The days of uniform centerpieces are quickly fading away. These days, mix and match centerpieces are all the rage.The idea is to design a variety of centerpieces which have enough in common to work in harmony, but avoid looking overly coordinated or “matchy-matchy”. High and low table arrangements are one way to express this trend. The florist creates two or three different centerpiece designs in a range of heights, and they are spread evenly throughout the reception tables, alternating high and low on each table.
Another idea is to group a cluster of flowers in non-matching vessels in the same color. Using the same color ensures that the grouping flows well, while the different heights and shapes provide visual interest. For even more offbeat reception centerpieces, try the trend of using unique props as flower vessels rather than standard vases. Unique vessels such as boxes, stacked books, and even kitchen accessories can serve as the foundation for floral displays. Another fun trend regarding the centerpiece vessels is to fill them with a decorative element, such as crystals, colored water, pebbles, sea glass, or even fresh lemons, limes, or green apples. It is an easy way to make the centerpieces look high style and very current. It is always a good idea to have different ideas on what you want and talk to your wedding planner about it, from there the both of you will be able to tell your florist exactly what you want! Be fun with it because that is what it’s all about!
Happy Beginnings, Mike