20 Pretty Dahlia Wedding Centerpieces
As you're planning your wedding reception's décor, it's easy to gravitate toward dahlias. The large flowers are some of the lushest out there thanks to their many clustered petals. In turn, they make gorgeous additions to any table arrangement. Not only that, but they're also a symbol of commitment—something very pertinent to marriage. And, if you're tying the knot in the summer or in autumn, all the better. That's when dahlias bloom, meaning they'll look their best (and be their most affordable!) on your big day. To celebrate all the flowers have to offer, we've compiled a slideshow of some of our favorite dahlia wedding centerpieces.
The following photos prove one of dahlias' biggest assets: The popular blooms are incredibly versatile. As you'll see, they come in a wide range of colors, including creamy white, soft pink, cheerful orange, and deep red. They also vary in shape—some are round and plush, while others are star-like and feathery. That's why they work well with just about any wedding style or venue. This Anna Le Pley Taylor arrangement was equal parts unique and romantic, for example. Meanwhile, everything from elegant to casual ideas appear on the slides ahead. Basically, whatever type of wedding centerpiece tickles your fancy, there's a way to design it with dahlias.
Here, more of our favorite ideas for using dahlias to decorate your wedding reception, be it seasonal or otherwise themed. No matter your vision or budget, you'll find that there's plenty of creative and beautiful floral inspiration to go around.
Colorful Dahlia Centerpiece
This Prema arrangement—featuring dahlias, ranunculus, and roses—was gorgeous and vibrant. We love the mix of pink, red, orange, yellow, and green hues.
Sprawling Dahlia Centerpiece
Small Dahlia Centerpiece
Dahlia wedding centerpieces don't have to be big to make a statement. That's because the flowers are already lush. This little Bows + Arrows arrangement still looked full.
Big Dahlia Centerpiece
That being said, we're all for big décor pieces! This Wild Stems centerpiece was overflowing with pink, green, yellow, and white components—including giant dahlias.
Garland Dahlia Centerpieces
We love the look of table runner-inspired centerpieces—especially when dahlias are involved. Floral & Bloom Designs created these ones to look beautifully overgrown.
Dreamy Dahlia Centerpiece
Here's another natural arrangement featuring statement dahlias in purplish pink. Intertwine styled this one.
Pretty Dahlia Centerpiece
For an elegant event, consider muted dahlia centerpieces. This Designs by Ahn one (which was mostly light pink and white) also included roses, anemones, hydrangea, and lisianthus.
White Dahlia Centerpiece
Whimsical Dahlia Centerpiece
If everyone you know is decorating with dahlias (can you blame them?) find a way to make your arrangements stand out. We recommend unique vessels—this Cedarwood Weddings centerpiece sprawled out of a birdcage! Really, dahlias lend themselves to any whimsical design.
Tall Dahlia Centerpiece
Put your favorite flower on a pedestal—literally. We like how The Southern Table arranged these pinkish-orange blooms in a taller vase.
Unique Dahlia Centerpiece
The bushy dahlia took center stage in this creative, earthy Rebecca Shepard Floral Design centerpiece. The example is proof that the flowers are incredibly versatile.
Orange Dahlia Centerpiece
Peach-colored orange dahlias stood out in this otherwise muted Petal and Pine arrangement. How's that for subtly putting the bloom on display?
Organic Dahlia Centerpiece
We're obsessed with how this arrangement seemed to sprout from the table. Saipua designed centerpiece, which spotlighted soft shades of pink and orange.
Red Dahlia Centerpiece
Why stop at one popular flower when you could have them all? Here, Out of the Garden mixed dahlias with peonies and roses.
Rustic Dahlia Centerpiece
This Lily & Co arrangement was both modern and rustic thanks to its accents (including feathers) and freeform design.
Lush Dahlia Centerpiece
Maybe you want dahlias and nothing else—so be it. This Greenwood Events centerpiece proves the flower can stand all on its own.
Overflowing Dahlia Centerpiece
Try balancing brighter blooms out with light dahlias, like Holly Heider Chapple did in this table's massive centerpiece.
Natural Dahlia Centerpiece
This petite Lalê Florals centerpiece was so sweet! The dahlias (and other cute components) were arranged naturally.
Pink Dahlia Centerpiece
When it comes to dahlia centerpieces, you can't go wrong with a white-and-pink color palette. This The Cottage Garden arrangement perfected the color combination.