Modern, minimal centerpiece design is having a moment. We love over-the-top lush floral masterpieces but there’s something to be said for simplicity. For vintage weddings with a twist of modern or rustic with a dash of chic, you’ll want to save these simple centerpieces as inspiration.
Perfect spherical balloons add an airy modern feel to this historical venue, without taking attention away from it. Photo: Ann Kathrin Koch
Easy conversation, soft lighting and luxurious lines of flowers go together at weddings like cake and champagne. Create a feeling of intimacy and romance at your wedding with elegant low centerpiece designs. Pick one color and incorporate different flowers to add texture or visual interest, or choose a single flower, like roses or baby’s breath, packed tightly for optimum impact at a budget-friendly price.
White on white has never looked as glamorous as with these incredible low arrangements. Glowing Wardian cases full of candles add an extra element at just the right height to complete the look at this chic wedding reception. Photos: Jonathan Young Weddings
Floral garlands are incredibly flexible and can reflect just about any wedding decor you choose. This blush, white and green wedding garland overflowing with garden roses and hydrangea and centered down the table brings in a touch of rustic elegance. Photo: Fernando Weberich, Floral: Maxit Floral Designs
Circular tables work particularly well with low centerpieces, especially when they are filled with bright and angular flowers to attract your guests eyes, like this tropical design. Photo: James Christianson, Floral + Design: Bill Beers
You could always skip the candles and flowers and go a little off the beaten path and into the grass! Wheatgrass is a simple, modern addition that is eco-friendly, gorgeously vibrant and very playful, not to mention low and lush! Photo: Donna Souter for Seattle Bride
Popping up in our favorites again, floral garlands continue to be a growing trend in wedding flower decor and we hope to see more of them in the coming season! These ones are a gorgeous addition to the rustic setting. Photo: Michelle Boyd, Floral: Whim Florals, Styling: Bee Lavish
Never underestimate the power of a beautiful table linen paired with simple, soft florals. Mercury glass and a stainless steel tub on top of sequined runners keep things glittery and glam for these wedding centerpieces. Photo: Juliet Elizabeth Photography, Floral: Branch Design Studio, Planner: Yoj Events
Bring the drama to your wedding with tall centerpieces as the main focal point at your reception tables. Whether you choose topiaries, manzanitas or classic candelabras dripping with crystals, there are multiple ways to bring in some height and glamour to your wedding centerpieces. Keep scrolling for some of our favorite looks and beautiful inspiration for your wedding table decor!
Bring a touch of modern Miami with tropical centerpieces of large bundles of palm fronds ringed by a bright punch of exotic flowers. Photography: James Christianson, Floral + Design: Bill Beers
Round tables covered with rose-colored linens combined with tall glass centerpiece vases cascading with crystals, roses, garden roses, hydrangeas and Bells of Ireland. Photo: Marisa Holmes Photography, Floral Design: Enchanted Florist
Pale pink and cream hydrangeas, roses and orchids combine at two levels for this particularly lush long table display. Photo: Randy and April Wedding Photographers, Floral: Bella Flora of Dallas
Simply spectacular does not begin to describe this dramatic display. Modern rings soar above the guests decorated with luxe crystals and glass spheres . Photo: Kimberly Photography, Decor Design, Floral + Styling: Suhaag Garden
Squared off, modern centerpieces are so very chic. Photo + Floral Design: Preston Bailey
These tall white-on-pink centerpieces are very feminine with ivory roses, orchids and hydrangeas on top of vases wrapped with ribbons that remind us ballet slippers. The ring of suspended orchids is just the icing on the cake. Photo: Remy Grecco, Floral Design: LA Premier
Vintage elegance is perfected in these light, airy feather centerpieces that provide a ’40s flair. Photo: Devlin Photos
Daisy Pagan | Perfect Settings: Everyone (or most, I would think) knows that you can re-purpose the flowers from the Ceremony for some blank spots at the reception. But what about re-purposing the centerpiece?
What do I mean? Well, what about taking a minute and calling all of those near and dear to you…ask if they have a special cake plate, cake plateau, compote or riser.
Photos courtesy of: Amazon, Style Me Pretty, Country Living, Vintage Indie, The Haystack Needle
Ask those very women to make their most special and favorite cookie recipe and fill those cake plates with 2-3 dozen of cookies. Use these as your centerpieces… they will be the hit… trust me!
Not interested in having cookie centers but would like something edible? How about cakes or cup cakes?
Photos courtesy of Clara French
If that doesn’t stir any excitement, not to worry, you could also use the cake plates as flower or candle bases. You could also mix and match with some tables having cookies, some having cakes, some having candles and the others having flowers. Just be sure that you are tying the wedding colors into the centerpiece.
Photos courtesy of: Martha Stewart, Country Living, Ilovelolliblog
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Daisy Pagan is an event and wedding planning professional with more than 14 years experience in the coordinating industry. She has planned weddings as small as 12 guests to the grandest of 500 guests. Find her at Perfect Settings in Columbia, PA.