Make Your Own Cascading Floral Centerpiece (With Kale!)

We promise: Kale is as beautiful in your centerpieces as it is healthy in your salads. Stylist and Tulipina Floral Design owner Kiana Underwood takes us through the steps to making a lush organic centerpiece that would fit in just right at your prewedding parties and reception. See the how-to below and find more photos here!

DIY_Divider_Supplies

Garden and climbing roses
Hydrangea
Ornamental kale
Clematis
Milk glass vessel
Pruning shears

DIY_Divider_HowTo

1. To create a flowing floral centerpiece, start with a pedestal vase. Construct a base in the bowl of the vessel with ornamental kale. You’ll build the rest of the arrangement on top and around the kale.

Tip: Choose your vase after you pick your flowers so you can make sure they complement each other.

2. Create the asymmetry of the centerpiece by placing a taller hydrangea branch on the opposite side of the kale.

3. Add the climbing roses both underneath and above the hydrangea. Place a couple of kale stems in between the blooms.

4. Add the single roses to the arrangement. As you put flowers in the vase, take a step back to examine your arrangement and check that you’re placing flowers and foliage just where you need them.

Tip: Create your arrangement while looking in a mirror, so you can see all sides (as your guests will!).

5. Finally, add a single clematis bloom for color and texture.

 

Learn more about how to create meaningful, beautiful floral centerpieces and bouquets by watching Kiana’s 3-day course on CreativeLive, your destination to learn skills from experts around the world through video workshops! Kiana’s centerpiece workshop will broadcast (for free!) starting May 25.

See More!

> Like succulents? Then you’ll love the latest wedding flower craze

> 67 DIY centerpiece ideas from real weddings

> Make you own tall centerpiece with coordinating potted plant table numbers

Emily Wren Photography
Juliet Roses Are Having A Major Moment in Weddings Right&...
Jen Fariello Photography
Steal These "Something Blue" Bouquet Ideas!
Tabletop terranium
12 Tiny Terrariums You Can DIY For Earthy Wedding Ce...
Freash-versus-sugar-flowers-promo
Can You Tell the Difference Between Fresh and Sugar ...
Romantic Hydrangea Bouquets | blog.theknot.com
11 of the Most Romantic Hydrangea Bouquets Ever
Anatomy of a Leafy Centerpiece |
Love the Leafy Look? See What Goes Into This Centerp...

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
see more
  • Follow

    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

    Join 1,097 other followers

    %d bloggers like this: