Post # 1
So we went to our florist to see our first mock up for our centerpieces. Our theme is peacock with the main color being purple. We want very large tall centerpieces. I don’t know how I feel about the centerpieces being only color without much greenery or anything white. I don’t mind it being over the top but I still want it to look elegant and I’m afraid that all the color kind of takes away from that.
Can I get your honest opinions on what you think I should change to make our centerpieces more attractive? I’m no flower afficianado and I really really need help!
Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
@BananaNutMuffin12: Hmm….any chance that it’s just this photo that you took that makes the centerpiece feel so busy? I don’t really know what to look at, and I think my eye is being drawn to the stuffed animals in the background! 🙂 I THINK your centerpiece should be fine, but the only word that I can come up with right now is “busy”. Any chance you could get a photo with a clear background?
Post # 4
I think the shape of the vase is really lovely and the clear crystals inside look good, maybe even put a led light in the stones to shine up. However, the overall design seems too busy to me…and doesnt have the elegant feel you seem to want. Too many competing features. I think the flowers alone with out the hanging crystals and feathers would be fine. If the feathers are your plan, then see if they can tone down the floral to be more white or cream with just touches of purple and more feathers up top.
Another thought is to make the feathers the focal point…a big bunch of them, and the flowers like a poof at them at the base of the feathers, maybe even with a bit of soft feathery greenery hanging down. Another thought would be to do the florals in whites and creams and pale green with just a pop or two of purple and have the feathers incorporated like flowers as well. in other words, shorter feathers not sticking out the top.
As far as hanging crystals go, they always look odd in natural light but look beautiful at night with candlelight. Best of luck… My best advise is don’t say yes until you love it….sometimes florists can make you feel you don’t know anything… But you will know when you see the right version and you are paying a lot of money for your florals.
Post # 5
I really like the vase, crystals and feathers. For me I think its just too many different colors in the floral arrangement. Like others have said – it just seems like there is a lot going on. Its pretty, but honestly elegant isn’t a word that comes to mind when I look at it… Sometimes less is more and simple/understated is classier than going over the top. I think taking the pink out and replacing it with a different shade of purple would really help! It would tone it down a little, but still look dramatic with the height and feathers.
I don’t usually care for greenery – for me it usually makes things look a little dated, but since you’re doing a peacock theme it might work to add some green in and play off of the green in the feathers. Are you having an evening wedding? If so maybe look at the centerpiece in comparable lighting to what you’re planning. I LOVE our table setup, but honestly I think if I were having an afternoon wedding it would look a little tacky (I have candelabras with crystals hanging from them). However in evening lighting I think they’re fabulous.
Post # 6
Something about it seems off but i’m not being helpful at all since I don’t know how to make it better. SORRY!
Post # 7
I was on Pinterest and randomly came across this purple bouquet and it reminded me of your post…
Post # 8
It’s a little busy for me too. I feel like if you picked 1 element and edited it, it would be much classier.