Foodie wedding centerpieces so good you could eat them (and we did!) #Favors & Flowers#Food#california#centerpiece#food#vegetarian Posted Sep 4 2017 Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin All professional photos by Wild About You Photography You should have seen the looks on peoples' faces when I said I wanted "edible centerpieces." I would describe heads of kale and artichokes, but all people could apparently envision (including my own partner!) was Edible Arrangements — you know, the fruit on sticks. Except for my wedding planner, Holly! She immediately got my vision. And, after sounding her (previously mentioned) wedding planner Horn of Gondor, she hooked me up with the most amazing florist: California Sister, who took that idea and put their own spin on it… View this post on Instagram Happy Monday! Here's a foodie centerpiece we did over the weekend. After they were enjoyed on the table, they were enjoyed AT the table! #TheRedwoodWedding #foodie #eatyourcenterpiece #shrooms #roses #woodlandwedding #mycopiamushrooms @meggyfin A post shared by California Sister (@californiasister) on Jun 26, 2017 at 7:55am PDT And I went from a bride who didn't give a crap about having a florist, to LOSING MY GAWDDAMNED MIND when I saw what California Sister showed up with. Actual photo of me losing my mind. Check out these amazing edible centerpieces, and then see how we enjoyed them AGAIN with our tummies: Before: Gorgeous foodie centerpieces All our centerpieces were edible AND themed — based on our table "houses." This one was my very favorite. This table was based on the location — in the redwoods in Northern California — so California Sister went woodland-y with it and added giant mushrooms… …As well as asparagus and kale. My house, House Finley's centerpiece, had radishes and apples… My bridesmaid couldn't resist how good those radishes looked, and actually started chowing down on them the moment we got to the table. Mike's house's centerpiece had kale, artichokes, lemons, and not-quite-ripe berries (if they were too ripe, they would have attracted too many insects)! House Maui had lemons and the cutest mini pineapples I'd never even seen before! We didn't eat them, but you'll see what we did with them later. Of course the centerpiece on our table named after food critic Jonathan Gold was dripping in edibles… Eggplants, artichokes, lemons, berries, and kale galore! I have to say my favorite surprising edible centerpiece additions were the asparagus and the tomatoes! After: Gorgeous foodie dinner Chefs from LA restaurant Providence and my chef friends from Maine. Four of our friends, who just happen to be amazing chefs, harvested all the centerpieces for anything edible. Then Lisa and Alex, who run a bed and breakfast in Maine, started cooking our centerpieces… We had appetizers of lemon, fennel, asparagus, and mushrooms (all from our centerpieces), served with a little cheese all on a cracker (not from our centerpieces). And then dinner was kale salad with radish, potatoes, and asparagus, sprinkled with lemon, and decorated with those cute-but-inedible baby pineapples. We also had eggplant hummus and artichokes. All in all, these were the most beautiful and delicious centerpieces EVER! Related Post Up the fiber content of your wedding with these kale floral arrangements A long time ago, I wrote a reactionary post called "Fuck yeah, kale bouquets." It was a reaction to people talking shit about my favorite lettuce, and some people's choices… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS A chic elopement in Vancouver with a floral wedding dress and a toy robot NEXT This geek chic wedding was Disney meets Harry Potter meets horror (with pin trading!) Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I LOVE that you ate those gorgeous centerpieces later! I don't remember ever seeing edible centerpieces before ( except, as you pointed out, fruit baskets). I didn't know Lisa and Alex "settled" down. Their B&B is AMAZING. So beautiful. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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