1. Edible CenterpiecesAnnie McElwain Photography
Trade traditional table numbers for edible names, like your favorite greens or fruit. Add a bushel of fresh asparagus to the table or pile colorful squash in a rustic crate.
2. Artichokes in Your BouquetAnnie McElwain Photography
Swap out flowers in your bouquet for unexpected elements, like artichokes, kale, cabbage and berries. Opt for vegetables in a similar palette for a cohesive, textured look.
3. Lush Blooms and Mini FruitsAmy & Stuart Photographers
Fruit and flowers make a winning combination—lush blooms evoke romance, while a box of kumquats is a vibrant and playful touch to the design.
4. Pedestals of FruitCarly McCray Photography
Cluster a seasonal fruit—like pears in the fall or citrus in the spring—into a pedestal dish. The height of the vessel elevates a “fruit bowl” to chic centerpiece. Ask your caterer if she has pedestals you can borrow, or source mismatched ones at antique stores.