Archive for the 'Wedding Centerpiece' Category

Cake Toppers with Personality – New for 2009

Wedding cake toppers have evolved with time, especially in recent years. Modern couples prefer cake toppers that tell their stories, or represent who they are. The cake toppers I am about to showcase here are all designed by couples who were asked to describe their ideal cake toppers. Also makes awesome centerpiece! From frog prince to champagne, Curvy and Bruly, Romantic to Expecting, Hollywood Glamor to Harley, baseball, football or ski, etc etc etc. Ask, and you shall receive 😀

Who wears the pants?

Who wears the pants?

Curvy and Burly

Curvy and Burly

Romantic Beach Wedding

Romantic Beach Wedding

Expecting Couple

"Expecting" Couple

Hollywood Glamour Couple Star of the Day

Hollywood Glamour Couple "Star of the Day"

At the Finish Line

At the Finish Line

Motorcycle Getaway Bride and Groom

Motorcycle "Getaway" Bride and Groom

The Almost Perfect Frog Prince

The "Almost Perfect" Frog Prince

Princess Bride Kissing Frog Prince

Princess Bride Kissing Frog Prince

The Love Pinch

The "Love Pinch"

The Love Pinch - Front

The "Love Pinch" - Front

Ready to Hit a Home Run

Ready to Hit a Home Run

Lets Play Ball!

Let's Play Ball!

Winter Skiing Couple

Winter Skiing Couple

Most of these are mix and match figurines. For more mix and match cake toppers, refer to our previous post Your Wedding, Your Style – Mix and Match Cake Toppers. All cake toppers available at www.theweddingbella.com. Contact them at customerservice@theweddingbella.com for more detail.

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Beautiful and Simple ~ Rose Bowl Wedding Centerpiece

Turn roses into a fabulous centerpiece. These amazing rose bowls are illustrated by Preston Bailey, an internationally celebrated event designer and wedding planner with clients that include Donald Trump, Middle East Royalty and Oprah Winfrey.

Once you master the basic skills, definitely experiment with different settings to personalize it. For instance, I would make at least 3 of these rose bowls with containers of different sizes to create dimension. Mix and match roses in different colors, or throw in more bowls with floating candles.

Trick of the trade: It’s easier to get the rose petals to line up if the flowers are in full bloom so the petals are flatter and easier to line up, but not so much so that they’re about to turn brown. Make sure you use enough petals in the bowl so that it will be packed enough to withstand transportation without falling apart.

DIY Underwater Wedding Flora Arrangement – a step by step guide

I can’t say enough about the newest trend in wedding centerpiece – the underwater floral arrangement. It’s trendy, it’s dramatic, and it doesn’t seem too hard to make. Being naturally curious about things in general, I had to learn more about how those underwater floral arrangements are done. Hope this information save you or someone you know a buck or two on wedding centerpiece.

DIY Underwater Floral Arrangement
Almost any flower can be used in underwater floral arrangement, so experiment with different kinds of flowers. The nice thing about this is that it doesn’t use that many flowers for each.

  1. The most difficult part about the underwater arrangement is to keep the flowers underwater. To achieve this, it’s best to use a weighted frog. Alternatively, you could push floral pins through sticky poster tape to hold things in place.
  2. Once the weight is done, press floral foam into the weight. You could cover the floral foam by wrapping it with large foliage and pin it in place, or cover the bottom of the vase with pebbles.
  3. Arrange flowers of your choosing on the floral foam. A stem of orchid or 2-3 calla lilies would look great with a tall cylinder. For smaller vase, push a single gerbera daisy into the foam, or use a group of 3-5 roses to form a ball around the foam. Add foliage as needed.
  4. Just add water, and perhaps a floating candle, and viola!

Wedding Bouquet – from your neighbourhood Costco

Lately I’ve heard a lot of comments about how expensive wedding flowers are. My standard answer: Checked out Costco.com. After seconds of dead air, and usually some eye rolling, people start to realize this is not a joke. If you or someone you know is talented in floral arrangement, Costco.com may have the answer. They carry an array of flowers that are in season, including Cymbidium Orchids and Calla Lilies.

Orchids from CostcoCalla Lilies

Costco even offers packages for bouquets and centerpieces.

Bouquet made of rosesCenterpiece

I posted some pictures a couple of days ago of some DIY floating arrangements. These Cymbidium Orchids and the roses would be perfect candidates for a simple yet totally posh centerpiece. You could save even more if you could find a local wedding rental store that carries the cylinder vase as show in my previous post.

I’m a Costco fanatic, so don’t just take my word for it. Go on, check it out yourself. I know where I’ll go the next time I need flowers.

More DIY Wedding Decorations – The Floating | Underwater Arrangement

If you have been involved in planning a wedding these days, chances are you have noticed the new trend in floral centerpiece – the floating floral arrangements. Basically you would have flowers of your choice floating in tall cylinder vases filled with water, rocks at the bottom. They look amazing, easy enough to do it yourself, and much cheaper as you won’t need as many flowers.

I really like how the candles look transparent, it makes the vase look like a big candle, so seamless, neat and elegant. You can find these at The Wedding Bella. Just search under “water candles”

DIY Centerpiece ~ simply exquisite!

DIY has always been a good way of trimming budget, especially if you know someone who is crafty and is available and willing to lend a helping hand. I recently ran across a video on youtube.com with step-by-step instruction on how to make this centerpiece that simply says “Wow”.


I have always been fascinated with gorgeous floral centerpiece. I hope it inspires you as it has me.