Post # 1
Hi Ladies, I was hoping you would be able to give me some advise on my centerpieces. I will have ivory table clothes with a black runner.
Here is a picture of the main centerpiece, it is a 5″ cube vase with dyi ivory flower bouquet with clear gems in the bottom. I will have four other pieces on the table. I will also have two 3″ cube vases with gems in the bottom with a ivory votive candle in it. One will be placed on each side of the 5″ vase. Then I will two 2″ votive candle holders with ivory tealights in them, one on each side of the 3″ vases.
My colors are black, ivory, and blush pink. I will also have for each guest, personalized MM’s (pink, black, ivory) wrapped in ivory tulle and tied with a pink bow.
Question: Do you think my centerpiece idea needs something else? I was thinking about adding ribbon to my main centerpiece vase. Maybe an ivory ribbon to go all the way around and then a thinner black ribbon to go on the inside of the ivory ribbon.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Would love your opinions! Thanks!
Post # 3
I love the look overall. To me, I feel as though the stems are a little narrow for the cube and that there’s a lot of open space that dwarfs the beauty of the arrangement a bit. Would you be willing to add something else inside the cube? Even if it’s just greenery?
Or, as you mentioned a ribbon, I think that would look great just to tie the whole thing together (no pun intended). 🙂
Post # 4
ribbon would look nice. Personally I am not a fan on the stone color, think it may clash with your colors since it looks iridescent. Overall I love the centerpiece idea though
Post # 5
I totally see what you ladies are saying. I quickly tried to make a mockup of how I could incorporate ribbon (obviously I would have the ribbon fit a little snugger to the vase but I just did this for the effect). Here would be a couple of options. Does this look better?
Post # 6
I don’t think the color of the stones go with your wedding colors, and instead of just putting a few stones in the bottom, I think it would look better if you filled it up to the top.
Post # 7
I like the layered ribbons.
Would you consider using black river rocks? I think it would harmonize with your color scheme.
It can take a lot of pebbles to fill up your vases. Remember you can always place a drinking glass inside the vase to take up room so you only have to fill the space between the outside of the drinking glass and the inside of the vase.
Post # 8
I think the ribbon is a bit too big. It’s drawing my eye away from the flower, which is the main thing. What would you think about trying no ribbon and filling the vase up with a mixture of white and black stones?
Post # 9
I really like the idea of the black river rocks! Would you recommend filling the whole vase up with them or only doing a little bit? Also, would you possibly keep the ribbon idea? Wow, now I am really confused, but in a good way!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
What if you don’t bind the flower stems together? I think maybe the stems being more full will help to fill the vase a bit and add to the feeling in your first mockup picture.
For what it’s worth, I think the clear gems in the first picture look good, and will be fine against the black runner.
Post # 11
My suggestion would be to do another mockup and take pictures. It’s easier to be objective looking at a picture.
Do one with some rocks and the ribbon, one with lots of rocks and no ribbon and see which you like best.
I do think you are on track for a great centerpiece.
Post # 12
I think it would look better if you fill the stones up to the top. But I don’t really like the ribbon you added. Maybe you can choose pink rocks and fill the vase with water. That way you don’t have to fill it up with rocks. Just an idea 🙂
Post # 13
I like the idea of the black river rocks also
Post # 14
I would prefer something more natural looking instead of the bright stones.
Post # 15
I like the idea of using river rocks instead of the clear stones. I actually think the vase is too big for the flower arrangement. I would either use a smaller vase or more flowers.
Post # 16
I think the ribbons make a huge difference! Putting blush pink stones would be pretty.