When this Bride described her vision for her March 2017 wedding at The Billings Depot the first things she mentioned was she wanted it to radiate romance and include lots of light. She was dreaming of an amazingly rich and romantic color palette that included ivory, deep red, and a deep charcoal grey.

We brought her inspiration to life with subtle and soft ivory and champagne fabrics draped in both the ceremony and reception spaces. Crystal candelabras with rich floral toppers of red and white roses brought so much romance and class into the reception.

Bistro ceiling lighting filled the room with warmth. Their guests enjoyed their dinners and conversations at tables adorned with floral centerpieces of varying heights and sizes. During dinner and toasts the newlyweds cuddled together in front of a lush head table backdrop, surrounded by their bridal party, and then danced the night away in front of our tall custom LOVE marquee sculpture. The entire evening radiated class, romance, and love.

Venue, The Billings Depot; Event Design & Decor, Better to Gather, Florist, Mac’s Floral; Photographer, Miranda Murdock; Linens, BBJ Linen; Catering, Montana Jacks

4 Ways to Style Our Test Tube Vases

We like to mix long and round guest tables in our client's floor plans for many reasons. While traditional floral and candlelit centerpieces fit like a glove on round tables we encourage our clients to talk with their florist about some fun outside the box ideas for their long guest table centerpieces. We have a handful of vases and centerpiece decor items in our inventory that when enhanced with floral from our client's florist, come to life in a very fun an unique way that often expresses the client's unique design aethetic.

Our test tube vases are extremely versatile and prove to be an awesome low profile centerpiece element for long guest tables.  

Here are 4 ways to style our test tube vases for your upcoming event: 

1) Showcase Individual Stems

Talk with your florist about showcasing some individual loose greens and/or floral stems to add into the individual test tubes to line your long guest tables with a some color and texture. 

2) Make A Statement Piece 

If you are looking to make a statement try going with the unexpected like adding some gilded greens fall foliage or something else that is unique to your event's style to the test tubes. 

3) Mix in Something Personal

Mixing floral and greens from your florist with some prints of your favorite photos really brings your personality right to your tables. Another fun idea to get your guests talking, would be to print some "Did you know" facts about your event's VIPS. 

4) Use as A Bud Vase

Use each individual test tube as a mini bud vase to create a low profile full floral piece that really fills your long guest table. Multiple green and floral textures from your florist really allows for a lush floral effect. 

Discuss options and availability with your Better to Gather Events designer.