1 Oct 2015
Here at Get Knotted HQ we are just starting to draw breath after a busy summer of Scottish Weddings here in the Scottish Borders and further afield. Our prop hire department has been going like a fair and this season it has been all about glass jars. Apothecary jars to some, sweetie jars to others – to us the perfect prop for creating pretty floral arrangements.
From a stylist’s point of view the beauty of this kind of prop is the versatility that these jars offer. They come in all shapes and sizes and you can use them with or without their lids to create a wonderful display with varying height and contrasting angles to show off flowers and greenery to their best potential. The beauty of glass is the way it reflects the light so apothecary jars as a prop come in to their own when you add candles.
A simple tea light placed in a plain holder can bring an arrangement of jars to life by providing very simple up-lighting. And glassware needn’t be restricted to table arrangements; we love using our hanging glass baubles to bring down a ceiling, and with tea lights twinkling inside them they create a magical feel.
Two of our very favourite Scottish weddings this summer have majored on apothecary jars as props to create the style and feel the bride and groom wanted for their reception. At Aikwood Tower near Selkirk we were able to use a combination of greenery and glassware to create this natural rustic look which complimented the Cart Shed surroundings perfectly and created a lovely romantic feel to the room.
At a marquee wedding at The Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso we used more than 100 glass apothecary jars to showcase seasonal flower arrangements. Using different shaped glass jars, moss, candles and an array of hedgerow inspired flowers, fruits and berries as well as succulents and velvety roses the tables looked absolutely breath-taking. Roses nestled inside the lids of some of the apothecary jars looked just sublime.