Post # 1
Yesterday I posted a picture of my gold cotton centerpiece but realized maybe the color doesn’t convey the look I was going for. I met my fiance in Lubbock, Texas, home of flat lands and cotton fields. We’re having a laid back rustic chic wedding at a place in the middle of Hill Country in Austin, Texas. So I went back to the drawing board and a productive Memorial Day later, RE-DO complete!
Whatcha think about this one instead?? We don’t want to use real cotton for centerpieces due to the cost. Our colors are beige, white, brown, and pops of green. We plan on adding some touches inside the mason jars but as far as the arrangement, what do you think about the redo? Thanks in advance for all opinions.
Post # 3
Sorry the pictures are so big!! I didn’t realize they were that big!
Post # 4
Not feeling the old one, but the new version is great!!
Post # 5
i’m not sure about my own feedback here:
1. #2 is not my taste but i don’t “HATE” it.
2. nothing about this says what i think of when i imagine COTTON.
3. http://itssoverycheri.com/2012/01/29/cotton-pickin-make-your-own-faux-cotton-plant/ helpful???
i say re-do only in that it doesn’t convey what you said YOU want.
Post # 6
I think the re-do looks much better! The only thing I might do is play around with the bow on the jar and see if a fuller bow might look just a little better. It might not though! It looks good as is.
Post # 7
The second attempt is much better. I think it would look better with a different bow maybe using lace or ribbon.
Post # 8
We plan on dressing up the jars with lace and some burlap. We just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
ThisDeluxeLife : I know this isn’t what most think of cotton but we wanted something completely different. My bouquet will have real cotton plants and our wedding cutting cake will have a fondant cotton plant on top.
We can’t have a ton of stuff on our tables because our dinner is sit down family style BBQ so with plates being passed around I don’t want big centerpieces.
Thanks for the feedback.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I love the new one! very natural and rustic
Post # 10
@lolot: Thanks! We don’t have actual flowers in our wedding outside of some baby’s breath… natural is what I was aiming for!
Post # 11
@Cmcrca110713: I didn’t reply to your first post because honestly, I hated the gold , but couldn’t think of a more constructive answer than that.
I prefer an arrangement using just the natural brown color of the cotton burrs or pods.
You can arrange them in a jar as you have done or do something else with them.
real cotton bolls may be too expensive, but couldn’t you get the same look with craft cotton (bag of polyester batting) or cotton balls that are sold for makeup removal?
love these boutonnieres also made with cotton
Rather than tying a bow with raffia, I think your idea of wrapping the vase with bulap will work much better.
By the way, the collage of pics that you had in your first post, now comes up as the first result in Google Images when you search “centerpiece made with dead cotton plants!’
Post # 13
@Cmcrca110713: LOVE your update!!! i think it looks fantastic!
Post # 14
Really like your 2nd attempt! It looks a lot like my bouquet. I like the rustic, natural feel. It suits your venue.
Post # 15
First of all, I think your second mock up is beautiful! I really like it as it is. It’s rustic and simple. I used cotton in my wedding and after having worked with it, I think it would be fairly easy to make pretend cotton bolls using cotton makeup applicators. Just by tearing them up, mushing them into the right shape and gluing them to the inside of the burrs. Have you checked out cottonman.com? That’s where I got my cotton. 100 bolls would go a long way if you only used a couple per centerpiece!
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@Cmcrca110713: I love the second one – it’s so perfect for a rustic Hill Country wedding! And I wouldn’t change a thing. Seriously.