This past weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating Jae and Mark's wedding at their house in San Diego! I was asked to create just one WOW piece that would sit on the buffet table. Sometimes this is the best way to get the most out of the money you spend on flower arrangements. Instead of spending $150 on a few small arrangements that may get lost in the excitement of the day, invest in one big show piece that stops people in their tracks and is sure to be memorable.
I also took this opportunity to create a unique vase/base for this arrangement. One thing I have learned is that after awhile a vase is a vase. It no longer adds to the arrangement, but simply holds the flowers. At that point you need to get creative. Start stacking and messing with different shapes to create a more engaging container. In the arrangement above I nested two lomey dishes, one larger upright and the other upside down to create an elevated base for a lantern. I then used Oasis to create a ring around the bottom that I could fill with flowers. I placed the lantern in the middle and put two flame-less candles in it to create dimension and add to the romance. On top of the lantern I secured another large lomey dish filled with Oasis for the larger arrangement on top. I finished this classic vintage piece with ribbon and peal accents.
Thanks Jae and Mark for letting be a part of your special day!