SEASHELLS & STARFISH
FOR WEDDINGS & EVENTS
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Seashells & Weddings - A Historical Note:
In Greek and Roman mythologies, seashells are often depicted alongside the god Poseidon / Neptune (wealth) and the goddess Aphrodite / Venus (love & happiness). Closely associated with both divine aspects, seashells have been used like good luck charms for centuries. You can still see them as wedding gifts in many parts of the world and the traditional Mediterranean 'wedding bonbonniere' is still to this day a Scallop Shell, wrapped in sheer silk and tied with a ribbon (typically filled with candied Almonds).
Giving shell gifts or decorating weddings with seashells is a beautiful, time-honoured traditional way to invoke good luck, divine blessings and a happy, successful future for the bride and groom.
Ideal for 'message in a bottle' invitations, bowls, casual table scatters, floor & aisle decor, wedding bouquets, outdoors..
Combine white or very pale seashells in different textures or shapes with table linen, glassware, candles, etc. for a fabulous, effortlessly stylish natural look.
Great in combination with seashell mixes, table scatters, centrepieces, individual table settings, take-home gifts, invitations, etc.
Smaller sized starfish are absolutely wonderful for decoration – they’re versatile, look fun and festive and are perfect for beach themed parties.
TIP: Starfish can be very easily and quickly painted to exactly match your colour theme (see FAQ page to find out how).
We supply seashells & starfish to floral designers around Australia for Seashell Wedding Bouquets. Bouquets can be created entirely from seashells & starfish – or in combination with fresh or silk flowers - they look stunning! See our Pinterest Board for Weddings & Events to see some truly beautiful examples.
If you wish to recreate an existing design, just send us an image. We can assemble a Special Order for your Dream Bouquet.
Placecard Shells & Gifts
Table Décor, place card holder & take-home gift: A single beautiful seashell, placed behind each table setting - this provides a perfect casual prop for each name card, as well as a unique take-home gift / memento of your event for each of your guests. A perfect choice for this application: Polished Seashells (reflecting candle light), such as Polished Turbo MED, Polished Trochus Shell MED, etc..
Placecard Starfish & Gifts
Table Décor, Placecard Holders, Take-Home Gifts: White Finger Starfish MED or LG are naturally elegant, classy stars with lovely delicate texture. Attach your guest’s name on a card with matching silk ribbon to place on each table setting: Centered (on the plate), at the side (on the napkin) or upright (against a glass)... Beautiful, elegant take-home gifts for each guest after the event!
Bonbonnieres & Gifts
The traditional Wedding Gift: A Scallop shell, filled with small gifts or candy (traditionally: Candied Almonds), wrapped in organza or silk, tied with a matching silk ribbon. Use our Decoshells Deep Dish Scallop or the lovely White Scallop Shells.
TIP: Place individually tagged bonbonnieres at each table setting as a combined gift and place card!
Décor for tables, entrances, buffets and interior shelves. Select a single XL size feature shell or a group of 3 shells.
Feature seashells look timelessly beautiful in combination with other natural elements, such as glass, driftwood, bamboo, sand, stone, slate, etc. Seashells provide a lovely natural element and focal point for table arrangements. They integrate easily with reception designs or event themes.
Glass Display Centrepiece
Décor for tables, buffets and reception areas. Select a glass vase or bowl to suit your table size. Add some fine white sand and seashells. Add a candle. Or just add water and fresh flowers, but set your vase / bowl inside a circle of similar sized shells. Or lean a starfish against the glass - the options are endless. Simply duplicate your design for each table.
TIP: Select sufficient shells for the table centrepiece, so you can invite your guests to choose one each to take home as a gift.
Select a single XL-sized seashell to decorate each of the main areas, i.e. entrance to reception, gift / buffet tables, etc. You can coordinate this with flower arrangements - see your florist for ideas!
XL Glass Display
Beautifully arranged floor-length glass displays filled with seashells look stunning! They are perfect for decorating entrances, foyers, reception areas, large interiors at venues. Prominently displayed and visible from across a room, a few tall elegant glass displays will provide a great thematic backdrop in large areas. Super-sized displays usually have a core fill, with shells placed around the core (against the glass). This reduces the overall volume of shells required, makes the glass display much lighter and more portable - a versatile design option, allowing you to easily move a large, decorative arrangement between venues (i.e. church to reception, etc.).
We can custom-design all orders to suit your requirements, no problem! Just email us for options.
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