I’m pretty amazed how quickly Joy was able to put together the concept behind this table and was blown away once I saw the saw finished product. It was a pretty simple project and next time we will definitely have a break down of the whole process from start to finish with a guide, but I hope the amazing images taken by Jesse and Whitney of Our Labor of Love will give you a pretty good idea of what went into it. The supplies we used to create the centerpiece were bendable wire from lowes, 3 different shade of burlap, and a glue gun. We cut the wires in 20′ inch strips and twisted the different strips of burlap around the wires hot gluing in between twists and at the ends to secure the fabric. We made about 25 pieces to create the centerpiece above and only spent about $15 on fabric and still had a lot left over, so if your looking for a cheaper alternative to fresh flowers than the centerpiece above might me a good option for you. Joy collected sticks from outside and twisted the pieces of burlap covered wire around sticks and beeswax candles. We also had a some mini birch logs laying around, so we incorporated those to hold the thicker beeswax candles and our table number.
We took fishing wire and strung antique chandlier crystals on the ends of the branches to add a little bling. This of course is optional and may not work depending on your vision for the day, but it is a great way to add a bit of glamour without it being over the top. Abany of Brown Linen Goods created the placecards and table number with kraft paper. The table number is actually just a simple piece of kraft paper with strips of antique hymnal paper glued around the edge, but I love how it complements the rustic feel perfectly.
We decided to add a few pinecones to give it a bit more of woodland/rustic feel and Joy found some great discounted fleckled gold votives at Cost Plus to surround the centerpiece with.
Overall, we were very pleased with the final result and forever grateful to Jesse and Whitney of Our Labor of Love who took time out of their busy schedule to shoot the table for us and the yummy resturant, Parish, for letting us borrow their beautiful building for the day.
[Images c/o Our Labor of Love]