Friday, February 12, 2010
Economical centerpieces can be tricky -- flowers are expensive (even wholesale), plus they're difficult to keep fresh, and pillar candles and vases aren't exactly cheap, either.
Our solution was a few layers of lavender tissue paper, wine glass luminaries, a few posies, and a single cylinder vase with two pears resting on a bed of Spanish moss. I absolutely love pears (both their taste and their appearance!), and they fit perfectly into the color scheme. Speaking of which, the color scheme was *officially* sage and lavender. But the bridesmaids' dresses were hunter green, and some of the flowers and ribbons were a deep purple. So we were a little flexible with that!
Here's a better view of the general idea -- complete with two of the bridesmaids' bouquets:
Remember those mysterious wine glasses? I used them as luminaries, with a tutorial I found on www.save-on-crafts.com. I used our silhouettes on the invitation and program, and decided to carry the theme through on the luminaries.
For the bridal party table, I indulged my paper-crafting side by making little placecards -- which, incidentally, went entirely unused. I don't think a single member of the bridal party sat down at that table during the entire reception!
But hey -- they'll look great in a scrapbook! *wink*