wedding centerpieces Archive

How to Preserve Leaves for Wedding Decor

Have you ever wondered how to preserve leaves to keep them looking vibrant and rich? Are you planning a fall wedding and hoping to incorporate fall foliage into your decor without the leaves turning brittle and lackluster? Well, you’re in luck: today, we’re showing you how to preserve leaves for fall wedding decor and you won’t believe how easy it is! Using a few simple techniques, you can keep your fall foliage looking freshly-picked all day long. Read on to find out how to preserve leaves PLUS view hand-picked fall wedding centerpieces we think you’ll love. Enjoy!

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How to Cut Wine Bottles for Candle Holders

Have you ever wondered how to cut wine bottles to re-purpose as candle holders? Today you’ll learn how to put old wine bottles to good use as re-usable candle holders. We love when wedding centerpieces make a statement (remember the cascading hydrangea table runner?) and these candles are no exception! They can be grouped together on tables for a romantic glow or placed along a path for a soft, ethereal light. After your wedding day, they can be reused on your patio while entertaining or in your love nest during a romantic dinner.

Read on for info on the candle holder tutorial, find out where to order handmade holders and learn an alternate idea you can do in less than a minute. Enjoy!

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Burlap Candle Holder + Vase

When you begin planning your wedding centerpieces, keep an eye out for accessories that offer multi-functionality. Accessories which offer dual functions will reduce your centerpiece set up time dramatically and eliminate clutter on your tables. This is especially useful when planning an outdoor wedding reception, as tables are typically smaller in size and space is limited. One of our favorite decor pieces which offers dual functionality is this rustic burlap candle holder + vase combination. By day, this burlap vase displays floral bouquets beautifully (tip: use wildflowers for added whimsy!). By night, replace the flowers with votive candles for a romantic glow at your reception site. The vase is re-purposed with handmade details by Sweet C’s Designs. It is wrapped in burlap and tied with jute ribbon for a rustic look. The vase can be customzes with small initials, a fleur de lis, a custom quote, or your wedding day for a personalized touch.

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DIY Teacup Candles

Happy Saturday! What’s that, you say? Fresh posts at EB? Why, yes – of course! Does your wedding planning come to a screeching halt because it’s the weekend? We didn’t think so! And, neither do we. Besides, we’re quite obsessed and it’s only natural to post as much as possible. ;)

If you’ve been an avid reader of EB (p.s. thanks + we love you) you may be aware that I (Emma here!) am in love with teacups. I frequent thrift shops, estate sales, and garage sales searching for the next perfect teacup to add to my collection. One problem? There are not nearly enough opportunities to show off the teacup collection. Today, however, we’re fixing that problem with a DIY to incorporate your chic collection AND a romantic centerpiece idea for your wedding. With a few supplies, you can make these darling DIY teacup candles – via Georgica Pond – for next to nothing using thrift store, garage sale, or estate sale teacups. Make meaningful candles for the head table by using teacups passed down from your grandmother.

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