11 Ideas For Your Table Centerpieces That We Just Love

Your centrepiece is the crowning glory to your carefully curated tablescape, and there is certainly a huge variety of different options to choose from. You may want to opt for something paired back and low, or something which adds height and drama, you may want to go floral heavy, or create a romantic, elegant atmosphere with candles. Our team of florists have pulled together 11 of their favourite ideas for table centerpieces, with something to suit every style and budget.

Image of a beautiful tablescape, styled by our team, at the Holkham Hall Showcase 2020, flowers by Constance Rose, tableware by CMA Hire, image by Tatum Reid.


Here are 12 of our favourite options for table centrepieces

  1. A footed bowl arrangment

Image of a gold footed bowl arrangment by our team, image by Lee Allison

This option is always a firm favourite! We just love the simple elegance of a footed bowl arrangment, the perfect low centerpiece for a round table.


2 A tall arrangment on a metal frame

Image of a tall frame style centrepiece by Constance Rose, at Holkham Hall styled by our team, tableware by CMA Hire, image by Tatum Reid.

An instant showstopper! We have seen a real surge in couples opting for this style of centerpiece.


Tall frame arrangements are a certain way to create a wow moment for your guests, instantly adding height and drama to any tablescape. Perfect to line long tables, like the image above, or alternatively they can be just as effective on round tables. Whilst this option may be more of an investment, you could consider a mixture of tall and low centrepieces to help keep things under budget.


3. A floral luxe bowl arrangment, using a frog

Delicate bowl arrangment by Millie, made whilst at a workshop with florist Bloom & Burn

Again, this is another style of arrangment which we have really seen grow in popularity in the last 18 months. This elegant, floral luxe design is the perfect modern alternative to a traditional urn or bowl arrangment. Perfect for round and long tables and instantly adds a elegant luxe feel.


4. Bottles of flowers

Image of long tables with bottles of florals and a foliage runner, in a Sailcloth wedding at a private home. Florals and image by our team, tableware by CMA Hire.

Jars and bottles of flowers are another simple, but effective centerpiece option. They work well lining long tables, perhaps interspersed with placed foliage, or as a trio on a round table. If you are not looking to stick to a budget, why not consider reusing your aisle ends to create this look? Popping them into vases is an easy way to repurpose them for the wedding breakfast.


5. A foliage runner

Image of long tables with a foliage runner and taper candles. Design, styling and florals by our team, at South Farm.

Not sure you want to include florals in your centerpiece? This option is perfect for those who love a bit of green, and it looks so elegant on a long table. Mix in some taper candles and you're certain to create a beautiful, romantic tablescape.


6. Pillar candles in vases, surrounded by seasonal foliage

Image of pillar vases with candles, surrounded by foliage. Styling, catering & floristry by our team, stationary by Bewilderly, tableware by CMA hire, image by Lorna Newman

Pillar candles and foliage are another brilliant option is you are not sure if you want to include florals in your centerpieces. This ever popular option is perfect for round and long tables. If you're not sure about pillar candles, why not use floating candles instead?


7. Tall vase arrangements

Image of a beautiful tablescape, styled by our team, at the Holkham Hall Showcase 2020, flowers by Constance Rose, tableware by CMA Hire, image by Tatum Reid.

Tall vase arrangements are another idea if you are looking for a tall centerpiece. Certain to add height and drama to your tablescape, we suggest opting for shorter stems to you'll avoid blocking your guests vision whilst they are seated. Perfect for long and round tables.


8. An arrangment using a frame, for long tables

Image from Pinterest of a long tablescape with a tall arrangement on a frame.

We just love this style of arrangment! It creates a magical canopy above your table for your guests to enjoy during the meal. Paired with candles, it is perfect for long tables and instantly creates a romantic atmosphere. You could also consider adding glass baubles with battery or fairy lights.


9. Potted plants

Image of a beautiful tablescape, styled by our team, at the Holkham Hall Showcase 2020, flowers by Constance Rose, tableware by CMA Hire, image by Tatum Reid.

A brilliant alternative to a traditional arrangment, this centerpiece avoids using cut flowers and foliage and provides a cost effective and eco friendly centerpiece option. You could use seasonal flowering plants like the image above, or what about potted herbs? Potted centerpieces also make a brilliant gift to give to family and friends as a thank you after the wedding.


10. A pillar candle and vase, with a wreath arrangment

Image of a pillar candle in a brass geometric candle holder, surrounded by florals and foliage. Floristry and styling by our team, image by Eve Dunlop, at Cripps Barn.

We just love how this centrepiece idea incorporates both candles, florals and foliage! Perfect for a winter wedding, and best suited to round tables.


11. Floral & foliage runner

Image of a beautiful tablescape, styled by our team, at the Holkham Hall Showcase 2020, flowers by Constance Rose, tableware by CMA Hire, image by Tatum Reid.

We love this centerpiece idea for long tables, it adds so much texture and interest to your tablescape.


We hope this has given you some ideas for your own table centerpieces. If you are still unsure on what to opt for please do get in touch, our team of florists would love to help.

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