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Creating That Floral Festive Christmas Table

It won’t belong before Christmas is upon us again. What are your plans? Are you going to be entertaining family this year? If you are you may enjoy our suggested Christmas table flowers in this post.

Good luck to you if you are. Christmas is a wonderful time of year but can also be pretty stressful with all the things to think about, remember, buy and organise.

So if you do have a lot of family or friends over for Christmas dinner, they you’ll want to put something special on. Yes the menu you create and the food you prepare is of course important. You want everything to be just right. You want the people that attend to talk about your Christmas dinner for years to come.

You’ll want to put in the same amount of effort into your Christmas table layout and decoration as you do into the menu you’ll prepare.

So how can you do this? What can you do to make a big impact?

Let us help you with some of our Christmas table decorating ideas.

First you will need to consider what theme you will use for Christmas day. There are many different colours that work well for Christmas table settings. From crimson reds, golds, silvers, purples there are many colour themes you can choose. You tablecloth is going to be your canvas, your background material. The colour of your tablecloth is going to hugely influence your choice of colour for your theme. Reds for example will look better on a neutral colour of white, cream and maybe even gold. Contrast that for a second with using a black table cloth. Doesn’t quite have the same effect does it?

So remember to choose a nice neutral colour for your tablecloth. There are also a number of different styles and shapes that you can use. You can cover all of the table or have it drape across the table in a diamond shape.

Once you have chosen the main colour theme, you can look at bringing out specific tones of that colour with your tableware and accessories. Think napkins, crackers, placemats, floral arrangements. There is so many ways to customise a Christmas table for maximum impact.

We hope that’s given you some food for thought and we also hope you put some thought into your food!

You don’t want a beautifully laden table with a Christmas dinner that lacks taste!

Stuck With What Flowers to Buy? Here’s Some Inspiration

Have you ever been in that situation where you really feel like you want order flowers and have them placed around the home? Or maybe you want to surprise someone dear to you but you really are lost as to what to buy. You just cannot get inspired and cannot make a decision on what to buy.

In this post we are going to try and help you with some inspiration based on our many years of experience.

Small but Makes a Statement
You don’t have to go too overboard when it comes to buying yourself some flowers. Its not the size of it, it’s what you do with it! Heard that a few times before! Choose some seasonal flowers and arrange in a way that gives the appearance of it being circular. These small charming bouquets work well when they are displayed on a corner table.

Make A Big Statement
There are some flower arrangements that just sit quietly in the corner, they get noticed but they are very subtle. Now they do server a purpose and every floral arrangement can serve a specific purpose. Buy maybe you want something overpowering with beauty and fragrance, to become a showpiece or centrepiece of your room? What you need is a very large and flamboyant bouquet that catches your eye as soon as you enter the room. What will serve you best is having flowers with tall stems with a matching tall vase. Flowers like delphinium will work well as well as using the branches of the willow tree. Placing these tall stems in the centre or at the front of the vase will maximise their impact.

Flowering Eye Candy!
You could also call this a medium size bouquet. You want this arrangement to make a big statement but maybe not as obvious as the largest more flamboyant bouquet. This bouquet would typically be just over 30 inches in height and with any large flower arrangement, its best place away from a wall. Placing tall or large arrangements can make the room look a little crammed, so put this one in a place where all its glory can be v

Making Your Own Floral Table Decoration

It is an exciting prospect. Hosting a dinner party or having he family around for Christmas dinner. You’ll get the chance to decorate the table whether for Christmas, a dinner party or even Mothers Day with a floral decoration.  A beautifully decorated table with table cloths, decorations and scented candles can make entertaining so enjoyable.

Let’s look at some ideas for decorating your table. Today we’ll cover the Christmas table.

Reds are typically the colour associated with Christmas. You can add some different colours and feels to your Xmas colour palette too. Golds, whites and or adding other touches such as pinecones can make that really authentic yule time look. Everything can be themed or carefully picked to match and enhance your theme,

Floral table runners, hanging decorations on the backs of chairs, you can even gather bundles of cinnamon sticks, tie them with Christmas ribbon and place them strategically in the table. If you are creative you can also experiment with how you present your table napkins.

You can also use the seasonal weather to inspire you. The Autumn and Winter months can provide some very rich colours. These colours won’t be as strong as your Christmas reds but can provide a subtle touch of elegance. There is really no limit on how creative you can be. You can either buy or collect logs from outside, clean them up and have them as part of your table theme. Oranges can also be added into the colour scheme and the citrous smells can certainly add to the Christmas atmosphere.

A gothic table theme can also work wonders. Tall celtic looking wine glasses and candelabras mixed with purples and violets can make a truly stunning and unique theme for that family Christmas day.

There are some many areas that you can decorate. Creating gorgeous little name tags in order to co-ordinate where people will sit to the lighting of subtly place incense sticks that slowly burn and release a wonderful yuletide aroma.

You have so many options. Get creative and don’t forget how flowers can really make your table on Christmas day the talk of the family.

Decorating Your Wedding Day Venue with Flowers

Part of the rigorous planning decisions you will be faced with for your wedding day will be how to use gorgeous flower arrangements in the church, on the car and around your wedding reception venue.

Here are courtesy of us some ideas on what you can do with flowers on your wedding day.

For some couples, decorating their wedding day comes down to using paper decorations, ribbons and bunting. Not that those are bad ideas, they can make your wedding day look great but they do not have the same effect as decorating with fresh flowers.

Church Entrance – This is an often overlooked area to decorate. It is one of the most symbolic areas of your wedding day. Have a professional florist work with you to design an archway of flowers that go over the door can great a truly stunning effect. Please check with your vicar and church first to see of they have any guidelines or will even allow you to do this.

Wedding Table Flowers – The top table will contain the who’s who of wedding guests 🙂 so it needs to be decorated with stunning floral decorations. You will also want to if your budget permits, have fresh flowers arranged for each reception table. Table top flower decorations that compliment and bring out the best of your wedding day theme. Many florists or table setting companies will be able to assist you with different styles of vase or gold fish bowls to hold your arrangements. Table cloths, chair covers and table runners can also be supplied.

Photo Opportunities – If you’ve got that extra bit of wedding budget why not have your florist create a floral wedding frame. You could then supply disposable cameras so that your guests can take their own photos looking through this amazing floral designed photo frame.

There are of course many other places that you could enhance with fresh flowers. We’ll be continuing these ideas at a later point and give you further creative ideas for your special day.