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I was looking at pictures of our venue to see what i can use and what could go where, etc etc and I realized that in our garden-like conservatory dining room/reception room there are several hanging plants, tall potted plants, two gold chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows that overlook many oak trees (which will just be branches since it will be February) and a rocky waterfall (there will also be some trees outside that do have greenery year-round.) I can’t get a pic to upload for some reason:(
So my question is, if I include manzanita branch-like centerpieces on each table will it be too redundant?? See pix below: Thanks for the help!!
I am trying to play up and exaggerate the feel of being in a garden which is clearly already in the room by itself and adding in lots of color through the use of flowers. Our colors are rich jewel toned purples, reds, blues, greens and bright pinks (like fucshia).
I was planning to do short vases with a mix of colorful flowers in alternating silver jeweled mercury vases and purple mercury vases. Here’s the silver one:
And then in either blue or green glass, I was going to have a blossom branch coming out of it with blossoms and crystals dangling from its branches. (I have blossom branches in fuchsia, purple, green, cream, red and midnight blue so these would vary by table too).
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
I don’t think it will be too much. I love the flowers you chose and think they will look nice with the branches outside and hanging plants. I love greenery and especially if you are going for a garden feel I say go for it!
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@aardvark: thanks. I guess you’re right since I”m substituting the manzanita branches for the blossom branches they shouldn’t look bare like the trees outside anyways cause they’ll have flowers on them too.
Has anyone ever substituted Cherry Blossom Branches for Manzanita Branches to hang crystals from?? I’m just wondering if the branches will even be able to hold the crystals without toppling over or sagging?
Post # 5
Anyone know how to tie a Ribbon around their flower arrangement (so that the order of the flowers stays in place when someone else is handling it)? Or would using floral foam to stick the stems in be a better option?
Our venue is in charge of set up/breakdown so I want to make any and all decorations we provide as simple as possible to handle so that things don’t end up in disarray and so that I don’t need to worry about checking on our CPs or anything before the reception.
Post # 6
I don’t think it is too much – you are being consistent and brining the outside view inside.
Also, def use floral foam, that will help the flowers from shifting. Plus if you tied it, i may bunch up too much and not look full inside the vase.
Post # 7
They are very beautiful and classic. Not to much at all. You did a good job!
Post # 8
@AnnieAAA: Thanks for the advice. I’m going to try the floral foam tonight. Also what kind of filler should I add to it to make it more full? Baby’s breath? More green leaves and stems. I don’t want it to be too much of a rainbow and it’s already got so many colors!
@Mrs.Jansen: Thanks. Much appreciated. I’ve been scouring CPs ideas for weeks!
So I originally thought the blossom branches would go next to the short vase for a complete centerpiece, but when I put mine side by side, it seemed like too much. I think it’s all the blossoms that make it too much of it’s own decoration. Here’s the Inspiration photo:
Versus the flowers and arrangements I’ve been working on:
Do you think that I should do these two displays as alternating centerpieces or have the blossoms be on display elsewhere in the room or as part of the ceremony/altar decor?
Or the other idea I had was plucking off most of the blossoms on the branches so that the branches aren’t competing so much with the short vases. I imagine this would make it more like the inspiration pic. (Plus then I could glue the plucked blossoms to split rings to use as napkin rings.)
Post # 9
@cgraceh: you can also make a grid across the top of the vase with tape and put the flowers into different slots in the grid.
Your flowers look similar to some of the ones my florist made for me… I’ll try to post those pics.
One other I idea would be to see if you could pin in orchids or other flowers to the hanging planters and other greenery in the room. My wedding was in October and there were very few roses on the gazebo type structure in the garden where we got married… my mom clipped silk flowers onto the gazebo and it looked great. Everyone though they were real. It’s hard to say how this would look without seeing more photos of the room, but it’s something you could try… it might be too much, not sure.
Post # 10
@78h2o: I love that idea! I had originally been thinking of clipping butterflies, birds and dragonflies (since this seems to be popular right now in the Christmas section of Walmart, Michaels, etc.) but the silk flowers is a fantastic idea!!
Definitely post your pictures if you get a chance! Thanks.