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Creative Centerpieces to Top Your Tables

Want centerpieces your guests will admire all night long? Think outside the box with quirky and colorful arrangements that will add charm and personality to your reception space. From bold blossoms to vintage vessels and everything in between, here are six of our favorite centerpiece ideas.

Tray Chic
An ornate vintage tray is a wonderful way to keep groups of small arrangements organized. We especially love the effect that’s created when a mirrored metallic tray is combined with candlelight!

centerpieces_6The Bright Stuff
Spice up your centerpieces with bold blooms in eye-catching hues of yellow, orange and hot pink. Bright floral arrangements are a surefire way to bring even the most basic white linens to life.

centerpieces_3More is More
Collect small glass vases (or teacups or creamers) in the months leading up to your wedding and display them en masse. This type of centerpiece is easy to DIY too — simply place a flower or two in each vessel and you’re good to go!

centerpieces_2Bookish Charm
Vintage books make great centerpieces whether simply stacked or paired with other interesting objects. Even better, take a page from this clever couple and use old books to make planters for succulents!

centerpieces_7Sweet Simplicity
Your guests will thank you for choosing long, low centerpieces because they make conversation so much easier (no dodging sweeping branches and awkward candelabra)! Here’s another tip: select voluminous flowers like hydrangea and you won’t need many flowers to fill each vase.

centerpieces_4Beautiful Bell Jars
Elevate simple flower arrangements, quirky cake toppers or mementos by placing them within glass bell jars. This idea is perfect for a vintage-inspired tablescape.

Images (from top): 5th Photography; Nicole Sarah; Katie Stoops; Nikki Mills; Patrick Hadley Photography; This Sweet Love Photography; Nikki Leigh McKean; Elisabeth Millay Photography; Lani Elias

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