Casual Contemporary Centerpiece

Today's wedding centerpieces are casual and contemporary, with multiple small designs grouped to give a bigger impact. In this Flower School How-To Video Leanne shares the "old" professional mechanic that's new again, making these relaxed and airy designs shine with garden spray roses, ranunculus, orlaya, and bupleurum, all from Enjoy!

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The casual look in contemporary weddings today, the modern centerpiece, oh, so popular and a little bit tricky to get it right. Let me show you how it's done.

To get the casual look, working with a kenzan, the plastic variety, just disappears in the container. You don't see it at all. Just slide it in, add water premixed with flower food, and then you're ready to design. The flowers, everything from Starting with their fabulous ranunculus, then peaches ‘n dream spray roses, and then filling in with coordinating textures, some orlaya, hypericum, veronica, and bupleurum.

As you design, think about your elements and principles. Even though it's casual, you still want to a line. Placing it in, nice and securely, grouping. Get a little bit of movement, and then think about it being a centerpiece. So, you want it to look good from all sides, so turning as you work, coming in with the ranunculus. Then to add weight in the emphasis area, cutting apart the spray rose, using them short and down low to draw the eye to the base of the design. And then coming back, and filling in with your textures and adding interest, front to back and side to side.

You can use them individually, scattered down the table. Maybe add candles, or place them all on a tray together. Giving a little more visual impact. You can see so many different styles, but all coordinating with the same materials.

To finish the designs, four unique, miniature bouquets, we used flowers from, a total of 24 stems. We had the peaches ‘n dreams spray rose. The beautiful ranunculus, orlaya for the white lacy look, hypericum, giving that soft peach. Veronica for a bit of a line, and then just for softness, bupleurum.

I know. You're thinking, deliverability. That is the challenge. But you'll be surprised, as long as you pack them well together, squeezing them in, they support each other, and then you can just do minor straightening upon delivery. You'll find more creative inspiration at the website, If you have questions, you can reach us through there. For now, it's your turn. Find a kenzan, pick your favorite flowers and design in a casual, carefree style that's so popular for weddings today. Take a picture, post on social media and #FloralDesignInstitute. That way we all can see what you do, as you do something you love.

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