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#11 beth

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    Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:27 PM

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    Our location is also going to be very breezy, so I am also planning to use the battery operated votives with LED lights. I just want to be able to light them and forget about them... Plus, some LED varieties are waterproof, so you can submerge them in water with flowers, float them on something in the pool, etc.

    Where are you purchasing your battery operated votives from?

    #12 futureeilen

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      Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:19 PM

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      Where are you purchasing your battery operated votives from?
      Amazon.com has the regular battery-operated votives that are not waterproof but do "flicker" like real candles: Amazon.com: Set of 12 Battery Operated Realistic Flickering Flame Tealight Candles Flameless / Smokeless: Everything Else

      Here are the LED lights on Amazon - I have not bought them yet, but have played around with them on loan from a friend... Amazon.com: Submersible FloraLytes - White (Pack of 10): Everything Else

      Search Amazon.com for "submersible floralytes". I think that's the major brand for this type of light. You can also get ones that scroll through several colors.

      The lights also look great with these: Decor N More Water Pearls
      Hard to tell on the website what they actually are, but basically they start as little hard beads (think caviar-size), and when you add water they expand to be almost the size of small marbles! They're sort of a stiff gel ball. You can put them in vases with water/flowers or even alone in a small fishbowl with a couple of LED lights - they look great! They reflect a lot of light and sort of glow, so they'd be great to add lighting to a night reception.
      I have a friend who owns an import/export home decor company, so he gave me samples of the Water Pearls (and LED lights) to try. Very cool. And since they're so tiny to start, they're easy to transport!

      Sorry this got so long - good luck! I'll try to post a picture of the lights with the Water Pearls soon - just need to find my card reader...!
      Anaiah

      #13 MelanieS

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        Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:23 PM

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        This is good to know. I was planning on bringing votives for my EDR wedding in February to put on my reception tables, but may not now. We are getting married at Gazebo 55 and having our reception at the White Gazebo on the beach.
        Do you know if the tikki torches will stay lit on the beach?
        I saw tikki torches at various places on the beach and at the bars - I don't think you'll have any problems with them at all.

        #14 beth

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          Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:25 PM

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          Originally Posted by futureeilen
          Amazon.com has the regular battery-operated votives that are not waterproof but do "flicker" like real candles: Amazon.com: Set of 12 Battery Operated Realistic Flickering Flame Tealight Candles Flameless / Smokeless: Everything Else

          Here are the LED lights on Amazon - I have not bought them yet, but have played around with them on loan from a friend... Amazon.com: Submersible FloraLytes - White (Pack of 10): Everything Else

          Search Amazon.com for "submersible floralytes". I think that's the major brand for this type of light. You can also get ones that scroll through several colors.

          The lights also look great with these: Decor N More Water Pearls
          Hard to tell on the website what they actually are, but basically they start as little hard beads (think caviar-size), and when you add water they expand to be almost the size of small marbles! They're sort of a stiff gel ball. You can put them in vases with water/flowers or even alone in a small fishbowl with a couple of LED lights - they look great! They reflect a lot of light and sort of glow, so they'd be great to add lighting to a night reception.
          I have a friend who owns an import/export home decor company, so he gave me samples of the Water Pearls (and LED lights) to try. Very cool. And since they're so tiny to start, they're easy to transport!

          Sorry this got so long - good luck! I'll try to post a picture of the lights with the Water Pearls soon - just need to find my card reader...!
          Perfect! Thanks!!
          Are you going to place them in frosted votive holders?
          I think that's what I'm leaning towards. I bought some printable clear stickers to print our logo on and have them set at our reception tables.

          #15 futureeilen

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            Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:40 PM

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            Perfect! Thanks!!
            Are you going to place them in frosted votive holders?
            I think that's what I'm leaning towards. I bought some printable clear stickers to print our logo on and have them set at our reception tables.
            That sounds so cute! I love that idea. Unfortunately, I already bought a bunch of little short juice glasses from Crate and Barrel (similar to these, but they were $.50 each! I couldn't pass up that deal... http://www.crateandb....1&SearchPage=1

            I think I will put some sort of transparent paper or fabric around them so the light can come through but they don't just look like plain glass with a light in them. Maybe add some sand? I don't know. I'm trying to incorporate the Water Pearls into the middle centerpiece of each table, with 3-4 glasses/candles around that in a circle. *shrug* We'll see!

            What else are you putting with the candles? Are they part of a centerpiece on the reception tables?
            Anaiah

            #16 NewOrleansbride

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              Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:21 PM

              I went ahead and bought all the candles and candle holders. My inspiration was from the photos below. So I will have three tall cylinder candle holders with white floating candles and pink orchid blossoms floating in the vases below the candles and multiple votive candles around the table. Black river rocks will surround all the candles on the table. I want to find champagne colored table cloths (although this is moving lower on my to do list since I only have 2 months left and a lot of stuff to carry down to Mexico!). Once I have all the supplies I will do a "dry run" and try to set it up as I envision it looking at the reception just to make sure everything will work together- I'll post pictures once I have them.

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              #17 beth

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                Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:31 AM

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                That sounds so cute! I love that idea. Unfortunately, I already bought a bunch of little short juice glasses from Crate and Barrel (similar to these, but they were $.50 each! I couldn't pass up that deal... http://www.crateandb....1&SearchPage=1

                I think I will put some sort of transparent paper or fabric around them so the light can come through but they don't just look like plain glass with a light in them. Maybe add some sand? I don't know. I'm trying to incorporate the Water Pearls into the middle centerpiece of each table, with 3-4 glasses/candles around that in a circle. *shrug* We'll see!

                What else are you putting with the candles? Are they part of a centerpiece on the reception tables?
                That sounds lovely!
                We are just doing the votoves. Since our reception is outside on the beach, I figured I could go minimal with the decorations since the atmosphere will be so beautiful. We are just going to place some tea lights at each table and call it a day.




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