Next up, centerpieces (and apologies for the crappily-lit, poor background cell phone photography). That's why I am so glad I have the professionals taking care of the final shots at the wedding. I may only be an intermediate crafter, but my pictures don't do any of this stuff justice!
I am skipping a lot of flowers at my ceremony (it'll be dark for most of my January evening beach reception anyway), and am doing beachy lanterns as the centerpieces. These will be surrounded by all white shells, and menus, placecards, and maracas will add pops of color. I bought the lanterns at Ikea for $7 each (getting them to MX will be the biggest challenge). I also bought the white pillar candles at Ikea for $3.50 each, then wrapped them in a ribbon and raffia, and attached a white finger starfish. Should add some nice light to the tables under the stars (and will save me gobs of cash over flowers)!