Elegant Ways to Decorate Your Wedding with Mercury Glass
The modern definition of "mercury glass" encompasses a range of finishes—some versions are shiny and mirrored, others have a flecked or spotted appearance, it's sometimes smooth and sometimes textured, and it can be either metallic or colored. Depending on the style, it might look anything from antique to contemporary. Perhaps it's the material's versatility that makes it so popular. Or maybe, it's the fact that it's inexpensive compared to what it was originally designed to resemble: silver. Whatever the case, mercury glass has been trending in the décor world for quite some time, and that includes the wedding design world. If you're wondering how to incorporate mercury glass into your own celebration, we've put together a handful of ideas to get you started.
Mercury glass compote vases are a favorite décor element and often appear in wedding centerpieces. Take these Rosehip floral arrangements, which sat in silver mercury glass footed vessels. Mercury glass votives are also common decorations for ceremony spaces, reception tablescapes, and more. Really though, those two examples are just the start. Ahead, you'll find mercury glass used in a number of unique ways and styled for various types of weddings, be they elegant or whimsical. From mercury glass wedding favors to mercury glass cake stands, there are many ways to use the material throughout your big day. Whether you love classic silvered glass in the form of tall centerpieces or you're partial toward speckled blue candle holders, there's something in this roundup to suit your taste.
Hanging Mercury Glass Décor
Mercury Glass Candlesticks
These candle centerpieces were undeniably romantic.
Mercury Glass Lanterns
Colorful Mercury Glass
Mercury glass actually comes in a wide range of shades. Take the blue votives incorporated into this Matthew Robbins Design tablescape, for example.
Mercury Glass Table
Try scoring unique silvered furniture, like this chic table from a Twine Events celebration.
Mercury Glass Favors
Mercury Glass Bar
How cool was this wedding's metallic bar?
Mercury Glass Cake Stand
This creatively-shaped Amy Cakes dessert was presented atop an equally-creative cake stand.
Mercury Glass Vase
For this wedding, Aimee Lomeli Designs stuffed a bundle of blooms into a silvered vase.
Mini Mercury Glass Vessels
Another cute favor idea? Succulents stored in mercury glass vessels, like the ones from this celebration.
Mercury Glass Table Décor
This Tasteful Tatters event featured a pretty sweetheart table adorned with mercury glass décor.
Mercury Glass Votives
Here's yet another example of how pretty mercury glass votives can look. At this wedding, they were paired with Mallory Joyce floral centerpieces.
Mercury Glass Accents
Mercury Glass Jars
This elegant Tailor & Table event design featured overhead greenery mixed with hanging mercury glass jars.
Assorted Mercury Glass Vessels
The more mercury glass, the better! Or, at least according to this reception table, which sported various vessels of the type alongside Passionflower arrangements.
Mercury Glass Centerpieces
Flecked glass vessels gave this reception's centerpieces (styled by Ginger Dockery) some height.