We aren't florists by any means, but sometimes the situation arises when we need to create basic arrangements for an event. For instance, the annual dinner for Camp Wapiyapi is a fundraiser for an amazing summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. Needless to say, we do this pro bono and try to get creative in keeping the budget down so that as much of the proceeds as possible can go directly to the Wapiyapi families.
For the dinner in 2013, we used our beautiful horn bowls and filled them with deep red rose petals. We also used our square wooden chargers to keep the look neutral: grays with pops of ruby red, and dark natural tones. We used lots of black votive holders to give us the glow of candlelight all the way down the long tables. We were really happy with the overall look and would recreate it whether budget was an issue or not.
We've also used our horn bowls with billowing white hydrangeas, like we did at a Bar Mitzvah lunch at Chef Tyson Cole's award winning restaurant, Uchiko. The restaurant has a gorgeous interior designed with a Japanese Farmhouse aesthetic, so we didn't need to add much to the tables to finish it out.