(Closed) Opinions, ideas wanted… Centrepieces.

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For me, the thing that seems off is the stark white candles.  I would use ivory, I think it would flow a lot better and look really nice! 

Post # 4
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe some moss around the base of the candles? Someone posted a really beautiful centrepiece they made last night with candles in tall glass vases with river rocks in the bottom, and moss around, it was gorgeous!

Post # 5
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Second the idea of ivory candles (to echo the warmth of the wood) and perhaps moss or something around the bases of the candles. The other thing I was thinking, depending on how handy you are, is to carve out the middle of the base so that the wood frames the moss and candles rather than they’re just sitting on it. Not carve all the way through like a ring, more like a giant rimmed coaster. Love the idea, though! They’re going to look great.

Post # 6
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think ivory candles would look softer too. I like the idea that the candles will melt into waxy pools on the wood, but I’d be careful. If you add any greenery, I’d put the candles in glass holders – you can usually find cheap ones at the dollar store, or just get inexpensive plain glasses.

I like Amaryllis‘s idea of Moss but make sure you get it fresh – our florist made a mockup with moss and I thought I’d love it but it looked really brown & dead at the bottom. How about Lemon leaves? I think they’re pretty cheap.

Post # 7
46421 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


 I looked through your previous postings and note that you are having an outdoor wedding with eggplant as a primary colour.

In your photos the centerpieces are on a square of black lace. This is the one thing that is incongruent to me.I’m not sure what color your table linen is but if you are going for a mix or more sophisticated and outdoorsy, I would go without the lace and varnish the wooden trunk slices.

Instead of using the petals which to me give a spotty look, why not incorporate some of your other decor details, such as using real or silk flowers from yours or your BM’s bouquet and raffia or ribbon. The scale of the accent items needs to be larger.

Adding some accent higher up on the candles which is repeated on the wood will link the whole ides together.

Here’s an inspiration photo:



Post # 9
555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got that the lace was dark purple but I’m using my work monitor and it’s crazy pro!! lol. So my addition advice would be to be careful with the moss and candles that aren’t enclosed. That stuff lights up pretty darn fast and if there was even the slightest breeze it might be a MAJOR issue (even indoors you can catch a breeze from a door opening).  If you really wanted to try it you could use it around the base of the wood AWAY from the candles. In fact I would place it so it looks like the wood is sitting on a “nest” of moss. (I don’t know if that makes sense).  If you’re using white table cloths and white chairs I would say maybe try white washing the wood slices instead of varnishing them IF you went that route. Personally I like the 3rd pic the best maybe just try adding a few more petals? Also try placing some petals outside of the lace square, use a white piece of fabric under the lace (even just a sheet or towel – something just to get an idea of the color combination) and see how that looks with the white under

Post # 10
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with all the suggestions above.  I definitely think ivory candles would soften up the look some, and I am all about moss around the base of the candles and if not that, and actual flower bloom in between where the candes touch.  I feel like that space needs to be filled in some.

I also don’t know if I love the lace.  I think a solid fabric might be better.

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