Table centerpieces have become more unique and original with each passing year. No longer limited to the conventional floral arrangement, these decorative focal points now include a whole array of elements, colors, and textures. The result? A composite table accent piece. A vignette that captures the look, feel, and mood of the occasion! That’s exactly what we were aiming for with the centerpiece from our own styled wedding set for fall.
Imagine Autumn on Your Tables
In a way, a composite centerpiece is like a snapshot of your celebration, its color palette, style, mood, and yes even its season. And since this is an autumn wedding set, then it’s like a little piece of fall scenery recreated on your table top!
This is how it looks all together. Each decorative piece is chosen and positioned to convey fall time magic. The rich, burnished colors are set by the striped table runner underneath the centerpiece, and the style is clearly rustic elegance.
Incorporate Florals and Fall Touches
Flowers are always wonderful. So why not use them to bring natural grace to this centerpiece? Here we simply placed a bunch of orange crocosmia in a long cylindrical vase, to add height and that bright pop of orange. You could do the same with fall-hued blooms like callas, zinnias, or dahlias.
We also gave a nod to the season with the traditional mini pumpkins and gourds perched atop a copper-colored canister (which, incidentally, adds a bit of shine to the scene). Similarly, you could tuck little touches of fall amidst your centerpiece, like pine cones, acorns, ears of corn, sprigs of wheat, twigs and dried leaves.
Add a Fresh Hint of Green
Having everything in oranges, rusts, and browns can get a bit much. So we provided a visual break here by including a vase of green baby’s breath and an olive-tinted wine bottle with olive green stalks. You can also try green billy balls or hypericum berries. Pops of freshness that help lighten and brighten the bold autumn hues!
For your own centerpiece, you could do the same with small pots of herbs, moss in jars, a vintage glass bottle or two, even some pretty greenery plucked from your garden. Just tuck them in randomly to keep the look casual yet chic.
Illuminate the Scene with Candles
Finally, nothing works its magic on a table setting quite like candle light! So we made sure to incorporate an assortment of white candles, from pillar style to little votives, to cast their glow on our centerpiece. Oh, it does help guests to read the menu card on display together with a golden canister as an accent!
Doing the same on your table settings couldn’t be simpler. Just bring in white taper candles, tea lights, mini lanterns or hurricane lamps, even luminaries made with parchment or handmade paper. As long as they’re neutral colored or clear, they’ll complement your centerpiece perfectly.
Where to Buy
When looking for items such as faux squash, pumpkins, and other gourds, you can try craft stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. Stores like Target and Pier One also carry many seasonal items for decorating an autumn table. Or, check out your local grocery store for the real thing! Lastly, if you are searching for green flowers, try Fiftyflowers.com!
Now, how easy could that be? Don’t you just love how a vignette-style centerpiece lets you get all resourceful and creative with elements you may already have? We thought so. Happy centerpiece making for your fall wedding, then!