When choosing wedding flowers and conceptualizing centerpieces, you can draw inspiration from anywhere—anywhere at all! Case in point: This arrangement was inspired by a couple's watermelon-flavored signature cocktail. "We referenced their palette of watermelon, antique peach, orange, deep burgundy, and vintage pink," explains Jenah Barry of Xylem & Phloem. "The eclectic aesthetic complemented the raw opulence of their venue, the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York. Also, we used only locally-grown specialty blooms from the Hudson River Valley." This centerpiece was designed to look natural and celebratory and incorporates dahlias, zinnias, snapdragons, wheat celosias, chamomile flowers, and ruby silk grass—all of which were in season for this couple's September wedding.
—Denise Penny Shepard
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