(Closed) DIY Centerpieces – Our simple vision in reality! (Picture included)

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Cute!!! I love the simplicity!!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I like it!  Totally fits with your simple and elegant vision.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Very pretty and elegant!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


Post # 7
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I LOVE this!

Post # 8
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really love this look

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you using the candles as favors? If so, I understand the reason for having 8. If not, I would use less candles. Things look better in odd numbers- 3 or 5 candles.

Post # 10
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love this. Simple and really elegant. 

Post # 11
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Where did you find your candles? I am just starting to hunt for mine.

Post # 12
2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@Ixtlali:  Not the OP, but I bought mine at QuickCandles and was really happy. I have read that Michael’s have some that are a little cheaper when you use a coupon, but I couldn’t find any that were plain without any design on the glass that were cheaper.

I ordered votives, long-lasting tea lights (length of burn is really something to consider), and the glass holders for each of those. QuickCandles has AWESOME customer service (out of over 300 holders, only 2 arrived broken and they had replacements to me within 2 days, no questions asked).

I ordered floating candles from Save-On-Crafts.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nice – very elegant and clean! We are doing something similar as 1 of our 3 centerpieces, but on a larger scale. We have 18 inch vases, with 7 callas each. I have 3 tips our florist gave us for this specific centerprice, if you are interested:

(1) Flowers should come in odd numbers – maybe consider doing 5 or 7 callas in each instead of 6.

(2) She is putting a flat, square mirror on the table, setting the vase in the middle an arranging 5 votices around the arrangement, on the mirror. The mirror will reflect the light from the candles well.

(3) Consider marbles/clear stones in the bottom of the vase – that will also reflect the candle light and give your centerpeice some texture.


Post # 15
6 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really love this!

Post # 16
741 posts
Busy bee

I really like it! I love love love the simplicity of it, but I prefer simple elegance over regal. I would vote against the mirror and pebbles in the vase personally, though I understand the function if it is to reflect light. I just like the clean look better. Way to go!

I’ve heard about the odd number thing too – my Fiance is a landscape designer- and I think it’s also one of those things that is “recommended” but not necessarily a steadfast rule. If it looks good to you, that is what matters! I think it looks great too.

Also, I happened to have some of those lilies… they are amazingly real looking!!

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