Wedding Floral Centerpieces

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Wedding floral centerpieces add so much color and interest to reception tables. Try to keep the arrangements either very low or very tall so that guests can easily make eye contact during dinner converstion.

A square vase is dramatic with a cluster of orange tea roses nestled in a mound of varigated greenery. Different types that would work well include ivy, boxwood, huckleberry, and oregonia.

Another way to keep the centerpiece low would be to make a compacted design such as this one in a shallow serving bowl. Notice how the clustering of similar flowers creates a lot of visual interest rather than just "mixing them up". Hydrangea, green button mums, roses and dark red carnations make a lively color mix.

For sideboards, entrance tables and buffet displays, you can still have a compacted design - but gain height by using long stemmed flowers for a fountain effect. This design is called a beidermeire - a circle effect of the same variety of flowers.

Roses will always be a favorite in wedding design. Try mixing colors in different shades for more depth and visual interest.

I thought it was interesting that this design actually incorporated the stems of roses that the petals have been pulled off. Look closely at the yellow and green accents - those are rose stems! Use the pulled petals to lavish color around the cake, on table tops, and more.

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