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I’ll be honest—centerpieces were not something I had a clear vision on for a long time. I knew there would be beautiful flowers in milk glass vases, but besides that, I really wasn’t sure. I probably looked at hundreds of centerpiece ideas on Pinterest, but nothing was really working with our New England, spring, rustic-ish, vintage-y theme. Our centerpieces ended up being a collaboration between my mom and me—this was another wedding-related decision that Mr. T graciously bowed out of. The two of us discussed a few ideas and two that stuck were wood and brass.
L: Photo by Julie Massie via Wedding Chicks; R: Photo by Kate Holstein via Elizabeth Anne Designs
I’m really not sure how we came to this conclusion. Writing about it now makes it sound pretty random—but it works! Even though they seem slightly unusual, vintage brass animal figures are relatively easy to find in thrift stores, at flea markets, and on Etsy. I’ve amassed a collection of dozens of different animals including deer, cats, elephants, a shark, a whale, and a whole family of ducks. Depending on their size, we plan to place one or two on each table. The brass animals add some shine with their brassy, gold color, as well as tons of whimsy! Here are a few from my collection:
Unfortunately my cricket is missing an antennae, but he’s still one of my favorites. For the wood slices, my mom got in touch with a local tree trimmer and asked him if he could slice up some tree trunks that were headed to the chipper, and he sold them to her for a small cost. While I was at my parents’ house recently for my bridal shower, my mom and I put together a quick mock-up of what the centerpieces would look like.
My mom also made our table numbers in a pottery class she took at our local community college. They look like crooked little barns and they are all slightly different. Some will stand on the wood slice like this and some will have a skewer to be stuck into the vase. We used tulips for our mock-up because that’s what we had left over from the shower. I used my amateur Photoshop skills to show what the flowers will look more like.
Now we’re talking! I think this centerpiece display strikes a good balance between the rustic, fancy, and whimsical elements. Since all of these pieces were collected over months and months, I’m really not sure how much money we spent on them, but I am hoping to sell many of the pieces after our wedding.
Did you do a trial run of your centerpieces?
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