Back to Basics: Trees are versatile and oh, so very chic!

Trees are nature’s canopy. They provide shade and a sense of security and beauty.  They can be graceful and romantic.  They can be filled with lush foliage and flowers or sculptural and contemporary, due to the shape of the branches.  Trees are nature’s gift and are amongst the hottest trends for ceremony and reception décor.

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Imagine – two wrought iron trees, seven or nine feet tall, creating the perfect altar. Four trees of staggered height placed together create a “forest” ceremony. Placing two at the entrance to your aisle will create a natural arch for your guests to walk through.

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The trees can be designed with hydrangea, roses, orchid stems and heavy foliage, or they can be decorated with hanging glass lighthouse votive candles or glass cones featuring orchid sprays, hydrangea or roses.  To add that touch of glimmer, picture hanging crystal strands from each lighthouse votive.  Just as in nature, no two trees have to be identical and there are no limits to what can be done with them.

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Trees also make the most extraordinary and impressive centerpiece.  Visualize soaring five feet above your reception tables, simple graceful branches filled with flickering votives.  Flowers can be designed in them or around them; as if they were growing in a garden.  Through the use of floral, they can be a perfect centerpiece to depict a season; such as cherry blossoms in April, fall leaves in October, or evergreens and candles in December.  You are only limited by your imagination.

So when you think about your wedding and you want something distinctive and memorable, go back to the basics with trees.

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