A stunning floral arrangement is complemented by a great vase and the number of options available is limited only by one’s imagination. Popular in summer and fall, fruit incorporated into the vase adds an element of surprise and pop of color! Things to keep in mind when using fruit include price (fruit can be very expensive), availability (cranberries are a winter only fruit) and potential for spoilage.
To keep costs in check, be sure to use fruit that is “in season”. Oranges in summer will be expensive since they need to be imported from Down Under. Limes and lemons are a bit more available in summer and don’t have the same potential to break the budget. Apples, while beautiful and available in many colors, will discolor when cut so using them whole is a better option to ensure long-lasting beauty. Of course, Fall weddings are the perfect fit for incorporating apples a vase!
The photos above show just a few ways fruit can be incorporated into a floral arrangement – all in the green color palette. In the first photo, whole limes are placed in the vase allowing for the limes to be re-purposed – perhaps to make margaritas at the after party! The center photo shows the fruit sliced. Although it is not obvious, there is a block of floral foam taking up the majority of volume in the vase allowing for fewer limes to be used. The block of foam allows the slices to be presented flat against the glass for this style. Finally, fruit can be incorporated into the arrangement itself, in this case by using green apples. Grapes are beautiful arranged among the flowers also and are a perfect option for a winery wedding.