Centerpiece mock-up meetings. are one of my favorite parts of being a wedding florist. It’s a chance to walk through the space together, talk about flow, find opportunities to highlight the venue’s unique architecture and elevate the guest experience.
Mock-up meetings are also great for exploring color palettes and interesting floral textures, along with selecting vases, candle holders and linens. This is especially helpful if there are differing opinions on the overall style and feel of the wedding.
For this mockup, we had a few options we wanted to explore. Our clients were torn between a more traditional, ballroom feel or a natural, al fresco design. In the end, we created 3 similar but unique centerpiece options. It’s amazing to see how just a few tweaks can really change the overall look of the table.
For the first look, we juxtaposed a modern vessel with the lush, garden-y florals. We paired the centerpiece with modern place setting details and a nude velvet linen, perfect for an early fall affair.
For our second option, we tightened the florals into a more traditional shape. We removed the greenery and added bleached Italian ruscus for a fresh feel.
Our final centerpiece option featured natural, organic flowers with just a hint of foliage, in a washed terracotta urn. Taupe taper candles on wooden bases elevated the overall centerpiece height. We paired the centerpiece with a rosewood linen, taupe Sienna plates, modern flatware and wine glasses.
Isn’t it crazy how a few subtle changes can completely alter the feel of the centerpiece mock-up? With so many great options to choose from, the final selection was a tough one. Ultimately, we landed on the perfect option, and I can’t wait to bring this design to life in the fall.
Which one is your favorite and what do you think they selected?