Beyond the centerpiece
Oh how we love an autumn wedding. The weather, the lighting, the smell in the air is just right. And so is the array of flowers that can be put to work.
No matter if you are planning a micro wedding or a larger fête, it’s all in the details. Often those details, no matter the size of your guest list, would do well to be looked at from a holistically micro approach.
Take the table settings for instance. There are the linens, the plates, the silverware, of course. Once you’ve decided the style and the color, that’s fairly do-able to narrow down. But even the best china and the finest linen, needs a little something to pump up the table splendor. So, strictly from a micro standpoint, let’s “zoom in” on the tablescape and see just where flowers can fit in.
Tiny petals, like daisies, poppies or forget-me-nots, are perfect to festoon to the top center or all around the frame of a place or seating card or a menu set at each place. Hot glue the backs of the flowers and hold in place on the card for 30 seconds to secure.
Larger blooms such as peonies, sunflowers, roses or calla lilies can be wired or secured with ribbon or twine to encircle a napkin or bound silverware and placed on the top plate of a table setting.
A plain linen cloth is transformed with a smattering of colorful petals strewn about the tabletop, then overlaid with a gossamer or other sheet cover.
Rather than sending guests off with a sweet reminder of the event when the celebration is over, welcome them to the table with a tiny delectable nibble topped with an icing or edible bloom on top.
If yours is a no phone space and you’ve opted for old-school disposable cameras, wrap the cameras in a sleeve with explicit instructions and dot the directions with a tiny delicate flower that’s in keeping with your floral scheme.
In addition to a centerpiece that’s to be shared and admired by all, set a more diminutive arrangement above the top rim of each setting. Choose a low and shallow container in keeping with the mood of your event and float a large bloom or two that delicately draws attention.
These are just a few fabulous wedding floral ideas—keep checking back for more!