I handled the day-of-coordination for a beautiful wedding at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago that was the perfect example of how sometimes less really is more. Because the hotel's architecture and decor is so ornate, there was no need for tons of fancy floral arrangements. The bride chose elegant tall and low centerpieces made of white hydrangea by Ashland Addison Florist, and their simplicity allowed the venue to shine. As you can see from these gorgeous photos by Wedding Creativo, the white centerpieces blend nicely with the golds and blacks of the venue.
Part of the point in picking a historic venue, like the Knickerbocker Hotel, is to highlight its unique features. If there is too much going on with wedding decorations, the venue's magnificence can get lost, and your guests' heads will be spinning. This wedding truly illustrates that if you have a unique or lavish venue, you can go with simpler flowers and decorations so that your wedding decor complements the surroundings.