- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I need some advice on putting together my centerpieces. Our wedding is this December, and I’ve titled the theme we’re using as “rustic whimsy.” I’m including textures like burlap, lace and chiffon. I’m relying on more rustic, natural items with some sparkle accents, like crystals and glitter ribon. I didn’t stick with exact colors, but we’re using a gray-blue-green (dusty shale from jcrew), pale aqua, charcoal gray, white/ivory, and evergreen.
Now, the ceremony is taking place in a venue that will already be decorated for the holidays, so I’m not going to concern myself with adding anything extra there. I’m just about dying over how to do the centerpieces though. Because of the time of year, I thought it would be wonderful to use evergreen, cedar, pinecones and branches. I love those combinations of textures and colors. We also wanted to stay away from fresh flowers, for cost reasons and because it will be easier to coordinate (we can drop off the greenery centerpieces a day or two before, without any care.)
Our venue is very arts and crafts style, rustic and cozy. I wanted to stick with glass and silver for our centerpieces. So far, I’ve been trying to collect silver mercury glass and tinted glass vessels to stick sprigs and bundles of greenery and branches into.
I have these types of items so far:
tinted blue-green candlestick (that allow me to stick branches all the way into them)
blue mason jars
clear mason jars
silver mercury vases of varying sizes
various green, blue and clear glass bottles
Now, let me preface with I do not yet have enough items, and I’m just about at my budget for centerpieces (not going the whole fresh flower route really has not been much less expensive and it’s been a huge headache!). I’m trying to figure out how to put all of these items together. Do you think the mercury glass, greenery and tinted/clear glass will all go together? I have burlap to add underneath, and I can maybe add some votives around.
Does anyone have suggestions?
This is kind of the look I’m going for, except we have 60″ round table for 8-10 people.