Post # 1
So, I just made a prototype for our centerpeices! We will have approximately 20 long tables, so each table will have one. And, our venue has really tall ceilings, so I’m hoping these will add a little height (they stand almost 4 ft tall)
Let me know what you think and please pay no attention to the wrinkled table cloth! =)
Post # 3
You did a really good job! It is hard to make a round ball of flowers look good! The only thing I would add is maybe some votive candles at the base.
Post # 4
You are so right about the candles! I plan on having candles everywhere (different kinds of glass and heights) on the tables, olive runners, and scattered galvanized pails to hold bottles of wine. And, I was thinking about using golden delicious apples as something to spruce up the place settings. I think the round shape and the color will complement the arrangements. Plus, we are getting married on farm, so apples seem to work.
(Can you tell I’m a little excited?)
Post # 5
Wow, that is so pretty!
If you don’t mind sharing, how did you put that together, ? Where did you get the stand/base?
Post # 6
Wow. Great centerpiece and kudos for DIY! Another thought would be to possibly have ribbon hanging down here and there beneath. I like the votive idea too. Either way they are stunning.
Cheers! PS:I’d like the 411 on how you made this too.
Post # 7
Oh, I really like it! There will be some height without blocking table coverstaion.
Post # 8
I think that you did a FABULOUS job! Wow. I would love to hear how you did them, just like the others…
And yes, I think some apples and candles at the base would add just the right touch!
Post # 9
Pretty! That doesn’t look homemade at all.
Post # 10
what is that, hydrangea’s and mums? It’s very pretty. YOu should post how to make it in the DIY board!
Post # 11
I second or third a DIY post/tut. I love them. They look very sophisticated. Are you using fresh or fake flowers? If fresh flowers, I worry about the time frame it will take you/your family/your maids to put them together on the day of the wedding. You will likely need time to do other things that day.
My step-mom is a florist, so we are getting the flowers wholesale and my aunts are putting together the arrangements. I am trying to keep things simple for people with no experience in floral arrangements and volunteers at that! I know if you make fresh floral arrangments the night before, you can refridgerate them or store them in a well air conditioned basement to keep them fresh and then the work can be done a day ahead of time. Similiar to pre-made arrangements at a local florist or grocer.
They look awesome though!
Post # 12
SO cool!! I love the stand!!! Love the idea about candles around the base. Waiting for the tutorial on how you did it!
Post # 13
Thank you for the props!
The stand is from Hobby Lobby (if you want to buy one in WI, too bad I bought them all out!) and it’s actually a tall candle holder. I used a 6 in wet foam ball and just started filling in. We used carnations and poms–I couldn’t believe how the cheapest of flowers all of a sudden looked so good. And, they smell so good!
whitesonnet- you are so right about putting them together that day. I’m already getting nervous. Luckily, the wetfoam stays really well for 4 days. And, carnations and poms practically need a nuclear explosion for them to start wilting before 5 days. So, I can start making them Wed. night for our Sat wedding. I’m probably going to be still finishing them up 5 min before I walk down the aisle, but as of right now, I can naively say they are going to be so worth it! =)
Post # 14
It looks gorgeous!!! Don’t you just love Hobby Lobby?!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters
Wow! I’m definitely impressed. It turned out great!! Can’t wait to see what they look like with the rest of your tablescape!