Surprise in the Centerpiece

I went to my friends’ wedding over this past weekend up in Seattle. It was an intimate outdoor gathering on a lovely July day. Like lots of women, I like to check out all the little details (flower arrangements, colors, favors, how they labeled each table, etc, etc) that make up a wedding.

While I was admiring the centerpieces, I noticed a couple of fun little touches! For one, I just really like the purple flower in the foreground. It’s one that you don’t often see, at least not in California or Minnesota, which are the locations of most weddings I’ve attended. It adds a unique flair to the more traditional flowers like calla lilies and hydrangeas. 

Secondly, notice the little jar holding up the table sign. It’s filled with coffee beans! Both my friends love coffee and they live in the hometown of Starbucks, so it’s not that surprising that it was incorporated in the decorations, but I particularly liked it because I had something very similar at my own wedding!

Lastly, as I was taking this picture of their lovely flowers, I looked at the table next to me and noticed something unusual poking out of the bouquet. Something I had never seen incorporated into wedding flowers before and thought was so ingenious that I had to write a post about it!

See that purplish-green guy tucked in the corner? Yep! That’s an artichoke! How clever is that?! It blends in really well with the other purple touches and doesn’t called attention to itself as the only vegetable in the mix. Pretty cool. 


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7 Comments on “Surprise in the Centerpiece”

  1. July 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    If I had a farm, I would to a centerpiece that was ALL beautiful veggies! Delicious AND nutritious!

    • sheargeniousfashioneasta
      July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Very nice.

  2. July 25, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I think the coolest part is that you sat at the Modest Mouse table. Were the tables ordered by things from the Seattle area or Bands from the Seattle area?

    • July 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      Some of the bands were from Seattle, but that was just a coincidence. They picked their favorites overall.

      • July 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

        Well I like them all the same. You sat at the best table most likely.

      • July 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

        Well there was a Jimi Hendrix AND Sir Mix-a-lot table. Strong competition!

      • July 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm #


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