Flowers are the ultimate in traditional when it comes to weddings. Just think about it – it’s hard to picture a wedding you’ve been to recently without them. But if you’re a bride looking to branch out from the expected and create that “wow!” factor with your wedding décor, plant trees right smack dab in the middle of your reception tables!
Don’t think tree centerpieces are just synonymous with outdoorsy type brides who love Mother Nature and all things eco-friendly – though they certainly can be, and hey, we love those brides! Trees indoors are bound to garner a gasp from your guests because you’re offering up something different and frankly quite unnatural in terms of the wedding day norm.
Trees can be designed and decorated to fit your particular wedding style and theme with a creative eye, ensuring your centerpieces don’t bark up the wrong tree when it comes to being a statement-making piece. The trunk and branches can emit their natural woodsy-ness or they can be painted white for a contemporary affair, gilded in gold for a sparkle, or blacked out for a dash of drama. And these trees don’t show up with a patch of leaves – they come dressed to the nines! Think of them as a blank and really nifty canvas that can glammed up or dressed down by the décor elements.
We love draping crystals for a luxe look of opulence and grandeur, or hang a few flower balls from the branches with monochromatic flowers to add a chic elegance that’s perfect for a southern soiree.
Even beach settings can stem imaginative tree centerpiece ideas, with starfish and seashells making waves in a classy setup.
Candles can hang from the branches, or every limb can be quilted with flowers from trunk to end.
The base of your trunk becomes important as well. It can be tall and dramatic, such as a vase covered in crystals, or it can be a simple square topped with candles and petals.
So have fun with your centerpieces! Take a leaf out of this book and be creative and inspired by nature around you. Then take what Mother Nature gave you and make it all your own.