(Closed) trouble finding pics of altar arrangements

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

St Jerome’s??

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

ok so i just did an image serach and everything is u-g-l-y and would probably not "fit" in a modern-y church…

what did you have in mind?? all white flowers with touches of blue??

our church is allowing silk flowers for the pomanders as pew decor but the altar must be fresh flowers – which is great – except i’m finding all ugly arragnements

i know – im no help… sorry…

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

Hi TallBride, you’re right in that it’s difficult to find photos of altar arrangements.  I remember finding very few that I liked in my search.  Just in case it helps, here are a few photos of what mine looked like:

(after it was taken to the reception hall)

(at the church)

 Good luck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Maybe you could talk to the priest at the church and find out who usually does their alter arrangements, especially for the high Masses. They probably have some pictures or ideas of what looks really impressive and beautiful at Easter and they might be willing to give a discount or work something out if the flowers get to stay in the church after the wedding.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi- First of all, it might be nice to get an idea of what kind of flowers you would like to use.  Blue flowers would limit your choices to very few, for example. You can look up flowers that are a certain color and/or available during a certain month here: http://www.blissweddings.com/weddingfloral

If you’re not set on having blue flowers for sure, you can also use that same website to look up flower colors that will go well with blue and white. Also, some of the bulk flower websites have pre-made arrangements in colors.  Check out blue arrangements at Fifty Flowers, for example, here: http://www.fiftyflowers.com/flowers/ArrangementsTableCenterpiecesColorsPurpleandBlueCenterpieces_380.htm This eliminates the difficulties of DIY also.  You can get tall containers for these arrangements that will bring some height to the display at the front of the church.

Some ideas I had while browsing through were:  Hyacinths in pots placed in large white urns or in modern loooking pots that have been painted white.  This would also be very easy on the DIY factor.  White roses and blue hydrangea would look great. So would blue delphinium.  Irises are a modern looking flower that would also be beautiful and could look great arranged in tall, square glass vases with white stones in the bottom or in a vertical white vase.  Blue allium are tall and would look great arranged in the same way.  Statice is also inexpensive and hardy and good to mix in with other flowers.  Here are some images that I found by searching in google images for the names of these flowers and "arrangement" or "altar arrangement": http://www.afragrantoffering.com/images/Ceremonies/popup/2184c.jpg http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/868/867382.JPG  http://www.fromyouflowers.com/images/products/new_large/TF146-1.jpg  http://bloomeryweddings.com/blog/images/may06-3.jpg http://bloomeryweddings.com/blog/images/may06-5.jpg   

http://www.suzannesonline.com/Vendor%20images/Natural%20Decorations/Tulip,%20Lavender%20&%20Poppy%20Watergarden.png

 http://bp2.blogger.com/_K4rjb6fAQxg/Rg0qfROu0gI/AAAAAAAAAbE/wWPK-HNepeM/s1600/calla%2Blilies%2Bin%2Babundance.jpg   (sub in branches with blue flowers for white branches in vases)

Also, you can do something like preserved  eucalyptus in large urns or modern, tall vases: http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/144923.jpg Or, you could do a white manzanita branch hung with blue carnation or hydrangea pomanders (look at this pic, but picture the flowers as blue): http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee299/loveandsplendor/dpweb0009.jpg

Or you could get beautiful, tall blue glass vases and then just arrange a few lillies, calla lillies, or white irises in them and have a very modern look.

Once you have an idea of your flower types (again, these can be limited by color, availability by season, price), then just do a bunch of google image searche. Sorry to write a book, but hope this helps?

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Be sure that you can actually have flowers ON the altar. At my church, there can be flowers AROUND the alter but nothing on it. And all of ours have to be real, there can be no fake flowers in the church at all.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2007

TallBride – I tried posting photos of what my altar arrangements looked like, but it seems like the post is stuck in a spam folder or something due to the photos (?).

Hopefully it’ll get cleared out of the spam folder so that you can take a look at it! 

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