12 Simple Yet Stunning Centerpieces

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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.

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Perfect spherical balloons add an airy modern feel to this historical venue, without taking attention away from it. Photo: Ann Kathrin Koch

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Seeded eucalyptus is a simple accompaniment to candles. Photo: Loft Photography LLC, Floral: Verbena Floral Design

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These may be larger than your standard centerpiece, but the height works well with the single potted tree. Photo: Justin DeMutiis, Floral: MMD Events

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Bells of Ireland feature prominently in these centerpieces, and look amazing against the mostly white background. Photo: Cristina G, Floral: Vale of Enna

Sparkle and shine with sleek, chic candelabras on shimmery sequined linens. Photo: Serge Sokolov

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Poufs of baby’s breath in strict military-style alignment are surprisingly modern. Photo: Brian Dorsey Studios via Colin Cowie Celebrations

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Pinspotting works to great effect when it highlights an oh-so-romantic gathering of peonies in a single color. Photo: Ira Lippke, Floral: Eric Buterbaugh

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What some may call stark, others call Nordic. Rustic branches ringed with hydrangeas work incredibly well when repeated down a long table. Photo: Deborah Zoe

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Long, low bouquets in the same textured design and pastel palette are all you need against an all-white backgroujnd. Photo: Marianne Taylor Photography, Floral: Scarlet and Violet

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A modern rectangular base are a simple detail for streamlining otherwise abundant foliage above. Photo: Amy Arrington, Floral: Amy Osaba

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Single flickering lanterns create a cozy feeling at each reception table, working beautifully together with strands of bistro lights above. Photo: Stephanie A. Smith Photography, Floral: Lee James Floral Designs

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Using one color and two glass vases, the replication is modern and minimal. The calla lilies submerged in water are simple but stunning. Photo via Haiku Mill

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Elegant Low Centerpiece Inspiration

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Square tables create a modern palette for these eye-catching green and white centerpieces. The low gatherings of tulips, roses and greens work equally well on the larger squares as they do on the long tables. Photos: Bob and Dawn Davis Photography, Floral: Kehoe Designs, Event Planning: Jennifer Anderson Events. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com!

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Baby’s breath has an amazing impact when grouped together in one long line where it looks incredibly full and luxurious. Photo: Mango Studios, Floral: Flower Parade, Planning: Melissa Andre Events

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The combination of long low rows of roses on mirrors creates a floating effect that is completely enchanting. Photo: Monique Simone Photography, Floral: Fleurs des Jardins. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses!

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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

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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 

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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

 

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16 Tall and Dramatic Wedding Centerpiece Designs

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!

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Manzanita branches draped with crystals and dotted with orchids create dramatic, exotic wedding centerpieces. Photo: Angelic Studios, Floral: Sand Castle Caterers. See more of this real wedding featured on POWD!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Squared off, modern centerpieces are so very chic. Photo + Floral Design: Preston Bailey

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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

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Vintage elegance is perfected in these light, airy feather centerpieces that provide a ’40s flair. Photo: Devlin Photos

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These halo-style tall centrepieces steal the limelight at this elegant glam wedding. Photo: Wind Productions, Floral: Tic Tock Couture Floral

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The columns and uplighting combine with these ball-style centerpieces to draw the eye up, creating a very airy scene for your wedding guests. Photo: Lara Rios Fine Photography, Floral: Vivian Colls Events. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

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Gorgeous red on red flowers, including tiny orchids create these exotic yet modern centerpieces. Photo: Sager Photography, Floral + Design: Wendy Lee for Asian Fusion Weddings, Centerpieces: Amber at Cool Green and Shady.

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Another tropical look for these centerpieces with tall glass vases overflowing with oversized greens, purple orchids and mini calla lilies. Photo: Joshua Bobrove Photography, Floral Design: LA Premier

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Are rose gold and cream your wedding palette? These centerpieces would be a perfect look to replicate, with their beautiful texture and color combination. Photo: Jinda Photography, Floral: Flower Affairs. See more of this real wedding featured on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

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Photo: Karlisch Photography, Floral and Decor: Lucy Diaz-Flores of Bella Flora of Dallas

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Taking tall centerpieces to a whole new level, these towering displays are incredible in high, ballroom-style venues. Incredible! Photo + Design: Grace Ormonde Weddings

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Gold, orchids, crystals and feathers: oh my! Romantic and glam all at the same time. Photo: Audrey Snow Photography, Floral: Botanicals on the Gulf

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The Look for Less: Shared Centerpieces

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.

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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

Lots of family and friends want to help with the daunting tasks of wedding planning but don’t know how to ask or where they can be of help.  This is a perfect fit from all perspectives.

The Look For Less is a regular feature on our blog.  We’ve reached out to leading wedding planners to get their expert advice on how to get a great look at your wedding, without breaking the bank.

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.

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