Planning & Inspiration

Pretty Ideas For Styling Bud Vase Wedding Centerpieces

Natasha & Robert Wedding - Reception Low Centerpiece - Burden Kahn Mansion - Andrey Nastasenko

Natasha & Robert Wedding – Reception Low Centerpiece – Burden Kahn Mansion – Andrey Nastasenko

When it comes to dreaming up show-stopping wedding table decor, we tend to think of sky-high, blooming displays or bountiful florals that cascade onto the floor. While bud vase centerpieces may not be the first thing that comes to mind, the impact that these small arrangements have on creating a captivating tablescape should not be underestimated. It’s all about styling – these petite beauties can be presented alone or in clusters, with taper candles or votives, and with luxurious fabrics or natural accents. Whether your aesthetic is classic elegance, natural romanticism, or modern chic, we’ve rounded up pretty ideas for using bud vases in your wedding centerpieces.
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Katie and Kara Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - New York Botanical Garden - Mallory Williams Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Fall In Love With These Wedding Color Palettes That Celebrate The Season

Katie and Kara Wedding - Bridal Bouquet - New York Botanical Garden - Mallory Williams Photography

Katie and Kara Wedding – Bridal Bouquet – New York Botanical Garden – Mallory Williams Photography

If there’s one season that announces its arrival with color, it’s fall. As the days get shorter and colder, we take comfort in the richer, warmer hues observed in the natural world – just think of golden sunlight filtering through a canopy of foliage in mid-October! There’s an undeniable romance in the air that allures all the senses, so it’s no wonder fall is a popular time to get married in New York City. Cast through a gilded prism, this atmospheric beauty ushers a change in wedding color schemes used for floral decor. Summer’s airy pastels and crisp whites give way to autumn’s spiced reds, golden yellows, and moody jewel tones. Are you planning to say ‘I Do’ on a date between with the months of September and November and need to lock down your color aesthetic? To help get the ideas flowing, we rounded up gorgeous wedding color palettes that celebrate the fall season.
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Lauren & Brett Wedding - Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Planning & Inspiration

Beautiful Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Rectangular Reception Tables

Lauren & Brett Wedding - Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus - Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Lauren & Brett Wedding – Low Centerpiece Gold Mercury Glass Quicksand Roses Seeded Eucalyptus Ranunculus – Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn

Rectangular, also referred to as ‘communal’ or ‘farmhouse,’ is a popular type of table shape used in Real BB Weddings. Similar to their round counterpart, rectangular tables seat 8 to 10 guests and typically measure eight-feet by 42-inches. We often see rectangular tables used in a mix-and-match reception layout, either with circular or banquet seating. We do want to point out that while rectangular encourages a relaxed and ‘familial’ atmosphere, socializing can be limited where guests may end up talking to the person sitting next to them. From a floral designer’s standpoint, what is so appealing about this type of table is how it offers ample surface for a variety of centerpiece styles and decor. It also wins major points for versatility and can be set up in the dining room of a private estate or in a chic industrial space. From lush, romantic garlands to posh and modern arrangements, here are beautiful centerpiece ideas for rectangular tables culled from the Real BB Wedding archives.
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Anna and Jack Wedding - Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Gorgeous Wedding Centerpiece Ideas For Round Reception Tables

Anna and Jack Wedding - Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Anna and Jack Wedding – Tablescape High and Low Centerpiece – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography

Congratulations! After months of meetings, phones calls, and emails, you and your wedding planner (if you have one) have mapped out the dining space in painstaking detail to determine the seating layout of your reception. Now it’s time to make an appointment with your florist to design the floral decor that will underscore the tone of your wedding and pull together the room. When we first talk with clients, we go over their desired wedding style, color scheme, favorite flowers along with any images they have pinned and saved for inspiration. At this point, they have a good sense of the shape, size, and layout of their tables with the most popular being round, rectangular and banquet. This information is important because certain types of centerpieces pair best with each kind of table.
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Allison and Josh Wedding - Brides Dress - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Weddings

BB Featured Bride Allison on Her Dream Wedding Dress by Maison Signore

Allison and Josh Wedding - Brides Dress - New York Botanical Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Allison and Josh Wedding – Brides Dress – New York Botanical Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

For those who have dreamed of their wedding since childhood, first thoughts about all the beauty and flourish they will incorporate to make the day extraordinary often center around what they will wear. “Growing up, the extent of my wedding fantasy started and ended with the dress,” BB Featured Bride Allison says. “The groom and everything else just seemed like minor details.” In addition to the preliminary years of conceptualizing, Allison arrived to her first appointment at Kleinfeld with “6 months of online shopping under my belt.” What happened next sounds more like a perfectly executed scene from a classic Hollywood movie starring Audrey Hepburn as the bride-to-be than real life. Here, Allison talks about her ‘say yes to the dress’ moment and personals.
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Jewel and Daniel Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Planning & Inspiration

4 Wedding Color Palettes To Inspire Your Big Day

Jewel and Daniel Wedding - Brides Bouquet - Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden - Josh Mccullock

Jewel and Daniel Wedding – Brides Bouquet – Stone Mill New York Botanical Garden – Josh Mccullock

You are not alone if choosing a wedding color palette is proving to be a difficult task. From personal style and the mood you want to set for the celebration to season and venue, there are so many factors that go into pinning down the perfect scheme to decorate your big day. Your color palette influences every detail, especially flowers. Wedding blooms are available in every color of the rainbow. We love talking with clients about the myriad of different shades that can be incorporated into floral decor – white or beige, plum or wine, peach or tangerine, pink or watermelon? Since floral decor plays an important role in color expression, we picked out four eye-catching wedding color palettes based on flowers to help inspire and shape your vision.
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