Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married September 14, 2013. Around here that’s late summer. At that point it’s only getting a little cooler and the leaves don’t usually change colors and fall off for several more weeks.
With that in mind we wanted to stay away from the traditional darker fall colors and have opted for navy and coral with accents of peach, light green, and a tiny bit of yellow.
We’re having an outdoor ceremony under a tree and an indoor reception at a country club. The indoor room isn’t a ballroom but it’s not a banquet hall either. It’s very classy and elegant but simple. Beautiful hard wood floors, a couple of chandeliers, and pale yellow colored walls. There is also a HUGE panoramic window that overlooks the entire club property. Our wedding is semi-formal but not serious or swanky. We are mostly going for fun(lots of food, dancing, yard games, etc.)
This is our inspiration board I created.
Anyway I’m planning on creating our centerpieces with my aunt and I’m trying to gather some ideas/opinions. Normally I’d go to my Fiance on this but this is the one area of planning he isn’t concerned about. So here I am asking you ladies!
I’m just curious as what you guys think would be the best. Obviously I like all of these options but I worry some might be “too much” for what we’re doing.
Centerpiece 1: Elegant and beautiful but maybe a little too extravagent and busy?
Centerpiece 2: Maybe a little too…modern? The country club is very old so modern details may be a bit silly. There are also a lot of branch centerpieces so the idea may be played out.
Centerpiece 3: Too…informal? It seems like it may be too picnic-esque
Centerpiece 4: To sparse? Potentially difficult to create on round tables.
Any input is appreciated. Sorry for such large pictures. My computer wasn’t letting me resize.
Post # 3
I voted centrepiece 2 as it is perfect for round tables! I have had to rethink ours, as they centrepieces alone were $300!! I think I might try to recreate no. 2 myself. Also our wedding is at an old inn – and I don’t think no. 2 is too modern at all 🙂
Post # 4
All the centerpieces are gorgeous but three screams summer and fun to me. You could always dress it up with really dramatic flowers and lots of candles.
Post # 5
1) I really like the concept of this design, but – to me – the rusticness of the raw branches doesn’t work so well with the sophistication of the flowers. But it could work with a tall vase, or more solid colored branches.
2) I really like 2, it’s not really drastically modern, so I think it would be fine in most venues.
3) This would be perfect for an outdoor wedding but I think it would look a bit out of place in a country club.
4) Love this but it is hard to pull off on a circular table. You could do a clustering in the middle, but not the long plank.
By the way, I love your inspiration board!
Post # 6
Thanks for the comments and suggestions ladies
Post # 7
I like the 1st one. You could just make it on a smaller scale. That way the centerpiece would be so elaborate and busy.
Post # 8
I love number 3, but mostly because of the lemons. It could easily be made more classy by using a real vase and not a pitcher and less wildflower looking flowers. Although for me and my style, I love the wildflower look 😉
Post # 9
I have seen teh fruit in vases done several times, and they always look so cute, IMO and I agree with the PP and use a vase, not a pitcher to make it look a little less casual
Post # 10
I like #2 – I actually think they’re really classy and simple. I don’t love the fruit – it feels too informal to me.