Post # 17
Cute! I agree about the blue ribbon. I think you should shoot for something between the tall and short versions. In the tall, the flowers overpower the can a bit, but in the short they look kind of squished. So I say go for medium 😉
Post # 18
Love it – I think raffia would add a lot of punch and dimension – maybe a blue hygrangea for filler and to help them stay in place with the sunflowers.
Post # 19
If you’re on a limited budget dont worry about the hydrangeas in my opinion. They can be kind of costly
Plus, I like this whole “picnic-y” theme that’s going on here.
Post # 20
Cute! It’s a nice springtime look and has a country flair to it.
Post # 21
Those are so cute! I love them!
Post # 22
I think it looks super cute and you were right on with cutting the flowers shorter. The wide ribbon sounds like a good idea too. Nice work!
Post # 23
Very pretty! Sunflowers make me smile 🙂 I agree that it could use some extra fullnes or oomph. What about baby’s breath? Fills in space without being too bossy…
Post # 24
Thanks for the comments everyone– in other centerpiece thoughts, I am going to do about half the tables at the reception with the sunflowers + possible yet-to-be-determined-white-filler-floer, then the other half with these lanterns from IKEA:
I am thinking I will also tie a blue ribbon around the top of the lantern and possibly wire a sunflower head to the top handle along with the ribbon. Thoughts?
(Many of you have mentioned that this look has country flair, which is kind of what I am going for. Our wedding is in my small hometown at a Victorian Train Station that is now a restaurant. The primary seating will be outside on the back deck (what was the train platform).
And because I can’t resist, here’s a picture of my beautiful venue taken from the train tracks!
Post # 25
OK, my fantabulous Bridesmaid or Best Man Jenn, who is also a bride-to-be, but has yet to join WB (encourage her, Bees!), just looked at the centerpieces and suggested potantially paining the watering cans blue. And I thought maybe finding a stencil that coordinates with my theme, or use our Initial or something, and stencil the cans with blue paint.
Post # 27
I agree on the thicker ribbon! But what about using mason jars as votive holders? Could be super cute! I think leaving the watering cans silver is a better idea, but I don’t really like the look of painted metal so I’m definintely biased! Loooove them though!