How to Make a Garden-Inspired Floral Centerpiece

Whether you’re planning to tackle your own floral centerpieces or just a couple of gorgeous arrangements at your ceremony or guest book table, this beautiful tutorial will have you whipping up stunning arrangements in no time. Or, if you don’t have the DIY gene, be sure to pin this arrangement just for the stunning color tones and texture for your wedding!

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Instructions:

1) Establish the shape and size using a branch or foliage with a graceful shape.  You can follow this with fruit and a layer of flat leaves at the base.  I used Lady’s Mantle as our flat leaf, but you could use any flat leaf.  We love using Coral Bell foliage in this application too.

2) Next, I added chamomile and carnations low in the arrangement.  I like to use a bulky (carnation) and branchy (chamomile) flower in this phase to provide both coverage and support for the next layer of flowers.

3) To pull color to the edges of the arrangement, I added foxglove from the Garden Gate Flower Company in Cornwall.  It’s long and reaching shape is perfect fit for this job.

4) In step four, I added some small white roses.  I call these accent flowers because they generally rest one step below the big beautiful focal flower.  As I place them, I think about how the focal flowers will rest, wether centered or in a line.  This helps me create a nice supporting layer for them to rest.  You’ll notice I removed some petals and fluffed out the petals.

5) The purple roses are the focal flower in this arrangement and are arranged in an implied line.  Like a constellation in the sky, they move your eye through the arrangement and tell the story of the seasons.

6) The arrangement is finished with chocolate cosmos, light and airy in size and texture, but dark in color.  This balances out the use of light colored flowers low in the arrangement.

We’re always thrilled to share floral tutorials from Kelly Perry of Team Flower! Check out some of our other favorites here: foliage chair swags, test tube floral chandeliers, and DIY concrete candles!

Flowers: Kelly Perry of Team Flower | Photography: Taylor & Porter | Venue: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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