By Chelsea Reed
Rocks in a wedding! Natural themes continue to grow this year, and geode weddings are in style. Their striking colors have captivated people for millennia. No two agates are alike. Their shimmering beauty offers a truly unique wedding experience your guests will talk about. From beach to forest to chapel weddings, use them in many ways like these ideas below. Enjoy them with your spouse-to-be on your big day for lasting memories!
It’s amazing how simple agate slices can add timeless color as beautiful coasters on a wedding table. Dip the edges in gold or silver for an exciting fancy look. The shimmering edges add glam to any drink you serve to your guests.
Write your guests’ names with gold or silver glitter on your agate slice coasters for classy place settings. Or set personalized gem-shaped place cards on small agate crystals as invitations to their seats. These gorgeous place card ideas are fun ways to decorate the wedding dinner table for your own unique look.
Picture this: the elegant bride walks down the aisle to exchange romantic vows with her groom. The ring bearer presents their wedding rings inside a sparkling agate geode! The rings are stunning nestled in the eye-catching crystals. Any style of wedding ring works with this unforgettable presentation.
The bride doesn’t have to be the only one with gemstone bling! Adorn your bridesmaids with these colorful silver plated agate slice pendants.
Larger geodes become decorative plant and candle holders with the open face up. Just place the whole candleholder or potted plant inside the geode cavity. Prop them as centerpieces for wedding tables. Or, line them with succulent plants for a gorgeous ceremony aisle display. For an added touch, hang some agate wind chimes. You and your guests can take them home to enjoy as gifts after the wedding!
Agate geodes have a distinct natural beauty. So beautiful in fact, that they make great wedding cake toppers! Choose any colors you want to coordinate with your wedding theme. You can even make the outside of your cake look like an agate with swirl patterned icing.
Rock candy is a natural complement to your rock adorned wedding. Have a bowl of this sweet treat at the hors d’oeuvres table for your guests to enjoy during the event. Then give your wedding a delicious finish with favors that include rock candy. You can buy rock candy in-store at Michael’s Gems.
Want more inspiration for wedding decorations and gifts that “rock?” Check out the rest of our agate collection at Michael’s Gems and Glass and make your big day sparkle!
Chelsea Reed is a freelance copywriter. She writes articles, blogs, websites and online content from her base in North Carolina.
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