At A Legendary Event, our award-wining floral team is busy designing magnificent centerpieces. For color and pizzazz, we love including lemons and limes for a less predictable touch. With summer starting to sizzle, now is the time to let some sun into your celebration and brighten your home with brilliant hues of yellow and orange. Legendary Floral Director Jeanna Graham enjoys adding citrus to A Legendary Event’s table- scapes. Guests asked ‘How did you think of that?’ That’s the “Wow” factor we aim for at Legendary which is colorful, creative, and unexpected.” One of the biggest trends in floral arrangements this year is also unconventional centerpieces and using fruit to catch guests by surprise. These arrangements add vibrant colors that dazzle the eyes and citrus fruits provide a fresh aroma that brings the sunshine inside. To jazz up tables and place settings, slice freshly picked lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, or bergamots. Combine different fruits for a fresh and clean arrangement. Try sliding lemon slices into a clear vase, and then fill it with flowers and ice water for a “Legendary” look. Simple and sophisticated, this is a solar flare that will keep your company coming back for more.
We asked award-winning event planner Tony Conway for the latest buzz on the party circuit: When it comes to food and dining, there are food trends, décor trends and architecture trends. But do you give much thought to the table? Trust me, all good hosts (event planners, restaurateurs and those gathering friends in their home) pay as much attention to the details of the table setting and serving wares as they do to what they serve.
Current Trends: Instead of spending money on party items likely to be discarded later, access the rich vault of your personal possessions. To combat depleting reserves and a topsy-turvy economy, floral designer Kim Vasil, of Atlanta, has focused her current work on “sustainable tables” for parties and events. Recently, Vasil pavéd an entire table surface with wheat grass, then added a series of vignettes using hearty succulents, cacti and unique ground cover such as hens-and-chicks, flapjack succulents and creeping sedum. She even suggests using what you already have—dig up something from your garden to use as a centerpiece or use antiques that are chock-full of character. Personality always creates a lasting impression. And with the all-around “green” trend, your table and party will be right in step.