Are you looking for a way to create centerpieces which are distinctive and elegant? Consider framing your flowers by putting them behind glass. A clear glass terrarium, footed urn, or hurricane might be just the thing to transform your wedding flowers into truly spectacular centerpieces.
Sylvia Plath aside, bell jars can be quite delightful. The glass domes are perfect for creating miniature scenes for centerpieces. Choose a tallish bell jar to hold a single potted orchid or a mini potted pine tree. Petite topiaries would also be utterly charming centerpieces when framed out with bell jars.
For a whimsical touch, create a tiny world inside your bell jar centerpieces, such as a handcrafted bird ornament on a nest with a flowering branch for a spring wedding. For a holiday wedding, fill the bell jar with frosty blue and silver round balls with a hint of faux snow. The possibilities are endless, and all very fun.
A terrarium would be another wonderful vessel to frame out a centerpiece under glass. There are many varieties of terrariums. Small round terrariums would be perfect for filling with woodsy moss, ferns, and violets. Or select square footed tabletop terrariums with elaborate brass framework and a Victorian flair to use for a more elaborate floral display, lush with orchids and moss. They would be such a special centerpiece for a reception in an historic mansion. If you like the idea of centerpieces which can be suspended above the dinner tables, consider a hanging terrarium.
Submerged flower centerpieces have become very popular in recent years for excellent reasons. The tall clear glass cylinders are the perfect way to showcase beautiful flowers such as orchids or tulips. The method of display is so striking that few stems of flowers are required to make breathtaking centerpieces, which offers the bride on a budget a lot of bang for her buck. When there is room in the flower budget for a little something extra, consider lining the bottom of each cylinder with Swarovski crystals in which to anchor the stems of the submerged flowers. It is a very cool tie in for a bride wearing crystal bridal jewelry, and will look stunning when surrounded by low candles to bring out the sparkle of the crystals.
Another neat idea for a centerpiece under glass is to use a clear glass footed urn to hold your floral arrangement. Something along the lines of an apothecary jar with a lid would be ideal. Place a small bouquet of blossoms standing up in the center of each jar, like a perfect mini replica of a bridal bouquet, complete with a ribbon tied around the stems. You can go all out by studding the center of each blossom with crystals (so fabulous when the bride wears crystal bridal jewelry), or keep the look a bit more minimalist. For a fall wedding, a bundle of wheat dressed with a wide satin ribbon could also be quite wonderful under glass. It would be an unexpectedly elegant presentation for a rustic design element such as wheat.
There are many other magnificent ways to showcase your centerpiece under glass. A hurricane lantern is a great vessel for a beach wedding centerpiece. For a wedding with a homespun charm, display a mound of open garden roses under the dome of a fancy footed cake stand. Or choose an ultra modern design featuring clear glass orbs of different sizes hung in clusters above the dinner tables. Place a single perfect blossom in each orb for a truly spectacular centerpiece idea which will give the effect of flowers suspended in space. The only limitation to designing centerpieces under glass is your imagination, so experiment and have fun!
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