30 Rose Centerpieces That Will Upgrade Your Reception Tables
When we think of classic wedding flowers, there's one that's a clear stand out: the rose. It's no secret that this particular bud is a favorite among couples—it appears in most centerpieces, bouquets, and floral installations, and there's a reason for that. Roses are a symbol of love and new beginnings—two ideas that perfectly represent your upcoming nuptials. Luckily, these blooms are readily available year-round, which means you can easily incorporate them into your tabletop arrangements no matter when you're tying the knot.
If you're worried that roses, which have virtually become synonymous with love and weddings, feel overdone at nuptials, don't be. There are so many ways to make these arrangements your own. Take the following photos of rose wedding centerpieces, for example. Whether it's a single blush bloom that adds a light pop of color or a bright collection of unexpected shades, there's no wrong way to include the bud's multiple varieties and colorways.
While it's easy to picture roses in classic, compote arrangements, we think they look just as good on contemporary tablescapes. Need proof? Here, Lalé Florals housed the traditional bloom in small terra cotta bowls and placed them next to mini cacti and succulents for a more modern vibe. Take note and include the bud in unexpected ways—like one couple, ahead, who worked with their florist to create whimsical, open lanterns filled with the bloom. Ready to be inspired by some of our favorite rose centerpieces from real weddings? Click through to discover why this go-to flower will never go out of style.
This unique, cloche-covered arrangement by Jenn Sanchez looked like it came straight out of Beauty and the Beast.
The tiniest pink-to-white ombré roses spilled out of a gold lantern in this Faye and Renee design. The pros also included the bloom in votive vases next to the arrangement.
Sayles Livingston Design created this centerpiece's muted cream-and-green color palette by incorporating eucalyptus into the off-white garden rose, peony, and hydrangea display.
A single orange rose contrasted the large green leaves in this wild Bows and Arrows mix.
Bare wooden tables with macramé table runners received a colorful upgrade thanks to this pink mix of garden roses and ranunculus by TOAST Santa Barbara.
You don't have to fill your table with large arrangements to make a stunning display. Mini vessels with varying sizes of roses from Jardin Divers still made an impact at this couple's celebration.
At this rustic-meets-boho event, Sullivan Owen accompanied traditional red roses with contemporary blooms like protea.
Tall and Bright
Faye and Renee used garden roses in varying hues for this wedding's towering centerpieces.
By adding assorted greenery to roses and ranunculus, Gavita Floral made sure this mix didn't feel too current or feminine.
Peachy-pink blooms sat atop edible elements like pomegranates, melons, and wild berries in this Amy Osaba creation.
Yellow and Orange
It only made sense for Coco Rose Design to work in citrus-hued yellow and orange roses into this centerpiece featuring lemons, limes, and kumquats.
Rock Rose Floral dropped in ranunculus to give this white collection of garden roses a subtle pop of color.
Bright yellow and orange roses were added to this A Bud & Beyond spray to ensure the centerpiece would stand out on each table.
Philosophy Flowers included three different types of roses—hot cocoa, cinnamon spice, and distant drum—in this overflowing, potted design.
The pink Chippendale roses in this cascading Oak & Owl arrangement perfectly nodded to the table's matching place setting.
Although roses are often pegged as a classic wedding flower, they can still feel contemporary. Faye and Renee captured this wedding's modern style (which was curated by the event planning and design team at Simply Sunshine Events) by pairing traditional red roses with ruby-hued anemones and orchids.
Orange and Blue
Create an eye-catching centerpiece by combining two complementary colors. Frontier Flowers of Fontana did just that by pairing orange blooms with blue hydrangeas.
The blush hue of the garden roses in this Bows and Arrows design played up the pink leaves in the centerpiece's surrounding ferns.
Splendid Wedding Company housed all-white garden roses in mismatched metal and glass vases for a somewhat-eclectic feel.
Holly Heider Chapple proved pink florals aren't just for spring events by utilizing the vibrant hue in this Christmas-themed wedding's reception arrangements.
Tall and Small
Both tall and compote arrangements of garden roses and hydrangeas by Everlasting Flowers Wedding and Events were seen at this couple's classic reception.
Work the classic blooms into your rustic event by adding vintage details. Here, Karen O'Grady surrounded a distressed lantern with traditional white roses.