In a recent blog post about making your wedding more eco-friendly, I mentioned the idea of incorporating fruits and vegetables as decor to supplement flowers.
As a follow-up, I styled a still life of florals, fruits and vegetables, inspired by the tradition of the Dutch Masters, whose paintings exude vibrancy and abudance. My inspiration board can be found over on Pinterest.
Once your reception is over, you can re-use the fruits and vegetables to nourish your family. You could also provide little paper bags for your wedding guests to "shop" the tables like a local farmers market, sharing the bounty as a favor. Lastly, if you arrange for it in advance, your local food bank or soup kitchen may be able to accept the fresh produce as a donation. Not only do these tablescapes look stunning, but you can do some good at the same time.
Have you considered reducing the total amount of flowers at your wedding by adding some fruits and vegetables instead? What do you think of this idea? As the Dutch Masters paintings teach us, it's certainly not a new idea, but it's a good one!