23 Ways to Arrange Red Wedding Centerpieces
To many, red is the ultimate color of romance, which is why it's so frequently chosen to be used in weddings. Rich red shades are bold and vibrant, making them great for a strong color scheme. Meanwhile, pinker hues are soft and muted, lending themselves nicely to dreamier event designs. Whether it presents itself in regal jewel tones or in brighter, fiery palettes, red is incredibly versatile, which is another reason why it reigns as a wedding favorite.
One great way to use red in your wedding is to incorporate it into your reception's centerpieces. Tons of flowers, fruits, and foliage come in the color, and pretty accents—like candles and vases—also stun in shades of red. Red arrangements look especially saturated when placed on top of white linens, but can also be complemented by other vibrant or subtle colors on your tables. They also work well with metallics like silver and gold.
Before you dream up your own wedding centerpiece, look to these examples for inspiration. Using blooms ranging from roses to peonies and shades ranging from burgundy and berry to crimson and scarlet, each décor option embraces the color red. We've found floral arrangements from formal and casual weddings alike, and centerpieces that are modern, classic, rustic, and more. There are also selections for every season, because red shouldn't be limited to winter or fall. Browse through the complete roundup for great ideas for your own reception decorations, each of which beautifully and uniquely embraces the color of love.
These colorful centerpieces included fresh blooms like dahlias and roses, and were decorated with fresh fruit scattered around them. The arrangements were designed by Among the Wildflowers.
Gold vases held white, red, and fuchsia flowers at this wedding. The centerpieces, which were created by Verbena Floral Design, popped against the black-and-white linens.
Tables at this wedding were lined with red and pink flowers, candles, and greenery, put together by Passion Roots.
These unique arrangements, made by RiverOaks, contained red foliage.
Moruska Design used foliage, berries, and scabiosa to arrange these tall red-and-purple centerpieces.
These interesting arrangements included ivy and other uncommon elements.
Terra-cotta pots held garden roses, raspberry scabiosa, and dahlias on these fun, romantic tables.
Uncommon red hydrangeas made these Jardin Divers centerpieces memorable.
At Abby Elliott and Bill Kennedy's wedding, the centerpieces included roses, assorted berries, chocolate and burgundy dahlias, andromeda, and seasonal foliage.
Pretty red flowers sat in vases on these reception tables. Pomegranates, figs, and lemons were scattered beneath them, driving the red theme home.
Green succulents, shown here, pair well with red and white flowers.
Big, blooming peonies took center stage in these red table decorations.
Fruits were added to these cascading arrangements for an extra pop of color.
Pink berries looked lovely in these mostly-red centerpieces from La Gardenia.
Roses, berries, and more made up these whimsical centerpieces by European Flower Shop.
For these arrangements, mismatched silver vessels brimmed with poppies, peonies, bromeliads, allium, grasses, and ferns; butterflies and pheasant feathers added to the plucked-from-nature look.
Create a twist on a classic by bundling blooms together in every shade of red—from deep crimson to bright fuchsia—and displaying them on an all-white tablescape.
A smattering of slim glass vases put loose, garden-style arrangements of dahlias, ranunculus, zinnias, nerines, scabiosa, and maiden-hair ferns on display.
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