Posted on December 9, 2010
Weddings are a fabulous time for relatives and friends alike to mingle and catch up. Many families find that due to scheduling and travel restrictions, the only time they see each other anymore is at a family get together. So, it’s very important that there’s nothing standing between your guests that might prevent an easy-flowing dialogue. No-one wants to try and peek around a centerpiece to make eye contact.
This is where tall flower arrangements come in. When coupled with a tall, slim vase, these centerpieces will provide all the elegance and beauty you’re looking for, with none of the bulky distraction of an eye-level display.
Although its full blooms are naturally heavy, some wiring will help Hydrangeas to make a dramatic, tall flower arrangement. Making sure your vase is extra tall (say, 18” or so) will give it a polished look and will help to support your floral design. Tall birch tree branches make a dramatic centerpiece and can be paired with hanging votives for a spectacular effect. For a truly awe-inspiring look, consider fully submerging your white tulips or white Calla Lilies completely and anchoring them at the base with crystals…then complete the look with a floating candle on the top. You can create several columns of different heights and include different types of flowers (in the same color palette) for a mesmerizing special effect that will wow your guests. Although the idea of submerging flowers may sound far-fetched to some, the trend has been around for several years. Consider adding some sand, shells, polished rocks and maybe a starfish to the base of an unusually-shaped vase and using light, airy orchids (a submerged flower favorite) for a summer-themed, romantic look.
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