Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Orange, Orange, Orange

For exuberant flower lovers, orange is a real crowd pleaser.  A number of my clients are opting for shades of orange, in monochromatic or strongly contrasting floral arrangements for a number of striking effects.  Here are some centerpieces that will catch your eye:
These flowers are truly sumptuous… for centerpieces as well as bridal bouquets and aisle chair posies:
Orange, grey and white flowers, by the way, is one of this year’s favorite mixes…But orange is also spectacular with purple, chartreuse or hot pink.

Recently I created the floral designs for a party at the Washington Club.  Party Coordinator, Dana Schulman selected orange colored tablecloths and it was my job to come up with a creative idea for the centerpieces.  I selected pincushion flowers mixed with an abundance of grevillia…arranged in birch bark containers.  The flowers matched the tablecloths perfectly and the fringy grevillia conjured a woodsy feel.  I decorated the shelves mounted on the surrounding walls with swags of dried bay leaves and birch bark of varied shapes and sizes.  Tables and shelves were backlit with pretty glass votives.  I left feeling quite sure that in this setting the guests would soon be engaged in lively conversation.