Post # 1
Hello fellow Bee’s! 🙂 I need help!!! I am having such a difficult time with my centerpieces. I’m doing half candelabra’s (found at Michael’s :)) and half lanterns. I’m afraid that the lanterns are going to look not as elegant as the candelabra’s though. My colors are champagne and peach so we spray painted the candelabra’s a champagne color. The lanterns I like only come in black or white. (The table clothes are white). Should we keep it the color it comes in or should we also spray paint these the champagne color?? Do you guys think it would look silly having them both spray painted the champagne color?? I’m just afraid it’s going to look obvious that they were spray painted since both the lanterns and the candelabras are the same color
I was also thinking of nixing the lantern idea and just doing a floral arrangement on the other half of the tables.
I’m just worried that these centerpieces won’t flow together… PLEASE HELP!!!!
Post # 3
I think matching would make them look better, not worse.
Post # 4
I would also try to paint them the same colour. Can you buy one and try on first, just to see what it looks like? Then if you hate it, you won’t have wasted the money.
Post # 5
@kperry0427: I think it would look nice to have them in black. It would look nice to vary the other. But if you want everything to match they would look good that way as well.
I think lanterns can look very elegant! I think the key is lots of romantic lighting to give that elegance to it!
Post # 6
You girls rock! I love that pic weddingbound! It looks very romantic! That’s a great idea eocenia. I will buy just one and see what it looks like spray painted. 🙂
Post # 7
I think either the black or white would look nice – Both colors go with anything, so I don’t think you could go wrong if you did either of those, but white certainly reads “wedding” more than black. I also don’t think that spray painting them champagne would look bad either, but it depends on how matchy-matchy you want it. I agree with @eocenia; You could even buy three – one in black, one in white, and spray paint another champagne – and set them up next to the candelabras to see what you like the most. I wouldn’t worry that people would know they’re spray painted. As long as you do it carefully and make sure it’s completely coated, no one will know the difference.
Peach flowers would look beautiful as well if you decide to nix the lantern idea 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 8
Honestly I don’t htink you can really go wrong. Black and white are nice neutral colors and champagne would tie in with the rest of the decor. My only thought is that black or champagne might make them stand out a little more from the white tablecloths.
Post # 9
@kperry0427: Hi! I am using Candelabras too for some of my centerpieces! My colors are royal blue and silver so I opted to spray paint the candelabras silver. My fiance painted them for me over the weekend. He even put a clear coat on them once they were dry. They came out GREAT! You can’t even tell they are spray painted plus once they are in the reception area with the candles lit, it will be kinda dark and you will definitely not tell!! I attached some pics so you can see!!
Post # 10
@kperry0427: Oh! and I think you should spray paint the lanterns as well! I think all of us brides know that we paint, cut, decorate and stress over how to make all the details come together. They are not going to think “Oh My! She painted the lanterns too” …I think they will say “Oh, that was a great idea!”
Post # 11
I would leave the lanterns black and add some gold mercury glass (which will read as champagne) votive holders around it .
Post # 12
Wow! Thank you all so much for your advice! I love the look of candelabras. They are so different and very elegant which is the look I’m going for. I think I’m gonna spray paint the lanterns too and add a clear coat to make it shine with the glow of the candles. P.S. I love your candelabras @chelle1011!
Post # 13
@kperry0427: Yay!! I am glad you are deciding to paint the lanterns. Send us Bee’s pics!!! I will say this… it will come out a different shade of champagne since they are black to begin with but I think it will give it a darker, nicer tone. If you don’t like it, you can start with primer. Hope this helps you!
Thanks for the sweet comment… This is only the beginning of my ideas I have. Can’t wait till it is all pulled in together!