wedding centerpiece

So romantic

This arrangement is so classic and romantic and would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower or even a baby shower really.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year I decided to do something a bit different for Thanksgiving.  Instead of the traditional orange tons I went for burgundy and berry tones.  It created such warmth at the table, I just loved it!

The photos are here!

Thanks to Maggie Russo Photography for the incredible shots of a wedding I did in June!  There were so many excellent photos I couldn't choose which ones I liked the best, so I decided to post all the ones I loved :)  

Another congratulations and thank you to Lauren and Joe for including The Petal on your big day.  Such a wonderful couple, wishing them all the happiness together.

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Beautiful summer wedding

I was SO lucky to work with an amazing bride this summer at the beautiful Hotel Allegro Downtown Chicago.  They just renovated the hotel and it is STUNNING!  Perfect balance of modern and vintage.  So, when the bride requested modern, garden wedding flowers that compliment the hotel I was all over it.  Here are a few photos of the day...

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Garden wedding

One of this years big trends is Garden-inspired weddings.  Whether you use gorgeous garden roses, tons of greenery, or wild looking arrangements you are sure to capture this look and feel.  I put together a centerpiece that would look great at any garden wedding filled with beautiful purple lisianthus, hyacinth, stock, wax flower and tons of lush greenery.  This long centerpiece looks amazing on this rustic, wood table.

Adding a few candlesticks in the arrangement gives it extra romance

Adding a few candlesticks in the arrangement gives it extra romance

Greenery as a centerpiece

One of the hottest trends are long tables with greenery lining the middle of the table.  It is so absolutely beautiful!  You can keep it simple or go all out with tons of greenery or tons of overflowing flowers (see my next post for that!).  

Going with greenery as your centerpiece is beautiful in and of itself, but to really make a statement candles go a long way.  Whether you use pillar candles or votives its all about creating that glow.

I decided to do three variations on the idea.  One has only greenery, the other has a hint of flowers and the third is greenery with flowers.  Which do you like best?