Tall, slender centerpieces are not only show-stoppers, but
also make it easier to talk across the table.
We put together a couple of looks to get your creative
juices flowing. The first is in a 20" trumpet vase
surrounded by smaller versions. The flowers inside the vases
are from a white orchid garland. We put a mix of gardenias
and some other white flowers into the tall vase.
The second is not really tall, but the topiary effect could
translate into a taller version. It's simply a bunch of
hydrangeas stuck in a narrow cylinder vase filled with
If you are crafty, you can also create a
topiary style by arranging the flowers around a foam
ball, then attaching it to a dowel,
bamboo or other sturdy branch. Finally, the whole thing
is secured by styrofoam or plaster in a pot.
Tip for the non-crafty (including me): Keep the flower choices
simple and use only one or two types to avoid crossing the
line into having to arrange them. "Bunch and fluff" is
usually the extent of our skills.
What you will need.
Your centerpiece can look similar to ours or you can create
your own unique look by using a (a) different shaped or
opaque vase, (b) different flowers
(c) different material for inside the vase
and/or (d) adding a base or other effect.
Mix or match ideas of each below.
(a) Vase ideas.
(b) Flower ideas. Use the most popular
wedding flowers, feathers, or your own favorite.
(c) Inside the vase (optional)
(d) Base or other effect (optional)
Enjoy! ~Bobette Kyle