- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 1998
I’ve been working really hard on my centerpieces. For me, it was one of the most difficult parts of planning this wedding. My vision has been way ahead of my wallet at every turn and every time I thought I had it figured out, I’d get a quote back from a florist and it would totally blow me away. I realized quickly I was going to have to scale back, but I have this huge cavernous tent space to fill and a bud vase full of daisies on each table just isn’t going to do it for me.
I saw this amazing spread in Martha Stewart Weddings with giant balloons in yellow, white grey and pink (pretty much my wedding colors) and it got me thinking. I started working with my florist to see if it was possible to recreate that and after a lot of back and forth we figured out how to make it happen.
And then there were two months of waiting and thinking about how they were possibly going to pull this off. I tried to see if anyone else had done it before. Go ahead and google wedding+centerpiece+balloon. The pictures will send you screaming from the room.
Sunday we met up with the florist. FINALLY. I was apprehensive about it all week. We’re 2.5 months from the wedding – if it looks like crap, WTF are we going to do now?! I spent the whole week making myself crazy over it. I was sure it was going to be a nightmare and I’d go all bridezilla and hang myself with the balloon strings. Until I saw it. I’m in love. The pieces on the table are simple and understated, and the balloons are spectacular in person – they’re much bigger than I even thought they’d be. I couldn’t be happier.We’re going to stagger the heights more dramatically to really use up the space in the tent, and each table will have either white or yellow flowers, not both.
So if you have some crazy idea and you aren’t sure because it’s new or no one has tried it before, I hope this inspires you to go for it. It’ll probably be worth it.
*Please bear in mind these pictures were taken in the conference room, not the tent. They didn’t even have a tablecloth handy, so we had to use white tissue paper to pretend. I love my venue, but the guy I work with there is a real pain in the a$$.