When choosing the centerpiece for your table, why not think outside the box and opt for something other than flowers? We’ve selected some of our favourite ideas to help get the creative juices flowing!
For couples opting for muted tones as their overall theme, a bowl of succulent peaches makes a pretty centrepiece for guest tables at the reception.
Creating tall floral centrepieces can eat into your budget but these oversized leaves pack the same punch at a fraction of the cost. We also love the simplicity of all-greenery – why complicate things?!
Perfect for the wanderlust couples, incorporate globes into your reception décor by naming each table after a country you have visited and mark it out on the globe. It can also be a great conversation starter amongst guests who may not know each other.
Not only does a fruit bowl look resplendent in all its glory but your guests will more than likely tuck into it while they await their meal. Stick to a muted palette, choosing all green fruit such as apples, grapes and pears or inject some colour by mixing all the wild and wonderful colours through a selection of all your favourite fruits. Beware that berries spoil quite quickly and could ruin the aesthetic though!
Ideal for a destination wedding or if you’re simply a couple who love to sail, boats are an interesting alternative to a floral centrepiece. Miniature boats with the guests’ name written on them can make for a great place name also.
Lanterns are a great option for wedding décor as they can be as dressed up or down as you wish, a simple white candle lit within a lantern makes for a simple and sophisticated centrepiece or if you want to add a little extra oomph, incorporate flowers and greenery for a picture-perfect table.
Bringing the outdoors indoors has been a popular concept in weddings in recent years with couples erecting full trees throughout the reception but downsize this to incorporate mini shrubbery or an amalgamation of branches to resemble pintsize trees. Make sure to get the height right though so guests are not blocked across the table!
A breath of fresh air, the bright and cheery colour of lemons is a blast of sunshine right onto your table and works perfectly when complemented by a simple scattering of greenery. Run them the length of the table or create a vase filled with the cheerful produce.
Candle & Mirrors
Create a cosy, romantic atmosphere for a winter wedding with centrepieces created from a selection of candles varying in size. Place upon a mirror to help reflect the light and dim the lights slightly in the evening to create that flattering candlelight. Pure romance.
For a rustic wedding, create your table numbers or names with a pretty moss covering. Budget-friendly, moss is perfect for a forest or garden theme and can add some unexpected texture to your details. It also works beautifully when paired with succulents.
The nautical theme can cover everything from boats to shells, even polished bits of driftwood. This theme is nice and summery so is best applied to warmer months or destination weddings, and can be applied throughout the entire wedding.
Oranges paired with olive branches give a Sicilian vibe to your wedding celebrations, you can almost smell the warm air! Kumquats also make a pretty place setting which will tie in perfectly with this look.