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Trend Alert: Terrarium Centerpieces {Garden Wedding}

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Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Trend Alert” where I share with you some of the hottest trends in party planning! Today’s guest post is all about the hot new trend — Terrarium Centerpieces!

Terrariums are a popular trend in wedding decor and are popping up in party decor also. Here you can see how you can use them as centerpieces for your wedding dining tables as well as decor for your sweets table.  Super easy to do and such a visual impact!  Check out how I incorporated this trend in this styled shoot for Koyal Wholesale featuring a Rustic Glam Garden Wedding theme with an emerald green and gold color palette and using their apothecary and bell jars, moss balls, flowers and plants to create visually stunning terrarium centerpieces.





Apothecary jars are normally used on sweets tables to hold candy, but here I used them to create elegant terrarium centerpieces on a dining table. So easy to do! The idea is to create a mini garden scene inside the jars. To do this, I simply placed a layer of green gravel on the bottom of the jar and then layered in moss balls, flower heads and plant trimmings to create an elegant garden scene. To add a rustic glam touch to the table design, I placed the terrariums on top of wood slabs and added in rustic wood branches topped with gold twig balls.





For a different look, you can use bell jars to create terrariums. Here I used wood slabs as a base and then layered moss balls, flowers and plant trimmings on top of the wood pieces to create a scene and simply covered the entire arrangement with a bell jar.





Using terrariums on your sweets table is such an unexpected detail that really brings your theme to life. Here, I created mini gardens inside both apothecary jars and bell jars with glass bases. Using the bell jars with glass bases allows you to build your mini-garden in the base and then top with the bell jar so you can easily move it around.












Click here to go to my blog for more photos, Design Tips & Look for Less Tips to help you pull off this look for your next garden wedding, bridal shower or party. Also, check out my Garden Wedding Pinterest board for a shopping list of ALL of the items I used in this party’s design along with prices and links to purchase them.

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By |2018-02-07T14:24:22+00:00March 7th, 2014|Bridal Showers, Party Decor Projects, Weddings|

About the Author:

TONYA COLEMAN is a busy mother of 4 that ”LOVE LOVE LOVES” design & events! She has more than 10 years of experience in the entertainment business with a very successful graphic design studio & has been designing events for the past 5 years.

Soireé-Event Design is a fusion of Tonya’s graphic design studio and event boutique and specializes in upscale children’s events and bridal/baby showers – including their ”signature events”.  Soireé’s in-house graphic design studio custom designs all of the printable elements to make each client’s event truly unique and memorable… As Tonya explains it: ”We do all the work so that you can actually ENJOY your event and look like a rock star while doing it!”

Tonya’s celebrity design clients include Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Magic Johnson, & Macy Gray, and her event work has been featured on several top party blogs & websites. In addition to sharing her tips and insider secrets on the Soireé-Event Design blog, she is an Event & Entertainment Editor for PlushLittleBaby.com. We are thrilled to share even more of her event design tips here at HWTM!


  1. @SoireeEventDsgn March 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

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  2. Olivia Nereida Kim Jacome March 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    esta woow la mostracion de lujo, felicidades

  3. @ShreyParekh March 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Love our Terrarium Centerpieces {Garden Wedding} piece in today’s @HWTM_Jenn! http://t.co/V9U0fvWftK by @SoireeEventDsgn #koyalwholesale

  4. @AllAboutNuptial March 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Trend Alert: Terrarium Centerpieces {Garden Wedding} http://t.co/kUPWgT2gvX

  5. Alexandria March 11, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Very nice! Everything looks so fresh and clean! I really like the wood slabs. :)

  6. Talia March 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Stunning as always!! Love the green!

  7. Autumn March 11, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love love love all the green!! I can’t wait to see this emerging trend featured in summer weddings!! Awesome job!!

  8. Leslie West March 11, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Great job as always and I love the color combination. My favorite is the sweets table and the backdrop, love the moss ball garland.

  9. Pamela ~ JP Alexander Events March 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Loving the color palette, Tonya! Love the pops of white with the green and burlap!

  10. May March 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I love how your came up with another use for the jars! Such a great idea on the traditional centrepiece.

  11. Jocelyn H March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I love this color combo! Beautiful job!

  12. Jessebell Alicea Luciano March 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the small details, the tiny stands that are holding the adorable apples, and the idea of putting the terrariums in the apothecary jars is genius! LOVE IT!

  13. Shannon De Atley-Johnson March 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Love this! Great job!

  14. Susan Noble March 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Stunning love the Green combined with the rustic and gold. Great Job Tonya!

  15. Trixy @ A Delicate Gift March 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Beautiful. Love all the details and details. Great job.

  16. Dynesha Greene-Williams March 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Tonya can always take theme to the next level!!! All of this

  17. Montrilla Jones March 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Such a great idea. This would give guest something to look at, a little garden in a jar :

  18. Christie March 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Love the green and burlap — so very Spring! So much inspiration here! :)

  19. Christi March 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Love the earthy tone of this party. I will be implementing some of those ideas for a party I have in mind. Thanks Tonya your the best as always ;)

  20. roni March 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    stunning,,, looovvveee it,,, great job everyone.

  21. Silvia Lucena March 13, 2014 at 4:08 am

    BEAUTIFUL!! love the earthy feel. :)

  22. Shelly Thom March 13, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Beautiful design! I love the pomanders hanging on the back of the chiavari chairs and I like the way you managed to incorporate several shades of green (one of my favorite colors) into your design!

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