Blue mason jars have the colors of tropical waters built right into them. Their character and style makes them excellent wedding vases. They make wedding centerpieces a special and memorable part of the wedding which is exactly what you want your centerpieces to do.
Your blue mason jars can be decorated in a million different ways. Try using different Beach Wedding Centerpiece Props to create your own unique look and feel. We decided to use a combination of white rocks, seashells, candles and hydrangea. The mason jars are tall enough to make a great hurricane lamp that will protect the candle from the beach breezes. Rocks were added to the bottom then a candle was placed on top of them. Seashells were just dropped around the outside of the candle. That is pretty much it. We think they are gorgeous.
The flowers can be any flower in any color. Use flower colors that come from your wedding color combinations palette. We used lime-green, but there are many other gorgeous colors that go with this tone of blue.
With or without flowers these mason jars look so pretty. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create oodles of these and spread them all over your reception.
Why Glass Turns Blue
Copper is present in the glass of mason jars. Over time the copper oxidizes and turns the glass a blue or aqua color. Many people collect antique mason jars and antique blue glass.
How We Made These Mason Jars
These are not actually antique blue mason jars. They are new mason jars that have been painted with clear finish dyed with food coloring.You can learn how to do this in the how to make colored mason jars tutorial. It's actually very easy and a lot of fun.
We love this broken glass look for beach weddings. The blue glass complements the blue mason jars. It is really easy to spread these pieces of glass across any table and create pretty rows or shapes.
Your beach wedding can take on a whole new look with a different choice of colors. Oranges and bright pinks lend more to a tropical look. You can simplify and go more ornate with blue and silver or blue and black. Aqua has a little more green in it, and looks wonderful with a variety of brighter colors. Turquoise is another variation of blue to consider. It also looks amazing with a lot of brighter colors that will make a beach wedding come alive.
Brown is an often overlooked wedding color that adds a gorgeous earthiness to a wedding. In the case of beach weddings it will allow you to add many tropical articles like coconuts, nets and many other woody decorations that create a unique tropical feel. Brown and tropical colors are gorgeous color combinations to consider.