Post # 1
So my wedding isn’t until next August but I love to plan a good party and just can’t wait to figure out all the details!
Our venue is a restaurant that has a small private garden, almost a greenhouse like space. We will have the ceremony and reception in the same space. I really wanted to bring the garden indoors for the reception and that’s how my centerpiece idea evolved. I’m certain I want wood slices instead of mirrors under the centerpiece vases…question is which one should I use…or should I mix and match two? Flowers are beyond expensive so I can’t afford lush centerpieces of peonies like I planned!
Below are pics of the venue with and without up lighting. I really want to up light for the reception because the space will be flipped after the ceremony while guests enjoy coctal hour in the outdoor garden. What do you guys think?
Post # 2
I don’t really know if this will help but wheat is VERY inexpensive and I have been very inspired by it. I will be using wheat in nearly all facets of my decor. Also, in regards to the pictures you posted, I think the wood with the moss and branches are darling! You could get clear vases at the dollar tree (or similar dollar store in your area). Moss and braches can also be purchased cheap. If your really adventerous, you could gather your own twigs/branches for free! Floating votives, also very cheap. I would say your biggest expense on them will be the wood stump slices to set the arrangements on. Maybe you could substitue by making a wreath of twigs to surround the vase. Cheaper and you could still achieve that garden look. Hope this is at least somewhat helpful 🙂
Post # 3
Love everything! Yes, I agree you should do the uplighting for the reception. It will add a new element and make the room look different from the ceremony. Its all lovely.
Post # 4
Love the moss and branches! Definitely an elegant and affordable centerpiece, I think mixing and matching with bouquets of flowers would look great 🙂 You could throw in some bird nests and little potted flowers maybe if you want it really garden-y.
Post # 5
I absolutely love the moss and branches! I would go with those, and maybe throw in one or two peonies instead of doing the whole centerpiece in them. I think it’d be absolutely beautiful!