberry4: You could uses styrofoam balls that you have covered with pink or orange silk flowers.
Post # 13
Looking good! Although, I’d do away with the mirrors and beads. I used charger plates and rose petals, which I think gives the centerpiece a “nicer” look. You can buy charger plates on sale at Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
Here’s a pic for your viewing pleasure:
Post # 14
I really like the vases with sticks, especially with your venue. I don’t like the colored stones though.
Post # 15
I really like the vases with the sticks! Simple yet elegant. I’m not sure how it would look, but you could even try dying the water. Not sure if that would look great or terrible lol.
Post # 16
Off to michaels to see if I can find some of your suggestions! Will post my new and improved ones when I get back. 🙂