DIY Wedding Centerpiece
This garden style wedding centerpiece is lush, organic, and natural with a bit of drama and elegance. Perfect for those wanting to make an impression without going over the top! Using a simple colour palate of white and green and different layers of texture, this centerpiece is sure to work well with many different styles. Follow along with silk flower designer Kendon Design Co. to create your own wedding centerpiece...
Step 1: To start, prep your vessel using some Spanish moss, floral foam and hot glue. We’re going to be using this silver mercury glass pedestal bowl to help achieve that element of elegance for the centerpiece.
Pro Tip: Use a lazy susan and place it under your vessel when making a centerpiece so that you can easily turn it 360° in a much more fluid motion to make sure your centerpiece is consistent.
Cut, trim, and shape the floral foam to fit into the base of the vessel. Using a hot glue gun, secure it into place.
It doesn’t have to be pretty because it’s going to be covered up in the next step!
Step 2: Once the floral foam in place, use some Spanish moss to cover the floral foam using hot glue or floral pins to keep it in place.
Be sure to cover up the edges too. Tip: use a butter knife to help tuck in those loose pieces for a nice, clean finish.
Step 3: Start with some greenery to help build the shape of the arrangement. Cut the stems to the desired length using some wire cutters.
Keep adding layers of greenery and be sure to turn the centerpiece as you go to make sure you’re getting good coverage and shape.
Don’t be afraid to use different types of greenery here. This is a great way to incorporate some interesting texture into your centerpiece. We’re using a combination of seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, willow eucalyptus, and hanging amaranthus. Amaranthus is a great ingredient when wanting to achieve that cascading look for some drama!
Step 4: Next, start adding in some florals. I’m starting with using some line flowers to help create some additional height and shape. These veronica stems are wonderful for achieving just that with their tall upright stems and flower clusters. This also helps in creating a hard visual line that’s appealing to the eye.
Step 5: Begin to add some larger blooms. In this centerpiece, we’re using these beautiful garden roses and dahlias, both in white. These are wonderful focal blooms and wildly popular with weddings. You can cluster your focal blooms together or scatter them throughout the arrangement. Clustering them together can help to create soft visual lines.
Step 6: Once the focal blooms are in place, it’s time to start adding in the filler florals. I tend to use these on the sides of my arrangements and towards the lower part of the florals and greenery, just above the top of the vessel. We’ll be using a combination of lisianthius, helleborus, and allium.
I also tuck a little “surprise” in my centerpieces. For this one, I’m using some allium as it’s the perfect combination of the white and green colour scheme and adds another interesting layer of texture.
This centerpiece is perfect for couples wanting to keep their florals simple, but still interesting. I’ve styled it with white linens, napkins and dishes, a white marble table number, and added a pop of silver with the plate chargers and candle holders to compliment our beautiful pedestal bowl vessel. It’s a simple and neutral look that will make your centerpieces pop!