Sorry, I don’t know where the flowers came from, but here is a list of ideas I had saved when I was looking for centerpieces (my mom ended up having a florist do them for my wedding, but anyways I had liked some of these ideas):
· Make a small centerpiece look larger
Use a mirror. You can rent round, flat mirrors from your local florist or other party supply stores.
· Ask your reception site if they have anything to offer for centerpieces.
Some will include table centerpieces with the rental of your hall at no extra charge. AND – some will even give you a choice, such as a small floral arrangement or hurricane lamps. However, some may not offer this up for free, unless you ask.
- Candles - Candles make a very inexpensive table centerpiece and can add romance and elegance to any reception. Try arranging several candles of varying heights. White candles are elegant and coordinate with any wedding decor - or use candles that match your wedding colors.
- Hurricane Lamp - For a single candle use a hurricane lamp. They can be rented very inexpensively from your florist or other supply store.
Here are a few tips to decorate your hurricane lamps:
· Add greenery around the base
· Along with your greenery, add in some silk or fresh flowers to add color
· For a little more sparkle, spread some gold confetti on the table around the candle.
5. Helium Balloons - Balloons make a festive centerpiece for a more informal wedding. Talk to your florist or better yet - a company that specializes in balloon decorations.
6. Fresh Cut Flowers - Buy fresh cut flowers from a flower wholesaler or market. You don’t have to be an expert floral designer either – for instance, six fresh cut tulips or white roses look beautiful when simply placed in a small vase. This is a very simple, elegant and inexpensive way to have a floral centerpiece.
7. Favors that Double as Centerpieces - You could also use your favors as your centerpiece. It is referred to as a “break away” centerpiece. Just arrangement them nicely in the center of the table. Round, flat mirrors can be used as a base to place the favors on. The favors can be boxes of candy, votive candles, tiny potted plants, miniature bells, dried flowers…
8. Food Centerpieces - Decorate wicker baskets with ribbon and/or material and put homemade bread or muffins inside. Or use a cheese board with cheese and crackers and garnish with fresh fruit or olives and peppers.
9. Floating Candles - Take miniature candles and float them in a large bowl filled with water. You can also add a few flower or rose petals in the water.
10. Candles and Mirrors
Place a clear candle holder with a candle (matching your color scheme) on top of a small round mirror. Decorate with ivy and flowers.
From another web site:
Planted Miniature Roses
I’m having a summer wedding, so roses will be in season. Instead of paying for roses that will last only a week or so, I am using potted miniature rose bushes. They only cost around $6 each, and I plan to give them away at the end of the evening to special friends and relatives.
We have decided to rent silver candelabras for each table. Each candelabra holds 5 white candles. We are placing each on a square piece of mirror and putting ivy and small white flowers around it.