Post # 1
We are getting married in 11 days …. holy cow, 11 days!!!
It’s a long weekend here is Canada (actually a Thanksgiving weekend). Our colours are dark brown, ivory and white.
Our centerpieces are white orchids in glass square vases filled with rocks. Our invitations had a leaf cut out like this:
And our table numbers are made of clear frames with somewhat see through vellum also with the same leaf cut out.
Our seating chart for guests will also have some leaf design it it (thats about as fall as i wanted to go). Mostly though it’s about the live orchids on the tables and dark brown accents (dresses, menus, programs and our card box looks like this:
Our guest list will be rocks that people will sign.
As far as decor of the ceremony goes. We are lucky because the ceremony happens in the same hall as reception afterwards so any decor for reception can also serve here. Thats why the live, planted orchid centerpieces will be alongside of the windows visible to people sitting at the ceremony.
We will have a runner as well, chairs will be covered with a soft white and have a chocolate bow.
So when it comes to decor of where we will exchange our vows…… here is what i am thinking.
I already have an ivory stone pot like this at home so it woul djust be me buying another one. Get the dried dark brown twigs and put them in as well as some white orchids in there.
Here is what the location looks like.
I am thinking of putting the two stone vases with twigs and orchids right by the two front chairs (one on each side). Then some white drooping orchids in the green foutain that’s on the wall and underneith.
What do you think ? PLease any suggestions would be welcome….. also do you think verything flows ?
Post # 4
I love the look you’re doing here. Very elegant colors! If you’re looking for more decorations to fill in the little details, I’d go with air plants. Get the silvery, delicate ones and they’ll go really well with your existing decor. You can hang them from the ceiling to really fill in a room. I’m using mine in my house right now.
Post # 5
@LauraJay: Thank You 🙂
I was starting to worry that nothing is flowing due to no replies.
I never saw leaves and orchids at a wedding and thought it mey clash. Thank You
Post # 6
Yep leaves and orchids don’t clash. After all, orchids come with leaves naturally. 🙂
Post # 7
@Lulume: I think your details flow very well. I do have some concerns that the two vases of orchids will not be on a large enough scale to even be noticed against all the chair covers.
Have you considered something on a larger scale, like tree branches with either silk orchids attached with hot glue, or real orchids added to the branches?
Post # 8
having a hard time telling scale in the photos, but I think you should maybe put the vases closer to the altar and not beside the chairs in the aisle. I would be concerned about blocking views or scratching your dress as you walk by. I honestly don’t think you need a lot of decor here.
Post # 9
what about something like this for your arrangements? You could make 4, 2 for when you first walk in and 2 for the front of the room. You could make the column with PVC pipe painted chocolate brown with a faux finish glaze or similar:
ETA: I’m just talking about the copper/floral arrangements, not the giant grass things.
Post # 10
The vase I thought i would get had been sold out and there is a different one with designs which doesn’t match the one i have at home so…… back to drawing board LOL
I saw a glass vase at ikea (round tall) and i am thinking of gettign two of those, put branches in them with some rocks on the bottom and put some orchids in there as well.
I don’t want anything too tall, but soemthing that will be to the height of my shoulders maybe ?
Post # 11
@Lulume: Also check Home Sense for vases. They have huge cylinder vases at a very reasonable cost. If you get a clear glass vase, you really need good looking rocks though- something you would want people to see.
If you don’t want to pay for polished stones, you could use a sheet of brown poster board, roll it into a cylinder, line the vase with it, then place your branches and fill with rocks. That way you end up with a nice clear glass vase that you will be able to use later.