Post # 1
I am getting married in May of 2009. Our colors are black,white, and apple green. My first idea for centerpieces was to have tall cylinders filled with apples and white hydranges on top. I found a few vases that were my grandmothers called milk vases (they’re a milky white with kind of a polka dot pattern on them) that I think are awesome. I also saw some at a local Goodwill store. I was thinking they would look awesome with the green flowers I’m using. The tableclothes are black. I’m not sure which way I should go.
Post # 3
What would you say your wedding style is? Maybe that would help. The apple centerpiece idea sounds a little more modern and the milk vase idea sounds a little more vintage, so what feel are you wanting to convey more at the wedding?
Or even better, would you consider doing a mix, half tall (w/apples), half shorter (the milk vases)? I think that would look really cool! Or you can use one style for guest tables and the other style for the gift table, sign in table, etc. That way you don’t really have to choose one way or the other!
Post # 4
I think the milk vase idea sounds great. If you want to use the apples, a pretty thing I’ve seen people do is cut out a part of the top of the apple, and fit a votive candle inside it…and then you have apple candles! That’d be a way to integrate both ideas without going too modern/too vintage.
Post # 5
In My Humble Opinion — the tall vases will get in the way of people trying to talk to eachother at the wedding, they will also get in the way of pictures.
Post # 6
I think the milk vases your thinking about sound great with your colors but there are a few things I would think about. Where is the green going to be then if the green in your centerpieces were going to be the apples. Are the hydrangeas going to be white or green or both or alternating? You could do alternating if you like the look of tall centerpieces but still want to use the milk vases that you like. Set up two centerpieces at home since you already have some milk vases already and see what you think as well as the tall centerpeices with the apples. You could always put up some tall apple vases with hydrangeas some where else like on your guestbook table or place card table to still have some of that incorporated in your wedding and still use the milk vases for centerpieces.
Post # 7
one of the best centerpieces Iäve seen was at a business dinner at an upscale hotel in Rome, they used green apples (shined) with white roses and small silver pedestals. Some of the apples were on pedestals, some of the pedestals were laid on their side and there was green ivy intermindled. It was modern and vintage at the same time and everyone loved it so much, people took pictures to recreate and one woman asked the waiter how to get apples so shiny (there’s a polish). I think you could do something similar with the milk vases and apples and a white flower. Practice at home and see what you like but those colors lend nicely to using apples and they can look really chic in a centerpiece.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I think you could do both depending on the look you are going for. You could also maybe do apples on the table surrounding the centerpiece or even use them as your escort cards putting a each persons name sticking up from the apple which I’ve seen done in pictures. I love your color palette though!
Post # 9
They both sound like beautiful choices; I agree that it depends on what kind of vibe you want your wedding to exude. One other choice that no one has mentioned yet is to use one for cocktail tables and another for reception tables if they will be in two different spaces. Either way, you have 2 great choices!
Post # 10
I like the idea of one look for the cocktail area and one for the reception. IMO, you can use both in your reception area if you want. Play with it and see what you like (consider things like whether the tables are long or round). I plan on having both tall and short centerpieces, alternating, in my reception area.