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If you love all things stylish, chic and ultra modern, then we have some fantastic centerpiece suggestions for your wedding or event! We’ve searched around to find some wonderful and inspiring ideas to prove that centerpieces don’t have to be traditional. These photos show a modern take on flower choices, presentation and container selection. Flowers like these are sure to get your guests talking, in the very best of ways!

Photo left: Use clear vases of varied sizes or heights. Presenting them in a long row with some candles to up-light them will have a more dramatic impact. Submerging some of the blooms underwater will also create impact. Use large blooms in stylish pops of color, in alternating presentation. Shown here: orange tulips, white cymbidium orchids, and orange calla lilies are all very modern flower choices due to their larger petals and vivid colors. All are available (in season) at low bulk prices through BunchesDirect!

 

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An easy DIY take on a very stylish look! Flower pots get a new lease on life when painted white. Use white twigs to hold up foam balls you can find at the local craft store. Cover the foam by gluing or pinning carnation blooms to cover. The hot pink is an excellent choice to keep things current and vibrant. Presto: modern magic! Carnations sold in bulk at BunchesDirect.

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Vary the shape and choice of your container, and don’t be afraid to get creative! This square box in a vibrant green is the perfect modern setting for this clever arrangement of blooms. Shown here: carnations (always a budget-friendly and beautiful choice) are placed in an artful array of color blocking. The complementary colors provide good contrast and a fresh take on a centerpiece display.

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Massing one type and color of bloom creates modern impact, especially when the stalks are left deliberately long to stand up high in the glass container. Shown here, the white gerbera daisies are a sturdy and stylish choice.

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Mix fruit and flowers in low boxes for a chic twist on dinner centerpieces! This would be especially lovely at an autumn event. Try red roses, hypernicum berries, or orange mini calla lilies, along with apples, seeds, or pomegranates for a very modern mix.

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Calla lilies are always a good choice for a more contemporary look due to their large, sculptural blooms, clean lines and long, vibrant stems. Drape a bunch artfully in a square container or a low bowl in clear glass, and add a creative accent.

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Simple, clean and so elegant! Use clear cubes of varied heights and square votive candles to create a modern cluster. Use white roses and inset the flowers slightly for a more contemporary presentation.

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Who doesn’t love a good romance movie, especially ones that feature a beautiful wedding? Whether the wedding is funny or moving, some of our best sources of inspiration for wedding flowers can come from our favorite Hollywood flicks. Movies spend big bucks on set and costume designs and provide us with some magical results. The rest of us, however, don’t have to spend big while still enjoying these wedding flower looks. We’ve pulled together some iconic movie wedding bouquets, and paired them with our own BunchesDirect selections! Which one is your favorite?

Kate Hudson, Bride Wars

Ah, yes, Bride Wars saw Kate Hudson play Olivia, who ends up going off the rails in attempts to sabotage her best friend’s wedding and secure the coveted Plaza Hotel as a wedding venue.

Kate looked amazing in this Vera Wang gown, with lavender accents. Her beautiful bouquet of exquisite lavender roses was the perfect complement. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Classic Lavender Rose Bridal Bouquet

 

 

 

 

Anne Hathaway, Bride Wars

Another bride from the same movie! Anne Hathaway played sweet teacher Emma, who also ended up vying for a dream wedding on the same day as her best friend Liv.

 

The wedding that was planned did not happen, but Emma still got her “happily ever after” with Liv’s brother Nate. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Stunning Dreamland

 

 

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Kristen Stewart, Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Who could possibly forget the STUNNING array of flowers in the forest wedding of Bella and Edward? Kristen looked amazing in this vintage-inspired gown, and the abundance of flowers hanging from the trees and twined into the magnificent wedding arch was truly breathtaking.

Pure Intentions

One interesting movie fact? Apparently it was so cold during the filming of the wedding scene that the some of the flowers needed to be replaced by the hour, according to designer-in-charge Tammy Polatsek. But, thankfully we don’t need this kind of budget to enjoy a bouquet like Bella’s. This clip from the filming gives us a better look at it. BunchesDirect bridal bouquet picks: Pure Intentions, or Hold Me Close (below)

Katherine Heigl: 27 Dresses

In this movie, perennial bridesmaid Jane always puts the needs of others before herself, even to the point of allowing her sister to marry the man Jane thinks she is in love with. But, Jane gets her happy ending with Kevin, the reporter she met while he was doing a secret story on her life of repeat bridesmaid gigs (you’d have to see the movie to really get it all).

While some of the bridesmaid dresses are shall we say, questionable, we loved this gorgeous yellow and white bouquet featuring roses, peonies and ranunculus. BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Morning Surprise, or Together We Stand (see below) with yellow roses added.

Reese Witherspoon, Sweet Home Alabama

Reese played New York fashion designer Melanie, who gets engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor (played by our own Dr. McDreamy Patrick Dempsey). Her heart, however, still belongs to childhood sweetheart Jake. Melanie may have bailed on this wedding (am I sensing a theme here?) but she looked sleek and stylish while doing it.

 

We picked this movie bouquet as a fave because it is a true classic, and shows that you can never go wrong with white flowers. BunchesDirect bouquet pick: Fancy White .

 

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried, Mamma Mia

In this Abba-loving, Meryl-Streep-starring, light-hearted movie, Amanda shone as the sweet and bubbly Sophie. Sophie is set to marry her true love, and decides to use to wedding invitations to try and track down her biological father.

We loved this flowing, non-traditional gown and the hillside wedding venue (remember all the candles up the endless stairs?). If you love this free-spirited look, opt for a bouquet that is less structured and includes a mix of pretty blooms. BunchesDirect bouquet picks: Puppy Love, or Snow White (below).

 

 

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Are you looking for a more creative way to display seating charts, place cards or escort cards? Why not use fresh flowers to boost the impact and take your lists from boring to beautiful! Your guests are sure to be impressed.

You could use a flower theme, which would be perfect at a garden wedding or other outdoor venue! Assign flower names to your tables and display the seating charts on gardening stakes in a pretty box with flowers to coordinate with your other decorative accents.

 

 

 

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Use a beautiful floral wreath on an easel to display your seating chart with flair and elegance. This would also be perfect for a garden wedding or a “boho chic” theme. If you are handy you can make your own wreath using a foam, metal or grapevine form from a craft store, and bulk flowers from BunchesDirect. Shown above: bulk green hydrangeaspink roses, and eucalyptus.

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A budget-friendly way to display your place cards is to use mini vases with a few lovely blooms at each table setting. Try lisianthus, ranunculus, roses, or other sweet more compact blooms. These could also double as guest favors!

 

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Print off copies of your menu, your table lists or place cards on different colors of paper and glue to a simple collection of glass bottles.

Top with your favorite blooms and you have a very pretty display that is easy on the wallet too. Try gerberas, carnations, anemone, or colorful chrysanthemums to accent the bottles.

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Baby’s breath, or gypsophilia, is one of the most versatile wedding flowers around! Use it to surround your place cards in airy, delicate beauty. This provides a much lovelier display than simply setting out the same cards.

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Instead of a regular printed chart, consider using a mirror! Write out your table settings and frame the mirror with fresh flowers or a gorgeous floral garland like this one!

 

 

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1. Rose petals on the aisle don’t have to be one color scattered along a traditional white runner as you see at so many events. Feel free to mix it up!

Create a dramatic ombré effect with gradients of colored rose petals, or mix complimentary colors for vibrant impact. Check our Pinterest page for more Creative Rose Petal Ideas.

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2. Your bridal bouquet is a perfect place to add a very personal touch, such as a family heirloom.

You could add an antique brooch, locket, war medal, small framed photo, or a vintage coin—anything goes if it is meaningful to you and to scale with the flowers.

 

 

 

 

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3.. Make your bar spectacular! Have a customized ice block created with beautiful flowers frozen inside, such as carnations, gerberas, or calla lilies in varied colors.

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You could also serve signature cocktails that have edible flowers either frozen in ice cubes, or added to the swizzle stick for a truly gorgeous garnish.

Edible flower suggestions: Roses and rose petals, carnations, chrysanthemums, snapdragons, sunflowers, and lilac would all be safe to use.

All are available in bulk at BunchesDirect!

 

 

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4. Use beautiful and elegant floral touches to create a unique place card table. Add each card to the top of small vases with flowers that coordinate with your wedding theme. You could top each card with a flower cut-out for even more impact. Try lisianthus, garden roses, or cymbidium orchids for a sweet touch, all sold in bulk at BunchesDirect.

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5.. Use floral crowns in creative ways too! Make a  crown or pretty garland (Check out our Blog to find out how to DIY your own Floral Crown) and adorn your wedding pets!

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You could use floral crowns or floral accents on statues as well, for a memorable and unique touch that is sure to create some smiles as the guests arrive.

 

 

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6.. Suspend flowers, such as calla lilies, from lighting fixtures for a very dramatic look. You could also tuck mini calla lilies into each guest napkin to echo the theme.

Photo from Elizabeth Messina

7. Mix your flower colors to create vivid impact with your table settings. Don’t feel you have to stick to one color of flower for your centerpieces and accents. Selecting contrasting colors can add a big visual punch that makes your table a lot more memorable and unique.

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8. Same rule applies for your bridesmaid bouquets! There is no hard and fast “rule” that says they all have to match. You can express your own creativity by mixing flower colors to create a more creative palette.