Ideas for Floral Wedding Centrepieces

January 6, 2014

in Centrepieces, Decorations, Flowers

Floral centrepiece

You can find incredible value for money floral wedding centrepieces if you shop around. Local florists do not have the expensive overheads of a retail shop and can often be cheaper.

However, high street florists or high street shops do have some great centre-piece displays.  If you do see anything you like, quickly snap it for your wedding scrapbook, and make a note of where you saw it.

Floral displays will bring an element of beauty to your wedding reception, and when considering them, remember super tall or large floral displays can obscure wedding guests’ view of each other and the top table.

One of my little tips for table centre-pieces is to sit at a table, with the vase, candelabra or flower container to get an idea of size and view. It is far too late on the day of the wedding.

Be a little different with your floral wedding centrepiece, such as a flower pom-pom to sit on top of a vase, or using a gradient colour scheme starting with a deep raspberry red, followed by a touch of ruby,  flowing into intensive fuchsia pink and finishing with delicate splashes of  baby pink.

You could also create this gradient tie dye style for long tables starting at one end and building up the colour intensity to the middle and then slowly diluting the colour down to the other end of the table.

Flower pom-poms

Cyclamen wedding centrep

Cyclamen Trio  in white pots from M&S

Though centrepieces don’t have to be overflowing with blooms, for a simple but striking floral wedding centrepiece which is easy to replicate, a collect of several smaller floral displays can be very striking, such as this cyclamen raspberry trio in white ceramic pots, the ideal plants for dressing wedding tables.  Complement the effect by adding raspberry coloured favours to each place setting, raspberry napkins, and scatter small pieces of raspberry knotted ribbon together with small table gems for that additional sparkle.

bud vases

Ceramic Vases – Set Of 3  from The White Company

I like to look for interesting and unusual containers or vessels for floral wedding centrepieces, from vintage bone china to old zinc planters, plus I find putting together several vases of the same size can make a great floral statement. I just love these three ceramic stoneware vases from The White Company, imagine them on a long table in a single row or collected together on a circular table.  Each vase is a different shade, a glossy grey, a satin grey and a ‘biscuit’ matt soft white, pop a bloom in each vase to create a stunning and fantastic value centrepiece.  If you are on a tight budge a line of inexpensive vases, or even glass cola bottles each holding a single flowers make great centrepieces.

Table centrepiece ideas

Cath Kidston Haberdashery

After seeing lots of vases inside floral bag I had an idea of using some Cath Kidston fabric to make Grandma’s old brown teapot more attractive for a floral wedding centrepiece.  Fabric or decorative paper is a great idea to disguise ugly vases and a great way of bring in your wedding colour palette, and if you are unable to sew just tie or glue.  I find music sheet paper stained with old tea bags and tied with string can even transform an old lemonade bottle, it does bring back childhood memories.

Orchids for weddings

Artificial Orchid in Slate Vase from M&S

This stunning white orchid with fuchsia pink centres emerging from a zinc pot adds a touch of class to a crisp clean tablescape. The one secret about this beautiful flower is it artificial, and yet it looks so real. If real flowers are too expensive, especially if you have chosen a busy weekend for flowers there are some great artificial flowers available.

Choosing the right floral wedding centrepieces will help to create your dream wedding, and of course remember to add you own little twist to make it unique.



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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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