Containers – Wedding Table Centres

Containers are often over-looked where wedding flowers are concerned, you always think about what flowers you are after but very rarely does that much thought get put into what you are going to put them in.

This is often where couples come unstuck during consultations because they are not sure what the options are.

The simple answer to that is…anything!

This definitely shouldn’t be the case as a container can really make or break a floral arrangement.

 

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A good container should work with your wedding flowers to help enhance them in every way, by drawing out the colours, encouraging the shape and working alongside your chosen theme. You don’t want a container to distract from the flowers too much – there should be a good balance.

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A good place to start when trying to choose a container is the feel you are trying to achieve on your wedding day. Rustic, informal, romantic, relaxed, elegant?

 

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By choosing some key words to describe your wedding day it can helps us to create a visual image of what you may be after.

 

Different containers instantly give off a certain feel, for example a sparkly container is instantly more elegant than a bark covered vase.

 

You can be creative with your containers, the above images are both using the same shaped vase however they are covered with completely different materials. Bark gives a more rustic, relaxed feel whereas a sequinned covered container feels more elegant and romantic.

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One of my favourite containers to use is a silver rose bowl (above and below) because it’s so gorgeous. It is like a beautiful blank canvas….we have used these on numerous occasions and achieved completely different looks. It’s all dependent on the texture and colour of the flowers that you put in them.

 

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A jam jar is a staple container – very easy to use, gives a very rustic and informal feel to a table. We’ve seen these cropping up a lot in 2014 and 2015.  Each jam jar can be decorated to complement the theme of your wedding day.

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There are many different containers that can be used for taller and more dramatic table centres, below we have used a silver trumpet vase packed with large blooms and trailing amaranthus.

 

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Using clear tall cylinder vases keeps the overall impact fresh and clean whilst still maintaining the wow factor for guests.

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Our grey urns are perfect for a rustic wedding but are still elegant and add another texture to your table centres.  Mixing copper and mercury votives with tea lights and flower heads creates additional interest to the tables.

 

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When choosing your wedding flowers also consider the container for the flowers, as shown above this can really change the overall look and feel of your wedding.

 

 

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