(Closed) No floral centerpieces? What else is there?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m hiring candelabra (£15 each incl candles & cleaning) and as its a december wedding I’m probably putting a garland around the base.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Candles all the way!

If you’re concerned about set-up, hire someone, or line up a family friend to help- you do NOT want to be dealing with your centerpieces on the wedding day!

Post # 20
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I did a mix with half the tables having moroccan lanterns/candles and the other half having tall pillars with peacock feathers and gold branches. I don’t have any super up close photos but hopefully these will help. 

(the centerpiece on the head table was kind of blurred out basically it was a ton of various sized candles and then 1 vase for me to stick my boquet in.)

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Do you have a certain theme or vibe in mind for your reception?  – If you are planning a Black Tie wedding, you might not want mason jars, but if you’re having a garden wedding, with a vintage feel you probably won’t love the idea of using a very modern idea.

I have always wanted to go to a wedding with beta fish as centerpieces.  I know this isn’t always practical, but if you have enough kids with “cool” parents  on the guest list those could be a nice favor for the kiddos! 

ETA: We are using potted plants grown by loved ones as our centerpieces.  I don’t have much control over which flowers will show up, but they’re basically free, they’re going to be “my” colors, and they’re grown with love.  Plus, they don’t have to die for me!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

**watching**

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper

Candles appear to be the next most popular option for centerpieces after floral arrangements. I have seen some pretty stunning arrangements using nothing but candles varied in height and they certainly add to the atmosphere.

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Mine. Submerged bear grass, black sand and a candle. Voila!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We’re doing wreaths with hurricane vases and pillar candles.

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