11.14.2013

{guest post :: BHLDN wedding centerpieces}

So excited to have one of my favorite companies share some tips on wedding centerpieces today! BHLDN, if you didn't know, is Anthropologie's wedding line, and they have some absolutely incredible pieces and dresses that I just know you'll love!

BHLDN stylist Amy Miller shares expert tips for creating unique wedding centerpieces.

If you’re planning a seated dinner, wedding table decorations and centerpieces are a great place to add unique, quirky details that personalize your day and bring your wedding theme to life.

Flowers are the most traditionally types of wedding centerpieces, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold color combinations and different textures. And we love looser, more asymmetrical floral arrangements – so soft and romantic!

The vases you use with your flowers can also alter the mood. Create a rustic feel with tin, birch or moss vessels, or add some Old World charm with mercury glass or vintage-inspired vases. A sweet assortment of vases filled with just a couple of blooms also looks fresh.
Flowers aren’t your thing? There are plenty of beautiful and interesting ways to create stellar centerpieces. Be creative! Here are some ideas to inspire you: 

Candles 

Candles can be really powerful when clustered in big bunches with a mix of different heights including short votives, slim candlesticks, and thicker pillar candle holders. Candles create a mesmerizing, warm glow in any atmosphere. (Just be sure to check with your venue ahead of time to confirm that they allow open flames – otherwise opt for LED candles or try a different centerpiece idea.) 
Sweet Treats 

Make your centerpieces work double duty by using dessert as a focal point. Arrange a few cake stands in the center of the table and layer with your favorite bite-sized desserts or small cakes for centerpieces that are pretty and tasty, too.
Standout Table Signage

Interesting table signage can make an impact on its own. Place Glittery table number stakes sparkle in sand-filled vases or painted bottles, or plant wooden number stakes in flowerpots filled with greenery. Printed fabric or metallic standing table numbers look great propped on cake stands, wine crates or stacks of antique books to add some height.

Or try using decorative picture frames to display postcards from places you’ve traveled to (or hope to travel to) together, printouts of your favorite works of art, or vintage family photos; pair with smaller framed table numbers for a cohesive look.

Pretty Paper Goods

A collection of paper décor, like paper poms, garland and fans looks just as pretty arranged on tables as they do hanging or mounted. Cluster a bunch of paper poms in the center of round tables, or create a table runner across square and rectangular tables with a variety of paper décor. Sprinkle with confetti and you’ve got a colorful, layered look.


Suspended Centerpieces

For a twist on traditional centerpieces, try suspending décor above tables. Paper chandeliers, lanterns or oversized balloons add just as much visual interest as tabletop décor and can even be paired with smaller tabletop centerpieces.
Thanks so much to BHLDN for taking the time to share some of their favorite wedding centerpiece ideas today!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received compensation in exchange for posting. Regardless, I firmly believe in the value of the company, and only publish posts from companies in which I firmly believe in the quality of their products or services.

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