5 ideas for natural wedding centrepieces

18 Feb 2022

From earthy tones to feature pinecones and fruit trees, here are some natural options to consider when choosing your wedding table décor  

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Choosing a centrepiece for your wedding tables is an important decision. The décor you choose needs to tie in with your wedding theme while perfectly complementing your table settings. Whether you’re having an elegant reception in a grand estate home or a rustic spring wedding outdoors, here are some ideas for natural-style centrepieces.  

Flowers 

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An obvious choice but a great one nonetheless, flowers can perfectly complement any wedding theme. Speak with your florist and see what options are available for creating a focal point on your wedding tables. You could experiment with extravagant floral table runners cascading onto the floor or have vases with big bunches that match your bouquet flowers. Alternatively, you could keep it simple by opting for little sprigs of wildflowers in glass jars for a charming, rustic look.  

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Natural décor

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If you want to forgo big bouquets of flowers, spruce up your wedding tables with some natural-looking decorations. Look to rustic wooden log slices and pinecones for a truly natural feel; these look great when paired with crisp white linen and dark green foliage. Wooden-style lanterns and wooden candle holders can help set the mood as your special day turns to night. 

Colours 

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When looking at table décor, make sure you consider your wedding theme and colour palette. Natural, earthy tones are currently on trend, so look to centrepieces with rusty orange hues, muddy reds and mustard yellow as well as sage and olive greens. For a truly eye-catching table display, you could use these as contrasting colours by combining dark green tones with vibrant red roses. If you’d prefer to keep it neutral, focus on beige hues and creams, and choose one other complementary colour like a soft blue to stand out.  

Succulents 

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Show off your green thumb and opt for succulents as your wedding centrepieces. The best part about using these little plants is that they barely need any maintenance on your special day. Lighter coloured plants in a soft baby blue or mint green with hints of blush look at home at a more formal wedding reception. A larger rectangle planter with plenty of succulents would be ideal for an outdoor wedding.  

You could have a few individual succulents on each table as the centrepieces and then gift them to guests as their wedding favours, giving them a long-lasting memento of your wedding day.  

Topiaries and fruit trees 

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For a truly unique centrepiece, opt for topiaries. Mini versions provide a pop of colour to your table décor, whereas larger designs can create an interesting look, especially for a marquee reception. You could also use fruit trees in the summer, allowing your guests to take their pick at a healthy snack between meals. Just be mindful of any guests with citrus allergies if you decide on using orange, lemon or lime trees. 

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