Posts tagged Centerpieces
Posts tagged Centerpieces
I ran across this at a recent bridal show and thought it was sweet. It also kind of references the terrarium trend.
These floral minis are a sweet and unique way to incorporate fresh flowers into your reception décor.
They’re fairly easy to make and can double as favors. Imagine how pretty they’d be situated on top of each place setting!
* Photos By: Brittni Mehlhoff
I’m a fan of mini-cakes, most especially when presented like little presents. These elegant edibles work well on a dessert table or as centerpieces themselves!
One of the most beautiful components of a wedding is the flowers. Bouquets, nosegays, arches and centerpieces help pull the theme and aesthetic together.
For a rustic-style table, look at mixing bright and fresh-picked blooms. A mixed arrangement can also save money. Try mixing expensive flowers with less expensive ones. If you love peonies but can’t afford heaps of them, use them sparingly. Bring in affordable flowers like roses, carnations and lisianthus. The peonies will still shine and elevate the other flowers.
For a wedding with a faraway feel, stick with bold colors. Dominant shades of pink can remind you of tropical beaches, while deep red can whisk you away to the Far East. Using a single type of flower to create arrangements can also cut down costs. Stay with one or two types of flowers and let them carry through the entire wedding.
Think small and loose-style arrangements for a rustic, organic feel. When choosing your design, don’t go for extremely tight, compacted styles that use tons of flowers. Pick lower arrangements that feature lush greeneries, like seeded eucalyptus, bear grass and plumose. The greens will help stretch out the size of the arrangement.
This charming spring bouquet is tied with a swath of lace and an antique pin. For the DIY bride, purchase flowers from the local farmers’ market.
Antique silver, Mason jars and even tin cans can be upcycled into vases. Provide your florist with containers. You can save money if you find a comparable container yourself, but be sure to take measurements. A container with a larger opening will call for more flowers.
A blushing white bouquet will look elegant at a wintry white wedding. If you are getting married during the winter holidays, look for flowers that are in season. Regardless of the season, brides looking to save money should always opt for seasonal flowers. Though this does not guarantee rock-bottom prices, it always helps when flowers are readily available and abundant.
A holiday wedding may call for an arrangement of red and green flowers to accessorize cocktail and reception tables. When planning a wedding around Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and New Year’s, be sure to include extra room in your budget. The quality of flowers at these times is not as high, as the flowers are forced to bloom. Flower growers charge more for flowers around major holidays due to supply and demand.
Soft flowers like roses and ranunculus are a wonderful way to celebrate romance. If you need to be budget-conscious, repurpose flowers that were used during the ceremony. You can repurpose flowers from an arch or gazebo to work elsewhere when the ceremony is finished. Lay the bouquets of your bridal party around the cake table, or use the flowers from the aisle for the sweetheart and cocktail tables.
A romantic flower arrangement can also be accentuated with unconventional elements. Here, light and airy feathers complete an ethereal bride’s bouquet.
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