Category: votive

Sweetheart Table Idea: Purple & Gold, X’s and O’s

We love a classic sweetheart tableyou know, a table with two chairs for the newlyweds instead of a head table–especially when it is beautifully decked out and paired with a gorgeous color palette. If you want a more intimate seating arrangement, consider a sweetheart table: here’s one sweetheart table idea we spotted that we know you’ll love. It features purple, gold, and adorable floral x and o chair signs. What do you think?

Sweetheart Table Idea

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via every last detail, spotted here | photos: bumby photography + design by l.i.f.e. events

A sweetheart table doesn’t have to be complicated to be elegant. Take this one for example: it has a pretty color palette of purple with a splash of metallic gold, along with white flower X and O chair signs to soften the look. The incredible tablecloth pulls this look together and adds texture, while the mercury glass votive candles and stemware draw in rich, earthy tones. A simple low profile centerpiece finishes the look with simple white rose blooms inside a vintage-inspired vase.

What do you think of this look?

xo
-E.

DIY Floral Display

Hello, hello! Happy Thursday! If you’re looking for DIY wedding inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! After spending time ooh-ing and aah-ing over one very lovely flower display, we decided to break it down – piece-by-beautiful-piece – into one very do-able idea you can try at home. This floral display is soft and elegant, will wow your guests, and incorporates a few delightful finds like baby’s breath, white and blush roses, candles, glass bottles, and vases. PLUS, to make this display even sweeter, we’ve compiled a shopping list for those hard-to-find accent pieces (like french galvanized vases and cone-shaped glass bottles). Ready to get started? Read on to get the full scoop!

First, here’s the awe-inspiring look, created by bride Caitlyn via Style Me Pretty (photos by Raw Photo Design, floral design by Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design):

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photo by raw photo design

diy floral display

photo by raw photo design

Where to Buy

Below is a visual shopping list. Click on an image below to see where to buy (note: the links direct to Amazon, wherein we are an affiliate; however, feel free to shop wherever you wish!)

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How To: DIY Floral Display

First and foremost, you’ll need to create this DIY floral display with baby’s breath and a mixture of both white and blush roses. Simply place the roses in silver mint julep vases and french galvanized vases along the back (in a row). Next, create a stunning visual with glass bottles – varying styles preferred – placed in front of the vases and filled with sprigs of baby’s breath. We recommend tying in unique glass bottle styles like round, cone, bulb, and “ms. b” style (all represented above). Finally, place tea lights or votive candles in glass candle holders, place in front of the glass bottles, and light. (Note: We recommend using long-burning candles so the display will look great all evening long.) Voilà – you’re done!

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Happy Planning!


-E.

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

Ever wondered how to make hanging mason jar lanterns? Want to light up your reception space with jar lanterns but you aren’t sure how to make them secure enough for hanging? Today, we’re showing you the easiest way to make hanging mason jar lanterns on how to make hanging mason jar lanterns that are both secure and easy to DIY… and all it takes is a few simple supplies! Read on to find out more…

hanging mason jar lantern

How to Make Hanging Mason Jar Lanterns

To make hanging mason jar lanterns, you’ll need the following:

mason jars (preferably with 2.25″ opening) which can be bought at a local grocery store or here

mason jar lantern kits (by midwest finds) – 3 sets for $10

long burning votive candles OR LED votives

– vase filler: consider sand, water beads, colorful ice rock gems, seashells, or clear ice gems

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Steps

1. Secure wire lantern kit + chain to top of jar
2. Fill 1/3 of jar with vase filler of your choice
3. Place candle on top of vase filler
4. Hang lantern at wedding reception or line pathways to light up the night

EB TIP: Make extra (non-hanging) jars as lanterns and add tags to give away as wedding favors. Guests will love ’em!

Alternate: Day to Night Decor

Fill with water + add flowers of your choice during the day; at night, add a floating candle to the water.

hanging mason jar lantern

hanging mason jar lantern

hanging mason jar lantern

(Pssst. If you’re using as a vase, read how to arrange flower like a pro here!)

Happy Planning!


-E.