Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Warm Glow of Elegance

Centerpieces can be used to add a pop of color, to reflect personal style, or to create a mood. When we think of centerpieces, many of us think of flowers. Although flowers always seem to be the popular choice for centerpieces and decor, budget will play a part in whether you have roses or carnations, hydrangea or daisies. Sometimes our favorite flowers aren't in season and we find ourselves spending double per stem just to have them shipped in from another county.

When working with clients on a budget I always suggest candlelight. Not only is it a cost saving idea, but it adds a warm glow, and creates a romantic setting for you and your guests. If you have a venue with high ceilings try using taller pillar candles and remember that you don't have to use white or ivory candles. Spice it up and find candles that match your color scheme. You can also add satin ribbon sashes around your candles, rhinestones and even photos of you and your fiancé.

Remember, centerpieces don't stop at flowers. Create something that reflects you and your personal style. The more you can do yourself, the more green you will save in the end!

*Photo Candle Wrap Instructions (Courtesy of HGTV.com)

*Beaded Candle Wrap Instructions (Courtesy of HGTV.com)

*Unscented Pillar Candles (Tons of colors to choose from)

1 comment:

Marie Reed said...

Your blog is just gorgeous!The design is so soft and elegant! It makes blogging more fun!


With this blog I plan to share my knowledge of the event planning world, whether its style trends, etiquette, or cost saving tips, I will cover it all. I also want to open the lines of communication with other professionals, soon-to-be brides or anyone else interested in what I have to say.

If you have a question about an upcoming event, need some advice or recommendations, please feel free to email me and I will respond to your request with a blog entry, unless you would prefer to have your question addressed privately.

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