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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flower Failure....part 2

Ok, so last we left off, Mr. ST and I had decided (and I do mean he has an opinion and did help make the final choice) on the pails with the flowers, shells and grasses. 

His Godmother had come to see our house and see how the wedding planning was going.  I showed her my "binder bible" and all the pictures I had collected of inspiration and the direction the wedding theme was going.  She is a super crafty and thrifty lady so I was exstatic when she said she would go on the hunt for the pails at yard and garage sales and online. 

Fast forward to last Thursday.  She called to see if we had made any progress and if I had found any more pails.  She was not having a ton of luck finding ones that were meeting my particular description/size need/color preference/price point.  I know, I know...there were a ton of requirements.  She then asked why I felt I HAD to have flowers if I wasn't really crazy about them. 

Um.......I dunno.  No one really asked me that before. 

I thought about it and realized I was nervous that the tables would not look "full" and the room would look too large if there was not something substantial on the tables.  His Godmother had done her homework.  She started to give me websites she found with beach themed centerpieces, most without flowers. 

Beach Theme Wedding Shell and Candle Centerpiece Kit - Pink

All of these ideas made me happy - happier than flowers ever had.  And I love the idea of being able to add ambiance with the candle lighting.   And I like all the texture of the other elements on the table.  Plus, none of it will WILT by the end of the night!  Woo Hoo!  The COST to get these babies together was also significantly less than the flowers.  Most could be done for around $500 total.  For ALLLLL 20some odd tables we MAY end up having.  Yeeeessssssssssssss. 

Mr. ST. and I would need to have a big discussion to figure out where we stood with these new ideas. 

Stay tuned for part 3 of Flower Failure....


jacin {lovely little details} said...

yay!!!! love that last pic too!

GBR1980 said...

Ooo I love the first picture just because I am a total pink girl! But I could see where you would think it was a little plain. What about putting like a wreath of smaller flowers around the bottom of the vase to add some color/depth?? I do like the ball/shell big thingy too!!

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

i love these ideas! i can't see your second pic, i'm not sure why, but i love all the others :) i mean even the first pic, you could even put smaller candles around the hurricane with the glass and seashells around it too to add more oomph. either way, i can't wait to read the next post!

Boutique Mix Fashion said...

Love the shells!!

Ms. Lemon Puppy said...

Hurricane glass is the best. I vote #2! Can't wait to see what you come up with. And I love the sea glass idea. SO much money saved!

ps the ebay sellers where I bought my bracelets were: 2011tingting18 and micro-seller (and of course they have the bracelets back for sale again!)

Laura Darling said...

Those are all so neat! Love that they are different than traditional flowers!

Tracy said...

I am in love with the third one! Gorgeous

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I think the first one would be extremely cute if you add some more sand into it. That would raise the items inside the glass a little more so it wouldn't look so plain. You could also add stuff to the outside of the glass to add more oomph.