Elevated Wedding Flowers



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Elevated Wedding Flowers … What’s old is new again, right?  Their style comes and goes in waves.  The once trendy, and some still think ‘over the top’ style of elevated wedding flowers – centerpieces – has come back into vogue.  I think they’re lovely, even if others have panned them as ‘too much’ (think Marla Maples’ wedding to Donald Trump – which WAS a little gauche – no politics here, just an observation).


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But there are several advantages to the elevated centerpiece.  They’re beautiful, and you can still see the person seated across from you.  Your florist can also employ many different blooms, as these arrangements tend to be very large.  The downside, they can be costly.  In the 90’s when this stye was all the rage, brides tried to out do each other. Flowers were a great platform  to make a bold statement.


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Don’t discount the pluses of these giant centerpieces because you are afraid of presenting a gaudy image.  They can be done tastefully.  If you choose this style, just make sure your florist is on the same page as you.  Tell her you want beauty and grace, not “Dallas” – remember that television show?  🙂


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You wedding flowers are a key part of your decor.  Make sure you get exactly what you want. Your florist is there to please you.


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Of all these lovely photos, the one above is my favorite.  Can you sense a theme here?  I do love succulents.  I think the addition to this arrangement adds an air of approachability.  The greenery on the guest plate inserts a nice touch as well.  And the bride chose to have some lower blooms on the table in addition.  Too much?







Must Your Centerpieces Match?

Must your centerpieces match?  I always thought so, being more or a “Matchy-Match typer of person” (limited originality from me!), …but then when we attended Jennifer and Fred’s wedding last Sunday, it became apparent to me that, no they don’t.  Look at all the variety of arrangements in the following photos.  Yes, they color scheme was the same, shades of blue, and the flowers all hydrangeas, but they were all different.


IMG_9620-2Look at the photo on the right.  This display was on one of the food station tables.  It’s so eclectic.  I would have never thought of putting these two items together, but it works.  And do you know what the  green “Vase” is in the picture above?  I didn’t, and when I commented on it, a friend told me – was told it’s an ocean buoy!  Beautiful!  And it fit in perfect with the wedding’s nautical theme.





The guest tables all had centerpieces like the following photos below.  The were similar, but different – sometimes subtlety.  Some sported just blue hydrangeas, some blue and white.  The all had the beautiful blue vases, but not all the shapes were the same.  And while all had a “Starfish” somewhere on the table, the location varied of that too.  One centerpiece even had the sea creature in the blooms.


Some vases were dressed with twine, others, a wire cage housed the arrangement.  The blue and white theme was always upheld, however.  And the bridesmaid dresses…well let’s just say they were my favorite shade of blue.  Next post will return to daughter KK and Tyler’s day, but I’m not done with this wedding.  Too many lovely ideas to share!







All photos: Mary P Karnes