When it comes to centerpieces, there are a variety of styles to choose from. While there are many objects to use as the core of your centerpiece, I personally enjoy a floral aesthetic. Even after you finally narrow down your core to flowers, you still must pick a style to match your event theme. We know there are many styles to choose from but today, we at La Vie are going to show you some of the more popular styles of floral centerpieces, crafted by our in-house designer. Keep reading to see some simple examples of vintage, bohemian and classical spring floral pieces that can be put together easily and you don’t have to be a florist to make these!
First up is my personal favorite… the timeless vintage centerpiece. In my opinion, vintage center pieces need 2 things; some sort of accent, like lace, and the right vase. You can use an old teapot, a jewelry box, an antique miniature chest or even build your own! For my center piece, I chose a candle holder with a very gorgeous base, to which I added reflective glass pieces and some lace.
For flowers, I chose the classic white rose for my base and added baby’s breath and mixed in baby’s breath. You will notice I love baby’s breath and I make no apologies for it! I added a one yellow hydrangea to the center and it helps tie the entire look together.
The last few years have seen the rise of the mason jar and we owe that in part to bohemian and DIY wedding center pieces. Mason jars and wooden boxes work well as a base here. Remember to pick colors reminiscent of the outdoors. I went with a mason jar to which I wrapped in jute twine, ending it with a heart. Then I braided pink and orange raffia to wrap around the lid, making sure the colors complimented my flower choice.
Now for the flower part; succulents, wild flowers and boom, you are well on your way to a beautiful bohemian style centerpiece. Although I love wild flowers, I chose to use a combination of carnations, montbretia and succulents. Adding some long stem flowers like montbretia in gorgeous fall colors, really ties the look together, and the peonies keep the look fresh.
Okay, here is our simplest and yet, most eye-catching arrangement today. You cannot go wrong with a simple glass vase, filled with beads to match your theme. I am partial to a good green-blue mix and so I went with that. The only change I made to the vase was adding a pink trim to the top.
Baby’s breath is back! The baby’s breath and some purple hyssop are used as the back drop for some green carnations, pink hydrangea and white roses. To take the look to the next level, I added some fake butterflies and as you can see, this look really says “hello spring time!”
There you have it people, some floral center pieces that you can do yourself at home. Please comment and let us know what are your favorites? What are some centerpiece ideas you use? We would love to hear from you and remember to have an elegant day!