Monday, October 3, 2011

Wedding Reception Part 2

The bride and groom went on a Caribbean honeymoon, so my huge collection of seashells found their way into large glass vases. I am fascinated by the array of whites, creams, and blush colors of seashells, not to mention the textures.
 At the wedding, the beautiful bride wore an elegant gown of lace  with sparkles, so added to the seashells was a little vintage ba-da bling from my jewelry box. It's the "use what you have" decorating style. 

Adding real white roses to the arrangements provided for an elegant and cohesive feel. I didn't want a bright pop of color that would take away from the seashells, and picture displays. The roses were tucked inside small vase, placed in the larger vase. Yes, a vase in a vase.


Silver candleabras and mercury glass candle holders were added to some of the tables, another touch of elegance. Every table did not look exactly the same. For me, it adds interest, and again....use what you have.
Have a blessed week,
Ele

10 comments:

Maija said...

So beautiful and very clever!!

NanaDiana said...

It is beautiful- a great themed wedding! xo Diana

ancient one said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty... I loved it.. I love seashells..

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow Ele this is so beautiful. And the bride of course is gorgeous. What a wonderful idea to decorate the trays that way. They are just vintagey loveliness! Beautiful creativity.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog too. It was nice to hear from you.
Blessings,
Debbie

Judi said...

Hi Ele
You did a great job decorating the outdoor wedding...and I also like the idea of using different types of similar accessories. It does make it more interesting...love it. The bling go well with all the shells too.

It looks like the day was a lovely one..beautiful weather for a beautiful day.

Judi

Faded Plains said...

The decor is so pretty...and it looks like it was an amazing day too.

Blue Turtle said...

I prefer church wedding. But I can't resist and love garden wedding. I'm torn into two.

J. Harp
writer @ Murano Chandeliers

Love Where You LIve said...

Love the tall vases filled with seashells! And what a nice touch, adding the jewels for a little sparkle. Lovely!

Shirl said...

Hello Ele, the wedding reception is just beautiful! Hope you are doing well, I'm so sorry for all the floods in your area. It looked just awful, I feel for the poeple that were flooded.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Love Where You Live said...

Love the added sparkle to the shells.
Very pretty! And speaking of pretty, check out the Pillow GiveAwy I'm hosting. Happy Holidays!