February is the most romantic month of the year and a perfect month for a wedding! Adding candles to a centerpiece instantly sets the scene for romance. They also give your guests a warm, cozy vibe while they celebrate the love between you and your soulmate! This gorgeous little centerpiece from Ruffled (photographed by Tree of Life Films) is the perfect addition to any DIY tablescape that needs a romantic touch, highlighting rose hearts, thistle, and stock. Follow our simple step-by-step recipe to create this rustic, romantic centerpiece for your winter DIY event!
What you’ll need to create this small rustic romantic centerpiece:
4 red rose hearts
1-2 stems of thistle eryngium blue
3 stems of deep pink/fuchsia stock
4-5 stems of naked seeded eucalyptus
3 stems of green hypericum berries
A rustic bud vase/votive vase, etc.
Pillar and votive candles
Follow these steps to recreate this centerpiece:
1. Hydrate and prepare all of your blooms, making sure to remove all of the unnecessary leaves from the bottom half of the stems. This will help the water in your vase stay clean longer, extending the vase life of your flowers!
2. Cut the stems according to the height of your vase using your floral scissors. Remember: you can always cut more, but you can’t un-cut the stem if you’ve trimmed off too much! A good rule of thumb is to start off cutting your stems to a length that is 1.5 times taller than your vase for a medium sized arrangement.
3. Add your focal flowers. In this case, that would be the stock and the rose hearts. If you would like your centerpiece to be larger than the one in the photo, follow the Blooms floral rule of thirds: focal flowers, fillers, and greens should each makeup about a third of the arrangement to be evenly balanced!
4. Fill in the rest of your arrangement with your fillers, which would be the hypericum berries, naked seeded eucalyptus, and the thistle eryngium. The greatest aspect of this arrangement is that it’s meant to look effortless, so don’t worry too much about making it perfect!
5. Spray with Crowning Glory to extend the vase life of the flowers, and keep in a cool environment until you are ready to display them for your DIY event!
6. Place candles around the vase. Candles are a great way to extend a small budget because they add a lot of visual interest without costing an arm and a leg. They’re also perfect for a February wedding because they instantly add a romantic, cozy feeling to any winter wedding or event!
Found a photo of your dream bouquet or arrangement, but not sure what flowers will make it a reality? Contact the Blooms customer service team, and we’ll break it down for you!