Post # 1
I need a little help… I am looking for non-floral (or very minimal floral) centerpeice ideas. We are having a heavy hors ‘devours/buffet style dinner. Our venue coordinater suggested we have seated tables for 70% of the guests while having cocktail tables for the rest, thinking our “young” crowd would rather mingle vs. sitting in a chair. That being said, I would like to do centerpeices but nothing extravagant. I’m not big on flowers, I like pumkins but the Fiance says, “no.” I am going for a vintage/romantic feel without being “rustic” or “country.” (We are both from the south, but I’v never worn cowboy boots in my life and I want to stay true to “us.”)We are getting married in an art and history museum so I don’t want to clash with what will be on display. I would like lots of candles and vintage lace (my dress is all lace.) I’m thinking maybe pearls, too? I don’t know… How can I pull it off without being cheesy? Any ideas? What are you guys doing?
Post # 3
We dressed one of the tables in the ‘cocktail hour’ room with dry autumn leaves, tiny pumpkins, conkers and then candles in hurricane lamps. It was so lovely and ‘cosy’
Post # 4
I think some candles in different sizes on a lace runner with perhaps something pretty like those colored vace filler beads or river rock would be pretty.
Post # 5
@chasesgirl: +1. This sounds pretty to me
Post # 6
Lanterns with fall leaves and candles always strike me as fall 🙂
Post # 7
What about apples? Bulk stores and pick your own orchards will offer them cheap and I think they’re super cute and different from the usual 🙂
Post # 8
White pumpkins also have a romantic feel vs regular orange pumpkins.
elevated on silverware
sprayed silver or gold
elevated on cake stands with candles
wrapped with branches and berries
Post # 9
a simple vase with a candle and filler- could be berries, pearls etc
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Post # 11
I would go for some simple vases, and put strands of fake pearls in them, along with a candle. You could always put a lace runner or doily underneath.
Post # 12
Fall leaves, wheat or other dried grasses/grains, cranberries, fruit. How about squashes that aren’t pumpkins? You can get really cool looking Gourds.
Post # 13
This is what we are doing 🙂
If the link isn’t working look up “submerged branches centerpieces”
Post # 14
@meg101213: Here are a few ideas fo you that you might get some inspiration from!
Post # 15
I am actually allergic to flowers!!! So we are doing two different types of centerpieces: Eiffel Tower with abstilbe (sp) that look like lavendar but they’re blush And have no pollen. The second one is vintage hardback books with wooden slices and very small juliep cups with little arrangements. But I also love the centerpieces with just large branches/wooden sticks and rocks or moss on the bottom and candles around. That’s what I’m thinking of as a back up in case my florist can’t find abstilbe for me 🙂
Post # 16
@meg101213: How about buying pearl necklaces at thrift shops and using those to fill vases?