Written By: Elisha Neubauer
A couple’s wedding should be a window into their life together. It should show off their flair for style, personal tastes and, most of all, their individual personalities. What better place to start than with the centerpieces? In the last several years, there have been some new trends popping up in wedding centerpieces. This article provides the top ten hottest styles in reception tables.
Anemones are the new “IT” flower in weddings. They are unique, beautiful, and scentless. They come in a range of jewel tones such as white, pink, blue or red. They can be used in a more modern setting or as vintage-inspired décor. Their season ranges from November to April, so if a couple is opting for a summer wedding, they may have to substitute something similar, such as gerbera daisies.
Gone are the days when everything needed to look exactly alike and symmetrical. Style-savvy couples are now opting for a less unified look, switching things up between tall and short arrangements, or even using multiple color pallets on the tables. Using assorted arrangements will not only add a hint of distinctive flair, but will cut down costs on ordering several identical pieces.
A fresh take on the classics:
Skip the classic red roses and opt for mokara orchids or carnations instead. Not only will it save a couple money on their floral budget, but it will give a twist to a classic.
Color, color, color:
Don’t be shy with color. Jewel tones in hot pallets are all the rage. These can range from magenta to peacock blue to royal purple to tangerine. Using a layer effect with two or more jewel tones gives an eye-popping effect that will capture everyone’s attention.
A lot of brides are now skipping the compact, neatly arranged centerpieces and choosing a more natural look for their tables. Instead of precisely cut roses, loosely arranged wildflowers are being used.
Through the looking glass:
A lot of designers are now running with clear containers. The lack of color in the container of the centerpiece allows for a bold color statement inside. It gives depth and allows for layering in the centerpiece for that special “wow” factor.
Containers have been getting attention from couples recently. Using brightly colored floral arrangements with containers wrapped in eye-catching fabrics gives a certain pop to the table.
Light it up:
Forget floating candles and use lamps instead. A couple can customize the lampshades to match their wedding theme, and the added light can help with a dimly lit venue.
Using small baby spruces or other tree-like potted plants will add the finishing touches to a garden or outdoor themed wedding and can be used as wedding favors at the end of the reception.
Use the napkins and place cards to add layers of color to the table. Using individual, brightly colored bud vases or single floral treatments on top of each napkin dresses up a table in an extremely cost-effective manner.