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10 Wedding Centerpiece Trends

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Trend #2: Mixing It Up
Though monochromatic looks are still popular, style-conscious couples have been switching things up a bit. Going with three hues is a big trend. One of the best ways to do it? Have half of the reception tables feature large centerpieces showcasing flowers in all three colors, while the other half can hold trios of mini arran ...
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Trend #3: Classic Twist
Instead of traditional red roses, unique variations on classic flowers are now popping up on reception tables. Though phalaenopsis orchids are always popular, Mokara orchids are now on the bridal radar. These orange and pink flowers are especially desirable because, unlike phalaenopsis orchids, which grow in a slender line  ...
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Trend #4: Bold Color
Brightly colored napkins and table linens are being used to play up even brighter floral arrangements. Though you might think that fuchsia flowers wouldn't need any help at all standing out against a white tablecloth, this daring combination of bright-on-bright creates a stunning, eye-catching contrast. Hot jewel tones -- thin ...
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Trend #5: Natural Shapes
More and more brides are forgoing ultra-compact arrangements and opting for a less polished look. Whether it's a wildflower type of arrangement or simply less symmetrical, this trend comes down to one thing: loosening up! The best news is that this trend can work for any wedding style. For a contemporary wedding, you can r ...
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Trend #6: In the Clear
A new element that many floral designers are excited to work with is Plexiglas and Lucite. Shelving or cubes made with these modern materials can be used to create levels within each centerpiece. Each level can be filled with a different material, like sea glass, river rocks and hydrangeas. This type of centerpiece is great  ...
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Trend #7: Standout Vases
In addition to the flowers, the actual containers are getting the star treatment. One DIY idea we love is wrapping plain containers in pretty fabric to match your wedding colors. For a fun twist, choose different patterns in the same colors, or go with similar patterns (say, all stripes) in a range of hues. Want to see ste ...
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Trend #8: Hot Lamps
Instead of candles, lamps are front-and-center as the ultimate centerpiece lighting. Some lamps seem to grow out of the flowers at the center of the table, while others can hang from above to give the room a romantic glow. Either way, you can have fun choosing shades that suit your wedding colors and style. If you don't want to ...
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Trend #9: Saving a Tree
Tree-like topiaries and potted plants are popular because they give receptions a warm, garden-y feel and add height to the room. Baby spruce or tree-like topiaries can serve as centerpieces, while larger ones -- birch trees or lemon trees are favorites -- can decorate your entrance or the edges of the dance floor. This tren ...
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Trend #10: Napkin Treatments
Add visual oomph to every guest's place setting by dressing up each napkin with its own floral treatment. If you decide to go with a single bloom, make sure that you pick something with a bit of staying power, like an orchid, dahlia or gerbera daisy. Another way to go is to combine a flower with a favor or place card:  ...

10 Wedding Centerpiece Trends

Trend #1: The It Flower
The hottest wedding bloom right now? Anemones. These scentless flowers come in a wide range of jewel-toned colors. Though they've long been prized by brides for their bright petals, the most popular ones right now are those that are white with a black center. They give centerpieces an ultra-bridal look yet are very modern at the same time. If they're out of season -- or out of your budget -- opt for cream-colored gerbera daisies with dark centers.

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Special thanks to Amy Child Marella of the Hidden Garden Floral Designs, Los Angeles; Dieter van Beneden of Floralia Decorators, New York; and Erin McDonald of Heffernan Morgan Designs, Chicago

-- Kate Wood

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