How to Make a Wedding Centerpiece

How to Make a Wedding Centerpiece

Finding the Right Color Scheme for Your Centerpiece

Finding the Right Color Scheme for Your Centerpiece

Caring for Your Flowers for Your Centerpiece

Caring for Your Flowers for Your Centerpiece

Selecting a Centerpiece Vase

Selecting a Centerpiece Vase

Making a Wedding Centerpiece using Glass Arranging Beads

Making a Wedding Centerpiece using Glass Arranging Beads

Making a Wedding Centerpiece by Hand

Making a Wedding Centerpiece by Hand

"Hydranging" a Wedding Centerpiece

"Hydranging" a Wedding Centerpiece

Making a Centerpiece using Floral Foam

Making a Centerpiece using Floral Foam

Making a Centerpiece using Floral Foam

Making a Centerpiece using Floral Foam

"Hydranging" a Wedding Centerpiece

"Hydranging" a Wedding Centerpiece

Making a Wedding Centerpiece by Hand

Making a Wedding Centerpiece by Hand

Making a Wedding Centerpiece using Glass Arranging Beads

Making a Wedding Centerpiece using Glass Arranging Beads

Selecting a Centerpiece Vase

Selecting a Centerpiece Vase

Caring for Your Flowers for Your Centerpiece

Caring for Your Flowers for Your Centerpiece

Finding the Right Color Scheme for Your Centerpiece

Finding the Right Color Scheme for Your Centerpiece

How to Make a Wedding Centerpiece

How to Make a Wedding Centerpiece

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What are some unique ways to use flowers at my ceremony and reception?

What should I get from my florist the day of the wedding?

What should I get from my florist the day of the wedding?

Are there things that are out of my florist's control that I should be aware of?

Are there things that are out of my florist's control that I should be aware of?

Do I need a sample centerpiece?

Do I need a sample centerpiece?

What happens after I hire the florist?

What happens after I hire the florist?

How do I secure a florist' s service?

How do I secure a florist' s service?

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What happens after my florist consultation?

How do I get the most out of my flowers?

How do I get the most out of my flowers?

Are there any particular types of flowers that are very expensive?

Are there any particular types of flowers that are very expensive?

What are some ways of saving on my wedding flowers?

What are some ways of saving on my wedding flowers?

How do I keep my floral budget under control?

How do I keep my floral budget under control?

In what areas of wedding flowers should I invest the most money?

In what areas of wedding flowers should I invest the most money?

What is an appropriate budget for wedding flowers?

What is an appropriate budget for wedding flowers?

What should I ask the florist?

What should I ask the florist?

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What are some ways of decorating with flowers?

What are some popular flowers used for weddings?

What are some popular flowers used for weddings?

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How do you choose what flowers to use for your wedding?

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What happens during the florist consultation?

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What are the drawbacks of using a wedding specialist?

What is the benefit of using a wedding specialist?

What is the benefit of using a wedding specialist?

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What are the drawbacks of using a flower shop?

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What is the benefit of using a flower shop for wedding flowers?

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What is the difference between a flower shop and a wedding specialist?

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How do you prepare for the florist consultation?

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How do you choose what florist to meet with?

How far in advance of the wedding should I hire a florist?

How far in advance of the wedding should I hire a florist?

What should I know about meeting with a florist?

What should I know about meeting with a florist?

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Petals Edge

Petals Edge Floral Design

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Petal's Edge Floral Design, LLP specializes in custom floral design for weddings and special events. Using the best and freshest flowers available, Petal's Edge excels in the planning and creativity necessary to bring style and panache to your event - no matter how big or how small. Founded in 2004, the women-owned and -operated company supports environmental practices through composting and recycling of renewable materials. Petal's Edge has been featured in The Knot, Brides Washington, I Do for Brides, and Engaged! magazines. Speaking engagements have included a demonstration of floral design techniques for the <a>Smithsonian Institution</a>, a <a>Fox 5 News</a> feature on weddings, and a discussion on emerging trends in floral design at George Mason University. The company was voted one of the area's best florists by Washingtonian magazine (2006-2008), was named "2007 Best of Weddings Pick" by The Knot magazine, and is one of only three florists in the Washington, DC area to be featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style's 2007 Platinum List.

How to Make a Wedding Centerpiece

Florist Rebecca Henry demonstrates how to make a wedding centerpiece. This video is designed for the beginners, but includes the techniques that would be necessary for more advanced work. This video series includes an overview of basic tools, discusses selection and care of flowers, reviews appropriate containers for different arrangements, and demonstrates several strategies for arranging flowers.

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Rebecca Henry: Hi, my name is Rebecca Henry and I am co-owner of Petal's Edge Floral Design here in Alexandria, Virginia. Today, we are going to be doing a video on how to make a wedding centerpiece. Just to review what we are going to go through, I will be showing you a little bit on how to choose the flowers for your centerpiece, what kinds of flowers, the colors to choose, some tips for caring for your flowers, what to do with them when you get them home and how to treat them, types of vases to use and the different kinds of arrangement that work in those vases, different techniques for securing flowers in your arrangements. Finally, we will go over -- we will actually make three different centerpieces that you could possibly use for your wedding.

Just to go over the tools we will need, vases obviously, flowers of course, ribbon, some floral food, you can get it in little packets or in buckets. You can get it at a craft store, a nice sharp pair of floral shears, scissors, rubber bands, some floral tape or DV tape, this is called, it's a nice waterproof tape you can buy at your local craft store, knives and floral foam, also available at your craft store. Possibly some zip lock bags and finally, some water.

Just in terms of talking about safety, you want to keep your fingers free of your sharp implements of course, but otherwise, floral designs are fairly safe endeavor. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have a background in horticulture with a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture. I love design, but I found that Landscape Architecture wasn't quite right for me. So I came back to my first love, which was flowers and designing flower arrangements. We here at Petal's Edge do only weddings and events so we get to experience weddings first hand every week and it is a real joy. So in the next clip, we will be talking a little bit about flowers and flower colors and how to pick the right design for your wedding.