When you think of wedding centerpieces, what comes to mind? Candles, flowers, vases? That’s why I think of, too. These elements are gorgeous, iconic, classic inclusion to any wedding table decoration.
But there are so, so, so many ways to make those pieces your own, and include a little individuality in your wedding centerpieces.
If you are looking for a more eco friendly way to include greenery in your wedding centerpiece, using legit plants is definitely an idea. These are reusable (ie: You can take them home OR gift them to guests), so the plant lives beyond the day. Succulents are an easy inclusion like this.
- UPCYCLED GLASS GOODS.
We’re talking tea cups, little serving dishes, saucers, and things of that nature here. Think nik-knacky, tchotchke-like elements that add a little delicacy and different texture to your tablescape. It’s simple and eclectic and is very, very beautiful. You could also include larger items, such as growlers (which makes amazing vases, by the way).
- RECLAIMED NATURAL ELEMENTS
Even if you are having an urban wedding, bringing a little outdoors into the indoors for your centerpieces is not a bad (or hard) idea. Rounding up pinecones or acorns, for example, can replace florals in a vase or they can be scattered around the table (hint: Gather these items well in advance and let them hang out in a paper bag for a bit to make sure any creepy crawlies that might be calling them home get the chance to get out before).
I thought this was a trend that would come and go like paper at Fahrenheit 451, but this is still hanging on, and I am here for it. A pile of vintage books on each table or pages torn out and reused as paper elements is still such a fun way to bring a little of your personality into your centerpieces.
- GARLAND AND GAUZE AND LIGHTS
Finally, one last way I have seen couples go a different direction with their centerpieces is with silk green garland intertwined with a gauzy fabric and little lights. This alone or paired with traditional centerpieces is a sweet way to be a little unique and yourself through your decorations.
What is something you think would make a centerpiece unique? What have you see that was creative and amazing?
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest! See more about the KLP Wedding Experience!
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