Believe it or not, it’s Wednesday again! It might feel like the weekend just ended thanks to the extra day off in celebration of Labor Day, but here we are smack in the middle of another week and ready for another installment of our #WeddingWednesday series!
This week we’re focusing on perhaps one of the most significant aspects of a wedding’s décor- table centerpieces.
Large or small, bursting with color or an elegantly restrained monochromatic creation, floral centerpieces are crucial to establishing a theme or cohesive look to any event, especially a wedding reception.
Although it maybe easy to imagine centerpieces as always having been present on tables, there was a time when floral centerpieces as we know them today were not welcome onto tables. It wasn’t until the late 1800s in fact that fresh flowers were purposely cut and arranged into vessels and placed onto dinning tables for decorative purposes. The reason may surprise you- it wasn’t that folks back then disliked flowers, but rather that they simply did not have any space on their table for anything other than food!
That’s right, before the late nineteenth century all food at formal events, or everyday dinner for wealthy aristocrats, was laid out on the dinning table at the same time. It wasn’t until sometime in the late 1800s that this crowded table dining style, known as service a la français, or the French style, was replaced by dining a la russe, or the Russian style, which dictated that the meal be organized into separate courses with dishes served one at a time to each guest.
With less food cluttering the table there was finally room for decorative touches, and, you guessed it- floral centerpieces!
Here at CC Design we can create any type of vessel to beautifully house the centerpiece of your dream! Our business actually started by working specifically with floral designers by creating containers and vessels for floral arrangements and centerpieces.
Enjoy images of some of CC Design wooden centerpiece containers and vessels along with some beautiful floral and wood centerpieces inspiration below and as always don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or requests for a quote.