We’re back with more of our designs from the Madeline’s Weddings wedding show back in February! Today we’re going to show off the designs that we did for the Inspiration Room… The team at Madeline’s created some linen designs that they asked us to create amazing floral displays for… and that we did! Check out the looks we put together and the ways they can be personalize or re-vamped to suit your style and budget better! Photos courtesy of Dwayne Larson Photography.
Look 1: Beach Haze
Madeline’s wanted a sea-inspired look, so to go with their colour scheme we thought it would be fun to start off with a non-floral centrepiece (even though we’re florists…. we can do other things too!!). We created a terrarium style bowl filled with sand, cylinder vases filled with blue tinted water, and added in seashells and floating candles. To finish the look we scattered sea shells around the table as well as mini votives with blue water.
Look 2: Classic Glamour
For a classic red and black look with a bit of a sexy twist, we knew we had to use red roses and black lace, with lots of candlelight. We chose three different height cylinder vases, wrapped them in black lace, and topped them with a hand tied bouquet of red roses. Next we added shorter cylinders with submerged red rose petals and topped these with a floating candle. The overall look is very sophisticated, but keep in mind that this look is so easy to customize with different coloured roses and lace, bling additions, and minimizing the style to include just one vase or even the submerged rose petals for a different look altogether.
Classic Glamour - Academy Florist
Classic Glamour - Academy Florist
Look 3: Old Hollywood
To show off their damask linens, Madeline’s chose a black and white colour scheme. We selected a tall jet black lacquer vase and filled with large white ostrich feathers. We also added a few black vases at the base with tight bunches of white carnations.
Old Hollywood - Academy Florist
Look 4: Purple and Green Fiesta
For a fun, fresh style using purple and green linens and funky detailed stationery, we decided to buck tradition and use some fruit in our centrepieces. This look features 3 cube vases (although it could easily be just 1 for a simpler take!) that are lined with sliced limes and topped with an amazing bouquet of green hydrangea and spider mums, green dianthus, purple mokara orchids and deep eggplant mini calla lilies, as well as green mini cymbidium orchids and scabiosa pods for texture. We also added a single purple mokara bloom to each of the favours (mini jars of honey!) as the perfect finishing touch.
Purple and Green Fiesta - Academy Florist
Look 5: Head Table
Typically for head tables, the bride and bridesmaids will line their bouquets along the head table in glass vases (which we provide to all of our brides). But for something a little bit different, we like to do a similar arrangement to the bouquets but in a lower vase, giving more visual impact. This white ceramic cube vase really popped off the bright red linens Madeline’s chose, and we filled it with a lush green and red arrangement that doesn’t look Christmas-y!
Head Table - Academy Florist
Look 6: Vintage Romance
For a vintage look that incorporates pink and silver tones, we knew we had the perfect vases. We LOVE our mercury glass vases (which we have is several different sizes and shapes) and they were ideal for a simple bouquet that we would place on this table. Madeline’s used grey and pink linens as well as lined the table in paper doilies to give a lace vibe. We created three hand tied bouquets of quicksand roses and placed them in our mercury glass bouquet vases – again, one bouquet would work equally as well, surrounded by mini mercury glass votives (which we also have)!
Look 7: Garden Style
With a palette of coral and charcoal, we decided to do something a bit different. Using a faux manzanita tree, we created a lush floral wreath to place at the base and really bring the focus of the design to the table, and not to the ceilings like some tall arrangements do. This wreath was one of our favourite designs, using garden roses, spray roses, lisianthus, wax flower, and lots of greenery. For another twist, we’re doing a similar wreath for a bride this summer but switching out the branches for cylinder vases with floating candles. Love!
Garden Style - Academy Florist
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