Tuesday, December 9, 2008

DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces

I'm really excited about skipping the vendor route and doing most, if not all, of our wedding stuff ourselves. I'm a pretty hands-on kind of girl and a wee bit of a control freak so there was never any question about this being a DIY wedding. I also like simplicity which makes this centerpiece trend ideal for me. For a long time I didn't even think I would have flowers for the wedding. And then I thought wouldn't it be fun to go around to all of my folks' neighbors the day before and ask if I can have some flowers from their gardens. My parents live in an itty bitty, New England town where there are a lot of Colonial houses and gorgeous gardens. We've been there for a million years and my mom is in the garden club so it wouldn't be too hard to gather beautiful bouquets. Just in case I can't collect enough I'll probably take a quick swing by Trader Joes for some extra buds. My mother and I both collect jars of every shape and size and I would love to just put a mish mash of jars on each table. I imagine a million jars full of candles too. Even though it's a big trend these days, I think it's pretty and classic enough to work in a couple of years too.




And my perfect bouquet:


From Snippet and Ink's board for the always amazing Katie

7 comments:

Jenny.Lee said...

Love the natural deconstructed feel of the bouquet. It's gorgeous.

heather said...

That is awesome that you have neighbors with gardens! Perfect!

S the designer bride said...

i'll be using mason jars too! lots of them with candles in it on a 30meter long mirror table runner and some with flowers, pink and black.

Amanda said...

I'm all about the mason jars. To me, they will never go out of style.

Miss Trini said...

I have wedding envy.
Perfect flowers. If only my boy had agreed to floral centrepieces to begin with!

Broke-ass Bride said...

I love the bouquet! so beautiful

desert bride said...

in case you need more, i have *boxes* of post wedding jars still loitering on the side of my house...