Post # 1
Most brides get asked a general and normal question by vendors: “What’s the theme of your wedding?”
Here’s where I’m always stuttering over my own words… How do I describe the theme of my own wedding? I normally spit out with excitement “It’s a WINE themed wedding!” and people look at me puzzled and confused.
Our centerpieces are going to be full of decorated wine bottles, (with candles on top, Christmas lights in, grapes hanging off, lace wrapped around, calla lilies in, and decorated wreathes hanging off) cork kissing balls, doilies, and candles. Our colors include eggplant purples, ruby reds, ivory, and medium greens.
Also, because of my eclectic taste in things, I plan on having each centerpiece setup differently than another.
I would LOVE some feedback on our centerpieces 🙂
Pictures with the Calla Lilies in all of the bottles:
Pictures with candles in all of the bottles:
Pictures of half circle set ups (cork kissing ball not hidden):
Pictures of what the bridal party table will have displayed:
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@JOPetersen: The top pictures seem to have A LOT going on…
Post # 4
I like the second to last one the most
Post # 5
I like the candles with the grapes(?) and I really love that cork thing. Awesome!
Post # 6
I like the candles in the wine bottles! I would probably put the grape clusters around the base of the bottles instead of hanging from the neck… makes the bottle look middle-heavy IMO.
Have you seen the crystal grape clusters? They would be pretty and reflect the light of the candles!
Post # 7
I might skip the fake grapes. Also, if the wax drips down the bottles, will it get to the doily or tablecloth? I really like the clear bottles with the candles.
Some smaller square vases with corks piled in them and tea lights on top might be a nice touch?
Post # 8
I think there is a bit too much going on with these centerpieces. I really like the ideas and I love that each center piece will be set up a bit different, but think you need to go with the more is less concept. Also, does your venue allow open flames? A lot won’t and if that’s the case, you won’t be able to have the candles in the wine bottles.
I would suggest having only 1-3 wine bottles with lights/flowers/candles per table. You might be able to get away with 4 or 5 if that’s all you have on the table (no other votives or glasses or large clumps of grapes). I would then add votives and/or a few clumps of grapes (at the base of the glasses and not hanging off).
I don’t like the wreaths hanging off the wine glasses, but I think it would be pretty to wrap 3 bottles in a wreath (at the base). You could also trying twine or ribbon arond the neck of wine bottles.
I would also make that AWESOME cork thing it’s own centerpiece. I feel like it gets lost when you have the wine bottles all around it. I would do the cork and the wine glasses with the candles and maybe a few votives.
What are you doing for table numbers?
Post # 9
It isnt letting me post photos… but here is a similar look that youre going for:
Post # 10
I agree with the less is more… I would do just the wine bottles with calla lilies and a few votive candles.
also – i saw this and it would be super easy to do!
Post # 11
@MLDoddie: I agree with you – this, to me, looks better. Less is more.
Not diggin’ the fake grapes and whatnot. Reminds me of my grandma’s house 😛 I love the rest of the decor you have chosen, though!
Post # 12
@JOPetersen: there is too much going. i think it would be great if it was simplified a bit. the doily conflicts with the look you are going for.
i really like the ideas that @MLDoddie: posted. they are lovely.
Post # 13
When I said “..more is less,” I meant “less is more.”
Post # 14
i think that the second photo MLDoodle posted is amazing!