Post # 1
Bees I need your help!
I am still working on invites but beeing 4.5 months away from the wedding…. I am getting a bit overwhelmed when i can’t seam to put my vision together.
We have decided that white Orchids will be our centerpieces.
Our colours are Ivory and chocolate brown. When we were picking our linnens, we thought originally that ivory linnens would look nice with a brown overlay and a brown bow on a ivory chair cover. But when we actually looked at it at the rental place, we decided that the table looked way better without the brown overlay, as it wasn’t really a solid overlay that was available but a sheer one.
So Ivory linnens it is.
Now when thinking earlier on abou tthe centerpieces. I really loved this:
But I have gone to hell and back and am unable to find such beautiful brown pot! I can find black, but brown…… well i guess i could but it would come with a crazy price tag!
I did find some nice white ones, but white pot on an ivory table will look – well not right i think.
SO i have to improvise.
And here I came to the thought on how will this look.
See, i already purchased these to place around the centerpiece (about 5 per table) – btw tables will be round.
And thought that since we have rocks as our guest list
Something like this:
Why not use a glass bowl, put an Orchid with the gegular put that it comes in, and surround it with dark brown rocks and maybe add some moss too…. to make it look zen LOL (Kinda goes with our honemoon too as we are going to Bali and Thailand and they just love Orchids there)
What do you think??
I found these two bowls
These are in my budget, they are actually serving bowls, but they could work.
Do you think it would look ok ? It would have the colour i need and also those centerpieces will be given away after.
Please help me !
Post # 3
You could find pots in any color and spray paint them in the brown you like. Just an idea.
Post # 4
@moneekw: +1 Totally agree!
Post # 5
I like bowl #1. I also think that the black pots in your picture would work as well.
Post # 6
Spray paint works on glass too: http://www.madiganmade.com/2012/09/can-you-use-spray-paint-on-glass-yes.html
It’s a great look, because it’s not TOO matte, and you get the exact color that you want.
Post # 7
@Lulume: i like the idea of spray painting the pots brown like another bee said. I also think that the black would look ok too.
Post # 8
Thank you bees!
I actually spray painted some wine bottles before after making some designs with a hot glue gun and those turned out pretty good as decorative pieces….. i totally didn’t think of it this time… but this leaves so much possibilities! They are endless now!
Post # 9
@Lulume: I’m just worried that the bowl arrangement could easily fall over to the side… orchids are quite heavy, and I find that they work best in narrow pots. I would suggest something like this. Not dark brown, but at least brown and price friendly! Also, keep in mind that IKEA also carries orchids. We usually get ours from them (we have them at home all the time) and they’re just $14/$15. As long as you select specimens that still have buds, they work great!
Post # 10
@eocenia: Thats why i thought of adding rocks like these
But thinking now that the spray painting of a glass would work nicely too……
I found this one
Do you think this one would look better with 4 candles around it ? Even though that the candle holder are round ?
Post # 11
@Lulume: If you’re doing glass – don’t spray paint it! I always think spray paining is going to make things miraculously pretty and then I’m in my garden spraying for hours and the coverage is still looking uneven… I do think the last suggestion you posted would work really well with the orchids as it has higher, straight, edges. Just remove the orchid from it’s plastic pot and place it in the pot – then you can stabilize it with moss and bark that you can get from any well stocked orchard. Where in Canada are you? If in Toronto, I could recommend some nice places to go for supplies.
Post # 12
@eocenia: Mississauga, but a trip to Toronto is easy enough
Post # 13
@eocenia: do you think that a square vase woul dlook good with round votive holders around it ?
Post # 14
@Lulume: Ah, so we’re pretty close! I live in what was formerly York! That means that you should be able to get to this place easily. They have tons of supplies, a large orchid section and amazing staff – so much know how! I also love going to the flower shops on Avenue Rd (Avenue and Davenport), tons to choose from and really good prices. Also, if you’re prepared to shop around a little – head to China Town and look for vases/pots.
And I think round and square works, don’t over think it! 🙂
Post # 15
@eocenia: Great! Thank you so much for your help! I just called the place and they will get back to me. Have to know how much they charge for Orchids. I heard of IKEA too. But not sure if they special order them if required cuz I will need 15 white ones.
Post # 16
@Lulume: I think the square vase with the round votives around it will look just fine! I don’t think the shapes of the containers need to match. We are doing something similar with rocks and moss and curly willow and things for a woodsy-type theme. 🙂 I think everything will come together and look amazing. Good luck finding the orchids!