Although centerpieces can be floral, the designs that I find most interesting feature non-traditional materials. Landscape centerpieces, a trend for 2010, typically showcase natural elements such as moss, mushrooms, tree bark, fruit or even vegetables and are oftentimes story-like and multi-layered.
Consider using a potted plant or small tree as the focal point of your design. It will add impact and you will be able to take it with you for later use in your home or garden — your centerpiece will be a beautiful reminder of your wedding day for years to come. If your overall design includes several small elements, you can create reusable takeaways for your guests.
Centerpieces don’t have to be limited to plants and flowers. Some of the most interesting designs include unexpected elements.
I recently came across these veggie centerpiece designs and fell absolutely in love them. Lanterns can be made from squash or pumpkin by carving a simple design or monogram in them. Or, if you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional floral arrangement, consider radishes!
Don’t be afraid to step out-of-the-box when it comes to your centerpieces. Make your wedding a memorable event by creating an experience for your guests and by introducing elements that are unexpected. Most of all… have fun with it!