Post # 1
Okay bees I need help once again!
I am going to have about 12 tables at my receptions. I have centerpieces for half of the tables. I got a good deal on effiel tower vases, but there were only 8, not enough for all. So I’m doing half kind of like this:
Really wierdly edited, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I’ve had a few ideas but nothing I really love.
I bought 100 real touch silk calla lilies. I’m using less than half for my bridesmaids bouquets so I’m looking at using the rest for the other 6 tables. They look kind of like this:
I also bought one of these vases:
again terrible picture…
The tableclothes will be ivory. There will also be red charger plates on the table.
What should I do?
I’ve also thought about some red taper candles from dollar tree. I just don’t know what to do!
My theme is a romantic italian feel and our colors are wine(deep red color), ivory and a deep plum color.
Any advice would really be appriciated.
Post # 3
I should also add that I have a bunch of wine bottles I could use. 🙂
Post # 5
I think mixing the centerpieces is fine, as long as you do it evenly… half tall, half shorter. Also… I think votives would look better than the tapers and I’d go with plain white ones. Red tapers seems a bit Christmasy to me.
That being said… I don’t think the callas fit the Italian theme very well. I’d go with the taller centerpieces with red flowers, and for the shorter ones I’d do a more casual mix of sunflowers, red roses and either a purple flower or even purple grapes mixed in. Votives with all the centerpieces. That would bring in an Italian/Tuscan/Romantic style to your tables.
Post # 6
@thisorderistall: Are you going to buy more of those vases to use for the other centerpieces?
You could so something simple like this with the callas
Post # 7
I think it would add continuity to your decor if you used similar flowers from your tall centerpieces, also in a pomander/round shape for the other half of your tables and then surround that pomander with the calla lilies. They would look something like this (sorry for the horrible photoshop work):
You probably don’t even need another vase, just wire the callas together. Here’s the original view of the calla lilies: