40 of Our Favorite Floral Wedding Centerpieces
Almost every wedding reception includes centerpieces, and, more often than not, those centerpieces feature fresh flowers. We can't blame brides and grooms for sticking with tradition—it's not often that you get to fill your day with gorgeous blooms, making it easy to choose floral table décor over any other option. If that's not reason enough, flower arrangements often come with heavenly scents, which only seems to make them more irresistible.
The only problem with decorating your reception with floral centerpieces? The inspiration is nearly endless. Couples have been incorporating these arrangements into their celebrations for years and years, so the backlog of ideas is extensive. How can you sort through the huge array of options to pick a style that's right for you? And how can you make your assortments stand out from everything that's been done in the past? Lucky for you, we've been in this game for a long time, too, and we're here to share our favorites.
Classic or modern, simple or creative, there's no wrong way to include flowers in your wedding centerpieces. That's why we've highlighted a range of decorations, to get your wheels turning no matter your taste or celebration theme. Ahead, discover flowers you've never heard of, color combinations you never thought of, and arranging techniques that'll blow your mind. Find what you like and share it with your planner or florist. They'll work with your wedding's season and budget to help you make your vision come to life. No matter what you choose, rest assured you can create something cool and beautiful.
Small white buds were placed in glass holders on these farm tables, making for a surprisingly-modern setup.
At this romantic wedding wedding, vases were filled with muted roses and dahlias, while smaller bud vases held similar mixes. Tapered candles in brass candlesticks flanked the assortments of blooms.
These sprawling, springtime centerpieces contained tulips, lilacs, daffodils, and more. "We wanted the arrangements to use a new combination of blooms so that it felt as if guests were walking through a lush garden," floral designer Natalie Bowen shared. "Soft colors and sweet scents filled the air."
This barn was completely decked out in autumnal-hued blooms. Garlands of leaves, hydrangeas, peonies, and dahlias hung from the beams above, and complementary arrangements were placed on the tables below.
Flowers were mixed with variegated foliage at this wedding, and created a casual, organic, and wild vibe.
Encase unique blooms in something clear (like lucite) for a futuristic look.
This athlete's wedding flowers—including roses, cosmos, hellebores, and ranunculus—were so full and perfect, they almost didn't look real.
Dahlias, yarrow, freesia, astilbe, peonies, and garden roses combined to create a woodland effect at this wedding.
These blooms gave off a warm glow in the setting sunlight. The centerpieces included scabiosa pods, roses, calla lilies, protea, and orchids.
Colorful, low arrangements of flowers were paired with pampas grass at this wedding.
We love the tropical foliage included in these petite table vessels.
If you need more proof that using flowers overhead and on tables is a great idea, just take a look at this colorful reception setup.
Sometimes all you need are a few, clear vases filled with single-stemmed flowers like roses, cosmos, and ranunculus.
White blooms and greenery wrapped around candelabras like these look formal and romantic.
Bright roses and dahlias were arranged in vessels and set beside boats on these nautical tables.
At this celebrity celebration, gold compotes were filled with roses, assorted berries, dahlias, and andromeda in shades of red.
To really wow your guests, create an ombré effect, like this fiery one.
These decorations actually appeared beside seating cards, but would look just as lovely in the center of your reception tables. To recreate the fairytale-worthy look at your party, cover your favorite blooms with cloches.
The one-of-a-kind centerpieces at this celebrity event were arranged using acacia, spirea, dried oregano, and calla lilies.
These amazing centerpieces had a stunning palette of yellow, purple, and blue, and put gomphrena, scabiosa, roses, lilies, yarrow, delphiniums, clematis, and bachelor buttons in the spotlight.
Centerpieces in Roller Skates
Want your vessels to be more original? Try using roller skates, like these creative brides did.
These centerpieces were practically bursting with blush and cream blooms and extensive greenery.
Roses, ferns, and more were arranged in a wooden trough as an unexpected centerpiece at this ranch wedding.
Clematis mixed with nigella flowers and garden roses in a purple-and-pink palette are as dreamy as it gets.
At this celebration, single stems were placed in clear vases. They were flanked by taper candles, proving that the simplest arrangements can often be the most interesting.
Here, mismatched, pastel vessels held small assortments of flowers. Overhead installations stuck to the same color scheme.
Don't be afraid to play with unique flowers—there's nothing wrong with being different. If you're worried about being too out-there, you can always stick to a single color in various shades to tame the blooms a little.
These floral arrangements had roses, snowberries, sweet peas, and olive leaves.
These dynamic centerpieces from Philosophy Flowers featured a variety of roses as well as ranunculus, pomegranates, scabiosa, bay leaves, passion vine, and wildflowers.
Poppies & Posies created these simple, "romantic garden"-inspired centerpieces.
Centerpieces in Meaningful Vessels
This bride's grandmother's silver collection made for gorgeous centerpiece vessels. Each held either hydrangeas or lisianthus, along with roses, astilbes, pepper berries, and assorted greenery from Lark Foster.