Friday, January 26, 2007

Think Outside of the Box

I had a conversation with a bride at a recent bridal show and during the course of the conversation the question of her color choices came up. She began telling me that she originally had her heart set on a blue, white and silver winter wedding but couldn’t find blue flowers that were in season in January. Reluctantly she was thinking of changing to red and black. WHAT!!! Well that’s just not right. I took her to see the booth of Jill Cole at Southern Event. I had run into Jill the day before and I knew she had a beautiful vignette with mirrored vases and silver curly willow. I told the bride, “Add blue linen and you have your colors!! Do you have to have flowers?” You could see the light bulb go off in her head.

If you are a bride on a budget you have to think outside the box. The picture aboveis a centerpiece I put together recently.

I rented the tray, paid a dollar for the vase, a dollar for the candle holders and bought the rocks at Home Depot, add ONE flower and TaDa…zen magic. Each centerpiece was under $8 and they weren’t floating candles surrounded by rose petals.

Nothing says that your wedding has to look like every other wedding you have seen. This is a day to show your uniqueness. Look for inspiration in places besides bridal magazines. Look at fashion and home décor magazines. There is inspiration everywhere you look. I would love to know where you found your inspiration. Post a comment and let the world know how creative you are.

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Blogger Laura said...

I have a cool idea that I am unsure if it will work or not, but I haven't given up on it yet. Books are really important to me and my fiance; he's an author and I am a blogger, and we both love to read. For part of the ceremony decor, we want to stack a vase of flowers on either side of us. But the vases will be set on top of a stack of books that are important to one or both of us. For the centrepiece at the reception tables, I want to take those books and put one in the centre of each table. On top of each book will be something like what you've done - the tray could go on top of a flat book. Then on the place card of one person at each table will be a sticker - that person will win the book at that table. Inside each book will be a note explaining why that book was important to us.

I like the idea but I don't know if it will look elegant enough, or if there will be enough time to get the books from the ceremony to the reception (although the reception room is just indoors at the same venue as the ceremony).

Mon Mar 19, 07:10:00 PM 2007  
Blogger ndulj said...

Try it with the book ON the tray with the vase and candle on it. That would be beautiful,

Tue Mar 20, 07:20:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey great idea ndulj! Maybe with the book standing up and slightly open, really put it on display.

Tue Mar 20, 10:50:00 AM 2007  

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