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Floral Centerpieces

In terms of style and sophistication, a beautiful floral centerpiece can take a wedding to the next level. This year the trends in floral arrangements have shifted from modern to more traditional. One color of one flower in a cascading and flowing grouping is breathtaking and very now. Flowers paired and accented with fruit are another popular way to create a centerpiece. Keep flowers clean and paired down as over baring fluff and frill doesn't look contemporary. In a large space, centerpieces add drama and a sense of intimacy and in a small space they add personality. Centerpieces set the tone and mood of a wedding or party with blooming yellow sunflowers creating a warm welcoming feeling at a winery wedding and billowing white roses adding elegance to a winter wonderland wedding. The most important thing you need to remember is to think outside the box and don't limit yourself. Get creative and use your imagination to achieve a look that represents you, your fiance, and the style of your wedding. For more fresh ideas on creating the best floral centerpieces,

  • Combine multiple elements (the aforementioned flower and fruit, flowers and branches, various kinds of fruit in the same color, etc.)
  • For a less expensive option, fill large vases with fruit and simply top with branches and flowers.
  • Fill long cylindrical vases with flowers and water, anchor the flowers with pebbles, and place a floating candle on top.
  • Incorporate pieces of nature into the centerpiece by using wheat, feathers, vegetables, herbs, moss, etc.
  • For lush, luxurious settings arrange only flower buds (like lilly buds) in vases with no stems.
  • Substitute vases with over sized martini, wine, or margarita glasses. Pitchers and watering cans work well at outdoor garden weddings. Mason jars add a rustic feel to a country wedding. Cube and angular vases are sleek for the cosmopolitan wedding.
  • Classic flowers cool down with unique greens.
  • In a space that has soaring ceilings, make the room feel less intimidating with tall, full arrangements.
  • Pick colors and shades that reflect the season of your wedding: whites and dark greens for winter, peaches and lavenders for spring, oranges and hot pinks for summer, and yellows and burnt reds for fall.
  • Place a display of flowers on a cake tier or small cupcake tins.
  • Single bloom bouquets look graceful in old fashioned containers.
  • Flowers look artistic when immersed in water. Put a small glass bowl inside a larger one and fill both with water. Gently press de-stemmed flowers into the space between the inner and outer bowls.
  • Flowers that look like packages and tied with ribbons add a festive mood to the table. As do topiary style arrangements.
  • Long tables with centerpieces in a row down the middle are a great way to make guests feel equally important.
  • What did the floral arrangements look like at your wedding or last party? Share with us below!

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mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
Not a fan of flowers, but i love to see the rose bouquets at weddings. my cousin had a white rose theme. so lovely.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Calla lilies are so gorgeous, SU3! So elegant.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Calla lillies are my favorite ♥
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Oh, they're dark calla lillies. I'm not used to seeing them in colors other than white. Gorgeous!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
The flowers are actually an exotic species of calla lilies called Schwartzwalder Callas and I think they are extremely beautiful and elegant.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
i had 100 red roses in 3 foot silver chalices with ivy streaming from them
ALSW ALSW 10 years
The Snorks! HA! Now those I remember. THe problem with floral centerpieces is that they can run up your budget incredibly quickly. Ikea does make some lovely, simple, and cheap vases if that's what you're going for. I just like the candle idea, especially for an evening reception! More starry... :)
Megami76 Megami76 10 years
What the hell are those in the first photo? It looks like something from the Snorks.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
i like the white ones, the pink are kinda tacky for me..
chancleta chancleta 10 years
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