Question from Amanda:
We are going to be having a fall wedding and have no idea what to do for centerpieces! Neither myself nor my fiance can agree on any ideas the other
Our colours are chocolate brown, rose red, and burnt red. We are using white to add a dramatic effect to the colours and to tone down the overall richness of the colours. We are hoping for a dramatic centerpiece that is not too over the top at the same time.
Otherwise, we have no idea what we want. The location has hanging chandeliers which is creating a very romantic setting and we want to keep with that as well. Any suggestions at this point would be greatly appreciated! Hopefully we can agree on something sooner or later.
Thank you for your time!
Answer from Wedding Expert Angela:
Hi Amanda, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding. My first thought was that white and red flowers would be very beautiful. Or, imagine 3 or 4 white calla lilies in a tall vase with some greenery.
The usual things used for centrepieces are flowers, candles, lights, water, sand, rocks, or food (fruit, desserts). This video on Wedding Reception Centrepiece Ideas will give you a fresh perspective. Candles are a classic, not very expensive, and is always beautiful on a table. Imagine a square mirror tile in the centre of the table with 3 or 5 pillar candles of different heights on it. It reflects the light and is a classic dining room centrepiece.
Food is becoming more and more popular as a centrepiece. A vase of fruit, for example, can be quite stunning. Choosing a fruit like a pomegranite would work with your colours really well. Desserts, say fudge, arranged in a pyramid or other shape around a small vase with a flower in it can look quite lovely. You wouldn’t see the vase, only the flower with your chosen dessert surrounding it.
Water also makes a great centrepiece. There are great water activated lights that can dress up a basic vase with flowers to give it added sparkle. Just follow Reception Decorations to find the water activated lights.
This video at the end of the post also has some great ideas for wedding table centrepieces. Good luck and I hope you find something you both like.
Angela Fiebelkorn, The Wedding Expert