We are getting quite a tease for Spring this week (sorry Northeast friends). So, for us that means one of our very favorite items for floral design- blooming branches. Quince, pear, cherry, even dogwood are just some of our favorites. And, we are lucky enough to use them at least one or twice a year for clients.
For example, this ceremony in Charleston features two urns of blooming pear branches. Which anchors a soft but bountiful floral centerpiece. We like the height they give in this church with large vaulted ceilings.
For a springtime backyard affair, we wanted the tents to feel like indoor gardens. So, we filled large terra cotta pots with hydrangeas and huge cherry blossom sprays. Live sculpted boxwood in planters were also used throughout.
Cherry blossom branches give fullness and height in a tented dining room. Also, used in standout areas like the escort card table, and installations in the reception lounge, they offer impact in simple spots.
Love love love this wedding where we were able to use the branches trimmed down in the centerpieces… it added such an airy component.
Of course, we aren’t above making them ourselves… for this bride who really wanted some drama to her ceremony decor but was in the off season, we painted small tree branches. Then,live miniature orchids are glued to the “trees” to create our own blooming branches!