Post # 1
I’ve been working pretty steadily on my center pieces for my August wedding and I’m so proud of them! Obviously I can’t share them on FB, so I figured why not post them here?
Little backstory, Fiance and I will be getting married in an outdoor ceremony with our reception to follow in a 100 year old barn. Our wedding colors are sage green, eggplant purple and metallic (both gold and silver). The venues tables are rectangular and will have white linens. I’m not completely decided on table runners, but I’ll need something between our off white encyclopedias and the bright white table cloth. I’ve successfully avoided burlap thus far, but I think it may be my cheapest option. We aren’t allowed to have any open flame, so I’ll also be adding some flameless candles in jam jars around the center pieces to add some mood lighting.
All of the main pieces for these centerpieces came from the thrift store… the encyclopedia set was a total score (an absolutely lucky find) for $5 and I spray painted all of the glassware to look like mercury glass. I’m still working on finding cheap but interesting fillers for the mid-size jars… everything thus far I’ve gotten for a steal, either on clearance or re-purposed (the pine cones came from my backyard!).
I would love to hear your opinions and suggestions; as these are still a work in progress!
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2016 - Temescal Lake House
I think they are amazing! You could totally even resell them they look so good!
Post # 3
Love, love, love!!! And I don’t even like rustic decor!!
Post # 5
Beautiful! Did you do your table numbers yourself? I’m doing something similar but using candle sticks instead of the wine bottles (but with corks holding the table numbers as well). I did mine by hand on a similarly shaped card with gold paint marker, but I’m trying to figure out how to dress them up a bit. Yours look awesome!
Post # 6
Looks great! Those table numbers are from Michael’s right? They have tons of cute stuff lately.
One thing to consider is putting maybe the table number in a frame or on top of the books vs having it stick out of the cork. I get putting it high to see, but that’s just my personal style. Your entire setup is beautful!!
By The Way, I have those same placemats 🙂
Post # 8
did you spray the outside of the glassware, or the inside of the glassware to make the mercuried glass effect? i’m collecting a ton of bottles right now to do this myself, and i’ve read conflicting instructions about spraying inside versus outside.
Post # 9
I absolutely love your centerpieces. You’re so talented to think of such great ideas.
Post # 11
jubiebee: comrse: liaeona: beetruz13: AutumnFlower: mmmmouse:
Awww, thank you so much for the kind words, ladies. They turned out better than I had even imagined!
Groover808 is correct, I grabbed the table numbers from Michaels. I wanted to make something myself but I was afraid I would run into the problem you are having, so I dropped the $11 for peace of mind. They’re pretty sturdy, printed double sided on heavy cardstock. They had a couple different colors in the same design and a few other style options as well.
I had thought about picture frames for the table numbers and contempated phesant tail feathers to go in the wine bottle. I decided against it as there isn’t much room on the books as is and the dyed feathers I wanted cost a fortune. I know I could but it on the table next to the centerpiece but I was worried they would be hard to spot, so this seemed like the best compromise.
I did a bit of trial and error on this, because I agree the directions are ambiguous. I found I got the best results with 3 to4 coats on the outside. Definitely make sure you let the paint rest for 1-2m before you blot off the vinegar water to keep as much paint on as possible. And buy your paint from Home Depot instead of a craft supply store… it was $5 cheaper there versus Michaels!!
Post # 12
Come, style my wedding please. 🙂
Post # 13
Amazing work you did here. it looks completely cohesive, unique and beautiful. My only possible suggestion would be to spray paint the books silver or gold, but maybe too much gold and silver would clash with the gold wine bottles so possibly break up the gold on the bottles with a stripe of white? Here’s a picture of what I’m thinking for the spray painted books.