10 Unbelievably Creative Centerpiece Ideas

Here are 10 unbelievably creative centerpiece ideas, from Colin Cowie Weddings:

Centerpieces set the tone for an entire event, so why not “wow” your guests with a unique arrangement?

An eye-catching centerpiece can make your event totally Instagram worthy. Better yet, a memorable centerpiece doesn’t have to break the bank!

From simple and understated to dramatic and over-the-top, we’re sharing 10 of the most creative and head-turning centerpieces to incorporate into your wedding. If you need more inspiration, check out our centerpiece ideas gallery created with more than 40 ideas!

1. Ethereal Fairy Lights
Delicate fairy lights placed inside of bell jars or terrariums bring a touch of whimsy to any table setting. Your event will feel absolutely magical with the addition of these twinkling lights.Creative Centerpiece Idea

Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

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Photo by Angel He Photography

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2. Mono-Floral Arrangements
For a modern feel, try placing single flowers in a variety of vases. Alternate the size or color of the flowers and vases for an eclectic mix and match look.

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Photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

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Photo by Sara & Rocky Photography

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Photo by Joielala Photographie

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Courtesy of Birds Of A Feather

3. Mini Hot Air Balloons
We can’t get enough of these quirky miniature hot air balloons. Whether sitting in baskets or hanging above, this centerpiece would be a playful addition to any tabletop.Creative Centerpiece Idea

Photo by Logan Cole Photography

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Photo by 5ive15ifteen Photography


4. Fabulous Floating Candles
Floating candles are elegant, set the mood, and are an affordable way to make a big impact with your wedding décor. An added bonus: everyone looks better in the soft glow of candlelight.

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Photo by A Day of Bliss Photography Inc.; Event by Cynthia Ross Affairs

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Photo by Christian Oth Studio

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Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

5. Sensational Succulents
As an alternative to blooming flowers, try using succulents for a bit of subtle greenery on your table. Succulents can work as a neutral in your color palette, while still bringing an organic aspect to your décor.

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Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

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Photo by Watson Studios; Event by Off the Beaten Path Weddings

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6. Glam Feathers
To heighten the drama, tall arrangements of feathers lend an air of old Hollywood glamour. Imagine women in elbow length gloves, sipping champagne beneath towering vases of white ostrich feathers – how chic!Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

Photo by Rebecca Weiss Photography; Event by X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Photo by Jess Elysse Photography; Floral by A Design Resource

7. Delicious Edible Displays
What’s better than a centerpiece that serves two purposes? Make an edible centerpiece of charcuterie, plates of fruit, or containers of cookies – it will feed and impress your guests!Photo by Kate Webber Photography

Photo by Ashley Batz; Styling by Erin Hiemstra + Bianca Sotelo 

Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

8. Vintage Lanterns
Filled with candles, flowers, or a combination of the two, lanterns can be used to create a charming centerpiece. We love the old-world vibe they bring to a table. Photo by Onelove Photography

9. Prettily Potted Herbs
Herbs in small flowerpots are one of the simplest and sweetest centerpieces, with the added bonus of their fresh aroma. Try to select herbs that will compliment the menu, such as rosemary if you’re serving roasted chicken or basil if you’re serving pasta. Photo by Divine Day Photography

Photo by Docuvitae Photography

Photo by Lane Dittoe

10. Shining Reflective Surfaces
A mirrored runner or vase can offer just the right amount of sparkle to your reception table. Mirrors add dimension and enhance the arrangements of flowers and candles placed above.Photo by Colin Miller; Event by Colin Cowie Celebrations

Photo by Duke Photography

Photo by Krista Mason Photography; Event by At Your Door Events

– Aliana Heffernan