|Reception photos courtesy of Choco Studio|
The rental company that I used for my linens, glasses and tableware had beautiful pearl cones on a table display at a bridal fair in 2011. When I requested them as a part of my order, I was shocked to find out that they were not for rent. Upon talking it over with management, they were charging me $40 to rent the only two they had and $200 to make any additional ones. Insane, right?
I decided to make them on my own for about $30/each. With the help of a couple of movie nights in and some of my bridesmaids, I was able to get all 25 made with time to spare.
I collaborated with my florist, Floramor, to create the beautiful arrangements in a donut shape to fit around the base of the cones on half of my tables, as shown in the second photo below. The tables with the tall centerpieces (shown above) were flanked by cones on either side that had petals sprinkled at the base.
The opalescence of the pearl and cream hue were exactly what I needed to marry the silver cool colors to the warm gold accents. They added the perfect elegant-classic touch I was looking for and make excellent giveaways. Though, I took most of them home to use as Christmas decor around the house. (Photos to come)
|Better view of the flora around the base of the pearl cones at Floramor’s first presentation for me. The blue/grey swatch was the linen I picked as you see in the reception photos.|
How to make pearl cones: Hot glue strands of ivory pearls (I bought them from Direct Craft and Ebay) starting at the top of a floral or craft cone and work your way around in circles making sure each strand is snug against the previous row. If you end up with white space, just cut off a pearl and fill in as necessary.