So, back when the Pilot and I were trying to figure out what we were going to do for our centerpieces (see: no flowers), we couldn’t agree on a design.
I had this brilliant idea to use lanterns. He agreed (score). Now, the question was, how do we use these lanterns? Do we hang them, connect them to dowels? What?
So, we agreed to hang them. But after much thought, we still felt that our tables were going to be bleh (technical term) and plain. So, we were back to square one. Then, I found this great photo as inspiration.
Image courtesy of studio3z photography
I loved the idea of semi-hanging them from dowel rods, so they had the appearance of a true centerpiece, but were still hanging. And, we would still be able to light them up. So, all excited, I share it with the Pilot. Boom. Shot down like a bad pick-up line. His feedback? It looked too much like traditional Chinese lanterns. Yeah, I somewhat saw his point, but I was a bit disappointed (side note – I 100% appreciate that he wants to be involved – no complaints there). Oh, and if we had gone this route, the centerpieces would not be that tall if placed on our tables.
So, what do you think? Do they look like traditional Chinese lanterns if they were hung from dowels?