(Closed) Black and white centerpieces?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

how are you displaying the table numbers?  I’m just wondering if they will be low or up high …

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh! We had awesome and simple mirror free black and white centerpieces! Unfortunately, the photographer didn’t get any good close shots. Still, they were awesome.

We used white tableclothes on all of the tables. Each table then had a black runner (about 24″ wide) across the diameter. In the middle of the table and runner was a square glass bowl inverted with an identical one right side up creating an X shape. A single calla lily lay on the black runner beneath the bowls wound into  a loose circle. The top bowl had iridescent pebbles in the bottom along with a couple of inches of water and a single star gazer lily floating on top. We used the star gazer lily since that bright pink was our pop of color, but you could easily just use a submerged calla lily to mirror the one beneath the bowls or a different flower floating on top.

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just to clarify, you’re going to do a black and white center piece and use brown table numbers?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1.

-cylinder vases are really inexpensive at the dollar store and you can sell them after the wedding

-use black ribbon instead of damask

-use pomanders instead of flowers

2.even more inexpensive would be this version:

-if you use pomanders instead of flowers, you don’t need a waterproof container, a cardboard box covered with paper will work

use the paper and ribbon of your choice

3.

 

-you could get inexpensive frames at the dollar store-paint them black and use photos of yourselves or family and friends’ wedding pictures

4.

wrap books in black or white paper and tie with ribbon

intersperse the stacks of books with ikea lanterns

only $3.99 and often on sale for less

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs Grape: Great idea with the old books, but just to warn you, most will cost about $8-$10 each, depending on who wrote them. Good luck thrift-store hunting!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs Grape: Oooh, good work. I collect Sir Walter Scott books, and maybe it’s the age, but $8 is my record :).

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are looking for specific old books , you may have to pay more, but if you are looking for books to cover with paper, you can get stacks for very little money.

Old encyclopedias, for example are often in a box at the front of the store for free.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try it out to see how you like the look. I was thinking that with rectangular tables you could have 2 or 3 stacks of books and lanterns in between.

You definitely could cover the books and use your own titles:

Mrs Lovebug did these:http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/03/31/the-lovebug-press/

 This would tie in nicely with your Remington.

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