First off, the sample setup. The bride specifically requested for hydrangeas, and thankfully Lex and I were able to source these. I learned though that fresh flowers are really tricky. Their availability depends on the weather, the farm's disposition, transportation, etc. For the setup, I was able to get hydrangeas that had bluish/purplish flowers.
|Hydrangeas are lovely, aren't they? They're also very thirsty flowers. I learned though that they can last for quite a long time even when cut, as long as they're in water.|
I also thought of using stickered bottles for the centerpieces. The decals used had nice romantic words and graphics. I hadn't quite seen these at a setup before (then again, I don't look around that much), but then I just liked the idea. The bride agreed. :-)
I used jute string to hang a sparse curtain of blue beads (for the blue element of her wedding motif), and put in these decorative ceramic balls. The bride actually suggested these in her pegs. I love the way candles can totally change how a simple setup looks, so I learned how to make floating candles, and got some ceramics and glassware.
|The sample rustic bouquet, and the setup from top view. The bride vetoed the dried tree-stuff on the table.|
My next post will be how the actual wedding setup turned out. :-)