Table Centre Flowers
Many venues include a floral guest table centre-piece as part of their wedding day package. Normally I find that it is a lily placed in a tall slim vase – done right these can be beautiful. By ‘done right’ I mean having at least one open bloom on your lily stem, soft foliage to give both height and drape. The overall effect should be soft and detailed and not too two-dimensional. If filling a lily vase for a centre piece I use 2 lillies (one of which is in full bloom), 6 stems of steel-grass, a decorative leaf such as aspidistra and ivy.
Emerging as a trend is wedding venues providing a budget for brides to supply their own flowers, and this is where the fun starts. There are so many styles to choose from. Very popular is a large fish bowl filled with fresh flowers placed on a mirror disc and surrounded by tea-lights – this is very effective for a winter/autumn wedding. Spring weddings can go for a selection of vases filled with a single variety of flowers. There is also a great opportunity to personalise your wedding tables with personal touches such as photos of the bridal party at a young age, loved ones who cant be with your on the day.
I have put together a slide-show a few of my favourites from last year. I made all of the examples except where I have credited Magda – Petals and Posies who designed and built them.