Jun 20, 2009

  • Last updated on January 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm
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So our centerpieces have grown and shifted a bit throughout the process of planning.  First we have these fabulous tins as the base to the entire things.  My mom found them at Target in the dollar spot last spring and we snatched up 20 of them.  Then we spray-painted them white a few weeks later.

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We're planting an ivy-type plant in each of these tins pre-wedding called Bridal Veil (fitting, right?).  It has really dark green leaves that are purple on the underside and has tiny white flowers.  The day-of we'll add some fresh daisies (possibly roses, too) and a few taper candles.  

And the porcelain tea-light holder in that picture?  We'll either use those to line the head table, cake table, and/or the card table, OR we'll place one at each table to add to the centerpiece.  Which leads me to the rest of the centerpiece idea....

We're going to add various votives to each table, but they're all going to be different shapes, sizes, whatever!  Basically to help costs (and so we don't end up with a hundred little glass votives we don't need) we're borrowing glass votive holders from friends and family.  Here are some pics of what my mom picked up from my grandma's house last week!

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*****centerpiece mockups*******

Trying to decide between these two settings

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After staring at this one, I'm thinking of removing the porcelain tea light holder and adding a lot more glass votives.  Also imagine flowers in the tin and another vase of flowers/candy dish to the empty space.

Idea #2

Cake stand with candles and flowers around the candles.  Simple and unfussy.  But not totally in love.

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  • Last updated on November 30, 2008 at 9:33 am
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Hello, all!  I'm really glad to have found this site, you're all so helpful with ideas and advice!  I'm currently planning my wedding on June 20, 2009.  My fiance and I are getting married in Elkader, IA at the Elkader Opera House.  Our hometowns are nearby and growing up we were both involved in several productions at the theatre.  Our reception is in Monona, IA, my hometown.  

A little history of us: We grew up in the same area, went to the same school since kindergarten, and have known each other since middle school.  We started dating when I was 17 and he was 18, and now, nearly 6 years later, we're getting married!  

We're living in Des Moines, IA where I've recently graduated from Drake University and he's currently finishing his degree.  After the wedding, the plan is to move up north to the Twin Cities so I can pursue a career in theatre.  I'd love to hear from anyone in that area for advice in finding an apartment, jobs, whatever!


Anyway, I'm super excited to be here and to chat with all of you!


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