9 Striking Wedding Centerpieces

Alternating tall and short floral arrangements add visual interest to reception tables.

Photo By: Image by Kristin Gardner Photography

Photo By: Image by Kristi Odom Photography

Photo By: Image by Kristin Gardner Photography

Photo By: Image by Ever After Visuals

Photo By: Image by Aaron Watson Photography

Photo By: Image by Aaron Watson Photography

Photo By: Image by Aaron Watson Photography

Photo By: Image by Aaron Watson Photography

Photo By: Image by Aaron Watson Photography

Tall Order

For this spring wedding, gold candelabras create elegant centerpieces of blush pale green hydrangeas, soft pink garden roses and bubblegum ranunculus. At the base, mercury glass vases have tufts of hydrangea, dusty miller and a single pink garden rose. 

Harvest Colors

Manzanita branches surrounded by a mass of orange garden roses, mokara orchids, antique hydrangeas, Pink Lady apples and Champagne grapes set the stage for this early fall vineyard wedding designed by Bergerons Flowers in Washington, D.C. As an added bonus, table numbers were fashioned out of fresh moss.

Pop of Pastel

This low pedestal bowl designed by Bergerons Flowers in Washington, D.C. holds the soft pastel hues of dusty miller, peonies, garden roses, stock and green hydrangea. 

Gathered Garden Style

“Textures abound with elements only autumn can bring,” Christi Lopez, president of Bergerons Flowers in Washington, D.C., says of this tall centerpiece with a “gathered garden” style of ornamental kale, dahlias, hanging amaranthus, fresh seckle pears and rosemary.

Ups and Downs

“The bouquets at low level offer sensory excitement with lush and intoxicating blossoms like gardenias, sweet peas and garden roses,” floral designer Amy Webb of Blue Ridge Floral Design says of this reception table. “The majority of the blooms were harvested locally just days before the event.” 

Urn Your Keep

According to Amy Webb at Blue Ridge Floral Design in Afton, Virginia, this reception table was set with several tall, wild arrangements lit with suspended votives. “Empty mercury glass urns along with a collection of pillar and votive candles occupied the space between,” Webb says. “After the ceremony, the bride and bridesmaids placed their bouquets into the empty vases to finish the table with blooms.” 

Short and Sweet

Beehive Events in Scottsville, Virginia designed this head table with square white ceramic containers filled with snowball viburnum, lemon lime hydrangea, open cut Geraldine roses, open cut avalanche roses, light pink peonies, jasmine, scented geranium and black pussywillow. 

Towering Centerpieces

High and low centerpieces created by Beehive Events in Scottsville, Virginia made a dramatic statement at this wedding reception. Tall glass cylinder vases were filled with flowering dogwood branches, flowering apple branches, white French tulips, tall snowball viburnum and flowering jasmine. Glass votive candle holders were suspended from the branches. 

Sand and Snow

White hydrangeas encircle tall branches encased with ice crystals that were set in cylinders filled with sand to represent snow. “We used water picks for the stems and hid them so it looks like they are floating,” says Amy Webb of Blue Ridge Floral Design in Afton, Virginia. “The tables were complimented by candles of different heights.”