Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tablescape Thursday "Centerpieces" & GIVE AWAY CONTINUES

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Every event has it's own style,
especially when it's a wedding. Then, most every bride has her idea of
what she wants for a centerpiece.
Some events even have two or more.
I try to incorporate things that compliment the event.
Occasionally as in this Luau, the client asks
for specific things, like these "palm" trees.
Other times, it's just a flower or color that is most
important; as in the pink theme & roses in this arrangement.
I've actually had brides, say "whatever you decide" as in the
bride whose wedding these arrangements were made for.
And talk about intimidation, her grandparents run a local florist!
Then there are times when less is more.
And the centerpiece is meant to compliment
the surroundings and not so much the table.
Sometimes "over the top" is what's best.
Simple works great too
A little asymmetrical fun!
A little whimsy.
Whispy is nice, but too many scented flowers
can sometime over powers the foods.
(removing the stamen helps that)
This is one of my all time favorite photos.
A company cookout for my favorite
clients in PTC. I love the sunflowers.
Again, a beautiful background, so a
single color used in this arrangement.
But this one, no, it was a fun and colorful wedding,
so nothing less than this would do.
A fun arrangement for a fun couple.
(Kacey & Dave Waller)
This centerpiece was made to compliment the foods.
A lively one for an outdoor pool wedding, semi tropical.
A more subdue affair for a college grad.
Can you guess what type of function this was?
Of course, a Golf tournament!
Thank you for your visit and remember,
with Southern Touch Catering,
Your centerpiece is always complimentary


parTea lady said...

All the centerpieces are wonderful. Such great use of color, shape and texture to compliment the foods, linens, etc. Of course, I'm really drawn to the elegant calla lilies - my favorite flower.

Mimi said...

WOW, those are favorite has got to be the pineapple palm, what an ingenious idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Wow, I wish you were nearby so you could do some of those for me! Oh so fabulous!! I too love the pineapple palm. Makes me want to have another wedding...with my husband of course!!

Julie said...

Love all your Tables...So Pretty

Ann said...

Your centerpieces are quite stunning! Thanks for sharing them.

Joyce said...

Do you make the arrangements as well? Or do you have them made? What a great assortment of them you have!
Where those "palms" REAL pineapples? I mean they looked like pineapples they weren't palms were they......goodness. What a lot of work.
But with vast rewards I am sure!

Angela McRae said...

What wonderful displays! All I can think of is how much WORK all of that was! (And how delicious!)

Sherry said...

Lovely, lovely! This remind me of Martha Stewart's early books She has some where she shows what she did when she started out as a caterer! Wonderful photos!! Great work.
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Southern Touch Catering said...

Hi Joyce,
Yes, I make all my arrangements, some good, some, well......not so much. LOL!
The pineapples are real. They were threaded on a very thick dowel rod & the tops are artificial ferns, though I've used palm leaves as well.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi, I am delighted to meet you and see your wonderful blog. Each picture is truly lovely. I have to return when I have more time and study each one....they are delightful!!!!

Barb ♥

Chari at Happy To Design said...


Ohhh my goodness...I have never seen such fabulous tables, my friend! The centerpieces and food looked absolutely divine! What a creative and talented lady you are! I was going to try to choose a favorite but finally gave up! Hehe! I will say that I found your palm trees made with the ferns and pineapples very creative!!! I love that idea and will have to remember it! I am most positive that you just "made the day" for so many people at these momentous events! Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous tablescapes with us!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring Green tablescape and for leaving me such a sweet note! I sure enjoyed your visit!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Oh! so lovely. I am a centerpiece lover. HIre me §:-)

Happy TS

HollyC said...

Stunning! You really do a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!