Post # 1
For our navy, yellow and green wedding I told our potential florist that I like white hydrangeas, yellow mums and snapdragons, statice, bells of ireland, gladiolus and stock. So, fluffy, romantic flowers that look a little free-form. Casual romance, a bit of summer garden feel.
So we just got a quote from a florist using all the flowers I like. Vase rentals are free, so that’s not an issue with her (woohoo ^_^). Now the thing I’m worrying about–she suggested using mason jars for our vases. Quart-sized for centerpieces, at the guestbook table and as pew decorations, pint-sized to go on our pie table. I really love looking at weddings that use mason jars but I’m worried they have a more casual, country chic vibe than we’re really going for.
Have you seen instances where mason jar centerpieces look romantic and, dare I say, elegant without veering into rustic or country? (Nothing against either, I love both styles, but our venue happens to have really tall ceilings and is pretty typical country club in style so I’m not sure that would work.) Any suggestions for weddings to look at who’ve used mason jars but not really done a rustic theme? I’m intrigued by the idea and I wonder if it would work for us.
Oh, for reference here’s a not so great pic of the venue set up for a banquet. The color balance is pretty bad, but it’s the best I have. 😛 And for style reference my dress is strapless sweetheart, ruched satin fit and flare, bridesmaids are wearing navy taffeta v-neck, knee length a-lines with mismatched yellow shoes, and the fellas are wearing black suits with yellow bouts.
Post # 3
I feel like these will push your opinion towards one way or another…
Post # 4
I think it can go either way. It depends on the flowers you use and whether or not you wrap or embellish them with something.
Post # 5
I think mason jars have the versatility to blend with whatever is going on around them. Even the style of your flowers will help to make them look appropriate and complementary to your theme. Regardless of a theme, whenever I see flowers in masons, I always think “How cute!”
jordynrose makes a good point about embellishments helping to make them more theme-appropriate.
Post # 6
I think the English garden theme will work with mason jars well. And really it depends on what other decor you have. If you wrap it with a plaid or burlap and have sunflowers, definitely country. But roses and hydrangeas will spruce them up. The pictures above do an awesome job of illustrating this. The first picture jordynrose posted with the ribbon looks really pretty!
Post # 7
We’re sort of putting a twist on mason jars for our wedding. Our colors are all different shades of purple with a splash of green, so what we’ve decided to do is put those colored glass stones in the jars to give it more of a modern look, rather than a country/rustic look. I love that look, too… but we wanted something that would go well with our modern garden wedding and reception!! We’re still going to use mason jars and put candles in them, but they’ll just have the colored stones around the bottom so it ties everything in together.
Hope this helps :]
Post # 8
I think it is a lovely look, but, just doesn’t match what you are asking for. Really. As beautiful as all of these examples are, they are definitely along the lines of rustic and carefree elegance, not classic.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the input and pictures and examples everyone! Looking at all these different pictures really helps–and I think Monitajb is right. As beautiful as it is, I think it just isn’t quite fitting with our aesthetic.
Off to email the florist! ^_^ Thanks again!