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Give your reception tables a little old-world charm with vintage wedding centerpieces. Whether family heirlooms or thrift store finds, incorporating vintage vessels (think urn vases, mercury glass votives, and retro milk bottles), luxe materials like velvet and lace, and florals in rich, warm hues is a sure way to set a tone—and a table—that's at once timeless and trendy. Get inspired by these vintage-inspired centerpieces from real weddings we have featured.
Warm Vintage Centerpiece
Roses and tuberose in votive candles and bud vases were places beside compotes filled with roses, snow-on-the-mountain, and peonies, all from Beehive Events.
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Classic White Rose Centerpiece
Poppies and Posies created this classic centerpiece by arranging white roses and greenery in a silver compote vase.
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Simple Vintage Centerpiece
Taper candles and arrangements from Mi Mi Weddings, featuring privet berry, kumquats, ranunculus, lisianthus, eskimo roses, lilies, and camellia leaves lined the tables at this winter wedding in Minneapolis.
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For these wild-looking vintage centerpieces, Kate Holt of Flower Wild arranged garden roses, popcorn viburnum, clematis vine, and hawthorne and olive greens in cement vessels.
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Single Rose Centerpiece
Flower Wild placed single heirloom roses in wooden cases to decorate the guest book table at this vineyard wedding.
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Gold Urn Arrangements
McKenzie Powell designed this vintage arrangement of tulips, roses, amaranthus, eucalyptus, and privet berry placed inside a gold urn.
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At this Texas wedding, tables were set with sage, peach, or silver linens, and centerpieces with peonies, scabiosa, and clematis from Bows +Arrows, arranged in terra-cotta vessels.
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The bride sourced a collection of letterpress letter blocks and ampersands on old wooden printing blocks from Etsy and eBay—they even earned a permanent place in her home. Floral designer Fern Studio displayed the blocks using different colors, heights, and fonts for each character to add visual interest and scattered them among the white centerpieces, featuring flowers like white astilbe, ferns, privet berries, rosemary, and bay leaves.
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Moon Canyon Design arranged air plants and flowers in vintage votive and rustic vases alongside tealights to dress up the round tables. The color palette for the centerpieces was inspired by the colors of the sunset.
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Old World-Inspired Centerpieces
Sarah Winward of Honey of A Thousand Flowers used soft-colored flowers to contrast the rusty orange tones of the votives and deeply hued foliage also in the arrangements. Figs, pomegranates, and unripe blueberries were scattered at the bases of the larger arrangements.
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Wild Vintage Centerpieces
Vintage-looking pedestals held arrangements of roses, jasmine, ranunculus, sweet peas, maidenhair ferns, chocolate cosmos, and fritillaria, designed by Amy Merrick. "Everything had a bit of a wild quality to it," said the bride of the florals.
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Refined Vintage Centerpieces
A blue linen runner dotted with rosemary plants and olive branches from Laetitia C. Fleurs d'atelier lined the two tables at this wedding. "Much of the décor was taken from around the property [a French chateau]," said the groom. "We wanted this event to feel like something we would host at our own home in our own personal, relaxed, yet refined style."
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This bride collected 30 teapots from various antique stores, garage sales, and estate sales across Wisconsin and Minnesota, filled them spring blooms, and scattered gold votives around the tables for an added vintage effect. The flower arrangements went home with guests as favors. "I was happy to see our flowers not go to waste or get thrown away," said the bride.
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Cool-Hued Vintage Arrangements
White floral arrangements from Philosophy Flowers filled a variety of gold vessels, including single floral vases and grand candelabras. The table was covered with a cool grey linen tablecloth, and guests enjoyed dinner with silver flatware and crystal glassware—perfect for clinking in celebration of the newlyweds.
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Brass Compote Vases
Florist Out of the Garden arranged coral charm peonies, burgundy dahlias, blush and peach garden roses, scabiosa pods, soft pink ranunculus, chocolate cosmos, hellebores, scented geranium leaves, air ferns, California bay leaves, and seeded eucalyptus in large brass compotes. Smaller vintage glasses flanked each side and held herbs or single blooms.
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Pink and Silver Centerpieces
Silver compotes were filled with dahlias, hydrangeas, astilbe, berries, and foliage like Italian ruscus and seeded eucalyptus from Dina Touwani of Flora Lines. The pastel centerpieces were flanked by tapered candles in silver vintage votives.
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These centerpieces from Beargrass Gardens incorporated the deeper jewel-toned hues of the wedding to add a pop of color to the reception tent. The brass-footed compotes held garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, pieris japonica, foraged dogwood foliage, privet berry, white majolica spray roses, scabiosa, Quicksand and Sahara roses, seeded eucalyptus, acacia foliage, and scented geranium. Plums and crab apples from the trees in the bride's parents' backyard were added last-minute to the display, as the fruits perfectly matched the color palette. The smaller round tables held mercury votives with a few jewel-toned blooms and greenery.
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On reception tables at this Minnesota wedding, gold mercury-glass compotes held antique garden roses, peegee hydrangeas, jasmine, and mini carnations, all from Mi Mi Design.
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Single-Flower Vase Centerpiece
The centerpieces at this South Carolina wedding included privet berries, white astilbe, bay leaves, ferns, and rosemary as well as succulents, thyme, and twine accents, all from Fern Studio. Wood-based candles and candles lit inside glass votives helped light up the tablescape.
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Tropical Vintage Centerpieces
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Loose Vintage Arrangements
Studio Choo helped this bride to evoke a feel of natural forestry and timeless glamour in her centerpieces.
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Antique Bottle Vases
Bea's Flowers's floral arrangements of dahlias, wooden planks, and baby artichokes filled antique green bottles down the center of the reception tables, which were covered with off-white linens and set with wood chairs.
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Feminine Vintage Centerpieces
Sidra Forman filled both tall and short votives with feminine, organic arrangements, which lined the altar and dotted guest's tables. "I wanted a Virginia garden feel. Beautiful, but with a sense of untamed wildness," said the bride.