August 29, 2010

Working in Large Spaces

One of the challenges in choosing flowers for a wedding is determining what looks best in a given space - and not just the size and decor of the room, but the table size (6-foot or 5-foot), the number of guests, the dance floor, how the room flows, the lighting, and the time of day of the wedding. All of these elements must be taken into consideration - plus, of course, the colors and types of flowers the Bride likes.

For Meg and Curt's wedding, we needed to decorate over 20 tables at RiverCrest. RiverCrest has a wonderful large ballroom and I knew we'd need very large arrangements in order to make a visual impact. 

I used white hydrangea, white stock, an assortment of white roses, green apples, and ribbon for half of the centerpieces and for the other half, the bride purchased lanterns and I created three vases of apples and flowers to circle the lanterns. Extra-wide silk French ribbon - coordinated with the citrus green tablecloths and playing off of the chairs - completed the look and candles were everywhere. Everything turned out gorgeous!

Here are a few shots of the placecard table - we used a lantern and created a terrarium-like arrangement in the middle.

The two kinds of centerpieces:

The bridesmaids carried lavender flowers - stock and freesia - with green hydrangea.

The mothers carried tiny nosegays similar to the bridesmaids, but with deep purple hydrangea as well.

The two flower girls carried wands - individual stalks of allium, tied off with ribbon - it was very sweet.

1 comment:

  1. This is EXACTLY what I have been dreaming of for my own wedding florals! Thank you for some real life pictures - I commend your creativity and terrific eye. It's simply lovely :)