How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

How to Arrange a Pedestal CenterpiecePedestal centerpieces are a classic element of a traditional wedding. If you are arranging your own wedding florals and want to take on the challenge, this tutorial will show you exactly how it is done!  It all comes down to composition and making sure it looks good from all sides. That is always what makes centerpieces extra tricky! We found this vintage vase at a local thrift store, but you can definitely find an array of pedestal vases on Etsy or you can order or rent them if you want all of your centerpieces to match. Have fun arranging!

 


What You’ll Need :  Large Leafy Greens / Small Blossoms / Large Blossoms / Filler flowers / Wispy Flowers / Medium Blossoms / Delicate Greens / Floral Foam / Bucket / Scissors / Vases

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece


To start, you want to soak your floral foam in water until it is fully saturated. You have to submerge it and hold it under until bubbles stop emerging.You will want to find round foam that is smaller than your vase so that you can surround it with water. You may need to cut your own from larger blocks.  When you place the foam into the vase, press down hard so that it is secure in the base.  You may need to tape it into place with floral tape.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Next, one blossom at a time, start witht he largest and trim the stem to the length you need. You will want at least two inches going into the foam. How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Gently slide the stem of the large blossom into the foam so that the blossom faces the direction you want.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Next move to the smaller blossoms. remove any unwanted petals and leaves as you go.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Place the blossoms so that you work around from one side to the other, leaving room for the smaller filler flowers as you go.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Turning the vase, keep adding blossoms until the vase starts to look full. Then add wispy florals and small blossoms to start to give the centerpiece shape and density.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece  Keep turning the vase as you go. You may need to move some flowers around, in which case gently pull the stems out of the foam and slide them in elsewhere. It may take a few tries to get it right. How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Once you get to a place where it feels complete with flowers pick a front focal point and plan where you will add in your larger greens.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Slide one stem in with the leaves facing up on one side of the center.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Then add some leaves facing down, coming from the center in the opposite direction. This will give your centerpiece a natural asymmetrical quality.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Turn your arrangement to make sure it still looks great from all angles.

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece Fill in any gaps you see and when you are finished, stand back and admire your work!!

How to Arrange a Pedestal Centerpiece

Photography : MCR PROJECTS /  Floral Design: The Bosky Dell 

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