See the "Rockin' Out" in our Table Numbers from Real Weddings gallery
Submerged arrangements like this can be stunning and cost effective. We could do a mixture of something like this, only as you suggested, with more vases (I think 5) on each table, for half of the tables, then fuller low centerpieces for the other half. And candlelight all around! Also, these could be repurposed to line the aisle during the ceremony.
Romantic tablescape ideas. Utah backyard wedding, photo by Leo Patrone.
this chocolate cupcake-tower is a version of a groom's cake that highlighted the groom's favorite hobbies: skiing, playing softball, and reading books
gray wedding theme
Schloss Münchhausen Hochzeit von Angela Krebs Photography