Shelby and Max Wedding - High Centerpiece with Candles - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Modern Candelabra Centerpiece Ideas To Elevate Your Wedding Reception

Shelby and Max Wedding - High Centerpiece with Candles - Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Emma Cleary Photography

Shelby and Max Wedding – High Centerpiece with Candles – Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Emma Cleary Photography

The candelabra has been lighting up tablescapes for centuries. Purely functional at the beginning, they transformed into ornate, gilded displays trimmed with flowers and fruit covering tables at lavish dinners and special events. Elegantly spectacular, it’s no wonder that couples today are still choosing to incorporate the candelabra centerpiece into their wedding reception decor.

Cari and AnShih Wedding - High Candelabra Centerpiece - Lotte New York Palace NYC - by Kelly Kollar Photography

Cari and AnShih Wedding – High Candelabra Centerpiece – Lotte New York Palace NYC – by Kelly Kollar Photography

What’s so attractive about the candelabra is the Old-World allure that it brings to wedding decor. It’s a distinctive aesthetic however and may not work if you lean toward a chicer and simpler look. The question then is can you still have the same sky-high luminosity at dinner, but without the baroque excess and frills? Looking back on our favorite wedding decor trends for 2024, we are happy to say that it’s absolutely possible. Read on for modern candelabra centerpieces ideas guaranteed to elevate your big day celebration.
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Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

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Fresh Wedding Ideas Using Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year Peach Fuzz

Lara and Tom Wedding - Low Centerpiece - New York Botanical Garden - Pat Furey Photography

Lara and Tom Wedding – Low Centerpiece – New York Botanical Garden – Pat Furey Photography

If you were to imagine a painterly sunset vista, a picture awash with graduating pink and orange may come to mind. Sauntering throughout the composition, harmonizing its alluring scheme is Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2024. Where as last year’s color, Viva Magenta, announced itself in dramatic fashion, Peach Fuzz greets with soft caress. Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman elaborates:

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
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Jess and Christopher Wedding - Moongate Ceremony Arch - New York Botanical Garden - Katrina Sorrentino

Planning & Inspiration

Fresh Decor Backdrop Ideas For Your Wedding Ceremony

Jess and Christopher Wedding - Moongate Ceremony Arch - New York Botanical Garden - Katrina Sorrentino

Jess and Christopher Wedding – Moongate Ceremony Arch – New York Botanical Garden – Katrina Sorrentino

While each couple has a different vision for their wedding, the desire to have floral décor that is distinctive and original is something that they all have in common. The ceremony backdrop is a focal point where you and your partner will meet and ultimately start a new life together. Thus, in design and symbolism, it should be a beautiful representation as unique as your love. We’ve already proclaimed our admiration for the wedding ceremony arch. As promised, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and are now sharing alternative options to the traditional archway. From moongates to ‘living’ arrangements, these fresh decor backdrop ideas for your wedding ceremony are sure to have guests talking long after you say ‘I Do.’
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Maddy and Alec Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - New York Botanical Garden - Brindamour Photography

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Round, Square, Or Curved: Which Type of Wedding Ceremony Arch Is Right For You?

Maddy and Alec Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - New York Botanical Garden - Brindamour Photography

Maddy and Alec Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – New York Botanical Garden – Brindamour Photography

The arch is the focal point of the ceremony and for many, the most important decor element in a wedding. All eyes will be concentrated on this structure standing at the end of the aisleway where it frames the couple as they exchange vows. In both indoor and outdoor settings, it anchors a space while establishing the aesthetic tone for florals and decor. Symbolically, the archway represents a couple’s future home as they start their new life together.

Scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, you’ll quickly notice that ceremony arches come in various shapes and sizes. Going back through the Real BB Weddings archives, we narrowed it down to the three most popular shapes: round, square, and curved. Because each design is uniquely beautiful from the next and requires different structural materials to make, deciding which type of archway is right for your wedding ceremony can be difficult. To help make the selection process easier, we are breaking down everything you need to know about round, square, and curved archways.
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Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

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5 Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist

Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

Julie and Nicholas Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements – The Foundry – Unique Lapin

We’re not just making a biased statement here – your florist is going to play a major role in your wedding. From the ceremony entrance to the sweetheart table, their arrangements will set the look and tone of your entire weddingscape. As with any vendor, it’s important that the pro and client are on the same page to ensure that expectations are met and the day is flawlessly beautiful from start to finish.

An expert florist should be able to provide information about types of flowers and season availability along with advice about which floral designs best complement your wedding style and venue. Over the years, we’ve found that successfully turning a couple’s wedding vision into reality relies on maintaining an open conversation from the first meeting until the day of. So grab you’re planning notebook and pen – here are five important questions to ask your wedding florist with notes from the Bride & Blossom team.
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Christine and Matt Wedding - First Dance - Tribeca Rooftop - Andy Gaines Photography

Planning & Inspiration

13 Wedding Dance Floor Decor Ideas Designed To Get You On Your Feet

Christine and Matt Wedding - First Dance - Tribeca Rooftop - Andy Gaines Photography

Christine and Matt Wedding – First Dance – Tribeca Rooftop – Andy Gaines Photography

The vows have been exchanged, dinner has been served, and now the wedding band is hitting the first note, signaling that the real party is about to begin. It comes as no surprise really that when asked what the favorite part of their wedding was, many of our clients respond along the lines of “dancing the night away surrounded by the people we love most!” All the stress related to wedding decorum has passed and the dance floor becomes a symbol for everyone to relax, let loose, and have fun. Many couples choose to send the message to their guests that this area is designated for celebration without limits by creating a beautiful and welcoming setting. Additionally, this is a focal point in the reception that allows for creative freedom, playfulness, and surprise – we worked on wedding at Oheka Castle that started with an elegant garden theme and ended with everyone dancing under a covering of balloons and flowers. From fairytale floral canopies to blooming chandeliers to shimmering disco balls, here are unique wedding dance floor decor ideas guaranteed to get you on your feet.
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