Oct 22, 2014

Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

So warm, so inviting...so you. You won't need a doctorate in design, just a passing knowledge of the amazing transformation taking place every September through November - maple trees that dazzle us with shades of chestnut brown, antique bronze, copper and crimson red. It's a lousy time to be indoors. No lovely leaves to decorate with? Below is a weathered piece of wood, serving as a simple rustic platter for a variety of golden pillars and candles, fresh wheat, and green and purple grapes. Huckleberry branches with faux green, red or beautiful mauve berries would make this perfect!

fall candle centerpiece
  
 
 
 
 
Fall painted Mason jars, available in dark taupe, olive, peach and cream for $32 at Etsy. 
 
fall wedding favor ideas
 
rustic fall centerpieces
 
 
 
fall wedding centerpiece
 
The easiest, most elegant fall centerpiece of all.  How many vintage wine glasses (some of them exquisitely hand etched) have you passed over at garage sales and thrift stores for less than 50 cents each? 
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Oct 18, 2014

Personalized Origami Flowers

My favorite find on Etsy today - personalized origami flowers - dipped in champagne gold acrylic paint and embellished (inside and out) with your names, the date of your wedding or anniversary, and the sweetest words you ever heard him say, "I love you." Have this set of five origami flowers - two large and three petite - finished in the center with beautiful cream, black or gold pearls. Button centers, also available, add a rustic touch. These don't have stems, and this charming set of five will cost you $28. Don't want to spend that kind of cash on paper flowers? They are incredibly easy and inexpensive to make. Once you learn how, you'll be designing beautiful bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. Here's a great tutorial on how to create your own origami flower bouquet.