In need of floral centerpiece ideas for your wedding but don’t know where to start? We’ve gone through our favorite Zola weddings in search of the most show-stopping wedding centerpieces for any aesthetic: feminine blooms in shades of blush, rustic-chic vessels, jewel-toned tablescapes, ultra-glamorous towering centerpieces—we’ve got ’em all. Scroll on for major wedding floral and décor inspiration.
Bring on the Blush: Pink-Hued Wedding Centerpieces
Understated and supremely elegant, a palette of blush, peach, pink, and white has dominated popular wedding décor for a few years now, and it’s not hard to see why. These feminine colors pair wonderfully with metallics like gold, silver (mercury glass, anyone?), or rose gold, and also contrast nicely with the fresh, silvery greens found in the eucalyptus-based floral arrangements that have been trending for years. Here are some of our favorite designs:
Wood & Weave: Rustic Wedding Centerpieces
We love it when wedding designers crush the simple look, crafting uncomplicated yet thoughtfully-curated centerpieces that—oh yeah—allow guests to see each other across the table. Thanks to a variety of homespun materials working in harmony, like wooden planter-box vessels, ceramic bowls, and open-weave runners, rustic wedding décor lends itself perfectly to an eclectic design.
This wedding had us at “driftwood.”
Simple, hand-hewn wooden boxes are the quintessential vessel to hold wedding centerpieces for rustic tablescapes—here are just a few examples, if you don’t believe us.
Burlap or open-weave linen runners, matched with vintage-glass bud vases, keep the look sweet and simple.
Great Lengths: Garland Wedding Centerpieces
Garland centerpieces—one long, green “carpet” of foliage that extends down the center of the table, and oftentimes drapes over each end towards the floor—have quickly replaced (or at least, rival) individual vases of flowers as THE way to decorate your wedding tables. Which makes a lot of sense: garlands are practical in their ease of transport and setup, can often be more economical than fresh-cut flowers, and look oh-so-romantic. See for yourself:
A garland of only seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus makes for a chic, affordable, and fresh-feeling wedding centerpiece.
For more oomph, ask your wedding florist to include rose heads, ferns, baby’s breath, and other small flowers in your garland centerpieces.
Don’t think that simple greenery can’t also bring the drama: when paired with gold sequined runners, or running down the length of a pristine, all-white head table, garland wedding centerpieces can really up the ante on your overall décor.
Garden-Sent: Fruit & Vegetable Wedding Centerpieces
Bad puns aside, we are bananas for centerpieces that draw their color and creativity from the addition of simple fruits. It’s amazing how a well-placed pear or piece of citrus highlights the colors, textures, and shapes of a nearby floral arrangement.
A bowl of citrus not only brings cheer and color to winter wedding centerpieces, but can serve a valuable function as well: holding up a table sign or a menu!
We have so many things to say about this particular tablescape, but keep your eyes peeled for the apples, lemons, and limes scattered about that make this display a 10/10.
Who says vegetables can’t be just as festive? This agrarian-inspired centerpiece gives “farm to table” a whole new meaning, and individual cabbage heads as place card holders are the definition of “organic modern.”
This gourd-geous (get it?!) arrangement is perfect for an autumn wedding.
What A Gem: Jewel-Toned Wedding Centerpieces
Rich colors are trending as a favorite for fall and winter wedding centerpieces. Ruby, amethyst, emerald, and sapphire are just a few of the deep, gemstone-inspired hues that Zola couples are turning towards.
The royal blue taper candles here are the perfect jewel-tone counterpart to the saffron and deep plum floral centerpiece.
Talk about a gorgeous spread!
Jewel-toned wedding décor might feel a bit dark and moody to some, but this floral centerpiece below proves that energetic shots of coral and orange, in the form of Icelandic poppies, protea, and kumquats, fit right into the regal mix.
Whether romantic, woodland, or boho, jewel tones bring rich color and patina to your table scape.
Go Big: Tall Wedding Centerpieces
Tall centerpieces can be really hit or miss, but when they’re done right, they are oh-so right. We love this collection of towering centerpieces, and the type-As among us are thrilled these designs still allow guests to see across their tables.
This sweet display of cherry blossom branches, Spanish moss, and burlap-wrapped river rocks—perched in a handmade bird’s nest—is perfect for a spring wedding.
Could the below arrangement, dripping with pink roses, dahlias, and trailing ivy, BE any more romantic? (The answer btw is nope, not at all.)
Equally romantic, all-white florals in tall, clear glass vases bring serious garden party vibes to an indoor reception.
Color plays well with tall, slender vases too. These two tall centerpieces are as festive as they come.
We love the look of tall “tree” centerpieces composed entirely of green leaves—especially at an indoor reception. Modernist flora inside a classically elegant venue? Sounds like the best of both worlds.
Swap formality for island vibes with this tall centerpiece idea, where single branches of tropical plants arch playfully over the dinner tables from inside clear bottle vases.
Skip The Flowers: Alternative Wedding Centerpieces
Wait, what? Yes, it’s possible. And yes, it can be this awesome.
For Art Deco-themed weddings, a giant plume of ostrich feathers makes a “wow” centerpiece.
Simple is always in style. Get the dramatic affect of a tall centerpiece without flowers by incorporating towering candelabras that exudes a certain Beauty and the Beast-style fairytale romance.
Sally sells seashells by the seashore. And this couple bought them and made a gorgeous centerpiece for their beach wedding.
Never underestimate the impact of an antique lantern.
These astronomy-inspired votive centerpieces pack an out-of-this-world punch, especially when accented with petite bundles of all-white blooms.
Like what you see? Check out Zola’s real weddings for more wedding centerpiece inspiration!