Wedding Decor: Fruits and Veggies

Incorporating unique elements in to your ceremony and reception decor is a great way to make your wedding unique.  One of easiest ways to do this is to use fruits and vegetables in your bouquets and centerpieces!

For example, berries are a great addition to a bouquet.  They add a touch of color and from afar look like tiny intricate flowers!

One of my favorite vegetables to use are artichokes.  Placed amongst other flowers or vegetables it looks amazing and extremely unique!

The bouquet below mixed the baby artichokes with kale and radishes…who knew that would look so stunning?!

Almost any fruit you can think of  looks great in a bouquet or centerpiece.  Apples, pears, oranges, lemons and limes are some of the most popular.  The vibrant color of the fruit is a great way to add a splash of color to any arrangement!

Can you believe this table centerpiece is made using green tomatoes?  So creative and beautiful!

Using fruits and vegetables in your decor can also help to save money especially if you want to make a centerpiece fuller.  It is a lot less expensive to use fruit and veggies than to use fresh flowers.  And if you are crafty, this is a great DIY project!

Are you using fruit in your wedding centerpieces?  What fruit or vegetables are you using?

Happy Planning!

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Light Up with Lamps!

Have you ever thought about using a lamp for a wedding centerpiece? At first, I thought the idea of a lamp centerpiece would look cheesy but I was surprised to see how much I liked this unique look!

There are many reasons lamps make great centerpieces. Lamps and lamp shades come in all different shapes, sizes and colors so the possibilities are endless on the final look of the centerpiece.

Of course lamps look beautiful when paired with flowers.  Some lamps are glass on the bottom and can be filled with flowers to match the wedding.

Another way to pair lamps and flowers is to pair place flowers at the base of the lamp shade.  I love the height that the lamp shade brings to table!

Depending on the lamp you choose and how you accessorize the lamp can give a totally different look and feel.  A modern approach is to choose a modern lamp like the one below and use vases of flowers around the base of the lamp. Or for a vintage look use vintage bud vases to surround the lamp base.

Some brides are opting to use smaller lamps either alone or in a group.  The patterned or colored lamp shade is used instead of flowers.

What do you think about lamp shades for weddings? Let us know your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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Romantic Wedding Flowers: Peonies

One of my all time favorite flowers are Peonies and who wouldn’t love this big beautiful flower? It is no surprise that peonies are one of the most popular flowers for bridal bouquets.

If you are a girly girl like me, peonies are the ultimate bridal flower.  This fluffy, ultra romantic flower looks amazing by itself or paired with other types of flowers.  In my opinion, it is the ultimate in classic beauty and vintage style.

One of the best thing about Peonies are their size.  Just a couple of stems of Peonies can make a stunning centerpiece.

Brides take note….. these classic flowers are mostly available in late March/early April through July so if you want these flowers you have a small window to get married! Many brides have been known to plan their weddings in these months for the sole purpose of using this coveted flower.

Another great characteristic of the Peony is the different looks one flower can give.  You can leave the bloom closed, partly open or open all the way to give a totally different look to your bouquet.

And peonies come in many different colors like pink, fuchsia, lilac and of course classic white.

What do you think about peony bouquets?  Leave us your thoughts!

Happy Planning!

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