ok, odd as it sounds, the center of my table has a large cone-ish shaped tin vase, with red wrapping paper around it. inside is tissue sticking out, and in that... is popcorn! its a cheapo solution (and I LOVE POPCORN) to a snack for the many kids/adults to have available for that hour when the bar is open but the wedding party hasnt arrived yet. its so close to dinner i didnt want any filling hors deurves, and we are showing a mini slideshow so it sort of fits into the 'movie' theme.
but, I want to 'beautify' the popcorn a bit, and I was thinking of making the vase filled with a huge mound of popcorn balls dyed red or pink or something... kind of flower like. ANY ideas?
to give you an idea of the look, the table cloth is red, and on either side of the popcorn vase are bottles of wine, sorounded by real grapes and real apples and red and pale pink tissue paper roses scattered.
ok, I had the bottle cutter, but it was just too finicky.
My mom does stained glass, and has a real glass cutter. she first puts black electricians tape around below she wants to cut as a guide. then scores it with the glass cutter. a bottle cutter should do the same, but she doesnt have one where she lives and learned the trick after I got rid of mine. (thank god she was persistant in making this work... I would have given up).
so, after its scored, she fills the sink with ice cold water. lights a candle, runs it around the score mark till the bottle is hot (a minute?) then drops the bottle carefully in cold water and CRACK. instant two pieces.
she also uses a dremel to sand them (1/10th the time as sandpaper). right now, I have 15 vases of yellowtail wine bottles made into candleholders, waiting for my wedding centerpieces!!!
there is no boding, its sort of a fitted stretchy mock neck style top, lace applique over/under the bust, that zips up the back.
exact same seams as a fitted tshirt.
I know it sounds odd. I figure there is enough fabric I can cut straight across the chest, under the arm pits, and across the back (but above a bra) and do some sort of seam. I am hoping the fact its stretchy and fitted with a zipper, that it will hold it up.
I'll be making wine jelly and spiced honey in jars for our guests, tea sachets for the grandmas and cookies for the children.
For a while I was considering making bottle stoppers out of corks, screws and clay, but not everyone attending drinks wine.
I saw one creative wedding where the bride and groom where a chef and baker, and got everyone a wooden spoon with a design painted onto the handle. It was neat because when ever the guest wanted them to kiss, they used the wooden spoon to tap the table. there was also alot of joking in the photos with people pretending to run after each other with the spoon (to spank, etc).