How to create a whimsical floral centrepiece for your wedding tables, with Pumpkin and Pye

I long to create the floral arrangements I see on Instagram… gorgeous vases with cascading flowers are to die for. They’re wonderful for wedding tables – and even in my little calligraphy studio I could (and will!) find a spot for something amazing like this.

Flowers by Pumpkin and Pye | Image credit Evolve Photography Devon

Floral designer Natasha from Pumpkin and Pye made my year when she got in touch with a series of easy DIY projects using beautiful quality artificial flowers – and I’m thrilled to be sharing her ‘how to’ wedding flower tutorials from now all the way through until May. Today Natasha shows us how to make a fabulous whimsical table centre with a stunning vase centrepiece.

Whimsical table centre 

you will need: floral foam, artificial flowers and foliage, feathers, footed bowl, scissors, floral tape and wire cutters. Natasha recommends who supplied the vases and flowers for this tutorial.

Step 1: cut the floral foam to fit your container

Step 2: tape the floral foam into your container to secure in place

Step 3: start adding your foliage and flowers to create your shape, trimming stems as needed

Step 4: add your focal flowers and then add in your remaining flower stems filling in any gaps

Step 5: add in your feather accents to finish your design

The finished result is a beautiful display of mixed flowers with structure and texture – it looks wonderful and will last for years! If you have flowers left over or can afford to enhance the display, try Natasha’s centrepiece with sequin table runner and flowers in smaller glass (or even metallic) vases…

Wedding table runner vase centrepiece 

You will need – flower stems, foliage stems,wire cutters, a table runner, mixed size shape and height vases/jars of bottles

Step 1

Select which flower heads, foliage stems you want for each vase

Step 2

Cut your flower/foliage stems to the desired length for each vase

Step 3

arrange your chosen flowers/foliage in the vases (single larger flower heads can look good in bottles or cut short for smaller vases)

Step 4

lay your table runner out

Step 5

place your vases on the table runner making sure to mix up the different vase shapes and heights up the table

The hanging vase backdrop is one of our next wedding DIY projects… so keep reading the English Wedding Blog in March & April for more!


I hope you enjoy these little DIY projects – I have been browsing the fabulous Afloral website today for lovely artificial flowers this morning and really want to have a go! If you do try them, show us on Instagram: tag @englishweddingblog@pumpkinandpye and @Afloral

Natasha at Pumpkin and Pye makes stunning artificial bouquets and the most adorable button and brooch bouquets. Discover her beautiful creations and do get in touch:

All of the images used in today’s blog feature are by Devon wedding photographer Mark at Evolve Photography:

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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