(Closed) Please critique my first centerpiece trial!

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Are black roses inappropriate for a wedding centerpiece?
    Yes - they should not be used : (21 votes)
    48 %
    No - they are fine : (20 votes)
    45 %
    Other - I will share :-) : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Wow I love them!

    I don’t think black roses are “gothy” at all – I think they are elegant and match your colours!

    I prefer the centerpieces without the ribbon I think they look cleaner!

    Good Job!

    Post # 4
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    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love the one with the white flower and black ribbon, though. I think a cluster of those would be beautiful and still keep in the black/white theme. I don’t think the black ones are morbid per se, but I don’t think they are as attractive as the white flower ones.

    Post # 5
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I like them without the ribbon as well, but perhaps try them with a ribbon that has both patterns, an argyle would be cool, a damask, polka dot, something like that?

    Post # 6
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    They look elegant. If you love them, that’s all that matters. I prefer them without any ribbon.

    Post # 7
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love submerged orchids (white and green), but I’m not sure about the roses.

    Post # 8
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    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Black is fine!  I agree with Creb about the ribbon idea.

    Post # 9
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    5498 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think you identified what I was going to point out. Practice makes perfect! I would definitly try to find a ribbon with a pattern you like to break it up a little. = )

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Also, what color are your table linens going to be? If the linens will be white then the black may not look bad. If they linens are black then I think black roses wouldn’t show up too well and it would be hard to identify what they are.

    Post # 11
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    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the idea, I’m not fond of the black flowers though. Perhaps greeen cymbidium orchids as your accent.

     

    Post # 12
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    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

    I think they’re fabulous!  I agree with a lot of your points, but I do think that one ribbon color will be fine for all of the vases, and white might be fantastic for it!

    Good luck and great job, they’re beautiful!

     

    Post # 13
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They look great!  I think the black flowers look great and are a stunning contrast to the white flowers!  The only thing for me is if you were to use black flowers, with those vases maybe change up the ribbon color?  That way you can have some contrast there as well.  Maybe som pattern as was suggested above or green?  Good luck!

    Post # 14
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    1602 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    they’re beautiful!

    that’s exactly the style i want to do for my centerpieces eventually just with lillies instead of roses.

    Post # 16
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Just a few thoughts, take ’em or leave ’em 🙂

    what if you lost the stems and flipped the roses (rose heads) upside down submerged? So they were directly underneath the floating candle?

    Or somehow could make the rose head “sit” on the bed of marbles submerged?

    I think the water level could be a bit lower so that it hit where the vase is narrowest at the top.

    Maybe tie the ribbon around the votive holders instead of the vases?

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