(Closed) Ack! Color / Decor assistance needed!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

Why don’t you use wildflowers and greenery?  I think they would be perfect with that fabric.  They fit your rustic theme, and they are certainly natural. You could even put them in mason jars!  I think it would be super cute!  You could tie some baker’s twine or rafia around them too.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What time of year is the wedding? (In your profile, wedding date is your username?) That could make some difference. Sunflowers have a great rustic feel. Earth tones always tie well with the look you’re doing for the favors, rust and burgundy and beige. Any color that’s not too bright, sort of washed out looking, will look good. Pinecones can look really awesome. Anything with unfinished wood, rafia, or those sorts of less polished looks can be great. I think this will be beautiful! Love the favors!

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Whoops! Image was too big! Also did these centerpieces at a Christmas party. Elements of it could be adapted for a non-Christmas look. It was really cheap! Real pinecones, some spraypainted gold, pillow stuffing, greenery cut off the bushes outside, little wal-mart ornaments, and some ribbon on candle holders we already had. Pinecones and greenery are a good look if it’s the right time of year.

I give up on the first image. Wasn’t awesome anyway >_<

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I love the idea of a rustic summer wedding! I think the table clothes in that red and tan pattern would be amazing.Maybe you can have an underlayer of ivory lace. Like nothing fancy just an old lace table clothes from antique or goodwill stores.

As for flowers I love the idea of mason jars with white daisies and sunflowers! how cute! I like those votives with the stick around them too that Liz.smith posted.

I think a red and tan wedding will be so fantastic! Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

 I love the linen on this table, I do think you could so something a little more spectacular for a centerpiece.

 

Possibly something like this- minus the birch candles (plain would do… the birch is sort of christmasy with the cranberries… or you could fill the vases with lavender, rose petals, or something else organic)

 

This is an interesting look:

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Love the fabric and idea of a rustic wedding!  Sunflowers and wildflowers would be great for flowers.  You could group them in tin buckets, old wooden buckets, or even crocks. You could use mason jars as the glasses or votive holders…and if there’s any trees around your tables you could fashion some wire…maybe baling wire I dunno…around the lip of the jar and then make a loop to hang on the branch of the trees. You could even go to an antique store/thrift store and look for doilies. If they’re too white you could always stain them with tea and then cut them so they would fit around the top of the jar and hang about halfway down or so.  Oh…I also remember looking at a Country Living a few months ago and they did some centerpieces out of sheaves of wheat….they looked amazing….so rustic. Something like this but maybe not quite as large. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2146633653_842e91a53e.jpg?v=0

What kind of tables and seating are you planning on using?

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2010

OK – here is a really offbeat idea but would prob be really cool IF it came out right- if you had a denim like cloth for your tablecovers – very rustic  – you could use tin buckets to hold wildflowers, or even pottery pitchers, very americana feel to it…or even get mason jars, fill with red and green apples and then have some daisies balance it

We are gettign married in the spring at an old stone barn, im using alot of grapevine wreaths to keep with the feel of the venue – we are using tartan ribbon, so im using that to decorate grapevine wreaths to add some flair, at low cost, and very muted elegance.  (Thats just an example, thinking maybe you could use some with that pattern to wind around)

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Stylemepretty has some very good inspiration boards over there..check it out.  I would bet they have several for a rustic/country elegance type theme!   

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Oh and I think sunflowers would be adorable! Maybe tie the bouquet with some of your fabric!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

So I did some more looking and came up with a few more ideas.&nbsp; Tree rounds would make a beautiful base for the centerpieces and you could buy inexpensive candle holders and wrap them in a bronze looking wire and attach the sunflower blossom to it.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Also, I was thinking since you’re giving out blueberry jam and have the bushes on your property you could make an ice bowl and put flower blossoms in it and fill it with the fresh blueberries. You could buy glass wine bottles that are empty…and really cheap, 12.95 for 12….and fill them with tea, lemonade, or water. Then, set them inside of a large cardboard milk carton and fill with water and put flowers in. Or lemon slices to&nbsp;let the guests know it’s lemonade, and&nbsp;tea leaves? or mint leaves in the tea.&nbsp; Right before the reception you could wrap the bottle with a cloth napkin&nbsp;around the bottom and set them on table. That way guests could pour their own drinks and they also add to the decor! They are so fabulous!

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Post # 15
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Helper bee

Oops…forgot the bottle pic.

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Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually tried that once with pansies in the ice!  It looked good but darn it was hard to make!

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