We’re already at the end of May and it’s hard to believe that summer is just around the corner! This is when wedding season really kicks into high gear. So, I thought it would be great to show a fun centerpiece that is easy to put together and would look beautiful at a wedding reception or really any event. This pink peach centerpiece has the soft palette of spring with a few bright bursts of color that hint of summer!
The ingredients to this pink peach centerpiece:
- 2-3 peach garden roses (I used Campanella Peach)
- 2-3 light pink garden spray roses (I used Bridal Piano)
- 4-5 white lisianthus (by request)
- 5 yellow craspedia (aka billy balls)
- Greens (I used about 5 stems of Israeli ruscus)
To start, you’ll want to make sure your flowers have had enough time to fully hydrate before you begin arranging. The peach garden roses I used had been in water for several days to allow the blooms to really open up. Campanella peach is a gorgeous garden rose that has beautiful ruffled petals and a large bloom size. If you wanted something with a bit darker, more coral pink peach color, then Free Spirit would be another great garden rose to use. For a more standard peach color, Caraluna would be a great option and if budget is not a concern, then you could opt for a David Austin Juliet that has a beautiful light peach color.
The vase I used is a simple standard glass cylinder (about 6.5” across and 7” tall). Start the centerpiece by setting your largest bloom (the garden rose in this case) in the vase. Cut enough of the stem so that the garden rose sits about 1” to 1.5” from the top edge of the vase. Always cut longer than you think you’ll need and you can adjust from there because once you cut it too short, you can’t undo it!
Next, place the garden spray roses next to the garden roses. If you didn’t want to use garden spray roses or if you want something more budget friendly, regular spray roses would look just as lovely in this centerpiece.
Start to fill in the spaces in the centerpiece with the smaller blooms like the lisianthus and the yellow craspedia (aka billy balls). Lisianthus typically has smaller closed blooms near the top of the stem. If you don’t like the look of them, you can just trim them off.
For the last step, tuck in greenery between the blooms. For this centerpiece I used Israeli ruscus. I trimmed down the stems and removed the lower foliage. You don’t want leaves under the waterline of your centerpiece as that can add to bacteria forming more quickly in the vase.
Any green would look great in this centerpiece. If you wanted to keep to more muted green tones, eucalyptus or dusty miller would be great alternatives. Or for more interesting visual patterns, a variegated green (like pittosporum or bush ivy) would be a good choice too.
A pink peach centerpiece like this is easy to put together and can be a budget friendly way to decorate your wedding or event.
I hope that this helps provide some inspiration if you’re trying to figure out what you want. If you have any questions or need help deciding the right blooms for you, always feel free to drop us a line. We are here to help! Hope you enjoy the rest of your May!