Photo: Mary Costa Photography
Looking for a way to save money, but still make a statement with your table décor? Enter the pineapple. Yes, the delicious summer fruit can actually double as a festive accent at your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or even a tropical destination wedding — and no we're not talking about serving piña coladas with umbrella straws. From centerpieces to floral arrangements, we rounded up five unexpected and surprisingly stylish ways to mix pineapples into your tablescape. (Bonus: The prickly fruit symbolizes hospitality, so it's a perfect way to greet your guests!)
Vase: Cut off the head of the pineapple and carve out the core to make a textured vase no one will expect (as seen in the above photo). Check out this easy tutorial to do it yourself.
Photo: Wendy Laurel Photography
Centerpiece: Throwing a destination wedding? Line your tables with the festive fruit. With this look, there's no need to add flowers — and at $2 to $5 each, you'll save some serious cash! Attach a personalized card to the stem to let guests know that the pineapple doubles as a favor.
Photo: Ali Harper Photography
Floral Accent: For a fresh twist on your blooms, add a mini pineapple into the mix. You'll want to choose a shorter vase so the pineapple can rest on the top.
Photo: Dillon Photo
Arrangement Accent: Use the the pineapple's stem as a detail in your floral arrangement — the green color will do the same job as your average foliage.
Photo: Danielle Poff Photography
Table Accent: Go glam by spray painting a pineapple gold. It's an inventive way to try the metallic trend.