(Closed) Need Centerpiece Help!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I say take the pillar candle out of the hurricane vase and stuff it with something more interesting!  If your theme is the beach, use sea stars and shells (no sand though since there’s no bottom).  If your theme is winter, use pine boughs and pine cones and white berries.  Other options are “stemless” heads of flowers, exotic fruit, or just green Christmas bulbs (they won’t look too Christmassy as long as you keep the red out).

The mirror and votive candles are alright.  Maybe you can just sprinkle some flower petals on the mirror, or whatever sprinkle-able item fits your theme.

Another way to give your centerpieces instant coolness is to display them at a 45 degree angle with the table runners, so the mirrors look like a diamond shape rather than a boring old square.

Hope that helps!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You can get some decorative rounded rocks and moss if you like a woodsy look. That would go very well with your colors– the rocks usually come in black, dark gray, white, and offwhite colors and of couse the moss is green :). Rocks and moss are actually very pretty on tables as part of centerpieces and are cheap! You can get the rocks at Target or just about any craft store like Michaels, Beverlys, Joann’s… you can add moss as well which you can also get at craft stores in the floral section.

Or if you want to go for a more elegant look, you can get little votive candles and completely cover the mirror with them, and like jenbrandner suggested put something in addition to or instead of the pillar candle in the hurricane glass…

 

oh one other suggestion is to use fruits in your hurrican glass such as lemons, limes, apples or berries. this will give color… if your color is green you can do the limes.. I’ve seen Martha Stewart do this!

Sorry I don’t have an pictures of any of this to show you…

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I mean, what feel are you going for? Rustic, elegant, black-tie, modern, traditional? It would help to know that so that I could give specific advice.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Also, you could try just some glass stones. I know there are a few place that will carry black and clear glass stones that will help reflect the light from the candles. I think that’d make it look a bit classier

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah limes might be a bit summery and citrus-y.  How about green apples?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@lholliday: hemm… In that case I would agree with jenbrandner that limes would probably be too summery. But I really do think green apples would look awesome!!! and I think it would fit with your october theme better 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about green gourds?  They would be more seasonally appropriate.  You can aslo get ivy vines and wrap them around the base of the hurricane and intertwine them amongts the votive holders…  would fill up the “blank space” of the mirror.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

since you’re having a fall wedding, instead of sprinkling flower petals over the mirror, you can use the crystals in  coordinating colors, they reflect of the mirror pieces and give a nice sparkle.

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