Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Manzanita Centerpieces with Hydrangeas

Sigh Robes-Castillo used our Project Grade 24-36" Natural Manzanita Branches and ideas from the blog to create these gorgeous manzanita centerpieces for her wedding, adorned with hanging votives, crystal strands and fuchsia hydrangeas.



Sigh first contacted us back in May 2009 requesting that we do a post on creating stand alone plaster bases. A few weeks later, we put up the post Securing Manzanita Branches with Plaster... continued, describing the technique.


Using the techniques described in the post DIY Hanging Votive Holders, Sigh created her own hanging votive holders.


Instead of using naturally fuchsia hydrangeas (which were running $7 a stem at the time), Sigh used white hydrangeas ($2 a stem) and colored them with floral spray paint.



In addition to these gorgeous displays, Sigh wanted to have some larger flowering trees on either side of the altar. At that time of year, flowering trees were running $2000 to $3000 each, so she decided to make her own from Mountain Laurel branches (available in the NYC floral district) and white hydrangeas.




You can read more about the wedding here and here.

8 comments:

Erin said...

Beautiful! I am curious though...hydrangeas are such thirsty flowers, how did she keep them attached to the branches without them quickly wilting? I couldn't see any water tubes or other water source for the flowers in the photo...

Thanks, and I love your blog!

Justin said...

Glad you like the blog! Yes indeed, water tubes were involved - you can just barely see them in the close-up pictures - they're attached with a couple of zip ties.

KellyAnn said...

I love the inspiration on the site- I'm posting about you in my blog today! The topic is decorating your home for Spring. http://thedomesticated.com

Justin said...

We're glad you like it and thanks for the mention in the post! - Justin

Sacha said...

I just discovered this and it is exactly what I'm looking for in a centerpiece, however, how did she secure them in the vases? and how tall a vase did she use? From the picture it looks like the vase is filled with some submersible LED and crystals, but I can't see if she used plaster to secure it or what.

Justin said...

The branches were secured with just glass marbles - no plaster required!

carmen ortiz said...

This is perfect! Please let me know what size manzanita branches and vases she used!? would love this for my wedding!!!! Thank you!!!

Justin said...

Congrats on the wedding! Those are the 24" size - http://www.nettletonhollow.com/manzanita-nat-project.html