Posted by Kate Berry, Floral and Event Expert
There are lots of ways to get your guests' attention at your reception: a room filled with flickering votives, a beautifully formal table setting, boldly-colored tablecloths. But what if, instead, you opted for a refreshingly innovative centerpiece idea?
Last Sunday I made it all the way over to the New York Botanical Garden for the last day of the orchid show. The showcase of orchids
was wonderful, and there were even a few orchids on view that I had never seen before, but for me, the show stopper was the last atrium, where there were
bursts of different colors everywhere, like the finale of a fireworks
I particularly loved this display! There were three of these
arrangements of dripping greens and phalaenopsis orchids hanging above
for a really dramatic look. My picture doesn't do it justice, but trust
me, it was amazing. It got me thinking: I would love to do this or work
with a florist to do this for a wedding. Wouldn't it be so cool to walk
into a tent and have these hanging above your table, maybe instead of
centerpieces? Or, if your budget doesn't allow for it, it would be
great as a ceremony marker or altar decoration. Cut 'Phales' are super
easy to get, and they come in white, pale yellow/ light green, as well
as the color below. And I think your guests will be surprised by such a unique display.