September 28, 2011

No Glass. No Candles. No Problem.

Yesterday I spoke with a fellow wedding blogger (Lovely Little Adventure) who was having trouble deciding on centerpieces for her wedding. Her reception is going to be in a beautiful barn, so she loved the idea of using wine bottles and mason jars for decoration. However, her venue doesn't allow glass (or candles for that matter.)

So, I went on a mission to find some alternative centerpiece ideas that do NOT use candles or glass. It's a bit of a challenge, but it can definitely be done!

Option #1: Metal Containers. They're cute and rustic looking, but polished enough that they fit in at an elegant wedding. I love all the different colors!

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Option #2: Wood Containers. I think these are so gorgeous! They're perfect for a barn wedding and are simple and elegant at the same time.


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Option #3: Can Centerpieces. Aren't these so much fun? I love the rustic, vintage feeling they have. The rusted up can and the elegant flowers are such an odd combination that somehow just works. 

  Option #4: Birdcages. This is a really fun, vintage idea. Get some birdcages (or lanterns) and fill them with flowers! The look awesome, and have big "wow" factor!

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Photos courtesy of Style Me Pretty Elizabeth Anne Designs, and My Life As I Know It

Hope that helps, Ashley! If you guys have any other great suggestions, I love to hear them :)

4 comments:

Ann-Kay said...

She could decorate with tree grates or wicker baskets or make vases from bark, straw or wine corks. How about paper boxes? Stores like Ross or TJ Maxx sell them but they can easily be made from empty juice boxes covered with pretty paper or fabric. It's fast, inexpensive and eco friendly. Another option is to use doily lanterns or lace luminaries with electric tealights instead of real ones. The possibilities are endless :)

el.vi. said...

Oohhh Looove the wooden ones...that is so unique!

Ashley said...

Shardi, you are FANTASTIC!!! :) Thank you sooooo much for all the new exciting ideas! I love the vintage stuff and the wooden vases! Wood would be perfect for a barn wedding! Why didn't I think of that?

Thank you SOOooOOOOo much!

<3 Ash

Lioness said...

Now you make me want to plan a wedding just to try out some of these ideas

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