Post # 1
For favors, I’d like to make votive candle illuminaries/vellum wraps with our wedding stamp (a gold leaf) and our names, kind of like the above photo. Since it’s covered in vellum, it looks white in daylight.
I will have a sage green satin tablecloth for contrast and my centerpiece will be submerged orchids in a long cylindrical clear glass vase like the pic. My question is whether the votives (covered in vellum) will look disconnected with the CLEAR glass since the vellum covered glass votives will look like frosted glass. I’m afraid it might look silly and I should maybe find a way to etch the glass instead (which I think would be a lot of work).
What do you think?
Post # 3
can i suggest not putting your name on the candle? the leaf design is attractive enough. Just my 2 cents.
Post # 4
I personally think it will be original looking. If it looks white during the day, then I wouldn’t worry about it!
Post # 5
@sfchick: I appreciate the suggestion! The name wouldn’t be as focal as in the pic, the leaf would. It anything, our first names would be small at the bottom, with our wedding date. But you’re right, I’m thinking it might be more work than its worth…
Post # 6
@sfchick:also, would you really want a candle with someone else’s names on it? i think it would get thrown away.
everything looks great though!
Post # 7
Definitely leave the name off and just use a design element like the leaf you mentioned. I think they would look beautiful together.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I think they would look really nice together and very elegant (: I agree though that you should just incorporate the leaf and not use the names. If I was at a wedding with candles with other peoples’ names on them I don’t think I would take one home. I’m sure a lot of the other guests wouldn’t either and they would end up going to waste.