Centerpieces!

I am struggling to settle on a centerpiece idea. I have to do DIY because of a small budget. I don't want to do flowers. We have an Irish wedding them with Green, White, and Navy color scheme. It is going to be outside, in a park, in June. The tables will be divided (6 on each side), with the dance floor in the middle, and the sweetheart table at the head of it all. I know that on a two tables on either side I want tree centerpieces, which I am super excited about, but torn between two ideas for the other tables.


My mom suggested finding tons of random glass candle holders from thrift shops and outlet centers and filling them with white candles. I have thought about painting some of them in the wedding colors. It's super romantic and whimsy, but I am worried about making a cohesive look.


My other idea is to plant a bunch of clovers in some painted terracotta pots and place them in the center of the tables. They not only bring in the Irish theme, but double as party favors.


Opinions? Any insight on how to create a cohesive look using a ton of different candles? Has anyone else done this?

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:16 am
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mrs_shondra
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I like your idea of the clovers in a the pot.  Here's a link to some Irish theme weddings


http://pinterest.com/weddingbydesign/irish-theme/


 

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:28 am
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I like all those ideas! I think candles will look good together even if they're different! If you want to tie it together (literally) maybe find a thin navy or green or whatever color ribbon to tie around the candles. I think all those ideas are great!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:28 am
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Some of the Irish tradtitions is throwing pots and pans at the bride on her way to the ceremony, not suggesting you do that and lavender is a good luck charm so you could use pots or kettles and put lavender and clovers in them :)

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 5:38 am
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I was going to suggest doing potted clovers ;)... maybe differant varities in differant size potts and grouped together. Or use a watering can, mason jars, various containers found at flea markets and thrift stores (old tea pots, cups, silver platted set ect.)... Surround the base of the pots with moss and add some votive candles in glass jars, you could add somemoss in the jars with the candles , just make sure the moss is wet!


I love the idea of maybe planting clover  in terrariums too....finding containers at home good/marshells ect...or thrift store/ flea markets if you dont mind the legg work


also you could plant moss in a large trey to cover the center of the tables  (make sure its wet) and add candles and maybe some river rocks...


You could give each of your guest a four leaf clover as a favor...I've seen them sold online as keychains ect...


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Posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:08 am
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Thanks everyone! I definitely love the idea of Irish moss as part of the centerpiece. I hadn't even thought of that. Maybe I could put that around my tree centerpieces. :D

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

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