When I return from a shopping trip and Steven looks at what I have (usually from a second hand store) I get the “eye roll.” Then I get the “really?” Although he is super creative, he’s still a guy that just doesn’t see what I see until I put it together. I bought 6 of these milk glass bowls because I thought that they would make perfect center piece accessories for florals. I love that milk glass hides all of the stems and mess underneath it. I also came home with a few vintage tin cans, some blue glass bottles from Hobby Lobby and some real stem florals. I do like to style shoots and I am not always able to get a florist that will volunteer their flowers for the shoots so I have to improvise. The plus side to using high end florals that are not real is that although they aren’t as cheap as silk flowers, they look real and I can use them in the studio and around my house. I love love love flowers! I found these at Hobby Lobby and I am in love with them.
Here is what Steven saw when I arrived home:
This is what he watched me do and what the final products were. He said that he was amazed at how beautiful they turned out. I guess that in my head they turned out just the way I pictured that it would, so I didn’t think that others might not see how easy it would be, hence this post. I also wanted to show brides that are on a budget that although I highly recommend using a florist (highly) that if you needed to do something, don’t cut corners with the quality of the flowers. You don’t want to see the fabric. You can also use so so many different things to set the in for center pieces for the head table or guest tables at the reception. Keep your eyes open. Remember that the higher they are, the harder it is for the guests at the table to see each other.
I do have these available for rent – not the florals just the containers – along with many tea party type of vintage dishes, etc. Contact me if you are interested in renting them for your styled shoot or your wedding or event.