What's more festive than festoons of blooms, ribbon and foliage? "We're seeing lots of garlands—garlands on the back of the bride and groom's chairs, garlands as centerpieces, garlands in the ceremony," says Sierra Steifman of Poppies & Posies in New York City. In India, floral garlands have a traditional role in festivals, including marriage ceremonies. Incorporate the trend in a way that feels right for your venue and style. Worried about centerpieces that obstruct conversation? Opt for a deep green, leafy arrangement that runs the length of your table. "Delicate garlands of stephanotis mixed with hanging votives create a romantic atmosphere," says Kimm Birkicht of The Velvet Garden in Los Angeles.
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