Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Centerpiece

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I love weddings, as I'm sure most of us do. There's just something really special about weddings -- everyone and everything looks beautiful! Besides the bride's wedding dress and the bridesmaids' dresses, one aspect of weddings I look forward to are the flowers.

I think flowers at the reception add a lot to the feel and look of a wedding. While you can definitely go another way and have something else as a centerpiece, I still tend to like flowers as centerpieces -- the good thing about them is you can decorate and design them in different ways to suit the kind of wedding you want to have. :)

Vintage Mason jars were filled with yellow and white roses and accented with antique owl figurines.
vintage mason jars filled with yellow and white roses and accented with antique owl figurines

Groups of yellow tulips, craspedia, and green stalks of wheat were placed in their own clear, milk glass, or silver vessels.
yellow tulips, craspedia, and green stalks of wheat

Lush, low arrangements of yellow and white roses and green hydrangeas popped on the black-and-white tables.
yellow and white roses with green hydrangeas

Low arrangements of pink flowers, like anemones, topped the tables.
pink anemones and roses

Brushed-gold urns held gorgeous arrangements of pink roses and hydrangeas in varying heights to give the room depth.
brushed-gold urns held gorgeous arrangements of pink roses and hydrangeas in varying heights

Silver bowls and urns were filled with pink peonies, roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, tulips, coxcomb and clematis, and placed throughout the room.
silver bowls and urns filled with pink peonies, roses, hydrangeas, lisianthus, tulips, coxcomb, and clematis

Lush arrangements of white roses, light pink roses, sahara roses, spray roses, pink hypericum berries, and astilbe decorated some of the reception tables.
white roses, light pink roses, sahara roses, spray roses, pink hypericum berries, and astilbe

Blue-green linens with a shiny swirl pattern perfectly matched Alicia’s vision. Large black urns filled with cream-colored roses and hydrangeas topped every table. To complete the look, soft candlelight reflected off of crystals that hung from black paint...
large black urns filled with cream-colored roses and hydrangeas

Clear glass vases displayed a variety of fall-colored flowers like orange and yellow roses and mango calla lilies. Clusters of candles added extra warmth to the seasonal table settings.
clear glass vases filled with a variety of fall-colored flowers like orange and yellow roses with mango calla lilies

The couple decorated the long tables with rows of glass tealight holders and low arrangements of red roses.
long table with rows of tealight holders and low arrangements of red roses

Such beautiful flowers! I love them all, but if I were to choose, I think the last one is my favorite. Although yellow is my favorite color (and I would probably want to have yellow flowers), I can't deny that red roses are just soooo beautiful!

Which of these ten centerpiece arrangements is/are your favorite/s? What are your favorite flowers?

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  1. This post is so useful as I'm helping my friend plan her wedding! XOXO

  2. i can't pick my fave, thet are all so beautiful!

    Alice x

  3. This post makes me feel all romantic. Every centre peice is gorgeous,but I really like the 8th picture,the black urns and white roses,look so contemporary but still beautiful.
    My favourite flowers, orchids,lillies and roses.

    Thanks for your lovely comment and I hope your having a fabulous week <3

  4. I agree with you sweetie. I can't choose. So many beautiful colours to choose from.

    have a great week Mimi!

  5. My favourite flowers are lillies, but for a wedding I love the "Pink roses with hydrangeas in the brushed gold urn", and my second favourite are the Mango Calla Lillies with orange/yellow roses :)

    You post such great things! <3

  6. Such lovely photos and flowers are all adorable x

  7. Great ideas...(my sisters wedding coming up!)I love the last one and I love the idea of putting flowers in mason jars.

  8. Sia-- yay, i'm glad this post will be able to help you and your friend! :)

    Alice-- i think they are all beautiful too! :)

    Kayleigh-- i hope you are having a fabulous week too! :)

    Reese-- have a great week! :)

    ellie-- :D

    Miss L-- :D

    WatermelonBoats-- thanks! i really like to post about different things and make it fun. :D

    Misseblog-- :D

    naina-- congrats to your sister! and yes, mason jars are so versatile, love them! :)

  9. the yellow has to be my fave omg looks so pretty =)

  10. Curves ahead makeup-- i love how happy and sunny the yellow flowers are! :)

    margaritats-- yeah, they are all absolutely beautiful! :D

    Audrey-- *sigh* it's just so gorgeous, huh? ;)

  11. SO beautiful! My fav is the one with the purple flowers. As far as my all time fav flowers, I like magnolias, white and pink :)

  12. They are all so pretty! x

  13. I am all about the mason jar piece, its what i used for my wedding:)

  14. These are beautiful. I especially love peonies. There is something about how full they are that just gets me!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite, I would be thrilled with any of them xo

  16. Flowers and tea lights looks so pretty

  17. I love weddings and wedding decorations! So much fun! My favourite are the orange ones, which surprised me because I don't like orange.

  18. OOOO I really like this blog! its unique :]

    I love the flowers the best! i like the purple ones ^o^

    We should follow eachother ^o^

  19. love the long table with candle light.

    xoxo navy & orange

  20. I love the bright, colorful arrangements! I'm not picky really, I'd take any of these!

  21. Leeann-- aww, magnolias are beautiful!

    JazzyO, glamour rouge, and devore-- :D

    Amber Blue Bird-- mason jars are perfect for almost everything! ;)

    Magda-- same here!

    Lisa-- i definitely agree with what you said about peonies!

    Katie-- true! ;)

    Kavery-- agreed!

    Many Colours-- i am not a fan of orange either, but those orange flowers are beautiful! ;)

    Tia-- yes, we should definitely follow each other!

    navy & orange-- :D

    Sheri-- haha, they're all beautiful anyway. :)

  22. The cream coloured roses are so gorgeous!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    seeing steel magnolias

  23. Michelle-- :D

    Kel-- they are so simple and beautiful! :)

  24. I love, love, love the 1st center piece shown!
    It's totally my style!

  25. I love the yellow and white roses with the green hydrangeas! I think if I had to redo my wedding, I'd choose that combo :)

  26. Kristin-- :D

    SewPetiteGal-- that's a pretty choice. :)

  27. I feel the same way about flowers! They make the decor sooo classy! I love that hydrangea bouquet!

  28. Flowers are the best!:] I love getting them lol.

    These are all beautiful, but my faves are the white roses, light pink roses, sahara roses, spray roses, pink hypericum berries, and astilbe center piece and the last one is breathtaking!

    By the way, I’m having an international Pura Vida bracelets giveaway so come check it out! :]

    xoxo, Bree

  29. Wow these flower arrangements look amazing, what great color combinations, I especially love the yellow ones, nice selection of pictures! Your have a lovely blog and I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

  30. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm loving yours and now following. Food, fashion,weddings, travel...these are some of my favourite things!! I always thought I was a modern wedding kind of gal but I keep going back to the photo with the burnished gold urn. Gorgeous!

  31. Adam-- you're welcome!

    Jessica-- i totally agree!

    Bree-- breathtaking is the perfect word to describe it!

    Sara-- hi! thanks for following, that means a lot to me!

    Kat-- you're welcome and thanks! that gold urn really is gorgeous! :D

  32. your wedding posts makes me excited for my wedding. although that'll be far from now. ;]
    my favorite setting would be the pink anemones and roses. but i also like the one after that and the one after that one and the one after that next one. :D flowers are soooo pretty.


  33. Carrie-- hahaha, wedding planning seems fun but i can only imagine how stressful that might be. ;) and i agree, flowers can make everything look beautiful!

  34. I love the last one, so romantic and dramatic!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  35. very pretty!
    the first photo is cute.
    I love the 7th! :) with the white roses, light pink roses <3

  36. Marie-- those are perfect words to describe it! :)

    Peiji-- great picks! :)

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