- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Alright ladies, I’m having a hard time with my decor because it’s basically all happening in my head. Our wedding and reception are in my parents’ backyard, so the “venue” doesn’t really exist in a way that would help me visualize the decor. They also 8 hours away from me, which doesn’t help. Anyway, I need some help from bees with imagination! We’re using 8-foot rectangular tables with white table cloths and sage green runners. I had originally planned to put together a sort of tablescape along the length of the table as opposed to a centrepiece, but now I’m second-guessing myself. The components we’re using are wine bottle hurricane lanterns like this:
They’ll be sitting on a 1-inch thick slice of birchwood. We also have votive candle holders like these:
Except they’re all the same height (about 4 inches). I also have a hydrangea arrangement on order for each table, but that can be changed. I was originally planning to have the flowers in the middle of the table, flanked by the votive holders and then the wine bottles at either end. But now, I’m thinking I would rather arrange them together in the middle of the table and put say one hydrangea stem with a little bit of greenery in short, small vases at different heights. I’m afraid the tablescape will look too “thin”. I’m going for a soft, candle-lit garden party vibe. I have 2 hurricane lanterns and 2 votive holders at my disposal for each table, plus the flowers. What do you ladies think? I saw another bee who used the same lanterns for her centrepieces and she arranged them on a mirror. That’s kind of what I was thinking, except with the components I mentioned. Good idea/bad idea?