flowers and tables (part 1)
I was planning on splitting today's posts into separate flower and table decoration categories, but once I started gathering ideas they began to spill into each other. So today will be a mix of both, divided into a few different installments.
Let's get started with Amsterdam's Marieke Berghuis, who created these beautiful felt coverings for her table flower arrangements. Not only are they eye-catching, but they save you the expense of purchasing fancy flower pots. Marieke got her inspiration and pattern instructions from Marianne of the awesome Applehead blog. Check here for detailed instructions, and to find loads of other amazing projects.
And yesterday's Susie Kilshaw shares her lovely table decoration ideas below. Susie and her husband were married in her hometown of Victoria BC, so they chose to go with very simple table decorations and flowers that matched their seaside surroundings.
Instead of large flower centerpieces, they went with glass vases filled with goldfish and underwater plants. A few vibrant gerbera daisies scattered around the perimeter matched the goldfish swimming inside, while small pieces of driftwood and stones decorated the outer edges.
Then for the head tables, they placed engraved silver trays down the center and covered them with moss collected from beach and small grape hyacinths. At the end of the evening, each member of the bridal party went home with one of the centerpiece silver trays. All of these ideas are inexpensive and simple but stunning.
And I'm excited to share these paper flower decoration ideas from Mackenzie Sala, who has provided detailed instructions on how to construct the below arrangements. These work great for table decorations and colorful flower arrangements. Click here for a how-to guide, and find many other great ideas while you're there.
And finally, here is Amy Chin putting the final touches on her friends' table arrangements. A few people have already written about the stunning white "mum balls". It's worth mentioning that these are quite labor intensive, as they require clipping the stems from each flower and securing the head to a styrofoam ball with straight pins.
If you have some friends to help you out, this is a gorgeous and dramatic presentation. The rest is filled in with hanging green amaranthus and moss balls bought from a floral supply store.
Check in later today as the fun continues... And, as usual, please send in your ideas!