Blush and Burgundy Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Sarasota Florida
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I am so excited to share a few photos from our first time at Powel Crosley! We have always wanted to work here, and finally had an opportunity a couple months ago. To make things even better, we had a chance to run into an old friend Kera with Kera Photography, so we knew we would have some lovely photos to share from the wedding. The bride wanted blush and burgundy with fun textures. We used King Protea, Cafe Dahlias, Hearts roses, blush Astilbe, Scabiosa, and Black Dahlias along with other lovely florals and textures. Feel free to click the photos below for a better view. We can’t wait to return back to this amazing venue next month, and again in February!

Cassandra VanCuren
Burgundy and Navy Wedding Centerpieces for Different Budgets

If you’re anything like me, sometimes it’s easier to see things. While I can try to explain our medium arrangement has X number of focal flowers verses our small size which has X number, I figured maybe I would do a post with a few examples. This also gave me the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing and play with some darker colors. This is something I would like to do more post on in the future with different styles. I know the next idea on my list will be to demonstrate the difference between a thick garland with flowers, a thin garland, and a greenery runner with placed stems and a hint of floral. This is something else where the style a few different ways makes a huge impact on your budget. A common misunderstanding is “oh it’s just “greenery” so it’ll be cheap”.

Sorry, I got ahead of myself! In this post I will share a few examples of what the same style of a rich jewel tone wedding table design might look like for different budgets. I think this is also helpful to see because most often all those gorgeous over the top table designs on pinterest flood our minds with dreams of cascading florals dancing in our heads, but not knowing what something like that cost, we can only dream. Since I think I am clever, let’s just have fun and call our three examples below “like it”, “love it”, and “gotta have it”. Way to go Cold Stone! So let’s get started!


I’m starting right at the top! The photos above would be an example of a table lush with florals! This table includes our large size arrangement in the center along with 2 of our medium size arrangements to the left and right. I also added just a hint of greenery for contrast and interest down the center. Picture a row of these alternating size centerpieces and you have the stuff dreams are made of. Our large size arrangements include beautiful floral options including higher cost flowers with lots of options for textures and interest. Sometimes we can play with the price a bit depending on what type of florals you would like and how much greenery. We have a variety of containers and tall vase options to add lots of interest and character. As for the medium size arrangements, I’ll chat a bit more about them below. Feel free to click the images above for a better view.

TIP: If you “GOTTA HAVE IT”…… a bit scaled down. Consider a fuller design similar to above on your head table, with more scaled down arrangements on your guest tables. If you have round tables, having just a handful of tall centerpieces mixed with small or medium makes a lovely impact.



The photo above, and the 2 below would be what I would call our “love it” option. This would be our medium size arrangement which is our most popular size. It might not tower above you, but it is a pretty good size. We can also add to the length and/or height a bit with the use of more greenery with a few taller stems, or by the container selected. Our medium size arrangements also have a good variety of higher cost florals mixed with wonderful textures and a mix of greenery. These look great on a long or round table.

TIP: On feasting style tables where you have long rows, consider alternating tables with the centerpieces. The ones between look great with placed stems of greenery with a few flowers. This will help cut back cost a bit, while still looking great. Or, if you have some wiggle room in your budget, but just not a “gotta have it” kinda budget, you can make your tables a bit more lush by adding a thin greenery garland with a few flowers along with a centerpiece on each table. Also adding interesting decor, or unique dishes can add a lot to the table design.


Last, below we have our “like it” option. Our small size centerpiece. I don’t under estimate this little guy as he is a great tool. Every wedding style is different, and in so many situations a small centerpiece can help take some pressure off a budget but still be lovely. Our small size arrangements are a little more scaled back, but still hold their own. Our small size arrangements often have less focal flowers and more fillers or more greenery. Like our medium size, we can play with the size a little by adding longer stems of greenery. These look great mixed with larger sizes, or mixed with greenery runners.

TIP: On a tighter budget our small size arrangements can be mixed with alternating tables with decor rentals with some height such as lanterns, tall candlesticks, candelabras, or geo shapes with a little greenery.


Hopefully you find this post helpful! Please feel free to CONTACT US for more information regarding the pricing on our small, medium and large sized arrangements or to chat with us about how we can help make your wedding extra special. Also, not to be forgotten, no wedding is complete without all the other pretty details, so please feel free to enjoy the photos below with some inspiration for ceremony design, bouquet, and more.

Cassandra VanCuren
Blue and Beige Historic Home Wedding The Orlo House Tampa



Oh how I love this shoot! Deep down I soooo love this shoot. As I have mentioned before, and as you can see from my front page on my site, I have two sides of myself, and for this project my soft and romantic side was for sure running the show! First you can start with the venue. Muted soft blue colors with white trim. It just makes my heart sing! Also one of my absolute favorite things in a beautiful blank canvas to make all the pretty things pop. The Orlo’s ballroom with it’s white trim and wood floors was perfect. For the flowers I wanted to do a touch different than blush, and instead went for the most interesting beige and coffee colored florals mixed with fluffy whites and a touch of blue. In our usual style, we used some of our favorite greens and subtle textures. One of our favorite parts was the lace overlay on the blue tablecloths which made us think of the contrast of white and blue in the Orlo’s design. The dish settings from Southern Chairs was the perfect modern vintage touch, and their chairs complimented the wood floors wonderfully. Add one amazing bride and groom, a killer gown, fine art calligraphy and a top notch cake and no wonder this shoot knocks my socks off! I know I say all my weddings and projects are my favorite with this one being no exception. I guess that’s what happens when you love what you do, and the talented kind people you have the honor of working with! Thanks so much to Green Pearl Photography my mind was blown by how beautifully you captured every last detail so perfect!

Cassandra VanCuren