Entries in birch (3)
Burlap and birch... I like the sound of that. Kind of like Pearls and Lace, the name of the florist who put together this lovely combination for Natasha and Zac's wedding last weekend. I cannot wait to see the pro pics (I sound like a broken record since I always say that!) but here are a few I shot. I love the simple combination of the cylinders, paired with the baby's breath. The color scheme is muted, but the textures! Oh man, I love the textures!
The best thing about the birch is that it was cut with love by the mother of the bride.
We used a 10.5" cylinder for the birch, and a 7" cylinder for the burlap and candle.The easy trick to the burlap candle is to use extra wide burlap "ribbon" that has wire in it, so it is much more manageable.
These cylindrical beauties were from Gretchen & Chuck's wedding at Earle Brown Heritage Center last Friday. It was a picture perfect day, and soon I will be blogging their Instagram photos. But for now, enjoy these super easy cylinders.
We used the cylinders in conjunction with floral and other cool elements, such as the birch stumps and cut off wine bottles. Here you can see a cylinder with a floating garden rose. I love having the versatility of height the glass cylinder can offer. I think a lot of people feel you have to fill them all the way to the top. I think having the rose at the bottom of the cylinder is more impactful than if we had floated it higher up.
To wrap the burlap around the cylinder was so easy! Thanks to Pearls & Lace for these amazing centerpieces. Take burlap "ribbon" in the width that you want, wrap it around and adhere with hot glue, double sided tape or small corsage pins.
As it got darker, the lights transformed the room. I love the combo of the mercury glass and cylinder. The texture in the mercury glass mimics the burlap.
I love birch! I love the feel and texture and color it provides. It can be natural and modern at the same time. (It would be a great addition to my all white wedding where I use the rice cylinders...)
I can't take credit for these cylinders, Debbie of Distinctly Debbie created this set for the last Independent Wedding Association wedding fair. I saw them and immediately thought, "CYLINDER THURSDAY!" and she graciously agreed to let me post them.
I actually think it would be amazing to wrap the cylinders in birch bark and then place a candle inside like a birch luminary. Or mix birch branch cylinders with cylinders full of white pillar candles instead of floating. Or put moss in the bottom of the cylinder and have the branches sitting on top of the moss, then reaching out of the cylinder. Birch probably deserves a few more Cylinder Thursday entries.