How to Make a Picture Perfect Centerpiece

 

 

Just about any kitchen vessel in your cupboard can provide an elegantly simple foundation for a lush, floral centerpiece. Plus I love to help my friends like Alva & Austrie and The Glitter Life   incorporate their own fresh flowers into events like my family does. So gather your group to  group a few pretty peonies and the like together on floral foam for a no-fuss, low, informal yet luscious and gorgeous tablescape. Allow your hostess to take the container home at the end of the evening; viola! Your gift is covered, too.

 

Don't miss the full post on this party, "7 Secrets to a Picture Perfect Party with Pottery Barn", as well as the other project from this party, "DIY: Modern Twist on a Wrist Corsage"!

 

Materials:

  • Your Favorite Wood Vessel
  • Vase of water
  • A Block of Floral Foam
  • Clippers
  • Foraged Greenery
  • Blooms such as Garden rose, Poppy, Blushing Bride, Blackberries, Peonies, Ranuculous, Wax Flower, Dusty Miller (try shopping at your local flower market, farmer's market, or grocery store. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods is our favorite quick stop for high quality and unique bloomg!)
     
 
Step 1:  Gather your blooms and friends. Flower shops and flower markets are a great place to round up a focal flowers. Select blooms in various shapes - long lines, soft & fluffy, tiny, large, and viney.

Step 2: Place a block of soaked floral foam. Covering as much area as you like.

Step 3:  Start with a base of foliage and round, low, fluffy blooms like Roses and Peonies to support the rest of your flowers.
 
Step 4: Add long stemmed blooms like Poppies and Wax Flower around the flower base you all made.

Step 5: Add remaining flowers along the edges and in places that are sparse. Be sure to work around the vessel to keep the arrangement balanced. We added several flowers that peeped over the arrangement for wild, natural look.

Tip: for an artistic, natural look use a variety of colors and textures to give dimension like branches of blueberries and blushing bride protea.

By using these tips for your own, getting creative with food, decor, friends and flowers you can throw party a that is all that of a pricier fete. The best part? There will be more money for the honeymoon!

Check out the other tip from this party, "DIY: Modern Twist on a Wrist Corsage"!

Get the look with Pottery Barn: Galvanized Metal Wagon Party Bucket, Beachcomber Wood Handle Basket, Vintage Wood Carved Cake Stand, Riddling Rack Succulent Stand, & Varigated Petal Succulent Stem

Credits:
Photography:
Izzy Hudgins Photography

Get the look with Pottery Barn Galvanized Metal Wagon Party Bucket, Beachcomber Wood Handle Basket, Vintage Wood Carved Cake Stand, Riddling Rack Succulent Stand, Varigated Petal Succulent Stem,

Location Selection & Hand lettering: Alva & Austrie

Flower Selection: Mark Jackson, Cutflower Atlanta

Flowers farm: Rosaprima Roses

Flower Garland, Centerpiece & Halo: Amanda Currier & Christy Hulsey Colonial House of Flowers

Floral Supplies: Syndicate Sales

Hand poured candles: Southern Soy Candle

Models: Maggie Buckley, Marley Jones, Halei Jo Sessum, Ashley Usry & Misty Williamson all of Georgia Southern University

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Wardrobe:  Cobbler’s Bench + Social + Dish

Wardrobe Styling: The Glitter Life

Ribbon: Lion Offray

Wine Glasses: Dish

Wine: Cameron Hughes

Small Bites: Brownie Brittle

Sneak Peek from The Glitter Life girls, here. See the post on, Pottery Barn Inside & Out.

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