I have fallen in love with the timeless and classic vintage look that milk glass vases offer for use with wedding flowers. I’ve been out gathering interesting pieces at flea markets and estate sales to be used as centerpieces for weddings here in the Columbus, Ohio area…. and wanted to write this post to share these pictures with you of what I have collected and to share ideas of how awesome they can look on your table tops.
Milk glass vases are often very small, so I love the idea of grouping three vases of various shapes and heights together to create volume, especially on large tables seating 8 or more. Using a monochromatic color scheme, as shown here where yellow lilies, roses, and craspedia were used helps tie all of the vases together and unify them.
Photo source: Events in the City
Here’s another one that I’m crazy about… found on Country Living’s website. The warm peach-red tones used in this sweet collection are so elegant and simple. What strikes me most about this arrangement of vases, aside from the wonderful warm color scheme is that each one has a different texture: the dots, the fluted and ruffled look of others, and the grape pattern, which I’ve seen lots of when perusing flea markets lately.
Dahlias are one of my favorite selections for wedding flowers. I love the way they’ve used them here with the whispy seeded material and a few leaves which spill over the edges.
Photo source: stylemepretty
I adore this soft and delicate purple & green arrangement. It includes echinops, allium, scabiosa, and queen anne’s lace, all of which are typically used more as filler flowers, and giving a sort of shabby chic style to the table tops. Photo source unknown.
Finding creative ways to dress up rectangular tables in a way that gives continuity and flow to the table top can be a challenge. These small milk glass vases are perfect for this application because they are small enough yet decorative enough to allow for very minimal quantities of flowers used per vase while still looking fabulous.
Photo source: roseredandlavender
And here are a couple more arrangements in milk glass that I think are so sweet. This one is a great example that ivory flowers CAN be used in white vases. You may be hesitant to use white vases if one of your wedding colors is ivory, but white and ivory can be absolutely beautiful paired together, and no one is going to notice if your wedding dress is ivory that your vases are white.
Photo source: Exquisite Designs Blog
Photo source: theknot.com
These are the vases that I currently own, which are all available for rent for your wedding flowers:
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