Intriguing Floral Centerpieces

It seems these spring and summer months are just BLOOMING (pun intended) with events that need floral centerpieces!  Fresh flowers always add a certain element of beauty to any event, I just cannot resist the call of their sweet smells. I wanted to put together a few arrangements for my sister’s wedding rehearsal dinner that also doubled as her Vietnamese engagement tea ceremony. As a nod to our heritage, I incorporated the colors red and gold, which are considered lucky in Vietnamese culture.


  • 3 bunches of Hypericum (yellow and peach) – $4.99 each
  • 18 Red Roses – $12.99


  • 3 Tea Leaves – $1.99

Trader Joe’s

  • 2 bunches of Lisianthus – $4.99 each
  • 1 bunch of Snapdragons – $3.99 each
  • 1 bunch of Gerber Daisies – $4.99
  • 1 Assorted Summer Bouquet  – $3.99
Michael’s Craft Store / Self-Provided:

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Trader Joe’s is my preferred place to purchase affordable florals. Remember to buy blooms 1-2 days before the event to revive them in flower food and water.


Cut the stems off the tea leaves — The leaf is stiff, so you may need to cut 2-3 inches from the base of the leaf




Fill the vases with water, and create a scotch tape grid (see this DIY about making grids).  Hot glue the ribbon onto vase, using small dots.  Arrange the flowers by starting with the big blooms that have rich color first, so the color is evenly distributed.  Fill in with the remaining white/green flowers.
Even my cats, Gizmo and Loki loved being a part of the flower arranging!  The tea leaves add a nice finished look to the overall vase and the ribbon is just the right touch of gold that we needed for good luck. 🙂

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