(Closed) Centerpieces

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Have you considered floating candles and/or flowers?  They look so pretty, but they’re really affordable as well!

Post # 4
405 posts
Helper bee

I like your idea of having some tables with all bubble bowls (I’m picturing 2 bubble bowls with some "naked" votives [not in glass holders] and some with all votives in the glass holders. I think that will add a lot of uniqueness and romantic candle light! 🙂 Chocolate squares would look good under the mirror tiles. You could put the mirror with it’s corners at the flat sides of the chocolate squares instead of having them mirroring (LOL I make myself laugh) the mirrors. Does that make sense?
We’re using bubble bowls that look sort of like that and we’re putting some sand in the bottom with some rocks and a votive in a glass holder (He proposed on the beach), plopping them on a stand and we’re surrounding them with plants in small pots. Just a suggestion.
You could float a candle in the bubble bowl, and/or put some pretty glass marbles or sea glass in the bottom, or you could even just have a candle in the bowl with marbles, sea glass, rose petals, confetti, etc. spread around the bowl.

I think there’s lots of things you can do, and it would be fun to play with! 🙂 Let us know what you decide.

Post # 6
405 posts
Helper bee

Would the tall vases also be round? I’m having a hard time picturing tall square vases with short round bubble bowls… BUT that’s just me. If I had them in front of me to play with it might be different! 🙂 If you do use square vases I think having round choclate things under them (and leaving out the mirrors) would look neat, but I don’t know if you want to deal with finding/making the round things.

Tall vases with petals might not look 100% right because (in my mind) the petals would all float to the top or bottom, I don’t think they’d float in the middle. You could float flowers in them too (If it’s big enough) or even submerge whole flowers in it. Like this:


Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee

I think you should go with a really modern, miami beach cocktail reception! I love the idea of calla lilies submerged in a bowl. (You can get fake ones since they will be submerge)

You can mix up the colors, at each table so they are not all alike. A bowl with calla lilies in the center and votives surrounding would be amazing!

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Post # 8
17 posts
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m having the same type of reception, with high and low tables.  Our venue offers similar mirrors, votives, and a glass hurricane piece.  A couple of ideas:

Keep the votives and hurricane, buy wooden picture frames that could act as a sort of tray for the votives when placed flat on the tables, or even just pool satin fabric under the mirror and votives.  

I ended up finding cheap glass vases at stores like TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshall’s that are all similar, but in several different styles (for $3-$6 each).  I’m keeping the mirrors and votives, and having tulips in casual arrangements in each vase on top of the mirrors.  I’ll tie a ribbon around each vase to pull it in with the rest of my colors.

lara bee – how are you arranging the tables?  are you mixing the high and low tables, or having either the high or low tables more around the perimeter?

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