Centerpiece Ideas: Inspired by Weddings

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As a part-time wedding photographer, I am always interested to see what sorts of fancy things my friends who hire me end up creating to decorate their tables. The most recent of my brides asked me if she might borrow my circular drill bit to make decorations for her reception. She was inspired by the image above, which was a DIY centerpiece at my own dining room table. See what table decorations she made after the jump.

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The loveliest of her decorations did not involve the drill bit at all. The groom's family owns an apple orchard, from which fallen trees were sliced into cookies that served as platters for mason jar candle holders and even the wedding cheesecake. I think this would be a perfect display piece for your family's favorite Thanksgiving pie, or simply for candles as shown in the above image.

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To make custom candle holders like the first photo and the photo below, the bride and I used a two-inch circular drill bit which matched the diameter of the candle holders we had both found. Tea lights or votive candles nestled inside the clear candle holders create a warm glow that, together with the wooden logs, create a cozy atmosphere perfect for the holidays!

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Images: Amanda Johnson

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