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Beautiful flowers for a beautiful wedding are a must-have. Browse our collection of pretty centerpiece arrangements. Be a DIY bride and make them yourself, or print your favorite ideas to take to your florist for inspiration.
A bright mix of warm-color blooms sits in an opaque white vase. Combine roses, tiger lilies, and other flowers for an eye-catching centerpiece. Use florist's foam and place flowers as desired.
Soft and muted, the pink and off-white hues in this bouquet are well-suited for an elegant wedding. This beautiful arrangement combines roses, tulips, and stock.
For modern appeal, put bright gerbera daisies in a simple white vase. Cut at varying lengths so some just barely peek out the top and others stand tall above them.
This carefree mix of flowers shows both tradition and whimsy. Roses, gerbera daisies, bells of Ireland, spruce, and bupleurum combine for this fresh arrangement.
Several iris blooms wrapped with ribbon make a gorgeous soaring centerpiece. Place florist's foam in a bowl. Wrap rubber bands around the flower stalks and push into the foam. Cover the foam with moss, then add the final touch of ribbon around the flower stems.
Flowers sprout from a simple paper bag in this neat centerpiece. Arrange tulips, lilacs, and lisianthus in a wide-mouth vase. Place the vase in a paper bag. Fold the bag down to make a cuff. Secure the bag with pretty ribbon or twine for a fresh from the marketplace look.
Three dessert-cup flower arrangements make low centerpieces to allow for easy table conversation. Fill cups with strawberries, then water. Push flower stems straight into strawberries for quick arranging. Use a wood skewer to poke holes more easily.
Anything that holds water can serve as a pretty vase. Collect various bottles, beakers, and vases from friends and family, or purchase your own. Group smaller pieces around the taller ones. Fill with one or two stems of unique flowers, such as big pink peonies or elegant orchids.
Create a special centerpiece with small arrangements in pink Depression glass goblets. Fill halfway with water and position four roses around the rim. Add in other blooms, such as ranunculus, button mums, tulips, and snapdragons. Embellish with berries and fresh pine.
Embellish glass containers to further the motif of the wedding reception. Fit bands of paper and tape around containers. Fill with simple white carnations.
A white creamer is a perfectly elegant alternative to a regular vase. Fill it with pink sweet peas and yellow poppies. Want poppies to last longer? Cut them from the plant just as they begin to open. Sear the stems with a flame and immediately place in lukewarm water.
A cottage-inspired centerpiece calls for a loose mix of fresh flowers. Fill a container with roses, sweet peas, hydrangeas, daisies, tulips, lilacs, and stock. Guests will love the romantically scented bouquet.
Make a blooming "cake" instead of the usual bouquet. Place florist's foam on a cake stand. Stick in carnations, mums, and roses in layered rings. The centerpiece will look good enough to eat!
Branch out from the usual blooms and cut flowering shrub and tree branches for centerpieces. Cut branches at varying lengths with an angled cut. Arrange in a glass jar filled with water.
Group simple, spare blooms in a stunning arrangement. Place individual stems in containers proportional to their size. Arrange several in the middle of a table. Here, we used Solomon's seal, bleeding heart, floxglove, veronica, white foam flower, and annual geranium.
Carrots are the unique addition to this towering fall centerpiece. Use two glass cylinders, one that fits inside the other. Place mums, sunflowers, grasses, hawthorn berries, and orange roses in the small one. Fit carrots between the smaller cylinder and the larger one.
Graceful greens spill out of an urn. Place water-soaked florist's foam in the base of an urn. Insert greenery (spruce, cedar, and boxwood), starting with the feathery pieces. Fill the open spaces with kumquats, hydrangeas, and dahlias.
The soft glow of candles will create a warm, romantic atmosphere at your reception. Group pillar candles -- we used nine -- in the center of the table. Create a wreath base. Loosely weave twiggy branches with fake berries around the bundle of candles. Add a layer of red berries. Wrap a wide ribbon around the candles and secure with pins.
A mound of pink and white carnations is the focal point of a table. Place florist's foam in a white ceramic bowl. Stick in inexpensive carnations until the foam is hidden.
The sheen of apples looks great with seasonal greenery. Place a block of florist's foam in a planter or vase. Add greenery, then fill in with a few apples and berry sprigs for a finishing touch.
A pair of candlesticks is festive and warm when used as a centerpiece. Stick pieces of florist's foam in two small pots. Add holiday-hue candles. Ring the candles with greenery and berries.