Your tablescape (it’s actually a word!) may not be top of your agenda but if you are at the décor stage of your planning, get exited as there are so many fun and interesting ways to pretty up your tables. You may decide you want simple oversized vases, a rake of jam jars (cheap and chic) or to simply avail of what your venue has to offer if indeed they do offer settings. But for those of you that love little details and want to really tie in a theme or add a dynamic twist to the dinner tables, there are lots of avenues to explore. Here are 9 inspiring wedding centrepiece ideas…
Pinwheels & Picture Fun
If you’re thinking fun for your big day – this vintage inspired treasure trove of goodies may tickle your fancy! This table is teeming with interesting elements from the pinwheels made from music sheets to the cutesy mason jars covered in a mix of pretty finishes (music sheets, lace and twine – gorgeous!!) filled with simple foliage. The old-fashioned books elevates the display, bringing height to the centre of the table while the camera is propped on top ready to capture all the dinner time action (a really fun way to get guests to interact). And to make things even livelier, a few strategically placed photo booth props finish the look off nicely, perfect for when guests start snapping.
For the earthy, rustic types or those that have a thing for the unusual – cloches (or domes or terrariums as they’re also known) are a striking and interesting way to house your flowers or any other bits and bobs you want to showcase. You can use these glass domes as a focal point for your table and pop all sort of lovely things under it to create an interesting display, from a photo of you and your OH to flowers, butterflies, pebbles, shells, greenery, or anything else that takes your fancy to create a glorious rustic display.
Wine bottles are a cheap and very chic way to decorate your tables (and just think of the fun you’ll have collecting them!). Popping a few bottles in the middle of your table will instantly up the cool factor. We love them in all their naked glory, bare and charming particularly with candles twinkling away, overflowing with wax. But you can cover them up to and really transform them and to suit your theme. Give them a rugged romantic twist by wrapping them in twine, burlap or string, coloured paper or washi tape for a really fun, kitsch vibe or cover the base of them in gold glitter if you’re after a little sparkle.
For brides and grooms looking to add a dash of whimsical appeal to their tables, the birdcage is a must. They look fabulous when overflowing with flowers and the great thing is they’re large so you don’t need much else as a centrepiece, they’ll do all the work on their own. If you’re looking to keep it clean and chic, white will work really well and you can fill it with all manner of blooms to make it really pop and emphasise your colour scheme. Or if you’ve a particular palette in mind, this is an easy way to get it started.
If you’re a fan of modern art and want something totally different for you centrepieces (even a little wacky!), you will be bowled over by the sheer choice Table Art Ireland offer. There are lots of chic yet statement numbers like this elegant white candelabra you can hire that will shine bright as the party starts. Or if you’re looking for something a little more funky, they have bundles of other creative options from basketball inspired designs (do not let the lads see them if you’re not a fan of Kobe) disco balls for the party lovers, fish bowl styles, Martini glass shaped creations (we kid you not!), fluffy lampshades and floral and star fountains amongst other. So. Much. Fun.
The wooden slice is definitely having its moment with lots of rustic loving couples opting for this enchanting style of table display. We fell in love with Ailbhe and Andrew’s dreamy wedding décor which is full of gorgeous details like this (to see the wedding in full, click here! captured beautifully by Paul Andrews Photography). Simple, homely and the perfect base for your flowers, they also bring some height to the centre of the table and they look pretty darn cool.
If you’re fan of the great outdoors and are keen to bring a touch of the outdoors inside, this pretty tablescape idea will more than appeal. The great things about these sweet little trees are that you can add little extra touches to them to make them all the more special, from draping them with diamond garlands for a bit of sparkle (a really cool contrast to the earthy feel), strings of pearls, or even little Christmas decorations if you’re after some festive cheer for your winter wedding. You can even add little notes for your guests or advice slips for them to fill out!
If you want an alternative to jam jars for your posies, old-fashioned metal jugs or pitchers (you can pick them up in the likes of Ikea or our weddingsonline shop) are gorgeous when filled to the brim with flowers. The great thing about these jugs is they already have a certain height without flowers so they’ll add some depth to the flat space instantly. If one jug alone won’t satisfy your floral needs, you can add some mason jars or bottles for a mix-matched look. Aluminium flower pots could also look really cute and keep in with that garden /outdoorsy feel.
Vintage china has become hugely popular amongst brides and grooms over the last few years. Dainty yet quirky, these charming pieces are brimming with character, really spicing up the décor side of things. Some couples have opted to use them as they are for drinks, soup or dessert but they are a beautiful alternative to standard vases as a way to display flowers. Pop one on top of a pile of books to create drama and height or if teacups seem too small for your floral needs, kitsch and cutesy teapots can look just as pretty.
Credits: Pinwheels & Camera Centrepiece via French Wedding Style, Image by Blanc Coco Photographe | Cloche Tablescape via Wedding Chicks, Photography by Jamie Rae Photo | Bottle Tablescape via Fab You Bliss, Photography by Just a Dream Photography | Birdcage Image via Style Me Pretty, birdcage created by Emily Herzig Floral Studio, Photo by Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co | Candelabra Centrepiece via Table Art Ireland | Wooden Slice Tablescape via Ailbhe & Andrew’s Real Wedding, Image by Paul Andrews Photography | Tree Image by The Youngrens via Asian Wedding Ideas | Metal Jug via Flowers from the Plot | Vintage China via Teacups & Roses