When it comes to choosing wedding reception centerpieces, most couples first decide if they want tall flower arrangements, short centerpieces, or a mix of high and low designs. While some pairs select low centerpieces to make it easier for guests to converse with one another throughout the dinner service, the decision to choose tall flower arrangements is one that will instantly transform the space. There's nothing like walking into a grand ballroom decorated with tables topped with towering floral centerpieces, and going this route will certainly wow your guests and make for gorgeous images in your wedding album.
To achieve height, most florists will begin with glass or crystal vases, gilt risers, or candelabra and top them with lush blooms including roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and orchids, or a mix of the couple's favorite wedding flowers. Additional options include stock, branches or curly willow, greenery, or even driftwood to add height and create a rustic, tree-like arrangement. Especially ideal for event spaces with high ceilings or those wedding receptions taking place in tents, tall flower arrangements help to create a cohesive look that breaks the barrier between low tables and high ceilings, drawing guests' eyes upward.
Also, if you've always wanted an outdoor wedding, but the weather of the season doesn't permit an alfresco soirée, you can create a garden-inspired wedding look indoors with tall, lush arrangements of flowers and foliage – even adding in trees to bring the outside in. No matter what the setting, tall floral arrangements and centerpieces create an opulent atmosphere.
Browse the images from real weddings below to inspire your own wedding reception centerpieces and wedding flower arrangements. Click the links below each photo to see more from these beautiful events!
Photo by Binaryflips Photography; From Real Wedding: A Luxury Winter Wedding with White Flowers & Gold Details in Orlando, Florida
Photo by Joe Buissink Photography; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: A Music Executive's Opulent Ivory & Gold Wedding in Beverly Hills
Photo by Annette Navarro; From Real Wedding: Romantic Garden Wedding with White & Green Motif in Cincinnati
Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; From Event: Romantic, Victorian-Inspired Tablescape Featuring Classic Colors
Photo by Chard Photo; From Real Wedding: MLB Pitcher Gerrit Cole's Luxe Destination Wedding in Santa Barbara
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: Sleek + Contemporary Wedding with Jewish Traditions in New York
Photo by Vue Photography; From Real Wedding: Destination Rustic Fall Wedding at a Farm in North Carolina
Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; From Real Wedding: Gorgeous Dallas Wedding with Outdoor Ceremony & Ballroom Reception
Photo by Jose Villa Photography; Floral Design by HMR Designs; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; From Real Wedding: Glamorous & Sophisticated Garden-Themed Ballroom Wedding in Chicago
Photo by Hello Blue Photo; From Real Wedding: Boho-Chic Wedding with Traditional Jewish Ceremony in Malibu
Photo by Joe Laurin Photography; From Real Wedding: Simple + Chic Seaside Wedding with White Palette in Rhode Island
Photo by Triple Cord Photography; From Real Wedding: Destination Wedding with Outdoor Reception & Lavish After-Party
Photo by Studio This Is; From Real Wedding: Glamorous City-Style Real Wedding at a Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Photo by Lin & Jirsa Photography; From Real Wedding: Destination Multi-Day Indian Wedding with Sunset-Inspired Décor
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties; Venue: The Breakers; From Real Wedding: Soft-Hued Spring Wedding at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: Colorful Fall Wedding with Modern Details in New York City
Opening photo by Joe Buissink Photography; Floral & Event Design by White Lilac Inc.; From Real Wedding: A Music Executive's Opulent Ivory & Gold Wedding in Beverly Hills