Should it be flowers? Candles? Both? I have no idea.
I like this centerpiece arrangement. I have no idea where I found this picture, so if anyone knows, please advise so I can give props where props are due.
I like the curly willow wreath (I have wreaths at the chapel too) and I was thinking about using ivory garden roses instead of the rose variety above. It looks like the glasses are wrapped with parchment paper and tied with a ribbon. I'm not sure I really like the candle look though as I'm not a huge fan of extraneous ribbon.
Because I work where I work, I have access to these hurricanes:
Candlesjustonline.com at $6.99 for 3- 3x4" in ivory. That's $2.33 a candle. Anyone know where I can get pillars any cheaper? Anyway, I could center the hurricane in the wreath. Would that look pretty or is it too busy?
Use the hurricane above and surround it with votives in clear glass cups that I can get at no extra charge from Mere Bulles. It would then be a candle extravaganza, but no flowers.
Use the hurricane above and surround it with 3 clear glass bud vases, each with a garden rose or two in ivory. My florist did little bud vases for another Nashville bride, Raney, who was sweet enough to be a reference and chat me up about Angela and her floral expertise. Here's a shot from her wedding. I don't know who the photographer was, but I snagged this off her Facebook pics! Thanks, Raney!
Since I'm in the business of decor, I might be able to get some bud vases for cheap-a-roo. I should look on BridalTweet or eBay as I might find something there. I'll have to wait and see. I go overseas in about a month and will probably find some goodies then.
I have not abandoned the idea of traditional, low all-floral arrangements. I am not married to the idea (pun intended) of the hurricane. My florist can do great stuff like this:
Photo courtesy of Angela Sadler.If the flowers were all ivory, it would be perfect, so I have no fear, I'm just thinking about cost, feeling, beauty. Damn, I'm just all over the place.
Feedback, people. I need it.