Perfect for an outdoor wedding or country wedding, designer Karen Lidbeck created this rustic lilac centerpiece for a shoot for Country Gardens magazine. The centerpiece is sensational, but we also love the eclectic look of the mismatched old wooden chairs.
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As Karen suggests, you can easily replicate this look for yourself:
“Old Vintage crates or wood boxes are fabulous containers for flowers, especially larger blooms, like lilacs. Fill the crate with large jars or plastic containers of water. Place a large hurricane in the center. Add the lilacs and anything else that is growing in the garden like Pansies, Tulips or flowering branches.
To get the most longevity from your cut lilacs, cut the bottom of the woody branch with a sharp knife slicing vertically for a few inches down the stem exposing the center of the branch that drinks the water”.
Lilacs are an early summer flower and they are only in bloom for a couple of weeks, so if your wedding doesn’t occur during lilac season, we suggest using Hydrangeas to achieve a similar and equally gorgeous look. Hydrangeas are most commonly available in white, ivory, and very pale pink, however, you can also get them in purple, mauve and pink.