Submerged flower centerpieces work best in clear containers that the flower can be inserted down into without breaking or creasing the flower petals. From the moment the flowers are covered in water, the natural bacteria process begins, breaking down the composition of the flower. That is why you need to wait until the wedding day before completely submerging the flower heads in water.
This cluster of bubble bowls is a stunning piece, whether used on a head table, on a foyer table to greet guests as they enter the church or the reception venue or in the centers of round tables, it speaks volumes in it's simplicity.
The supplies, flowers and vase for the largest piece:
The smaller Bubble Bowl Vase:
The Wine Glass Lily Bud Vase:
As explained in the other submerged flower centerpiece tutorials, the traditional way to create this type of centerpiece was to pin the leave on top of the metal Frog Pin, then attach the Lily Bloom to the pin and place in the bottom of the vases.
The frog pins can run up into money, however, while the clear gel beads are a clever way to hold a flower in place seemingly "suspended" in the vase. The secret is to add enough water to the centerpiece that the gel beads are concealed and are invisible to the eye.