Monday, August 3, 2009

Zen-ly Stated

The simplicity of this arrangement, enhanced by the soothing color scheme and the modern, structured yet random look, gives off such a feeling of Zen. I created this arrangement to look like a piece of art full of interesting lines and movement...definitely not your run-of-the-mill centerpiece. The fluffiness of the ranunculus beautifully contrasts the stiff lines of the mini calla lilies and equisetum giving the overall look much more depth and texture.

Although the look is simple and clean, I would caution you to be very selective on the florist that can execute this type of style. Believe it or not, randomness is harder to achieve than uniformity. It takes a floral designer that has an eye for modern design or understands effective spacial placement...(don't tell me I didn't warn you).

Due to the height of this particular design, it would work best on a guest sign-in table or place card table. In a wedding, I would complement this arrangement with similar but lower seating centerpieces for the guest tables so that guests are able to have an unobstructed view in conversation. Surround these works of art by intimately lit candles and--voila!--a Zen scape has been painted.

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