You want even more wedding centerpieces? Now this is getting personal..

The stats don’t lie, centerpieces are all the rage. And why not?  They do make a good starting point.  So now we get personal. Here’s the scoop (and the photos) of the centerpieces from my October 2010 wedding expertly planned, designed and coordinated by My Little Flower Shop, soup to nuts.

My now husband and I told Greg the colors we liked, and that we wanted the wedding to be on the contemporary side.  From there, Greg came up with the idea that instead of one big design in the center of the table, he would do three smaller ones – more of a tablescape than a centerpiece.  The outcome was elegant and modern, and suited us perfectly.

This low, rectangular centerpiece element is green cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus in a natural fiber container

 

This centerpiece element consists of tightly clustered green button poms in a modern glass container lined with a ti leaf

This centerpiece element added height to the trio with white dendrobium orchids in a bed of moss in a neutral ceramic container

Pin-spot lights focused on each table highlight and unify the three pieces and make the glassware sparkle

The tables varied: there were also low arrangements made of green roses.

 

For more photos of our wedding, click here.

Thanks to Cheryl Mac for her beautiful photographs, and to Greg and Al and Mary for my beautiful wedding.

Be well, and love well!

-Dinah

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Internet-searching brides are still wild about centerpieces!

Centerpieces, wedding centerpieces, orchid centerpieces. However they want to phrase it, it’s driving brides and shoppers to our website in search of wedding centerpiece ideas.  “Centerpiece” related search terms have been lighting up our statistics like crazy! So in order to make sure that they find the wedding centerpiece nirvana our readers seek, I’m posting photos from the eponymous section of the website with descriptions, and a little of the wedding centerpiece style inspiration behind them. No cookie-cutter floral design company catalog type jobs here… Enjoy!

Roses and fresh herbs in terra cotta pots add rustic beauty to an outdoor celebration

Imagine this at an afternoon wedding at a ranch or tuscan style villa.  Casual elegance can be just as “fancy” as black tie – it’s all in the attitude.

Tall calla lillies make an elegant statement for a modern bride.

These days, with interior design promoting mid-century modern and minimalist looks, a lot of brides worry about centerpiece flowers being too frilly, too “foo-foo.”  Modern looks can be achieved – and can be gorgeous.

A manzanita tree strung with pomanders of yellow roses, anchored in a box of white hydrangea. Stunnning.

Not every bride wants to color inside the lines. Or have everything be matchy-matchy. Maybe  pops of yellow make you or your groom smile, who knows what your inspiration might be? Let it out…we can work with you to make your vision come to life.

By now you’ve gotten the central centerpiece message.  Your wedding centerpiece can be whatever you want it to be.  Don’t let someone point at something in a book and lock you into a design if you don’t love it! The only thing that should be cookie cutter about your wedding? Cookies. And that’s only if you want to serve them. In order to be fabulous, you’ve got to be yourself.

Be well, and love well!

Dinah

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