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You should have seen me! Every day I was searching on Pinterest trying to find that perfect, elegant but budget friendly centerpiece. Everything I fell in love with I was trying to see if I could recreate it myself for a total of less than $10 per table. I wanted something unique that I hadn't seen people in my immediate group of friends do already and was wanted something that I could do myself. Needless to say I wasn't having much luck, that is until I found these!
These Candle Luminary's can make for a beautiful and unique centerpiece for your wedding. The best part of these is they are pretty budget friendly and easy to make.
Materials:Metal Sheeting (Home Depot offers 12 x 24 inch, 24 x 36 inch and 36 x 36 inch sheets) Multi-Purpose Snips Super Glue
Optional:Cylander template Spray Paint
The first thing you want to decide is how big you want your luminarias. I bought a 12 x 24 inch sheet to practice with. My goal was to get three, different sized luminaries out of one sheet. The really great thing about these metal sheets is that they are flexible and you can test to see what size you want to do before you cut.
Once you have found the size you want, cut the metal and then form it into a circle. This can be the most time consuming part as you may need to bend and re-bend it to get it just about as circular as you would like.
Tip: You can use a cylinder template around the size of the luminary you are wanting. For example: soup cans, candles, etc.
Use super-glue or some sort of adhesive glue to hold the luminaries shape. Below is a picture of the finished project.
Put votive candles inside and voila! Your one of a kind candle luminary centerpieces.
Tip :My suggestion is to get the 36 x 36 inch metal sheets and cut them into 5 12 x 24 sheets. I made the 3 luminaries above from 1 12 x 24 inch sheet. Depending on the design, the 36 x 36 sheets can run about $32+, and will get you about 5 tables worth of luminaries. That makes 5 tables for about $7 a piece (not including votive candles).
If you aren't satisfied with the silver color, there are black metal sheets or you can spray paint it to match your wedding colors.
You can also use the cylinder's as vases for either fresh or silk flowers.
Either way you choose to use it, these can make for a great centerpiece for your wedding that will surely have your guests talking!
We all know dessert is the best part of the wedding meal, so why not dress it up a bit? Here's 9 ideas for taking it above and beyond while showcasing your sweets.
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1. Flirty and Fun
Photo by Ten·2·Ten Photography, Anne Edgar Photography, CGE Photography,Vision Photography, Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories
Between the bright colors, pretty ribbon, and whimsical paper decor, we could stare at this display for hours.
2. Rustic Treats
Photo by June Lion
The mouth-watering assortment of treats paired with the light-up sign makes this display especially swoon-worthy.
3. Cool Cakes
Photos by Anna Kim Photography and Lauren Peele Photography
These creative cakes and sparkly linens are certainly dazzling to the eye.
4. Playful & Preppy
Photo by Lindsay Docherty
Bright colors and fun patterns are the perfect recipe for a cool dessert display. Throw some blooms and fruit into the mix and you've got a winner.
5. French Fare
Photos by Calli B Photography and Tealily Photography
The mastermind behind these croquembouche displays sure knows how to make mouths water.
6. Sweet Treats
Photo by The Bird & The Bear Photography
This pretty-in-pink display full of sugary goodness has us craving candy!
7. Creative Cupcakes
Photos by KJS Photography and Shelly Kroeger Photography
Whether your day is rustic or girly glam, cupcakes are easily arranged to match your wedding day style. We love the tree branch idea!
8. Nature-Inspired Display
Photo by Troy Grover Photographers
The burlap, tree slice cake stand, array of greens, and naked cake makes this display perfect for a rustic wedding.
9. Ombre Macaroons
Photos by Blaine Siesser Photography and The Nichols Photography
We can't take our eyes off of the pretty shades of pink on these macaroons.
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Project by Janie Medley
Photos by Alisandra Photography
This festive wreath is the perfect addition to an autumn wedding!
Ingredients:Grapevine wreath (purchase at local craft store) Bittersweet Grevillea or any type of flowering plant, you could also use rose hips Scissors
Step One: I started the design process at the base of the wreath by inserting stems of the grevillea into the wreath. You don’t need to wire it on the wreath. Being that we are using a grapevine wreath, the stems will stay in place by forcing them within the wreath.
Step Two: Continue this process until you are satisfied with the look you are going for. I placed the grevillea on the bottom and the sides.
Step Three: Now it’s time to add the bittersweet! Cut the bittersweet into smaller stems and begin filling in the wreath. You can add as much as you like to get the look that you desire.
There you have it! So perfect and for a fall wedding and for your home!
Using fruit in your wedding décor can be a unique (and tasty!) idea. However, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right produce. It’s important to pick the hardiest types of fruit to ensure that there won’t be any rotting or unfortunate odors during the wedding. Here are five of our favorite fruits to use in wedding décor.
Apples are strong and firm fruit, meaning they can be used throughout your wedding décor, from centerpieces to escort cards and more. And because they are available in many colors, they can work with a variety of palettes.
Photo by Richard Bell Photography
Lemons, limes and orange are also quite versatile. Fill a clear centerpiece vase with whole fruit, or line a vase with slices.
Photos by (from left): Brandy and Beau, KLK Photography
What could be more ideal for a tropical wedding? Pineapples are certainly unique and modern, and can also be a little offbeat and edgy. We love seeing them used whole in centerpieces.
Photos by (from left) Ali Harper, Rachel Robertson Photography
This sweet fruit can add a lot of Southern charm to a wedding reception. Place a single peach on each place setting or a whole bunch in wooden boxes for a rustic (and budget-friendly!) centerpiece.
Photos by (from left) onelove photography, Daniel Kim Photography
We love the deep purple hue of a plum! Scatter them on the escort card table, or place a single fruit on each place setting for a detail that’s both lovely and totally edible.
Photos by (from left): Aaron Watson Photography, Gina & Ryan Photography
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