Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ninety more days ...

... until my youngest daughter's wedding day! The to-do list seems to be growing instead of shrinking. The "big things" are mostly taken care of now; it's the little details that occupy our time these days.

My daughter really likes 1940's styling and is incorporating little touches into her wedding and reception. She saw an idea for table decor in a magazine or book and described it to me; this is what I came up with for a "trial run". The result is elegant, easy and inexpensive; we will "tweak the design" a little bit, but these seem to be a winner.

I started with a tall container (this one is actually a pilsner glass from The Dollar Tree) and dropped some of those acrylic marbles and colored stones in the bottom. Then I filled it with water tinted with food coloring and added a floating rose-shaped candle. Last, I spritzed a few twigs from the back yard with spray glitter to add a bit of shine.

The bride loves peacock feathers and wants to use them in the decor if possible, so I bundled a peacock feather tip, a spray of silk leaves and a sprig of dried baby's breath with a sage ribbon.

Her colors are teal (the bridesmaids' dresses will be in this color) with orange-yellow flowers and sage green accents -- pretty much the colors you see in the eye of a peacock feather.

Hard to see here, but when the candle is lit and the lights are dimmed, the candle glows through the water and off the stones, mirror and sides of the glass. They will sit on a white tablecloth, and we'll scatter some crystals and stones around them. We may use some white votives in clear glass holders too.

We had such a good time last week at Hobby Lobby's half price bridal sale, picking up lovely invitation kits, adorable goodie bags and a guest book with matching pen. We used our 40% coupons to buy old fashioned jars for a candy buffet, which will be set up with various kinds of old-fashioned favorites for guests to fill their own goodie bags. We are really excited about putting that together!

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!


Heather said...

The centerpiece is gorgeous! And the candy buffet sounds fun. Can't wait to see that! It's going to be a great wedding.

Janine Rachau said...

Very lovely! It's an elegant touch....tfs!

emelyn said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding event!! How exciting to help her plan her special day. I love how the candle holder turned out, the feathers are so special!