Using vegetables and fruit with (or without) various flowers to adorn the center of a dining table has been around since Julius Caesar first asked, “Who hid the grapes?” It only seems like a new idea when it shows up on the cover of a magazine or when it is done in such a dramatic, interesting way that you have to stand up and take notice. ZFor best results, use them in conjunction with your particular theme or food choices.
Rustic Italian – Entice your guests with an abundance of ripe fruits or vegetables to symbolize fertility. Shown on a crisp white linen tablecloth to make the colors pop!
Earthy – Group colorful fruits and vegetables with candles, clay pots and wrought iron candlesticks to please mother nature.
Summer Splash – Adding brightly colored citrus fruit to a simple centerpiece will add a touch of whimsy and color!
Why Stop at the centerpiece? If you are using fruit or vegetables ( or both) why not carry the theme to other parts of the wedding, like the cake…
Remember when your mother told you not to play with your food? This is a good reminder to not get too carried away! Plus, food belongs on or near the table.
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago