In the fall, I was the event designer for a styled wedding shoot. I shared some photos from the shoot here and it was also featured on Wedding Chicks. One of my favorite elements from the shoot was a little diy project that Steph and I whipped up to bring in the copper details I was desperately trying to incorporate.
We had some copper plumbing pieces around the house and we picked up a few more from the hardware store. We pieced long pipes together and created a six foot long narrow rectangle.
The Ts that joined the pipes just happen to be the perfect size to hold a taper candle. How lucky for us! Starting to see where we are going with this?
Here is a shot of the copper pipes as I'm setting up at the shoot venue. The shoot was in a restored barn and we used picnic tables for the table setting. I laid out the tweed runners and set the "candle holder" on top.
After a little straightening it was ready to be styled.
There is certainly a lot going on but I love how it added that little extra shine and detail to the table, peeking out here and there.
I took it all apart after the shoot and have considered making a much smaller version for my table at home. I would recommend gluing the pieces if it was going to be used regularly. I wanted to be able to take it apart so we did not, which made for a wiggly twisty candle holder that needed lots of adjustments during the shoot.
Photos by Rachel Peters Photography.