Post # 1
Hi — I am missing that “creative gene” that so many of you ladies have! Here is my current problem:
I am getting married in Santa Barbara this summer and the ceremony is on an open rooftop. I am not a big flower person so I don’t want floral centerpieces (plus I’m tyring to keep the budget down a bit). The tablecloths will be in a burnt orange/red hue. I am completely stuck regarding what to do for the centerpieces!
At first I though vases full of seashells but it’s not really an “ocean/tropical/sea” type wedding. Then I though maybe something Spanish tile themed (the ceremony is at the Spanish style Santa Barbara courthouse), but I have no idea how to incorporate that into a centerpiece!
Any help would be great!
The colors are orange/red/yellow/golds
No theme but since it’s in Santa Barbara and the hotel is Spanish themed, I’d like to go in that direction!
Post # 3
How about using candles or lanterns…I think vintage looking lanterns are very pretty
Post # 4
I just had tall vases with rocks in it and ribbon at the top. Some curly will and silk blossom, crystals hanging off and TA DA…you could change the colour of the ribbon, rocks and silk flowers to match you scheme!
Post # 5
You could use a black iron candelabra with LED candles so you don’t have to worry about the wind on the open rooftop( or use a glass candle holder deep enough to protect the flame)
or use a tabletop chininea which is Mexican not Spanish but terra cotta is in your color family
do something like this only use a clay tile for your base
Post # 6
Thanks! I love the table chinenea idea. The hotel is Spanish themed and the reception looks out over the red rooftop so I like the idea of staying within the same feel.
Post # 8
I know you dont like flowers but this is only one flower in a vase. And the copper would look so pretty with burnt orange.
Post # 9
Thank you so much to all of you! I’ve decided to go with lanterns filled with sand, candles, and seashells (see images).
I guess that brings me to my next question … does anyone know where I can get wholesale lanters on the cheaper-side? I’ll have 10 tables of 8 and would like to do 3 lanterns (small, medium, large) on each. So for 30 lanterns, I’d rather the lanterns not be $25 each!
Post # 10
I used to live in Santa Barbara, and I love all the spanish tile and architecture in that city!! And the beautiful courthouse sunken gardens! So pretty! I am using different patterns of talavera tile for my centerpieces, with flowers and a candle. You could also buy talavera address number tiles for your table numbers.
I haven’t used this website before, but it has been recommended by other brides, and they seem to have a ton of lanterns in different styles.