Remember how I went to Puerto Rico last month, and toured a bunch of amazing wedding and honeymoon venues? Well, one of the spots we toured was the Ritz-Carlton San Juan, where they did it UP for a dinner for all of us journalists. This amazing tablescape by Puerto Rican event designers AKUA greeted me when I walked in the dining room… yes, those are green apples skewered on bare branches, surrounded by purple calla lilies and moss balls.
I was all HOLY FUCK, OFFBEAT BRIDES ARE GOING TO DIE. You have to see more.
I was so blown away by these centerpieces that I got too excited over dinner and drank too much, and then I got my cougar on and made terribly inappropriate lewd comments about how the meal should have been served on the attractive male waiter's bare chest. People, the centerpieces were that good! (Well, and the server was that hot.)
…AND I LOVE THESE CENTERPIECES. I mean, are you seeing this? The colors are so dramatic (lime green + deep eggplant purple) although the calla lilies technically make it floral, the design has a distinctly less-floral feeling to it. In fact, it feels almost masculine… and that's not something you can say about many wedding decorations.
I have a sneaking suspicion that some of you may be scheming DIY versions of this amazingness, ammiright?! The one caution I'll add is that those apples are HEAVY. It was really lovely the way the branches were bowed under their weight, but you'd need to choose just the right branches, or else risk apples falling off onto guests' plates.