Wedding Wednesday :: Elevated Centerpieces Using Branches

Winter Greenery Challenge

The December Challenge is: Winter Greenery & Berry

The rules:
Design an arrangement of foliages, berries, fruits, etc – but NO flowers!
All materials must be collected from your property or surrounding area. For this challenge we will say within 1 mile of your designing location. (time to hit up the neighbors!)

Here are the results of our Challenge!!
Thank you to everyone that participated!

winter foliages arrangement

Designed by Denise of
Bare Mtn Farm, Oregon

Poland floral designer

Designed by Edyta Ubych of Poland
“All plants are from my garden .
1. Brassica oleracea – cabbage
2. Centaurera cineraria – dusty miller . In my country we call “the old man “
3. Alder
4 .Magnolia – Branches
5. Mahonia aquifolium
6. Linum – twigs
7.Helichrysum petiolare “

Canadian winter floral arrangement

Designed by Dana Smyl, From St. Paul Alberta Canada.
“Today was -40 with a wind chill haha, just had to add that. I loved this Challenge.
I desided that I wanted to try and use absolutely nothing but what was out in my yard. So this arrangement is held together by ice and snow alone. The container is made of ice. I am going to leave this arrangement out in the yard and hopefully the beautiful horror frost will attach itself one day and I can take pictures of that beautiful wonder of nature. Thanks again for pushing my imagination on this challenge.”

greenery arrangement in a red container

Designed by Kathleen of Erika’s Fresh Flowers, Oregon

Green Park Nurseries, Canada

Green Park Nurseries, Canada
“These are some pictures of what my wife just completed for our own house. We did have a little advantage because all the product used was mostly grown on the farm. This is what we do for a living. We grow all kinds of branches for the Florists to use in their Christmas Urns.”

holiday greenery with holly berries arrangement

Designed by Kristin of
Ideas in Bloom, New Hampshire

winter foliage with berries centerpiece

Designed by Merry of Maggie’s Rose, Rutherfordton, North Carolina.
Used: Owl Juniper, Holly (native species), Mountain Laurel, English Ivy, Nandina and Nandina berries.

green foliage and berry arrangement

Designed by Erica of Moda: Floral and Event Design, California

holiday foliage with berries arrangement

Designed by Lora of Sophisticated Floral Design, Oregon

winter greenery centerpieces

Designed by Sylvia of Dreamweavers, Louisiana

holiday greenery arrangement with succulents

Designed by Monica of Twigs Floral Design, California