Once upon a time, when I was planning my own wedding, I stumbled upon Nettleton Hollow’s website. Back then, I had huge, grandiose centerpiece ideas twirling around my head. Recently, I re-discovered their website when I was perusing my old bookmarks. Remembering that Nettleton Hollow provides high quality dried flowers, branches and other botanical materials, I instantly re-fell in love. Using their supplies, you can create a unique look specific for each season. It doesn’t matter when you have your wedding or party, you can incorporate the season into the décor. If you are stuck on ideas centered on a season, here are a few DIY examples from Nettleton’s blog. It will not matter when you decide to have it, it will rock the Kasbah. Follow the links for more detailed directions.
1) Seasons in the Sun: Drippy hanging Amaranthus paired with natural Manzanita branches create a fresh take on the branch idea. A dab of glue and a few orchids will add a splash of color to this grand centerpiece.
2) Winter Wonderland: Hanging votives from branches just oozes with romance. When the lights are low, the candle light will dance around the room. Mitsumata Branches and Protea Repens are used in this refined and minimalist centerpiece.
3) When I Fall in Love: For a simple but high impact fall themed centerpiece, use two or three different types of dried grasses and grains. The dried grasses can represent a fruitful harvest and the wheat symbolizes prosperity and bounty. Tie a thick silky ribbon to finish this bountiful bundle.
4) Spring has Sprung: Using Sandblasted Manzanita Branches without sticking it into a base creates a height-challenged, but high impact centerpiece. For this no-hassle table decoration, orchids were loosely sprinkled around the branches on the day of the event. This is an excellent idea if you want to avoid blocking your guests’ views.