Pampas grass was the main focal “flower” for a recent wedding at The Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Virtual Planning Works
We had never met the couple in person. All of the planning was done virtually, but the bride and groom were super happy with our work that day! We use a software program called “Details Software” that is wonderful for planning with clients who live close by but also remote. For this couple, Casey met with them on the phone and then sent detailed updates through the software. It was flawless. The bride chose to make her bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnieres, but we made the rest including her gorgeous bouquet you can see in the groom’s Instagram tribute below to his beautiful bride.
This arch display was completely foam free. We also used a chicken wire base to create the tall posts that lined the aisle and then flanked the sweetheart table. All of the centerpieces can be reused. If you want to learn how to make a centerpiece, we show you how in our Online Floral Design Series, Flower Arranging Fridays. You can also just sign up for the Pampas Grass Centerpiece class by itself to learn how to make them and where to source the grasses
NOTE: When working with pampas, be sure no live flames will be around the displays as they are extremely flammable and use preserved pampas if local conservation groups require it since pampas is not native to North America and can spread easily.
Kit Wertz is a professional floral designer with over 20 years experience. She is co-owner with her floral designing sister, Casey Schwartz, of Flower Duet based in the South Bay of Los Angeles. You can reach them at flowerduet.com.