When it comes to choosing wedding centerpieces, most couples first decide if they want tall flower arrangements, low centerpieces, or a mix of high and low designs. While some couples select only small centerpieces to make it easier for guests to converse with one another throughout the celebration, the decision to choose tall flower arrangements is one that will instantly transform the space. There's truly nothing like walking into a grand ballroom or reception tent decorated with elegant tables topped with towering floral centerpieces.
To achieve height, most florists will start with glass or crystal vases, gilt stands, or candelabra and top them with round arrangements of lush florals including roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and orchids, or a mix of the couple's favorite wedding flowers. Additional designs include curly willow, branches, or even driftwood to add height and create a rustic, tree-like centerpiece 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 in the space that breaks the barrier between low tables and tall ceilings – without having to incorporate crystal or floral chandeliers.
Browse the images in the slideshow above to inspire your own wedding centerpieces. These tall flower arrangements stand proudly on guest tables and create an opulent atmosphere, no matter what the setting. If you've always wanted an outdoor wedding, but the weather of the season doesn't permit an alfresco celebration, create a garden-inspired look indoors with tall, lush arrangements of flowers and foliage. The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Barney even had cherry blossom "trees" atop her guests' tables!