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Décor Ideas: Contemporary Wedding Centerpieces

Posted At : September 14, 2009 4:45 PM   |  Posted By : Bridal Network   |  Views: 150,674
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The best thing about selecting centerpieces for your wedding reception is that you get to scroll through a series of artistic tabletop photos splayed with elegant eye candy from which to choose! Whether you recreate the centerpieces exactly as they're shown, or mix and match different elements to create your own, the important thing is to enjoy all the room for creativity in this part of the wedding planning process.

Colours, Proportion and Presence

Unlike your quest for the perfect wedding dress, choosing decorations for your reception tables doesn't require trying anything on, or even worrying too much about matching colours, since flowers, beads, glass and sand come in so many customizable and complementary shades.

Perhaps the only important rule to wedding table centerpieces is proportion. It can be tricky to achieve a balance between a centerpiece that has a large enough presence to be seen from a distance, yet doesn't overwhelm the rest of the table (or get in the way and get knocked over!)

Some Great Wedding Centerpiece Examples

Chandelier

chandelier wedding centerpiece, by Wedding Design Studio in Vancouver

A colour scheme that features rich wines and burgundies is beautifully accented with bold, silver pieces, such as this chandelier candelabra topped off with a bouquet of red roses. This centerpiece commands presence in the room yet leaves lots of space on the table itself, since the bulk of the piece is at the top. (Wedding Design Studio, Vancouver)

Fruit & Flower

floral wedding centerpiece, by Intimate Settings in Montréal

Mixing fresh fruit with florals is becoming increasingly popular for wedding reception decor, and is a great way to add splashes of bold colour without splashing out too much cash. In this centerpiece (from Montréal table decor consultants, Intimate Settings, a table runner in spring green matches the apples that are featured in the bouquet and scattered about the table.


Water & Light

water and light wedding centerpiece, by Fusion Bollywood in Calgary

As this photo from event decor company, Fusion Bollywood (Calgary) demonstrates, nothing evokes atmosphere like the right combination of lighting, glass, water, and florals. The lampshade topping off the glass vase at the center acts as an umbrella, transforming the table into an intimate and inviting space.

Do-it-yoursef / Beach Wedding

sand & sea shells, DIY beach wedding centerpiece, by Decor8 Events in Calgary

Beautiful for a beach theme and easy to DIY, bottles can incorporate a series of seaside tokens into your centerpiece, like this seashell and sand-filled bottle courtesy of Decor8 Events in Calgary. A photo of the bride and groom tucked into the bottle would unravel and expand once inside, creating a unique frame. A beach bottle could also feature different colours of swirled sand or serve as a vase for beach-themed bull rushes.

Simple & Elegant DIY

Simple, DIY wedding centerpiece, by A Day to Remember Wedding Consultants & Coordinators in Vancouver

Although glass vases, bowls, and candle holders are a popular component of reception centerpieces, they can sometimes feel too plain (not to mention, disappear!) on a white tablecloth. This photo from A Day to Remember Wedding Consultants & Coordinators (in Vancouver) presents the perfect solution: tie a gauze ribbon in a bold colour around the glassware in a bow. This adds brushes of colour to the table without looking too fussy or taking up too much space.

Story by G. Melanson

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