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star_inmypocket
« on: August 07, 2007 03:21:42 PM »

Ok, so I am getting married next January, our colors are dark brown and green, and I would love to do centerpieces with bare branches (small ones) in a vase or something. I just can't find any pics anywhere! I found this one pic (below) where they put like, dried vines in the vase with floating candles, and you could probably do something like that with twigs.. what do you think? Anyone see any pics?

I just found this pic, and I love this idea, without the blooms and the water, maybe with some of those crystals that were mentioned below:


Maybe something like this: But without the lanterns and in a glass vase with a green ribbon:


Or something like this: without the shells, a little different


And I love the vases with the floating candles, something like that, with the stems inside might look pretty too.


I dont mind at all taking a drive and getting some pretty manzanita stems, or spray painting some stems dark brown or something, any ideas?

Oh, and have you ever seen these? And if so, where? Or how are they made? They are balloon votives:



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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007 03:35:42 PM »

Hi (I never post but lurk A LOT)  Smiley

Congrats on the wedding.  I just had to mention I went to a wedding this past January and they had similar centerpieces, that were STUNNING.  She used beached or weather-worn branches.  she didn't have a color theme so every table was different so it looked like an enchanted forest (but I love your idea of one color to tie everything in too).  In my experience they were taller than normal centerpieces so they really had a nice effect, which is my only suggestion, go for the height (so its as visually stunning as it should be and doesn't come off as barren, if you know what I mean??). 

Anyway, I think you are on the right track, I've raved to everyone about the centerpieces at this wedding. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007 03:39:59 PM »

If you are willing to buy branches you should look for birch branches. They are dried out & you can get them at floral shops or probably Hobby Lobby. They are inexpensive and easy to work with.
If you do the cylinder vases with twigs in them here's some tips- use distilled water in the cylinders, get fresh curly willow to go in the vases. If you make them ahead of time you have to be careful if you use and actual flowers or other greenery in the vases- the curly willow will hold up fine indefinetly, the flowers & greens could easily rot.
I like the idea of the branches in the vase with a ribbon. I would go tall- It will fill out the space nicely without blocking the view on the tables. I don't know if you have any ideas for favors- arbor day foundation does little sapplings with messages especially for wedding favors- that could be a cute theme.
Hope this helps! I'm a florist, so I act like a know-it-all on this type of stuff. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 03:52:50 PM »

It says how to make 'em on the web page they were on.  It's actually ice.  Just scroll down to the bottom of the page with the title 'Balloon Votive.  But, you might be able to blow up a balloon and cover it in Vaseline or something like that and use like, Elmer's Glue and put a few coats of that on it, since it dries clear.  I could be wrong about trying the glue though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2007 03:53:48 PM »

Just a thought--I went to a winter wedding a few years ago where they had branches and such centerpieces.  The bridal table's branches had little Swarovski crystals wired on the tips and sparkled all evening.  I think she had clear and also some of the wedding colors.  It was really pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2007 04:12:35 PM »

We used to make the ice globe things in your picture.  Basically we would put one little balloon inside a slightly bigger balloon.  Blow the internal one up, and tie it off.  Then fill the outside one with water.  It can get a little messy.  Then set it out in the Minnesota winter.  Viola!  Ice votives!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2007 04:19:11 PM »

How about the first one with a green ribbon & sprinkle some paper leaves around at the bottom of it??


Not too sure on how to do the others.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2007 05:25:01 PM »

All of your comments are great! Thanks so much!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2007 07:37:55 PM »

A different feel, but we're doing something like this as ours, but I'm randomly wiring dark red & clear (our colors are red wine, black & silver) crystals to some of the tips of the branches.  Not too much...just a touch here & there.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007 09:55:43 PM »

Those are adorable! The birds are sweet. Are you just doing the branch with birds and crystals, or will they be in something? I really like the idea of wiring crystals to the tips. I'm so glad I posted this.
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