Post # 1
Has anyone decided on a diy centerpieces w/out real flowers? I’m going for a rustic feel for my afternoon wedding. Colors are brown and sage. I’m also having a 50-60 people in a room that can hold close to 200 but it’s not a ballroom and doesn’t have ballroom height which is good. I still feel I need tall centerpieces to fill out the room. My inspiration is river rocks, twigs, branches, pink silk flowers etc. I have close to a hundred photos of centerpieces I really like which isn’t helping this process. I’m keeping to only a few votives since the place will be filled with tons of natural sunlight. Manzanitas are out of our budget. Even though our wedding isn’t until August 09 I’ve already started trials and so far nothing has clicked – thankfully I’ve only spent around $20 composing 3 different trials but at this rate our condo will be maxed out with various forms of twigs and silk florals by the time the wedding rolls around. Anyone else go through a trial and error – what was your process?
Post # 3
I’m doing my own centerpieces… but we are using real flowers. Intially though… my fiance and I were orginally planning on a winter wedding (we decided instead on a summer wedding outdoors)- and I had an idea to do a twig centerpiece as well. If you look on the site http://www.save-on-crafts.com they have some really great branches. I have a bridal magazine where the branches are placed in a moss and there are 4-5 orchids placed on the braches. The braches then have one to strings on them of crystal’s. The srongs weren’t full of crystals… but maybe like 5 crystals per strand. It was understated and very pretty.
Post # 4
Thanks for the idea! I’ve been keeping my eye on Save on Crafts. I’m just looking for a reason to buy something since they have so much great stuff in one place but so far I’ve gone out to my local Michaels to save on shipping.
Post # 5
Not that this is especially helpful, but I’m in love with the beaded "branches" on White Aisle: http://whiteaisle.com/beaded_cherry_blossom.htm
For my winter wedding, I think I’ll be incorporating some of these into my "sculptural" bouquet: http://whiteaisle.com/beaded_flower.htm
I have some other links at home that might be useful, and I’ll try to remember to post them later.
Post # 6
my plan is to use these hurricane vases i found at bed bath and beyond. i am replacing the shells and sand with coffee beans because like you, one of my colors is brown. i am also wrapping brown ribbon around the top of the vase… with the 20% off coupon, the coffee, and the ribbon it shouldn’t be more than 20 bucks per table when all is said and done.
i’m going to try to attach a picture of my ‘trial and error’ picture