An Unexpected Centerpiece You Can Keep Long After The Wedding Is Over

by Libby MacCarthy

Why have a few flowers when you can dress up your reception tables with an entire ecosystem? If you're looking for non-floral centerpiece ideas or something a little out-of-the-box, terrariums (you probably made one back in elementary school science class) are the way to go. Perfect for a wedding with a bit of rustic chic or organic flair, terrariums are not only unexpected, they're super easy to make, not to mention easy on the budget, and you can even keep them long after you've said you “I do's."

Check out some of the terrariums we've been spotting in real weddings below and then check out how to make your own here!

terrarium centerpiece | Jen Fariello | Blog.theknot.com
terrarium centerpiece | M2 Photography | Blog.theknot.com
lamp centerpiece terrarium | Steve Michael Photography | Blog.theknot.com
terrarium centerpiece  | BETSI EWING STUDIO | Blog.theknot.com
terrarium centerpiece | Carlie Statsky Photography | blog.theknot.com
terrarium | Heather Roth Fine Art Photography | blog.theknot.com
terrarium centerpiece | Hoffer Photogoraphy | Blog.theknot.com
miniature terrariums | Spark Photography | Blog.theknot.com
terrarium centerpiece | Hot Metal Studio | Blog.theknot.com

1. Tropical Terrarium

Photo: Jen Fariello

2. Tall Protea Terrarium

Photo: M2 Photography; From the album: A Simple, Sophisticated Wedding in Gilbertsville, PA

3. Modern Terrarium Lanterns

Photo: Steve Michael Photography; From the album: A Classic Modern Wedding at The Terrace On Grand in Kansas City, Missouri

4. Open Air Desert-Inspired Terrarium

Photo: BETSI EWING STUDIO; From the album: A Belvedere Club Wedding in Charlevoix, Michigan

5. Open Air Terrarium in a Shell

Photo: Carlie Statsky Photography; From the album: A Chic DIY Wedding in Santa Cruz, CA

6. Apothecary Jar Terrarium

Photo: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography; From the album: A Victorian Romance Styled Shoot

7. Bright Blue and Green Terrarium

Photo: Hoffer Photogoraphy, Downingtown; From the album: A Garden Wedding in Audubon, PA

8. Miniature Terrariums

Photo: Spark Photography; From the album: An Eco-Friendly Backyard Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

9. Rustic Woodland Terrarium

Photo: Hot Metal Studio; From the album: A Whimsical Wedding in Pittsburgh, PA

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