Design & Decor :: A Ceremony in Bloom

Wedding designer Jeannie Savage shares her tips for perfect ceremony floral centerpieces


Jeannie Savage is the head of Details Details in Los Angeles and has created unforgettable affairs for many of her clients. Here she offers up her top tips for creating beautiful ceremony florals that will bring a tear to everyone’s eye even before you say “I do.”

  •  Think like a photographer and move beyond the aisle. “The entry of the aisle is not as important as the front of the aisle, where the majority of photos will take place,” Savage says. “Fill up that area first.”
  • Having an outdoor wedding? Savage suggests keeping your passion for vivid colors to your reception arrangements. “Sometimes loud, bright colors aren’t great outdoors,” Savage says. Instead, she recommends decorating your ceremony space in subtle coordinating hues that won’t compete with nature’s beauty.
  • Pull a fast one on guests by reusing the ceremony arrangements. “I love using multiple arrangements in varying heights—it’s a fail safe trick that works in both ceremony and reception locations,” Savage says. She suggests changing subtle details to keep the arrangements feeling special. “We may switch out the container so it doesn’t look exactly the same, but the floral will have a cohesive look.”