The Dos And Don'ts Of Easter Arrangements
Floral designer Bronwen Smith takes us through the steps to making your Easter tablescape an event-worthy affair
Don't Go For Winter Florals
Instead of choosing florals that skew towards winter, like roses and helleborus, pick springtime florals that thrive in the South. Peonies are vibrant and full, making gorgeous centerpieces for Easter. Tulips are another favorite this season that are easy to find, and sweet peas embody the overall essence of spring.
Do Have Pops Of Color
Instead of opting for basic colors, mix and match your florals using spring color palettes. For instance, pairing lively pinks and purples create a feminine and whimsical ambiance. We also love the bright, contrasting vibrancy of yellows and purples.
Don't Think Of Just Flowers
Take your centerpiece to the next level by thinking beyond flowers. A unique vase heightens the visual appeal of an arrangement without taking away from the blooms themselves. To take it another step further, think outside the vase. You can make floral wreaths and even chair garlands to really impress your guests.
Do Take Care Of Your Blooms
Regardless of the season, always take certain steps before you place your florals in an arrangement to lengthen the life and vibrancy of your flowers. Add a packet of flower food to the water and remove all leaves below the waterline to ensure a healthy foundation for your flowers. It's also important to change the water in your arrangement every 2-3 days to keep your flowers looking fresh and lively!
Don't Ignore The Details
A beautiful centerpiece can speak volumes, but don’t ignore the rest of your tablescape. A great way to tie in your overall design is by adding a sweet touch at each place setting. Small sprigs of sweet pea or muscari on each plate will surely impress your guests.
Do Embrace A Theme
We love when a tablescape design flows effortlessly. Think about complementing your centerpiece arrangements with matching flatware and cutlery. Think bold! Using gold or silver vases with matching accessories helps to streamline and theme your Easter tablescape.
Meet The Designer
Duke University grad Bronwen Smith is the owner, lead designer, and creative mind behind NY-based B Floral. When she's not designing stunning tablescapes, Bronwen can be found cheering on the Blue Devils – and incorporating team colors into her arrangements.