3 Whimsical Centrepieces
When many people think of centerpieces for a wedding, floral arrangements are usually what immediately comes to mind. It doesn’t always have to be a floral arrangement, though! Flowers are beautiful, make no mistake. However, there are alternatives that are just as gorgeous that you may wish to consider if you’re bent on something a little less traditional. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
A Fish Bowl (With a Fish!)
Nothing says summer whimsy like a fish in a bowl! Many people remember their first goldfish, floating in a plastic bag after it had been won at the fair. Nostalgia and the faint recollection of childhood memories are a sure recipe for a magical evening, for the special couple and the guests. Remember, if goldfish don’t match your colour scheme there are plenty of other varieties of fish that come in beautiful colours.
Lanterns add a vintage, almost magical feel to any wedding venue. They’re great for any season, but make an especially grand impact for outdoor weddings, shining at their best in the evening. You can use one large lantern to set the mood, or multiple smaller lanterns. For those of you still dead-set on some flowers and who feel extra creative, you can use a lantern as a makeshift container for a floral arrangement.
If you have your own collection, or even know where to borrow or purchase some, nothing beats the old world charm of a stack of slightly worn, leather-bound books. Not only are they beautiful to look at, they could potentially provide some entertainment for guests or double as a party favour (if you’re willing to part with them, that is). You could even theme them, if you so choose, based on who will be sitting at the tables. The options are endless!
– Samantha Muraca