Manzanita branches, found naturally in regions of western North America, are commonly used decoratively because of their beauty, unique shape,
and strength when dried. As wedding decor, manzanita branches are hot! I have had many brides come to me asking for manzanita branches for their centerpieces. These branches go well in enchanted and
whimsically themed weddings as well as rustic and organic. They can be set vertically as tall trees standing on each reception table, or they can also be laid down horizontally for long, rectangular tables.
Because the bulk of the spray is at the top, these make AWESOME wedding centerpieces. They add height and sculptural interest without impacting your guests view of each other. At seated eye level,
only the main trunk is in the way. Hang votive candles, pictures of the couple, ornaments or string lights for even more interest...or simply tie bows in your wedding colors. There are so many ways to
make these an amazing show-stopper at your wedding. I've even seen people spray paint them silver or gold for more pizazz as well.
For the DIY bride, there is many places to get instructions and tips for making your own manzanita branch arrangements. YouTube is a great resource for video instructions.
Below you will see a few examples of what finished centerpieces can look like. Skys the limit when it comes to designing one of these works of art. Let your imagination go wild and create something SPECTACULAR for you and your guests to enjoy!