Centerpiece Proof of Concept

by Melissa on April 13, 2011

Last week I showed you what has been arriving on our doorstep.  Well, this week I’d like your thoughts on some of our centerpiece ideas.  Our guests will be seated at picnic tables, so this is a fairly accurate depiction, but the picnic tables are 13 inches longer than the table pictured below. 

First I made a burlap table runner using some Stitch Witchery, which basically allows you to create a clean edge without sewing anything.  Just an iron and some of the stitch witchery stuff.  It was a quick process.

However, it was also an epic fail.  I made it way too wide:

2011_03_19 14_17_46 Wedding Designing Progress (tables)My too-wide burlap table runner, over a brown tablecloth from LinenTablecloth.com

So, I folded it under for the time being to make it narrower.  And I put the first of our centerpiece items on the table.  Remember last week when I showed you a box and said that what was in that box really makes me love the internet? 

2011_03_16 18_47_29 Wedding Designing Progress (tables)  What is in the box?

 

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Pumpkins!

Well, they’re plastic pumpkins.  For the wedding,  we’d have real pumpkins, the really tiny kind.  So, above, the pumpkins are pictured on the now folded-under burlap table runner. 

So, here are some of my setups, using floating candles, votive candles, and small bowls of Reeses Pieces, keeping in line with our autumn color scheme:

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Pumpkins on ends, two floating candles, and a bowl of Reeses Pieces in the middle

 

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Bowls of Reeses Pieces on the ends, two floating candles, two pumpkins in the middle.  This one looks a little cluttered to me, but remember, our tables will be 13 inches longer than this.  I was also considering some other fall-type fruit (wait, are pumpkins a fruit?), like gourds or something else in the center in addition to a pumpkin. 

 

2011_03_19 14_43_51 Wedding Designing Progress (tables) 

Bowls of Reeses Pieces on the ends, two floating candles, one pumpkin in the middle

 

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Bowls of Reeses Pieces on the ends, votive candles, and a pumpkin in the middle.  (No floating candles)

 

2011_03_19 14_50_52 Wedding Designing Progress (tables)

Pumpkins on ends, votive candles, and Reeses Pieces in the middle (again, no floating candles)

 

2011_03_19 14_51_43 Wedding Designing Progress (tables)

Pumpkins on the ends, votive candles, and a floating candle in the middle (no Reeses Pieces)

 

2011_03_19 14_54_46 Wedding Designing Progress (tables)

Floating candles on the ends, votive candles, and a pumpkin in the middle.

 

Which option do you like?  What other options should I consider?  Do you hate it?  Have other ideas?  Leave them in the comments!

Next up will be to see how our favors presentation will look on the tables. 

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