When it comes to dreaming up show-stopping wedding table decor, we tend to think of sky-high, blooming displays or bountiful florals that cascade onto the floor. While bud vase centerpieces may not be the first thing that comes to mind, the impact that these small arrangements have on creating a captivating tablescape should not be underestimated. It’s all about styling – these petite beauties can be presented alone or in clusters, with taper candles or votives, and with luxurious fabrics or natural accents. Whether your aesthetic is classic elegance, natural romanticism, or modern chic, we’ve rounded up pretty ideas for using bud vases in your wedding centerpieces.
This charming arrangement features a peach Juliet garden rose, lavender song roses, ivory spray roses, lavender sweet pea, peach stock, seeded eucalyptus, and cream astilbe in a mercury silver bud vase. The vessel was placed on a bed of moss with a lush succulent, underscoring the wedding’s organic feel.
This summer wedding at The Surf Lodge is proof that less is more. Taking styling cues from the effortless beauty that has come to define Montauk, long tables were dressed with bud vases containing a mix of crisp white roses, hydrangeas, and white ranunculuses with light touches of greenery.
Looking for ideas to create an intimate atmosphere at your reception? Consider decorating long tables with an array of mercury glass bud and compote vases (gold, rose gold, and silver are shown here) with soft colored florals and greenery. Votive candles add warmth to the setting while reflecting off of the metallic surfaces with a mesmerizing glow.
The type of candle that you choose to complement a bud vase centerpiece will help achieve a desired style and presentation. For example, incorporating taper candles into a gardensesque series of arrangements adds height and polish to the tabletop.
Colored glass vessels are a great choice for accentuating a neutral floral palette. Illustrating the idea, this escort card table arrangement pairs rich amber glass bud vases with pale blush and peach roses and fluffy Pampas grass.
Elevate a low tablescape by mixing luxe textures with gilded accents. This design centers around a lush bud vase arrangement of petal soft blooms complemented by silver and gold mercury votive holders and an airy chiffon table cloth.
Bud vase centerpieces work wonderfully with a reception layout made up of circle tables. To make the table pop with color and movement, place the bud vases in a cluster arrangement and cut the stems of the florals at varying heights. Although the arrangement isn’t composed of a lot of flowers, sleek stem glass holders with floating candles fill out space while adding dramatic luminosity.
Set the table for a whimsical garden reception by arranging a cluster of bud vases with a lively mix of jewel-toned blossoms around colored tapered candles. Don’t be afraid to mix and match the vessels – they look like ‘vintage treasures’ and add to the design’s enchanted appeal.
A small forged wildflower arrangement gets a modern makeover with a white cylinder bud vase. The subtle contrast of natural textures and clean, simple form is all you need to take a minimalist tabletop from ordinary to extraordinary.
Here’s a bright idea for livening up dark furniture if you don’t want to bother with linens, but still want to create a cozy, inviting dinner atmosphere. Break up the dense surface with an undulating series of bud vase arrangements holding delicate, light colored blooms with stems cut at varying lengths.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to the styling and design of bud vase wedding centerpieces. Whether lined across long tables or in dynamic groups, surrounded by taper candles or on a bed of rich greenery, accented by sumptuous fabrics or matched with color blocked linens, these tiny lovelies bring the ‘wow’ factor to any big day celebration.