Thursday, September 20, 2012

DIY wedding centrepiece

Mr. C told me not to hijack Miss Cutesie's wedding plans and not to get ahead of myself. Especially if it's not in line with her wishes. She is after all, the bride-to-be. ;p

I just hope I can do a nice, beautiful and satisfying arrangement.

I guess I was excited (and she seemed to share my excitement, too unless she was just being polite) that I thought she was giving me free reign of table centerpiece arrangements. Guess I was mistaken. LOL.

Anyways, I told her that I am here to assist her in anyway she needs. It's going to be HER special day and she'll have a certain idea of what she wants or would love to have. She won't have time to run around to get things done on that day itself. And as a good friend, it is my role to assist her and not BE the bridezilla.

That being said, I still went ahead and tried my hand to see what I could come up with. 

Pink oh pink

Yesterday at lunch time, I drove to Knox City to check out some flowers from the Fruits and Vege shop. Looking towards pinkish sort of theme, I bought a few cheap flowers to experiment with. 

10 hot pink roses for $4. 2 stocks of light pink and purple ish (possibly fuschia) flowers for $3 and those tiny sort of flower for $4. Total damage was only $11. If it didn't turn out well, I can just use it to 'flowerfy' my house! :)

My lunch yesterday at Breadtop; buns and mocha

And the night saw me 'playing' with flowers. I guess if I Googled or Youtube more on table arrangements, something awesome and doable will come up. However, this was just me, trying my hand at whatever flowers I had and seeing what I could come up with.

It was a bit tough 'cos I realised I didn't have many things to compliment the flowers or add on to the sparse looking table top. I didn't set a theme except to think of pink and hence, it showed. As you can see from the below pictures, looks pretty empty.

I think getting loose flower petals to throw around the top of table top would add so much more soft, romantic feel covering the empty looking table. Did a mock table number with guest names' design.

#1 a vase of flower with two frames, one of table number and the other picture of the couple with two tealights

#2 Ferrero Rochere placed about (perhaps, stick heart shape papers atop mamogram with the couple's initials)

#3 Change of flower arrangements; roses with paper doily wrapped about vase

#4 How about a tree with ornament or adorned with lovey cutesie stuff with different sorts of flowers


Idea #1 Love for all seasons
I did think of a four seasons themed table centerpiece. Each table would be arranged accordingly to the season or any elements/objects that represents that season. So, say if it's winter theme, the table top would be filled with white feathers either with light blue or dark blue ones to represent snow and wintry look. There'll be a a few vases or glasses of flowers in it.

Spring table could be filled with colourful, vibrant colours to give the happy, cheery Spring has arrived feel. You get the gist of it.

Idea #2 Individual themed tables
I was trying to get an idea what the couple have in common or likes to do together but my friend sounded rather clueless. Lol. And this idea just popped into my mind and I thought it'll be interesting. 

'Cos my friend's fiancé's parents place have all sort of interesting ornaments. So, I said, 'why not make each table a theme of it's own?' Scatter flower petals around the table top and put a few cutesie ornaments ie teddy bears, or star wars character or any cartoon or adorable ornament as part of the centerpiece.

All in all, first and foremost, the bride-to-be has to set a theme first. Once that's done, then it'll be easier to get ideas and work around it. If not, it's pictures after pictures and 1001 ideas with the sky being the limit.

Might try out more ideas this weekend. We shall see...

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