Posts tagged Centerpieces
Posts tagged Centerpieces
I love the texture, dimension and color of these tropical floral centerpieces. They are such a welcome surge of summer with a bright, poppy, tropical twist and they seem to take on a life of their own.
The lemons on the bottom of several arrangements give them a little pop of yellow and add to the cheery, tropical attitude.
What do you think? Would you use tropical flowers in your wedding?
*Photo Credits: House of Ernest
Flower arrangements can be so much fun to look at during the wedding reception. Sadly, this is not always the case. At many weddings, couples do not have a large budget for their reception centerpieces. Because of this, many couples believe that a low budget for flowers means having drab, boring flower arrangements for their wedding. I’m here to say that, this is simply not true.
A very fun way to dress up a simple flower arrangement for a wedding is to add a little color to the centerpiece design! And I’m not talking about the pretty blooms in the vases! I’m taking about adding patterned textiles, paper, ribbon, really anything to the vase itself to add a lot of interest with a very simple DIY project.
Simply cut the textile (fabric), paper (try gift wrapping paper or vintage wallpaper) to the size of the diameter of the vase. Just make sure you measure your vase accordingly! Attach the fabric/paper by wrapping it around the vase. Simply use spray-mount, double sided tape, or a handy glue gun to finish it off. And voila! A beautiful vase, for a beautiful wedding. Enjoy!
Save the lavish and lux for the wedding. Consider contrasting your over the top wedding by going simple and sweet for the bridal shower. Placing roses in vintage sugar cups are a lovely way to decorate a luncheon (and I love the chic vintage feel).
Flowers and candlelight are nothing new, but together they create fun tabletop decorations for a summer wedding. Place votive candles in tall glass vessels, and attach a flower (dahlias are shown here) outside each, trimming the stem to fit and tying with raffia that matches the flower. Set each display in a saucer of water to keep the flowers fresh.
* Photo Credit: MarthaStewart
I love this sweet flower arrangement of pink and white tulips in a vintage tin
Loving the rustic look of flowers in vintage milk bottles – so cute!
I found some affordable milk bottles on Amazon
Good evening all! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have a super easy, really fun DIY project for you to try. It’s a burlap wrapped vase embellished with stencils and lace. I love how it dresses up the vase and with the added embellishments you can really tailor it to any occasion you may be having. Oh and did I mention it’s a super inexpensive project! Burlap is only $2.49 a yard and the added embellishments where around $3.00. Below is the tutorial.
Using the stencils of your choice paint and let dry.
Glue the lace to the burlap. Then attach the burlap to vase (with glue). Viola!
*A special thanks to Elizabeth Goodman for taking the photos
Step 1 – Getting Started: Starting at one end of your bottle, glue the edge of the twine to the bottle. This is where the glue gun is helpful if you have one. Just a dab of hot glue will quickly hold the twine to the bottle. If you’re using the multipurpose glue you’ll need to wait until it dries so the twine doesn’t come loose as your winding it around the bottle.
I see it asked time and time again, how do you use a wine bottle for a vase with the neck being so thin? Here’s how: with one single big beautiful bloom!
With a statement flower like that you won’t even notice that it’s just one! All of this gorgeousness found at Events by Mary & Gabrielle
A fun idea and to save money have wine bottles do double-duty as table numbers. Cover-weight paper printed with large graphic numerals can be adhered over existing labels with double-sided tape for a clean, contemporary look. It’s a clever touch that will have guests drinking to your good fortune — and your good taste.
Country charm! Lovely lush spring tablescape
I love the coral color of these painted mason jar vases. These would make great table decorations for a Shabby Chic type of wedding. Simply paint the jars to match your wedding colors.
Help your reception take flight with floating escort cards that double as centerpieces once guests find their tables. On your wedding day, have a few friends fill 5-inch white balloons with helium (you can rent a tank from a party store). Once they’re inflated, add guests’ names and table numbers with a paint pen, tie on matching embroidery thread, and secure them to favor boxes filled with candy. Write on both sides of the balloons so loved ones can locate their names from every angle.
Photo: Yunhee Kim
Decorating your tables on a budget? I’m head over heels for this easy-as-pie “DIY” idea of wine glass votives! Turn the wine glass upside-down, pop a fresh flower underneath (or acorns/leaves for a fall wedding) & top off with a votive candle. How simple is that?
* Of course check your venue’s open flame rule first, and I might suggest securing the votive to the glass with a little putty, and *always* buy the slow burning candles for your wedding day!
Why not not embrace the new trend: unique greenery is IN. Use full and textured leaves to fill out a centerpiece for a lush, natural look or add natural beauty to a bouquet.
As a perk: the more greenery you have in your wedding florals, the fewer pricy flowers you’ll need to make a visual impact!
Check out these pretty filler greens:
Some other green ‘filler’ plants to ask your floral designer about are:
* Queen Anne’s Lace
* Cordyline Green Tii
* Cordyline Black Tii
* Cordyline Mixed Leaves
* Cordyline Mixed Tip
Ask your floral designer to show you unique filler greens that are grown locally and organically, and don’t forget that some flowers like Bells of Ireland provide gorgeous, unique greens on their tall stems.