Branch Centerpiece

Quince. Cherry. Apple. Are you thinking pie or punch? No, think branches and think centerpieces. Branches add a natural and striking design element to your decor and are a very organic way to decorate.

Branches lend a woodsy, natural, and ethereal feel to a variety of event spaces. They can be used for rustic venues as well as spacious ballrooms with old-world charm. Showcased in stark, minimal loft spaces, branches can offer just the right amount of spunk. Picture white and pink blooms and the chocolate brown branch, absolutely stunning and quite sophisticated.

Quince branches are a wonderful addition to fall décor schemes, and cherry blossoms are abundant and beautiful for simple spring weddings that want a classic touch. Magnolia branches bursting from antique-looking urns are an elegant entry piece for receptions. Or apple or dogwood branches would be lovely alternatives. Water bamboo is a great way to bring Eastern elements to a design. They are quite flexible and are lovely in low glass vases filled with stones. Manzanita branches can withstand the most weight, hence they are the logical choice if the branches will be decorated. Dangling votives and “crystals” are a popular way to dress up branches, though they are not necessary. When using branches for centerpieces, consider clusters of candles at the base for up-lighting—this will really enhance the impact of the design.

Take note—many branches can overpower tables. One way to avoid obstructing sight-line is to cut branches and enclose them in glass cylinders of varying heights. This is a stylish way to create a very structured design while also enhancing their artistic elements. Set them in an inch or so of water, and viola—simple and elegant, and oh so glamorous.

Branches are simple and so attractive that they can stand on their own…..

Go out on a limb….

There are many types of branches to choose from, offering endless possibilities.  Wouldn’t pussy willows be fun? Large or small they can enhance a table with a cylinder centerpiece.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Ashley December 30th, 2008

    Thank you for visiting my blog and helping me discover yours! I have added your link on my blog so my readers and I can visit you often. BTW..You have done a terrific job on your blog. I look forward to reading it.

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  2. Rachel Trigueiro December 31st, 2008

    by the way, i love these centerpieces. branches have always (and still) are some of my favorite decorations!

  3. Eliana@BYSE December 31st, 2008

    I cannot believe I have not seen this blog before. It is amazing! Happy new year.

  4. Andy January 4th, 2009

    Recently, we used a giant centerpeace made of branches for the cornerstone of a high budget bar. They look fabulous and can even be utilized to hide things you don’t want so visible. Nice blog by the way!

  5. Anne @ The City Sage January 5th, 2009

    What a stunning arrangement! Just perfect for a spring wedding. I used flowering branches in a vase at home last year, and they are so beautiful yet so effortless!

    love your blog–thanks for commenting over at mine and leading me here! makes me want to get married all over again…

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