16 Creative Ways to Use Cloches Throughout Your Wedding
Cloches, or bell jars, are protective covers that are used for a range of purposes. They're placed over plants to keep them from frosting, they're placed over food to preserve it, and when they're clear, they can serve as display vessels. But the dome-shaped items aren't just for gardens, chefs, and home décor. They're also frequently spotted at weddings! Couples love them for their unique design as well as their versatility. To show you why, we've complied some of the best cloche ideas that we've seen.
Because cloches have been around for so long, they make for great additions to vintage-inspired weddings. If that's your theme, try renting antiques, or at the very least, find versions that look retro. Many also associate cloches with Beauty and the Beast, since the story's enchanted rose was placed beneath one. Accordingly, when they're paired with flowers, they contribute to a fairytale vibe. But bell jars can also appear definitively modern if you're throwing a contemporary affair. Once you click ahead, you'll see what we mean!
One of the easiest ways to incorporate cloches into your wedding is by using them as part of your reception's centerpieces. Use them to cover anything anything from flowers to candles or even fruit and you've got yourself a stunning decoration. Cloche table numbers and place setting accents are also among our favorite ideas. To get a better picture of all of the possibilities, click through this gallery and get more inspiration and advice. Forget wedding bells—we're obsessed with these wedding bell jars!
Cloches can be incorporated into your centerpieces in a number of ways. This overgrown arrangement by Twisted Willow Flowers is the perfect example of how to make the trend your own.
Cloched Cake Toppers
If there's no place for an heirloom topper on your actual cake, you can still incorporate the piece. Just put it beneath a vintage cloche somewhere on your dessert table.
Cloche Seating Display
A cloche may be a classic shape, but there are still ways to make them modern. Just look at this display, filled with stems from Honey & Poppies, that adorned an otherwise simple escort card table.
Go beyond glass cloches. This birdcage-inspired version was styled by Cedarwood Weddings and looked especially unique and retro.
Cloched Wedding Cake
These cloches contained such an assortment of blooms that each looked like a little garden. Moon Canyon dreamt up the romantic idea.
Kick off your reception dinner with a beautifully-plated first course. At this event, Occasions Caterers dishes were covered with cloches until attendees were signaled to dig in. The calligraphed Poppy and Scooter tags added a personal touch.
Cloche Place Settings
For more imaginative table-number inspiration, turn to this boho geode idea.
Skip flowers altogether and work with cloches, candles, and foliage, instead. This centerpiece by Rebecca Grace was as gorgeous as it gets.
Another idea for standout centerpieces? Put succulents and moss under a bell jar, like in this arrangement by Seascape Flowers.
Cloches don't have to be big to make an impact. Little accents, like this mini one, can supplement your other décor.
Put your favorite fruit on a pedestal with the help of a cute cloche, like this one.