50 Wedding Centerpiece Ideas We Love
As you're planning your wedding, you'll likely need to put some thought into how you'll decorate your reception. While most couples opt for floral arrangements—which they place in the center of their tables—the options extend far beyond simple bundles of one kind of bloom. With so many flower varieties out there, as well a whole spectrum of petal shades, choosing blossoms for your centerpieces can be overwhelming. Plus, not all brides and grooms want to use flowers at all—some choose to work with other elements, like candles. How can you decide on the right decorations for your celebration's color scheme and theme?
There are a few decisions you'll have to make before settling on one or more centerpiece designs. First, you'll need to decide what palette you want to work with. Second, you'll need to decide what you're using, whether that means picking flowers or non-floral alternatives. The season can play a role in the selection process, as not all blooms are available at all times of year. The vibe of the rest of your event also matters—you probably don't want modern centerpieces if the rest of your affair is vintage-inspired.
To help you find the perfect fit for your wedding, we've rounded up a list of 50 different centerpiece ideas. Our selections includes colors like red, pink, and purple (and the pink-and-white option seen here) plus flowers like roses, peonies, and dahlias. There are also flower-less options, like garlands of greenery. Discover what your options are and get inspired for your own décor.
GreenPic'k mixed dark green foliage and dried florals into arrangements of peach and ivory blooms to add texture to the centerpieces.
Sit with Citrus
A simple reception centerpiece never looked better. Yellow lemons sat in bowls to brighten up this gathering.
At this intimate vow renewal, a table for four was set on a slab marble and featured a bright centerpiece of florals, including roses, daffodils, ranunculus, and camellias, in many varying shades of orange.
Petite and Pretty
Terra-cotta planters held beautiful blooms provided by Moon Canyon to create small centerpieces for this couple's wedding.
Tall centerpieces that mimicked olive trees lit from below with small LEDs bloomed from round tables at this couple's wedding. Meanwhile, taper candles in glass holders, teal glassware, and votives enhanced the overall luxe aesthetic. Anna Le Pley Taylor provided the florals.
Pink flowers anchor the centerpiece, while whisps of baby's breath add a touch of whimsy.
Tall flower arrangements by Max Owens Design displayed roses in varying shades of muted pinks and loads of greenery, which floated above guests as they dined.
Moon Canyon Flowers designed an arrangement of air plants and flowers, using the colors of the sunset for inspiration at this desert wedding, and mixed the foliage with tea lights to dress up the round tables.
Mindy Rice Floral & Event Design used locally sourced dahlias, tulips, delphinium, strawflower, ranunculus, and grevillea spilling from aged terra-cotta pots in this overflowing centerpiece.
Fall Color Palette
Designs by Ahn created this beautiful centerpiece, featuring anemones, roses, dahlias, and hydrangea.
For this wedding, Fleur de V filled silver containers with spirea, anemones, olive branches, clematis vine, larkspur, white scabosias, and sweet peas.
Roses, ranunculus, jasmine, sweet peas, flowering jasmine, maidenhair ferns, fritillaria, and chocolate cosmos from Amy Merrick were arranged in vintage-inspired pedestals at this winter wedding.
Twigg Botanicals used brass pedestal vessels of acacia, freesia, amaryllis, stock, spirea, roses, ranunculus, and ferns to anchor the tables at this coastal wedding.
Garlands of ilex berries, ivory pillar candles in mercury-glass votive holders, and winter branches ran down the middle of the reception tables at this winter wedding, but arrangements of tulips, amaryllis, poppies, ranunculus, roses, astilbe, and greenery from Poppy Lane Design set in stone compotes were the main display.
Beatrice garden roses, Carmel Antique garden roses, chocolate cosmos, and fall foliage including beech leaves and hops vines celebrated the season at this destination wedding in the Irish countryside.
This bride wanted to make sure her guests were able to mingle during dinner, so she had Mindy Rice Design create these low arrangements of coral amaryllis, orange parrot tulips, succulents, roses, tangerine ranunculus, white freesia, and blush grevillea.
Farm tables with simple white runners and kraft-paper menus were adorned with lush centerpieces of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, chamomile, delphiniums, blueberry vines, dusty miller, and sweet peas from The Green Vase.
Olive branches and arrangements of roses, blush oleander, hydrangeas, and eucalyptus from Martin Heard Designs surrounded ivory pillar candles in various sizes at this Croatian wedding.
Saipua created these gorgeous, overflowing white centerpieces that were flanked by individual pink florals in small votives.
The bride's father painted and mounted the wooden table numbers, and Munster Rose arranged dinnerplate dahlias (the day's signature bloom), ranunculus, hellebores, roses, and variegated hydrangea in gold pedestal vases and surrounded the centerpieces with gold mercury-glass votive holders.
The bride's favorite flower, peonies, made several appearances throughout the wedding, and of course showed up in the gorgeous centerpiece. Along with the peonies, silver vases were filled with dahlias, hydrangeas, astilbe, berries, and foliage like Italian ruscus and seeded eucalyptus, all from Dina Touwani of Flora Lines.
The long tables at this summer wedding on the coast held petite arrangements of pink and red blooms designed by Peartree Flowers.
Purple and Orange Centerpieces
At this tropical Hawaiian wedding, each reception table held arrangements from Inviting Occasion featuring purple hydrangea, irises, allium, scabiosa pods, campanula, ranunculus, lisianthus, clematis, and roses, set in wooden bowls.
Centerpieces from Beargrass Gardens used the deeper jewel-toned hues of this Montana wedding to add a pop of color to the reception tent. Garden roses, ranunculus, pieris japonica, dahlias, privet berry, scabiosa, foraged dogwood foliage, Quicksand and Sahara roses, white majolica spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, acacia foliage, and scented geranium were arranged in brass-footed compotes with plums and crab apples from the trees in the bride's parents' backyard scattered along the table.
Art Deco-Inspired Centerpieces
These tall, scroll-like gold vessels held gardenias and ferns from Mindy Rice, and gave the white tables a glamorous Art Deco vibe.
Ranunculus and Roses
Tables displayed rose and ranunculus blossoms in peach, coral, and lavender accented with apricot and white flowers by Moon Canyon Design.
For their vintage tiki-inspired wedding, this couple enlisted Jaclyn Journey to create centerpieces of of garden roses, scabiosa, fringe tulips, poppies, protea, sweet peas, carnations, privet berries, hyacinth, and geranium leaves, flanked by brass candles and fruit.
Marisa Tsikounas of Revel Floral helped ideate the simple and understated floral arrangements. The stone vessels added a touch of earthy elegance.
Wooden tables at this rustic-meets-boho wedding, housed cream taper candles in gold candleholders as well as low vases containing arrangements of king protea, amaranthus, roses, carnations, pieris, and stock from Sullivan Owen.
Groupings of red dahlias, coral ranunculus, greenery, blush roses, and thistle from Statice Floral were lit up by candles in hobnail glass votives.
Tables at this welcome dinner were set with boxes filled with peonies, roses, protea, pieris buds, and succulents from Bare Root Flora. Silver-painted antlers gave the arrangements a desert, boho edge.
Siloh Floral Artistry designed floral arrangements that were spur of the moment and natural in style. Handmade vessels were made of earthy materials like terra-cotta, clay, and stone; the compositions featured fresh fruits, as well as blooms.
Inviting Occasions used textile napkins and tropical flowers including gloriosa lilies, orchids, ferns, and roses, to add vibrant pops of color against the wooden, copper, and candlelit elements of the reception table. White tea light candles in round, clear vases were hung above the table in macramé made of cowrie shell to give an elegant, bohemian feel to the occasion.
At this wedding in North Carolina, the couple chose to display farm-fresh ingredients like home-grown carrots and baby golden beets in their centerpieces, arranged in terra cotta urns.
At this Tuscan wedding, floral arrangements of garden roses, sweetheart roses, snowberries, sweet peas, and olive leaves from Hey Gorgeous Events were placed on a soft-gray silk table runner beside candles of varying sizes and bunches of grapes foraged from the property.
Nicolette Camille Floral Design created centerpieces of garden roses, foxgloves, young blueberries, sweet peas, and heuchera and arranged them in mixed-metal footed compotes for an effortlessly romantic feel.
Mi Mi Design created these reception tables centerpieces, arranging antique garden roses, peegee hydrangeas, mini carnations, and jasmine in gold mercury-glass compotes.
White lacquered tables held centerpieces of tulips, hydrangeas, and maidenhair ferns from Mindy Rice along with life-sized porcelain parrots and gold starburst napkin holders to play up this wedding's Dorothy Draper-inspired vibe.
Tables at this Maine wedding were set with centerpieces arranged by Watershed Floral in mercury glass vases, mint julep cups, and bud vases under glass cloches. The flowers included hydrangeas, dahlias, magnolia leaves, thistle, blackberry branches, African violets, and other assorted potted plants in shades of blue and green.
The Southern Table arranged an assortment of geometric flowerpots holding brightly-colored garden roses, peonies, sweet peas, fritillaria, and greenery, flanked by small, gold candleholders.
Archway of Florals
Connie Cissell created these arrangements of roses, amaranthus, hydrangeas, freesia, and cymbidium orchids, and surrounded the florals with floating candles in tall glass vessels and small votives. Large arches made of garlands covered in greenery, flowers, and hanging votives, reached from table to table—a nod to famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis where this couple is originally from.
Vases of ranunculus, lilacs, bearded irises, peonies, passion vine and mock orange designed by Saipua added pops of color against wooden tables and white linens.
Small arrangements of amaryllis, dahlias, ferns, and heirloom roses from Flower Wild ran down the long tables at this garden wedding in California.
Centerpieces from Amy Osaba were comprised of sunflowers, lots of greenery, and white ranunculus at this wedding in Georgia.
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