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"!
- Your Favorite Wood Vessel
- Vase of water
- A Block of Floral Foam
- 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 2: Place a block of soaked floral foam. Covering as much area as you like.
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.
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"!
Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography
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
Wardrobe Styling: The Glitter Life
Ribbon: Lion Offray
Wine Glasses: Dish
Wine: Cameron Hughes
Small Bites: Brownie Brittle
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