Entertaining with a Living Center Piece
For most of today’s weddings it is becoming more than just the ceremony and reception, and guests are beginning to expect some wow factor. Whether it is the bridal party dancing down the aisle, or fireworks and performers at the reception, most of today’s weddings now have some element of entertainment. Our lead floral designer Melissa Huston was driven to raise the entertainment value of floral design and created our first living floral center piece for the What’s Up? Spring Bridal Expo January 13, 2013.
Guests at the bridal show were completely wowed by our center piece and amazed when they saw that our center piece moved and was not just a statue. Kaitlin MacCullum, part-time model for Allison Barnhill Designs, graciously modeled as our living center piece. Kaitlin sat on top of a table decorated with matching calla lily and rose bouquets, floating carnation petals in tall cylinder vases, and draped linens by Rentals to Remember. She wore an incredible head piece covered in orchids that wrapped around the back of her head and ended with cascading flowers down the rest of her hair, which was done by the lovely ladies at Up Dos for I Dos. Melissa then created a floral shawl and gigantic bouquet that dripped orchids and incorporated beautiful greens and purples. But the element that amazed guests the most was the simple shoes that Melissa completely transformed into a couture piece by covering in orchids.
Our floral center piece was definitely a surprise that entertained the bridal show and provided an entertainment value that most weddings are seeking. Brides wishing to entertain their guests with surprise elements should consider having wearable floral pieces by Intrigue Design and Decor..