(Closed) Tall centerpieces…(Carnations, Roses, Baby’s Breath…oh my)

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I’m renting tall candelabras for some of the centerpieces. I’m having a somewhat antique/old themed wedding, so I’ll be using traditional condelabras, but I’m sure you can find all styles. You can add flowers around the base, or just don’t use flowers on those tables (I’m having 21 tables and 3 centerpieces on alternating tables). The candelabras are about $25 each to rent. You should contact your local rental place for price quotes.

Post # 5
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Wannabee

Almost all tall centerpieces that are done with budget in mind contain some sort of hydrangea becausde they provide such volume with each stem.  You could easily incorporate it into your wedding flowers without changing the tone of your decor…  But if you are using baby’s breath (which is so coming back), you can easily achieve the mass needed for taller arrangements.  Check this one out (so chic and not too expensive!):

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am diy ing tall centerpieces, i ordered roses, baby’s breath and leather leaf fern from fiftyflowers.com. … I got the effiel tower vases from save-on-crafts.com as well as mirrors from them.

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

sorry tried to post pic of our trial and it didn’t work

Post # 8
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Newbee

You’d be surprised at how full and gorgeous carnations can be. And with so many varieties to choose from, you can even find ones that mimick the  look of a peony, they’re that full! The key is to make sure you ‘fluff’ your carnations to help them open up a bit (hold the it just at the base of the bloom, not the stem, and run your other fingers across the top of the leaves to spread them out). Also, I think if you did a topiary, you’d get the height you’re looking for without paying for expensive towers or vases…and if you add some greens like lemon leaf tip, it will help to balance your flowers out and make things look fuller. As a florist, I can tell you that baby’s breath is totally back in style, and don’t let carnations’ old reputation get you down! Good Luck : )

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@ Jacqi: I’m also using candelabras for my tall centerpieces and alternating carnations and roses for my small centerpieces. Where did you rent your candelabras? Ived been quoted 75-100 each which is more I would like to spend. Thanks!

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