Not all centerpieces are equal. Hanging centerpieces, in particular, are innovative, breathtaking, and tend to save space on your table. We’ve gathered 5 of our favorite aerial arrangements to help inspire your planning to new heights.
Graceful Blossoms Dappled with Light
One of the easiest ways to carry your color scheme throughout your wedding is with flowers. Instead of putting them in a vase, use ribbon to suspend them from the ceiling. Add hanging candle holders for varying levels of soft light. Surround votive holders on your table with flower petals for an array that is utterly dreamlike.
Photo from Belle the Magazine // Victoria Whitelaw.
Inspired by Everyday Accents
Terra cotta pots bursting with colorful blooms bring an elegant yet earthy vibe to this modest table. Pair these minimalist containers with gold mercury glass candle holders for a hint of sparkle. Use a burlap or linen runner and display succulents, candles, or small floral accents along your table for a natural presentation that still has refined taste.
Photo from Green Wedding Shoes // Rebekah J. Murray Photography .
Mismatched Modern Lighting
Traditional meets industrial with this arrangement of creamy paper lanterns and hanging light bulbs. Perfect for a mixed metal event, use a variety of bulbs along with silver candle holders. Fill assorted galvanized buckets with white flowers to complement the dramatic glow of the lights and lanterns.
Photo from Style Me Pretty // Abby Ross .
Sparkle a Little Brighter
String lights aren’t just for Christmas. Suspend a glowing canopy over your guests at an outdoor party. Bring the light down to the table using wire or grapevine chandelier forms. Wrap with leafy garlands and lights for an enchanting centerpiece or dance-floor decoration.
Photo from Style Me Pretty // Maloman Photographers .
Think of Lofty Heights
Okay, we know, balloons don’t hang… they float. However, this clever reception shows that you can string large balloons into playful pastel garlands which drift just above the table. Mix form and function below by tying your choice of balloons to a wine or champagne bucket. They also make for an easy way to display table numbers.
Photo from Martha Stewart Weddings .