Your table centrepiece really is the most important stylistic decoration item you need to contemplate when organising an event. Whether your event is a full-scale formal wedding, a children’s party or a small dinner party, the centrepiece will add drama, personality and scale to your event.
Table centrepieces can be as expensive as you dare, with fresh flowers and great height and drama; but, there are alternatives to the dramatic and extravagant! Take inspiration from some of the newest ideas in table centrepieces.
Create a one of a kind feel for your event, by dressing each table differently. Use different flowers, different candles, different elements from the one theme to create a real sense of personality. For example, this design works wonderfully with the Vintage theme, where you can find mismatched crockery, different jugs and candles and plenty of vintage-styled blossoms to fill tables. Visit an antiques fair or your local market and pick up plenty of vases and trinkets to add personality to your tables.
The classic, crisp design of the monochromatic look is still the most modern tablepiece theme you can choose. Right now, the mod look is in, so maybe add some red or yellow in stark contrast to your black/ white theme. Think about height, drama, the whitest of white blooms (if you must) and plenty of black crockery on crisp white linen. Elegant and never out of style.
From Your Own Backyard
One of the strongest themes we are seeing in events now is the idea of dressing your event from your own backyard. Go outside and look at your backyard from a fresh perspective. Do you have twigs, greens, flowers and bark that could be used in a creative centrepiece? Take come gorgeous gumnuts and wattle and lay them on the tables in a very natural display with a few ivory and chocolate candles.
Casting a Glow
Candles have always been responsible for adding romance to the table and the room. Floral experts are taking the concept a step further this season by incorporating candles within the centrepieces themselves. This works on tall, full arrangements such as cherry blossom branches, where votives can be hung on ribbon or wire-like hangers. Alternatively, tall cylinders can be filled with colored water to match the wedding palette, and small floating candles can be placed in each.