Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Decorate with Fruits and Flowers for Farm Fresh Flair

Many brides are taking steps to make their weddings more environmentally friendly by decorating with locally sourced flowers.  Brides can take this concept one step further and incorporate fresh seasonal fruit from local farmer’s markets, potted plants and found leaves and pine cones into the wedding décor. This approach creates natural looking centerpieces, decorations, garlands, and even bouquets.  Plus, there are so many varieties of fruit, each with their own color and texture; it’s easy to find a type that will work with your intended decorating scheme. Here are a few ideas using fresh fruits and flowers any time of year.

Spring Weddings
Consider bouquets of fruit shaped flowers. These edible centerpieces can function as dessert item, too.  Available with an assortment of fresh strawberries, grapes and melons - even chocolate dipped for a sweet and showy treat.  Another edible option is a wreath made out of strawberries. 
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Summer Weddings
The bright yellow sun and fresh squeezed lemonade say summertime so it’s fitting to incorporate fresh lemons into summer wedding décor.  Limes and oranges also work well and add vibrant color. Square or tall clear glass vases look great when filled with whole or sliced citrus fruits and topped with an arrangement of fresh flowers.   
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Fall Weddings
Large urns with apple topiaries are a dramatic accent for table centerpieces, altar flowers or even to flank the doors of the hall.
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Winter Weddings
Garlands or swags made from found evergreens and pine cones, dried apple slices and cranberries or simple stringed cranberries look great draped over doorways or fireplace mantels and are perfect for holiday weddings. Citrus and lemon leaf garlands with cinnamon sticks are another winter time wedding décor option. Both add dramatic color and fragrance. 
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Incorporating seasonal or artificial fruit, plants and found natural objects into wedding décor creates interesting accessories that can also be considered a little more environmentally friendly than using all fresh flowers.  Whether you’re creating the decorations yourself or hiring a florist, using fruits and flowers provides farm fresh flair any time of year.
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