Planning & Inspiration

Five On-Trend Centerpieces

Centerpieces are one of the primary focal points of your wedding decor. In weddings past, stuffy, fussy floral arrangements reigned supreme, but these on-trend designs are a perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style.

1. The Rustic Romantic

Rustic Rose Centerpiece


Venue: Studio 450

Photographer: Carly Michelle

Flowers: Pink esther roses, seeded eucalyptus, white stock, lavender dahlia

These mid-height naturalistic arrangements are reminiscent of a walk through an enchanted forest. They accent the table without overwhelming the decor, and work well with simple color schemes.

2. The Pop Princess 

Purple Anemones

Venue: Studio 450

Photographer: Photo Pink

Flowers: Purple Anemones

Though they be but little, these purple anemones are fiercely fashionable. A single, exotic bloom that matches (or offsets) a monochromatic color scheme is both an aesthetic asset and a conversation-starter for your guests.

3. The New Traditionalist 

White Tibet Roses

Venue: Current at Chelsea Piers

Photographer: Jana Williams

Planner: Leslie Short, K.I.M. Media LLC

Flowers: White Tibet Roses

More on This Wedding: A Softer Side of Fall 

This multi-level design puts a modern spin on the all-white tradition. White Tibet Roses and floating candles create an illusion that gives the entire space an ethereal feel.

4. The Fashionista 

ombré roses

Venue: The Plaza Hotel

Photographer: Fred Marcus Photography

Flowers: Cream Mondial Roses, Quicksand Roses, Amnesia Roses

More on This Wedding: An Abundance of Roses, Dream Wedding at The Plaza Hotel

Ombré has been at the forefront of fashion in recent memory, and floral design is no exception. These high centerpieces use three distinct varieties of roses to create a chic gradient effect. 

5. The Minimalist

tulip centerpieces

Venue: Studio 450

Photographer: Weddings by Two

Flowers: Orange and Yellow Tulips

More on This Wedding: Hearts Aglow at Studio 450


If you know you love tulips (or roses, or hydrangeas, or lilies..), why mess with a good thing? Keeping the flowers in your arsenal to a minimum doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice creativity. In fact, your florist might be inspired by the challenge of working with only one flower!