The Conclusion Of The Kumquat Love-Fest

OK I’m *almost* out of nice things to say about kumquats + flowers ; ) But not quite…

Firstly, I want to say I love the way that citrus fruits can decorate a table accompanied just by leaves.  I can’t think of another fruit that can really stand alone in this way and look classy enough to be a wedding centerpiece.

Check out this runner, made just of lemon leaves, lemons and oranges.  So cost effective, and so pretty!  Unfortunately I can’t remember this image source, though I’d love to be able to give credit:

Here’s another more everyday example of a table set with this crisp, bold blue and citrus pallette.  This is from echelsea and also includes Christmas-ey paperwhites:

Or this wreath, made with citrus, chilli peppers and greens.  This is from one of my favorite florists, San Diego’s Che Bella Fiore:

And here is a lovely simple centerpiece that’s just a bowl of oranges accented by a few sweet petunias, courtesy of  The Hostess With The Mostess.  I also want to point out that I think this one gets extra points for using the round coordinating placemat under the container, to add impact and color.   And the container is just a common bowl, upside down, with a shallow  bowl on top of it – no need to purchase expensive footed compotes:

clementine oranges petunia centerpiece hostess with the mostess

This one isn’t all citrus, it’s actually mostly mums with tiny little kumquat accents, but the monochromatic look is similar.  I have no idea what the t-rex is doing in this photo, or where the photo came from:

Here are two arrangements with kumquats that are 100% spring-ey and lovely in pale shades of yellow, orange, green and cream.  I LOVE the ‘quats with parrot tulips, and they also look so right with the freesia.

Both images are from Sunset Magazine and come with instructions for making these lovely arrangements- find them here and here:

parrot tulips and kumquat wedding centerpiece diy instructions from sunset magazine

freesia and kunmquat spring centerpiece from sunset magazine diy instructions

Here’s another spring-ey delight.  This image is of a dream come true bridal shower, and via Wedspace, though they don’t credit the original source:

ranuncula ranunculus kumquat bridal shower centerpiece white vase

And finally, we’ve seen a lot of kumquats combined with oranges, reds, and yellows but I love them here combined with frilly pink sweet peas, coral roses and purple statice.   Also love that they’re in a bouquet rather than a centerpiece.  This image is from The Knot.

statice roses sweet pea and kumquat bouquet from the knot

Here’s another yellow-orange-purple combo with citrus fruit, from Williams Sonoma Entertaining, via The Party Dress:

tulip citrus lime sweet pea viburnum hyacinth centerpiece spring williams sonoma

And lastly (for real this time) I’m going to leave you with what is probably the mother of all kumquat centerpieces.  This is by Kim Hirst for Michelle Rago, was an editor’s pick from Brides Magazine, and if you’d like to replicate it at your special event, it will set you back a mere $1,500:

It doesn’t get much cooler than that!

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