Post # 1
I’m a big fan of modern, minimalistic flower arrangements, and I have a vision of these tall-ish footed votive holders as a centerpiece without candles but with a single big bloom like a dahlia or peony, or maybe a small arrangement in it.
My inspiration is this photo of the candelabra with flowers instead of candles. It makes me think the tall votives could work, but I’m not sure.
I haven’t ever seen the tall votives done with flowers! I’m not sure if it would work, and I don’t want to purchase to try it without seeing if it would look good first. Has anyone seen this done before, and can you please post photos?? If not, do you think it would look good or am I crazy?? I would want just one on the tables, not three, because Vietnamese weddings are served family style so there’s not enough room for three AND the food.
Thanks for your help, Bees!
Post # 3
My only concern would be tipping. You might want to use a lighter flower rather than a bloom that’s heavy. OR find a vase that offers a bit more weight (maybe room for a stem to go down, so you could put a bit more water in it). The single bloom will be gorgeous!
Keep in mind though that in September peonies are REALLY expensive so you may want to talk to your florist about what big bloomed flowers are available and go from there.
Here’s a few photos that aren’t SPOT on what you’re looking for, but I think somewhat close.
Post # 4
You certainly can do it but the size of your centerpiece but be a little insignificant. After all, you are talking about your centerpiece having a diameter of one flower- 3-4 inches at most.
You don’t have to buy one to try it out. Take an artificial flower of the size you envision to the store that sells the votive holders. See if you like the look and think it will be enough.
Even at tables served family style, a group of 3 of the votive holders would only take up a few inches.
Post # 5
@bakerella: Thanks! I like that first one, maybe not the exact flower or style, but I like how it looks in general. Good point about the tipping. I definitely wouldn’t want that. And yes I know peonies cost a lot in September 🙁 I’m hoping I can get some similar flowers that are cheaper, or maybe just use very few peonies in special places.
julies1949 has a good point about it maybe not being “enough” but I don’t want multiple things on the table. Sometimes people actually remove the centerpiece when the food comes out, and I don’t want them having to remove three things.
I guess I just like unconventional vessels to hold flowers. What do you think about a cake stand with flowers?? I haven’t been able to find any other photos besides this one. I like it but would love to see more if anybody has done it or seen it done.