Chef Jim's Blog - California Fresh

1. Mason Jars

The mighty Mason jar is heralded for its rustic charm and has been the most-requested  for the past few years, especially for casual outdoor nuptials. However, while Mason jars are still adorable for serving that peach iced tea or signature cocktail, couples are going a different route with their centerpieces. Glass-cut pitchers, antique milk bottles, upcycled wine crates and simple porcelain vases are just a few of the many creative variations.

“A common statement that I hear during my initial consultation with brides is ‘I don’t want a mason jar wedding,’ which is music to any designer’s ears. Their 15 minutes of fame are officially up and I say it is high time to introduce something else.”

Try birch vases  mix things up by renting colored glass or vintage mismatched sets.