Post # 1
I bought these beautiful 22″ vases off another bride, but I’m at a creative loss with what to do with them for our centrepieces. Our colours are chocolate brown and warm blue and our themes are autumn and wine.
My table decor will include:
-White Table Cloths
-Satin Chocolate Brown table runner
-Blue Napkins-Blue Wine Bottle (Table number)
-Wine Stopper (Favour, shaped in Autumn leaf)
-(Spraypainted) Silver Menu (Ikea Tolsby) with autumn-colours paper border
-Three tealights around the table (ikea tealight holders)
I have submergible blue lights, but not sure if I want to use them. I have come up with a few options, but I don’t think any of them are quite right. I appreciate your creative input for cost-effective options (ie. can’t afford real flowers and ribbon can get quite pricey!). I also have a ton of autumn vines as well as round vines, not sure how to incorporate.
I took photos of my “templates” (ie didn’t use the real vases because they are at my MIL’s out of town). Sorry for the poor quality; they were taken on my phone.
Blue light with water and floating candle (*seems too plain?)
Fill with corks (*seems like not enough?)
Blue light with water and blue food colouring and floating candle (*too much blue?)
Option DBlue light with corks (*doesn’t quite work)
Pebbles on bottom, to hold down silk autumn vine (*tried this and water changed colours quite quickly, and would ruin the vine (ie no resell value)
Something else (please provide advice)
Post # 3
Im using very similar vases for my wedding and this is what I have come up with so far! I used Pinecones from my area (FREE) and Silk Calla Lilies ($1/each)…thinking of “glitterizing” the pineconces some or all…and maybe adding a light since our wedding is in the evening, if the surrounding tealights arent enough! =)
Post # 4
Obviously candles in the color(s) of your choosing would work. How about something like this? You could get inexpensive leaves and or pebbles etc. from the dollar store and/or craft store as well as candles. Maybe you could do brown leaves and blue candles. Actually, your wedding is in October, so you could do real leaves for free!
Post # 5
I think if it is done right that the blue water with the candles looks very sleek and sophisticated 🙂 and you will have the brown table runner underneath it so it ties in both color elements….
Post # 6
Have you thought about submerging flowers? A single bloom in those would work well. There is a lot of color on your table so no need to color the water and than add some rocks or marbles in the bottom with a submergable light. Taller vases work well for something like that.
I’m planning on submerging a tulip like above and using a lampshade on top to turn it into a giant table lamp.
Post # 7
I am probably using colored water beads (very cheap), like seen here http://www.getmarried.com/wedding-blog/2010/11/04/figuring-out-centerpieces/water-beads/
I am going to put those floralytes in them too, but I can’t quite decide what flowers/etc I want to use with them. Anyway I think this is an option for you.
Post # 8
This is a bit of a challenge as your colors, brown and blue, do not typically bring to mind autumn and wine.
I’m guessing that you want to keep the cost low as you mentioned not using flowers because of the cost. That rules out lampshades, I guess, although it is a great look.
You could do pomaders on top of the vases-paper ones can be made ahead of time. You can also use your lights if you like.
You could do something with real grapevines like this example. You could wind your vines around the grapevine prunings.
Post # 9
I am thinking it might be easiest to use what I already have. I have these autumn vines in a circle (cartoon picture below, so you get the idea).
Although there are probably tons of things I could do, I think this will be the cheapest because I already have the round vines of leaves and I think I can get corks for free from restaurants.
If you guys have any other ideas, though, I’m all ears!
Post # 10
So, with what you already have, it seems you can have the cylinder with autumn vines around the base. Put the blue light in with the water and have a candle floating in the water. Or, fill up the cylanders with the corks instead and have the leaves at the base or somehow attach them to the outside of the cylanders so they appear to be climbing the outside of the cylanders to make it look more interesting. Lastly, you could partially fill the cylander with corks and somehow balance the candle on top of the corks and have the autumn leaves around the base. Similar to this, using corks instead of those little ball things.
Post # 11
I am using the same vases and doing a submerged calla lily. Having only one flower can cut costs. I also tried with a silk one and it lasted for 7 hours which works if you set up right before your reception. Here is mine with a submerged light. The total cost came out to $15 (everything in pic minues the vase)