Post # 1
Here is a quick mock up of what I envision for my centerpiece. It will hopefully be lit from within and be surrounded by candles. Please let me know what your thoughts are, good or bad. Also what should I add, if anything? I think the vase needs some filler, but I’m not sure what, and I’m not in love with the stone idea…
Post # 3
WOW. That is STUNNING!
I think clear or slightly tinted glass beads would look great with the candles around.
Or clear gel.
Post # 4
Oh and also…should the pomanders be solid colors or mixed as you see in the photo?
Half the tables will have these tall arrangements and half will have a cluster of short arrangements.
Post # 5
Looks very cute! What about rock salt in the vases, I saw it at a wedding previously and it looked really good- and pretty cheap!
Post # 6
I would put something in the vases. Maybe like…. water and a colored LED light? Or maybe some stones or something. The base of the vase needs some spicing up.
Post # 7
I like the pomanders mixed. It adds variation. I agree that the vase needs some filler! Either clear or light colored.
and maybe like 2-3 tealights around it?
Post # 8
I think it looks GORGEOUS!! Great job!! Now for the inside of that vase…
what about water with food coloring (alternate colors for tables) and a submersible LED at the bottom?
Post # 9
When I worked at a flower shop, we used to take the plastic they wrap bouquets in (celophane) and crunch it loosely and put it in the vase, then add water. This would look great with the submersable LEDs. Good luck!
Post # 10
Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I came up with yet another question for you all…
Should I add hangling crystals/beads or leave it as is?
Post # 11
I think green-ish beads would look good!
Post # 12
I agree that some beads or gems of some kind should be inside the vase.
Crystals would look great hanging off.
Post # 13
that is such a beautiful centerpiece!! these are my wedding colors, too…i was wondering if you could tell me how you got the flowers on the branches and what flowers you used? thx!!
Post # 14
Sure! I love the colors, I tried to model them after sunset! I actually started by making the pomanders with flowers from the dollar tree (I have visited about 15 stores in the past 2 weeks!). The dollar tree also has the syrafoam balls you will need. I cut the flowers off the bushes with a wire cutter and then put a little hot glue on the stem and stuck them into the styrafoam ball.
I made 3 different sized balls because I think they add interest. The flowers I used are: peony, poppy, dahlia, canation, and zinnia. To get them onto the branches I kind of just squeezed them into crevices. I’m sure that you could also glue some fishing line to the ball so that it cannot been seen and discretely tie it to one of the branches. If you have any more questions you can PM me! I’d be happy to help!
Post # 15
You know, this might sound really strange, but you could add grapes and tangerines to the underside to give it some natural coloring that would easily pick up your floral color scheme. Also, I think some crystals hanging off will look lovely, since you asked about that too.
Post # 16
@StuporDuck: I think the fruit is a fabulous idea! Maybe some votives around the base of the vase?
You did a fabulous job! I love it!