This can-do style will be the center of attention on your reception tables.

Since 1923, Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions has been creating floral arrangements for discriminating couples. With a storefront on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs and another shop in The Greenbrier, they offer not only floral design but also event planning and design, graphic and sign design, and rentals— from tents to farm tables to fire pits to theatrical lighting. They source products from local growers and even fly flowers in from around the world.

Pick up any wedding magazine and you’ll quickly see that rustic-themed weddings continue to be very popular. Mason jars seem to be the go-to centerpiece, so we challenged the floral designers at Gillespie’s to create some “out-of-the-vase” ideas using this trusted vessel. Here are some ideas they came up with.

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Ornamental cabbage and river pebbles take center stage.







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Purple iris, goldenrod, and radishes make up this colorful display.







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Varieties of sedum, moss, a halo of grapevine, and river pebbles, perhaps from your last hike along the river.








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Cabbage roses, seeded eucalyptus, and hypericum berries with a lacy ribbon help set a garden party theme.







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Sunflowers and spurge accompany mini carrots in this sunny arrangement complete with a raffia tie.