12/12/2013 03:15 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Designing the Perfect Tabletop Series (Part 2)

Photo Credit: Peter Bohler

High and low table arrangements aren't the only way to go to create a beautiful table for your wedding. Using candles and small groupings of flowers can be unique and feel fresh and new.

Here are two ways we are loving right now:

Table of rose petals with Candles:
A new idea we have used recently is to use a linen table base with a clear, lucite top and place rose petals and/or moss with flowers underneath the clear top. Guests can see a bed of rose petals through their tabletop and you can enhance this look with candles on top of the actual table itself. It creates texture as well as an interesting conversation piece.

Photo Credit: Peter Bohler

Clusters of Arrangements:
In the past few years we have been seeing a new trend emerge which is using clusters of different vases with different flowers in them to create a "centerpiece" look. Clients have used bud vases, mason jars and antique/mis-matched vessels that each hold one single bud or small clusters of flowers; they are placed on the table with a few small candles and the look becomes delicate and whimsical. We tend to think this idea works best at long, rectangular tables. You can place clusters of 3 smaller vases together and varying points along the table and intersperse single bud vases and candles. It's a great way to incorporate flowers while saving money since the smaller vases require less flowers.

Photo Credit: Peter Bohler

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While we think florals at a wedding add that special touch of romance, they aren't for everyone and there are some alternatives that are just as beautiful. Stay tuned for Part 3 where we share.