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When it comes to your reception centerpieces, there are so many options to choose from. You could go with a simple, low-key arrangement or light up the room with candle centerpieces. There's no wrong decision; you have to select the floral decorations that work best in your space and fit with your vibe. While we're suckers for any type of floral arrangement, there's one design we particularly love, and that's long, lush garlands of greenery and flowers. The beauty of a garland is that it can act as both a centerpiece and a table runner, fills the entire length of your table, and allows for easy conversation amongst guests.
Mainly found on banquet-style tables, the long cord of florals and leaves gives your tablescape (and your entire reception!) a rich, elevated vibe. Take a look at how these real weddings used garlands on their tables.
For Louise Roe and Mackenzie Hunkin's English wedding, garlands of kumquats, olive, skimmia, rosemary, and ruscus draped the rustic tables.
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Rather than florals, this couple chose a simple green garland that was perfect for their minimal table.
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A garland made of roses, amaranthus, basil and dahlias added a romantic vibe to this outdoor soirée.
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For this Italian wedding, the centerpieces were made from local products. The lush runner of olive branches and dark leaves had summer fruit, eggplants, fresh herbs and candlesticks throughout.
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Bush ivy ran along the tables, with flowers like amaranthus and delphinium placed among it.
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The couple, who hosted a Moroccan-themed wedding, kept their centerpieces simple so that the dreamy décor could stand out. The eucalyptus and amarathus garlands were draped over vibrant tables.
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Garlands of moss, ferns, and clematis ran across these farm tables, transporting guests to the woods.
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For this bride and groom's snowy winter wedding, a simple garland of greenery allowed their white palette to shine.
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For this pink and green destination wedding, a ten-foot garland topped the head table. The bride and groom also adorned the back of their chairs with the greenery.
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Technically not a garland, hundreds of mussel shells acted at the table runner at this Martha's Vineyard wedding.
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In keeping with the wedding's cheerful color scheme, yellow orchids were glued onto the table runner of twigs.
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To make guests feel as if they were inside a garden, greenery was found all over the reception tent, including the garlands on the tables.
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For this couple's rehearsal dinner, a bay leaf garland ran down the center of the table, with centerpieces of pink florals placed around for a little extra height.
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The bride and groom wanted to transport their guests to an enchanted forest, and did so with a garland table runner and various sized candles.
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Since this couple opted for long communal tables, they didn't want to bother guests with large and bountiful centerpieces. A simple garland lined the center.
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These rectangular tables were adorned with garlands of eucalyptus and jasmine-vine.
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