(Closed) Centerpiece trial run…

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think with the changes you said you want to do it will look great.

Post # 5
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I think you have a fantastic sense of style, you just may want to “streamline” your vision a little bit. For example, the peacock feathers and the base of the piece are very modern, but the flowers appear (at least from your photo, they may not look this way in real life) to be fairly traditional.

I love how you incorporated the peacock feathers, they’re so fashionable, but I’m not quite sure they go with the orange in the roses. I would replace them with something deep blue maybe, to compliment the color of the feathers. You could, of course, omit the feathers, but then you’re left with a pretty traditional centerpiece, which I don’t think is the style you were going for.

Again, the color and style may be different in person than they are in the photo, so go with what you like! I think you definitely have a great start and whatever you come up with will look fabulous on your tables!

Post # 7
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think with the changes you want to make they’ll look great.  That’s pretty impressive for DIY, way more than I could do!

Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s my take.

I first of all like very very much the basic style of this versatile centerpiece.  What I would remove from it is the twigs and the peacock feathers!  Instead, maybe some bear grass on the top and keep the orange flowers in the top (you said those roses would be orangey) and the cymbidium orchids and the moss at the bottom.

I think removing those two things will make the centerpiece have that classic style but adding the loops of beargrass in will give it a touch of modern.

Beargrass like this in the top  the centerpiece:


Post # 10
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Hah and I really like the peacock feathers! LOL

Just a word of warning – DEF put the whole thing together so you can see it for yourself. I had the exact same idea as you with combining cymbidium orchids and moss. When my florist put together a mock up… I hated it. Alone, they’re each awesome. The moss is very rustic and earthy where the orchids are very delicate and elegant but the 2 together didn’t work very well for what I was going for.  My florist replaced the moss with hydrangea at the bottom, same effect but not as much contrast. But if you’re going for the diversity between the two you might love it. Can’t wait to see the end product! 🙂


Post # 12
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think this is a really good solution for the common problem— not being able to see across the table. Its nice that you’ll still get the drama of all that height without making people take a walk around the table to see who is on the other side 🙂 

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