If you are able to hark back to Part 2 of the Red and Purple Wedding posts, you will recall I told you to keep an eye on the flowers on the stage.
Well, during the cocktail hour we had to change the room over from ceremony to reception, so the able Mechanics' Hall staff disassembled the chuppah while we took the flowers from the stage and reset them atop pilsner style vases for the dinner table centerpieces. We always encourage the repurposing of ceremony flowers to get the maximum usage for the dollar, but this was a little different in that the chuppah flowers were not reused at the reception, but the reception flowers were incorporated into the ceremony.
Same idea, but backwards!
The real design challenge in creating these arrangements was trying to create something that fit the client's request of no greenery showing but also not having a smooth pave look. It took a couple tries, but I think we achieved what the clients wanted.