I came across this beautiful, clever idea for wine bottle candle holders as a fabulous centerpiece on the fantastically inspirational blog This is Glamorous. This would be so easy, inexpensive and beautiful at a wedding for a dramatic centerpiece at a totally reasonable cost. All you would have to do is to collect white wine bottles (try asking your local wine shop that does tastings if you can have the left over bottles after a few tasting nights, and you'll be all set!), strip them of their labels, buy taper candles to fit, and your beautiful centerpiece is done! Add a few low level votives and a couple of bud vases for a drop dead gorgeous effect. You will definitely be seeing this idea in one of my inspirational photo shoots coming up! Another tip: part of what makes this so effective is the different height candles and the wax dripping on the bottles. A couple of days before your wedding, assemble your bottles, and light the candles. Blow a quarter out after 5 minutes, a quarter out after 10 minutes, a quarter after 15, and the last quarter after 20 minutes. Then your centerpieces will be beautifully "lived in" at your reception. I would also recommend bringing an extra box of taper candles that your caterer can fill in if you are going to have a long night of dancing.
Photography by Tom Mannion for Elle Decoration via This is Glamorous