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Wedding Decoration Ideas: Centerpieces Under $35!

With wedding season in full bloom, we couldn’t be more
excited to celebrate all the happy couples coming together, which is why we’ve welcomed you all with wedding week 2014!  With the sweetness of love in the air and on the web, this year’s wedding week reflects all the joys of what it means to celebrate a devoted union.  From the overwhelming moments of ecstatic delight to the jovial jive of the dance floor, we’re here to offer up some DIY, budget friendly wedding ideas to ease the planning process so you can make your wedding vision a reality!

Determine a few things that you deem as essential on your big day and allow
yourself to splurge.  For
some, that would be the photography/videography, for others it may be an
open bar.  That being said, it is important that you are able to enjoy your day without feeling paranoid about your reception spending.  Also, be weary of any DIY ideas that
require you to allocate your time to projects right before the wedding.  The last
thing you want is the stress and hassle of preparing a DIY
photo-booth or a DIY dessert table.
A lot of people offer up amazing ideas about ways to cut
costs by eliminating some component of the wedding celebration.  Instead of
eliminating those components, we’ve designed some solutions that will get you
more bang for your buck!

Flowers have been known to be a hefty cost for a wedding, so we’ve come up with an affordable centerpiece solution for under $35 per table {including flowers} that takes minimal time to create to boot!  Considering the average wedding size is about one hundred people, we’ve based our calculations on 10 tables of 10 people.

Our centerpiece solution includes a gorgeous Silver Mercury Glass Vase, a Set of 4 Mercury Glass Candle Holders, and darling, affordable flowers.  You can get 6 bunches of Baby’s Breath for around $55 at Sams Club.  For 10 tables of 10 people you will need 5 bunches. This allows for extra just in case!  There are around 10 stems per bunch and you need about 5 stems per vase.  We found that filling the vases with more water was essential to making sure all of the stems were submerged after styling.

Our elegant and simple centerpiece option is a great way to add an affordable sophisticated touch to your special day!

Check out these ideas for additional matching décor in Silver & Lilac:

Lilac Purple Honeycomb Paper Flowers with a tuft of Baby’s Breath make wonderful, affordable chair accents.

Fill a pretty Lilac Purple Favor Bag with chocolate, candies, or other small gifts and pair with our Mercury Glass Silver Bell Place Card Holder to share the love with guests on your special day.

Make a simple, elegant chandelier with a 20″ Lilac Purple Paper Lantern and a 10″ Wisteria Purple Paper Lantern dangling just below!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Lilac Purple & Silver Mercury Glass inspiration!  Please note that our Mercury Glass is available in both Silver & Gold, and our Favor Bags, Paper Fan Flowers, and Paper Lanterns are available in a stunning selection of colors.  Visit our Shop By Color Page to see for yourself.  Here’s to Wedding Week and a beautiful Summer filled with love…

As always, we encourage you to share your decorating adventures with us!  Please #lunabazaardecor when sharing your pics on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter.

OH YEAH, please be sure to enter our Dream Wedding Pin To Win Contest for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree!  Click HERE for details!  Good luck & happy pinning! 

Styling by Maia & Angelina
Photographed & Edited by Maia Bissette

Pom Poms and Papel Picado: Mexican Fiesta Ideas for Any Celebration

The vibrant culture of Mexico inspires colorful celebrations, beautifully crafted Mexican folk art, complex, fresh flavors and vivacious floral arrangements.

For those of you ironing out the details of your Cinco de Mayo party ideas, this post features cocktail recipes, flower suggestions and styling tips for fiesta decorations.  Beyond Cinco de Mayo, we love the idea of a throwing a Mexican themed party all Spring and Summer long.  For Birthdays, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Anniversaries, Weddings or Full Moons; there are so many great reasons to kick back and have fun with the bold, brilliant culture of a Mexican Fiesta!

Luna Bazaar Decor, left to right, top to bottom: Papel Picado Party Banners, Tissue Paper Pom Poms, Punched Tin Shadow Lanterns, Papel Picado Mexican Amor FlagsTurquoise Blue Recycled Glass Vase (pear design), Mini Gold Mercury Glass Ornament (flower heart design), Clear Hanging Mason Jar (wide line design), Small Turquoise Blue Vintage Glass Bottle (cone design)Clear Hanging Mason Jar (flat-edge design)

Our tablescape was styled drawing inspiration from this Technicolor Cinco de Mayo Wedding featured on Ruffled, combined with our lively selection of Mexican Party Decorations.
My favorite part of the process?  Arranging the flowers!  I hand picked these bouquets from the local florist shops: hot pink and orange gerbera daisies, fuchsia and navy anemones, sorbet and rose quartz ranunculus, peach and yellow pincushion protea, a sunflower and a few stems of viking poms.

After all the excitement, I’m raring to throw my own party!  So this poses the question: Margaritas or Mojitos?  The obvious answer… BOTH!

We followed these Pomegranate Margarita and Mojitos Recipes from the pros at The FoodNetwork:

Pomegranate Margarita ~
Lime wedge, plus more for garnish
4 ounces white tequila
2 ounces Triple Sec
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 lime, juiced (optional)
Club soda

Pour salt onto a plate or shallow dish. With a lime wedge rub along the rim of a glass and dip glasses upside down to salt the rim. Fill glasses with ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice place the tequila, triple sec, pomegranate juice, and lime juice. Pour into the salt-rimmed glasses and top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

Mojitos Pitcher ~
1 bunch fresh mint, cleaned
1 cup sugar
4 lemons, juiced
4 limes, juiced
Ice cubes
1 (750 ml bottle) light rum
1 liter club soda

In a large pitcher, muddle mint sprigs with sugar and lemon and lime juices until well combined. Add ice, rum and club soda and stir together. Pour into glasses, straining out mint. Enjoy!

Remember, we would love to see photos of your Mexican Fiesta’s, always!  Be sure to #LunaBazaarDecor when you post your pics!

With love from the Luna Bazaar Team!

For more fiesta party ideas & tasty recipes, Martha Stewart knows what’s up!

Styling & Photography by Maia Bissette

The Mystique of Mercury Glass

Mercury Glass objects are riddled with gorgeous imperfections that interact with light and dazzle the eye with a unique radiance.   From the original pieces of the antique era to the affordable modern reproductions we are familiar with today, we are captivated by the beautiful inconsistencies that emanate from the surface of each piece.

Luna Bazaar offers a variety of gorgeous Mercury Glass Vases in both Silver and Gold.  Photo by Luna Bazaar.‘s elegant use of a Silver Mercury Glass Vase.

Mercury Glass goblets, vases and candlesticks were first produced in the forests of Bohemia circa 1840, around the area now known as the Czech Republic. 

The silvered glass sensation quickly moved west and became very popular as it’s production increased in Bohemia, England and the U.S. during the 19th Century. 

Many antique historians agree that the glassware produced during this period represents the exploration and development of the first glass art form.

 Centerpiece via Project Wedding.  Photo by

  The shimmering ornamental ware was originally manufactured by hand.  The glass was blown with double walls and then sealed after coating the enclosed surface of the inner wall with a metallic layer (which, contrary to popular belief, never contained mercury).  

The  pontil, or the opening at the bottom which allowed access to the the inside of the double wall, was sealed with wax or a cork to prevent air from degrading the painted surface.

Over time many antique pieces with damaged pontils were admired and regarded for their antiqued look.  Luna Bazaar has adapted this appearance, recognizing the the reflective quality of the finish enhances the natural brilliance of candlelight.

Architecture- Inspired Austin Wedding.  Photograph by

Pictured above we see the Silver Mercury Glass Vase Bubble Design looking lovely in a gorgeous centerpiece arrangement by Petal Pushers.  Photo courtesy of

Silver and Gold Christmas tree featuring ornaments from Luna Bazaar.  Photo and design by Alesya Opelt of Alesya Bags.

The aesthetic of Mercury Glass adds a classical elegance to any occasion, and is particularly well suited for the winter holidays.  Luna Bazaar has been careful in the selection and expansion of inventory to establish a timeless modern appeal encouraged by vintage-inspired designs.  Such attention to detail is essential for those looking to develop a unique personal vision while designing weddings, production, events and interior décor.

Photo courtesy of Petalena.

Mercury glass can be combined with flora, paper lanterns, tissue paper decorations, pom poms and other styles of glassware when creating exclusive looks for centerpieces, tablescapes and mantles. 

Pictured left we see a Dreamy Candlelight Spring Wedding designed by  Petalena.  This soft, shimmery Table-scape features some signature Luna Bazaar pieces; including (from left to right) the Gold Mercury Glass Tealight Holder (verticle motif),
 the Ice Blue Embossed Glass Candle Holder & Vase (fleur de lis), and the Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candle Holder (liquid motif).  

Photo by

As seen here, gold and blue makes a unique and fabulous pair.  Below we see another unique styling created by  

The overall look covers a variety of affordable decorative options;  combining silver mercury glass candle holders and vases with fuchsia and purple glass bottles.  Above they have hung white and lilac paper lanterns in sequence with some ivory tissue paper pompoms. 


No matter what your occasion or application, the Mystique of Mercury Glass is sure to leave a shining impression on your guests, family and friends.  Make the most of your winter and let the season shimmer with the warmth of gold, silver and colored Mercury Glass available at here at Luna Bazaar. ~

Take a look at this inspirational Winter Holiday Soiree via Snippet & Ink.  Photos by Katie at Open Air Photography. You can find similar Mercury Glass Vases, Candle Holders and Ornaments here at Luna Bazaar.

Rustic Themes with Vintage Inspiration

~Sales Team member Maia Bissette investigates ways to make the most of your Rustic Themed Event by incorporating Vintage Inspired elements that Luna Bazaar has to offer~




Paper Lanterns create a romantic vintage atmosphere, especially in barns and back yard settings!  As seen here during an intimate Barnyard Wedding in Tulsa featured on Ruffled.  Photo by Geneoh Photography
Photo by  Aida Krgin via Bridal Tweet.

Planning a rustic wedding (or other occasion) is a joyful challenge worth
exploring.  The timeless aesthetic allows
for the unification and playful dynamic of a wide variety of colors and
textures.  Stunning heirloom treasures
can coexist with vintage inspired glassware and neutral burlap linens.  Domestic details instill a sense of nostalgia
and the beauty of a location’s history has room to shine.  For the guests the theme creates a sense of
comfort where many feel at home.

Here we see our lovely Paper Paddle Fans presented with their guest book during Jessica & Alex’s Homestead Vintage Style Wedding and featured on Rustic Wedding Chic.  Photos by Freshly Wed.

Luna Bazaar offers an extensive variety of decorations
that pair well in rustic styled weddings and events. 
From paper lanterns, parasols and hand fans to vintage inspired glassware and ornaments, we have what you need to fill in and compliment the treasures you are building your theme around.  Whether you are planning a grand event or an intimate get together, little accents like vases and hand fans create fun and interesting atmospheres to share with your friends and family.

Shabby Chic tablescapes work for many celebrations, like this Southern Christmas featured on The Decorista.
The Turquoise Square Antique Medicine Bottle may be hard to find, but here on Luna Bazaar you can
find affordable alternatives.

This gorgeous rustic seaside wedding uses Mercury Glass Votives and Vintage Bottles for floral presentation and decor (see below for detail).  Featured on LuxeFinds. Photo by John Schnack Photography.
Photo by John Schnack Photography

Rustic locations encourage the mind to explore the history of an area.  Designers can expand on the natural beauty of a setting by incorporating vintage inspired glassware with flora, furniture, fabrics and paper decorations


The most interesting aspect of working within such a vague and whimsical idea is that it allows the details of an event to evolve organically, and really speak to the unique aspects of the people and place being celebrated.  No matter where you are planning on holding your event, the tradition and culture of the area can be captured and magnified with decorations and props.  

The variety of objects one can use to best describe the personality of an event can sometimes feel overwhelming.  A good way to approach your decor is to choose the main elements of the event that are a must, then build around them.  What is so great about the rustic, shabby-chic vintage approach is that there are so many fun factors to work with in order to communicate what personally moves you.

Americana intermixed with Asian influence is elegant, fun and ever-so vintage inspired.  Items like our bamboo Paper Parasols look lovely in photographs and also protect you and your guests from UV rays while providing a fun and affordable gift to remember you by!  As seen here in this lovely photo by Jessica Kettle via Trend Setting Wedding.

These sweet little flower girls are enjoying their Paper Parasols during this laid back Rustic Wedding in California.  Photo by Michelle Pattee via Snippet & Ink.
Photo by Maia Bissette

Whether you’re down on the farm, on the family estate, overlooking the ocean or in your own back yard, our inventory offers a wide selection of elegant solutions and design inspiration to guide you through developing your dream party.  With our affordable accents you can focus on your DIY projects and capture the vintage inspired rustic theme you are going for.

The more you explore Luna Bazaar’s site, the more you realize each line of product has been carefully expanded to exemplify modern trends while still honoring the timeless beauty of vintage classics.
For each favored shape you will find a variety of colors to choose from, and there is plenty of room and inventory to mix and match in order to accommodate your unique vision.  Our talented team of Sales Representatives are here to help guide you through and aid in color matches, product measurements and shipping options.

If you’re looking to lavish your rustic event with vintage inspired affordable decor, look no further!  Luna Bazaar is here to help you romanticize any location with precious nostalgia and domestic glamor.

Photo by Maia Bissette

Wedding Decorations – A Survey, Inspired by Autumn Colors

You’re searching for Wedding Decorations and today is the first day of Autumn. Let me show you a selection of wedding decorations from our collection in an assortment of colors inspired by the season.

Autumn Hues from Luna Bazaar

 Everyone who knows Luna Bazaar, knows that we have a huge selection of paper lanterns. We’ve always had the colors people think of as Autumn colors, that is, Red, Yellow, Orange. But we also have fashion colors you won’t find anywhere else because they’re custom-designed by our own in-house color
expert. To begin your selection of wedding decorations choose paper lanterns in our exclusive colors: Tea, Mango, Cinnamon, and Boysenberry. Tea is a darker, more subtle shade of yellow. Mango is a richer, intense orange, while Cinnamon is a warm, red-brown. Boysenberry adds a royal touch of purple to dark red.

Continue exploring wedding decorations that match the colors of the paper lanterns. Paper parasols add so much flair to a wedding. On the popularity scale of wedding decorations, parasols keep moving up. Our paper parasols are as small as 12 inches across, which is a perfect size for little wedding attendees. Keep this in mind, as it is often a challenge to find wedding decorations that make children feel included.

You may not think of paper fans held in the hand as wedding decorations, but the overall look of your wedding will be enhanced if your guests have colorful folding fans in their hands. You will find a wide selection of hand fans in the autumn color palette.

Moving on to wedding decorations for the table, let’s look at centerpieces. If you do not want to foot the bill for elaborate floral centerpieces on each table, Hurricane Candle Lanterns are a very popular alternative that are a lot less costly. For an autumn setting the best option would be to use Silver and Black as neutral colors. A novel idea is to replace the centerpiece altogether with Vintage Glass Bottles. You only need a few or even one flower in each to complete the look of your table.

Good luck in selecting your wedding decorations and enjoy the season!