Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Drippy Candles On Parade

I'm working on a project that I am not completely ready to reveal yet, something with a little bit of crystal vintage glam. You may be able to figure out what it is from this photo.....


Please ignore the cheesy and overdone vignette around the candle, I just wanted to hide the background a little bit so that the big reveal of one of my favorite DIY wedding details would be a little bit of a surprise.

I need to know. Does this look like a cool, Phantom-esque effect? Or does it just look dingy and dirty? We want to do the melted candles no matter what, we just didn't know there would be so much blackness (so I might have to break all of this off and try again). The candles are ivory, but they are cheap ones from wal-mart which means they are only ivory coated. I also didn't know about this wick trimming thing that would keep them from getting black. So I burnt them, and now the leftover candle is ivory, and the melty/drippy wax is a nice dingy white and black color. I am getting married 3 weeks before Halloween, so maybe I should go for at least one spooky element at the wedding ;) I kind of like it, kind of don't.

What do you think?

6 comments:

Skywalker said...

A little phantom-esque...centerpieces? Interesting. Very Interesting - can't wait to see the reveal.

Blablover5 said...

I like the color and all, but it almost feels like too much wax.

Unless of course you're hiding more candles in the background in which case never mind.

But I love the dribbly candle idea, very phantom-esque and elegant.

If we didn't already have a bunch of votives I may have had to "borrow" the idea. He he he

Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

When I first saw, that picture, Phantom was exactly what I thought of. Granted, I've kinda got it on the brain right now, but still. I love it! It looks beautiful.

Sarah said...

I'd have to see it in context to decide how I feel about it. Right now with the dark background it looks like it should be in a haunted house... With more space and light I'm sure I'd like it better.

AmyJean said...

I think it depends on the background and setting (as the other commentors have already said)... That being said, it definitely does have that phantomesque feel!!!

PS. I follow you on Weddingbee, but just found your personal site! Yippee! Another great blog i can stalk! :)

Jenna said...

amyjean-There are a few posts I put up here that aren't duplicates, glad to hear you will be reading :)