Deck out your tables with these clever concepts and centerpieces
Written byKimberly GomesApril 19, 2016
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Cast an intimate touch in an open space with a dining canopy. Perfect for both a sweetheart table or a larger space for guests, this concept brings the comfort of home into the outdoors. Pair a wooden table with a classic loveseat for a tasteful, eclectic look and add bright flowers for a pop of color.
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Create a cornucopia of color with bold, textured bouquets and bits of fruit. This enticing centerpiece touches on all colors of the rainbow, with sky blue menu cards set against gorgeous floral arrangements with dahlias, eucalyptus, amaranths (Amaranthus), garden roses, and much more.
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Go beyond tabletop bouquets with emphases of olive branches. This outdoor wedding uses a crafty chalkboard frame to center two stunning clusters of scabiosa, snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus), millet, roses, and chrysanthemums. The slender olive branches add a rustic yet elegant touch while taking up minimal space on the reception tables.
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Festive communal table
Simplify who sits where with communal tables. This gorgeous reception accents wooden dining tables with vibrant, up-lit bouquets. Combining a mix of ranunculus (R. asiaticus), lilac, and lysamachia, these blossoms offer a range of bright hues with foxglove (Digitalis) and nasturtiums stretching across the candlelit space. Between the soft light and beautiful flowers, this centerpiece is a natural favorite.
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It’s hard to take your eyes off this whimsical scene. Brimming with style, this barnyard wedding combines gold plateware and wire globes with a stunning statement bouquet filled with olive, sage, and jasmine alongside Pieris japonica, scabiosa, ranunculus (R. asiaticus), roses and ‘Parrot’ tulips.
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Decorate your tables with these cute, creative containers. The rustic wood table marker and matching box set the stage for a gorgeous combination of succulents and proteas alongside the yellow kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) and pearl banksia. The hand-painted burlap fabric and votive candles add winning touches to an adorable design.
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This redwood-set wedding accentuates Mother Nature’s beauty with flameless votive candles and clusters of fresh foliage. Fitting for forest settings or outdoor weddings, this table décor shows how a little texture and light can go a long way.
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Sweet & sporty
Tee up your favorite team alongside pint-size succulents. This Bay Area wedding honors the San Francisco Giants with a simple yet elegant centerpiece. The burgundy Jovibarba heuffeli and the fuzzy Echeveria setosa add color, while complementing a rustic outdoor setting.
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This autumn arrangement combines shapely, edible showstoppers like cabbage, pomegranates, and artichokes alongside dahlias and amaranth (Amaranthus). If you’re going for that nature loving, barn-style vibe, then use these multi-faceted arrangements as centerpieces or bookends to a buffet table.
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Looking for a low-maintenance centerpiece your guests can go home with? Keep it simple with succulents. Framed in a stone planter, these Echeveria varieties offer easy preparation and a timeless, earthy look for a wide range of weddings. Pair fleshy bouquets with customized votive candles that can double as wedding favors.
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Garnish your reception with bold, bright flowers in hand-selected vintage cans. This rustic accent piece steals the show with orange dahlias, fuchsias, 'Hot Lady' roses, orange spray roses, yellow billy balls (Craspedia), red Gumphrina, succulents, and purple lisianthus. This crafty concept also creates an opportunity to weave in a cultural artifact.