Flowers are the Art of the Party

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By: Deanne Marks

Green Hydrangeas & White Ranunculus

One of the most cherished flowers, hydrangeas blossom in well-tended gardens and grace floral arrangements around the world.  They symbolize sincere emotions, gratitude, and deep understanding.  In particular, Green Hydrangea flowers symbolize renewal and rebirth.  The white ranunculus are a staple in high-end flower shops and wedding bouquets.  The tissue-thin petals of the ranunuculus create a delicate addition to the bolder green hydrangea.  Together, the two are a stark statement to your bouquet.


A peony represents wealth and honor. It also embodies romance and love, and is regarded as the omen of good fortune and happy marriage. Peony plants can live to be 100 years and still produce flowers.  They are an excellent addition to a bi-color ensemble of green and white.

Silver Pitchers  

Gold, sliver or even patina vases and pitchers filled with pink peonies, green hydrangeas and accented with shades of bold pink filler flowers create the ultimate vintage look.  Save money on vases and ask relatives to let you “borrow” a family heirloom.  Place a card on the table with credit to the contributor. 


The vintage bouquet of variegated dark and light pink garden roses and draped with wisteria in a tarnished antique urn.  The wisp of green ruscus gives this bouquet balance.  This bouquet can accent an intimate candle light ceremony or a formal dinner with ease. 

What is inspiring you?

Find inspiration in layering patterns. From bold geometrics to feminine florals, have fun piecing together unexpected patterns from the linens and flowers, to place settings.  Let your floral linens steal the show. 

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