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10 Candle Centerpiece Ideas

Brides, are you looking for amazing wedding table decoration ideas?

Ideas that are doable on even the most modest of budgets, that are appropriate all year long, you can go big or small with, use on round or rectangle guest tables?

An element that will add an intimate yet stylish look to your wedding reception space?

A wedding table centerpiece that is oh so pinnable and will go with any and all color schemes and themes?

For these reasons and more, I offer you the often overlooked, hard-working, unassuming, humble candle.

Candles can play THE starring role on some of your tables—head table, guest tables, and cocktail tables.

They are affordable and versatile and can add a great touch to your sign in table, cake and/or dessert display tables and bars.

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Glass Vase - Floating Candle

Our go-to element when we’re facing several challenges like a dark, dingy space, or maybe the space only has florescent lighting and it’s either all on–too bright–or all off–too dark, or absolutely no room in the budget for florals. If candles are the centerpiece, remember this expert tip: use as manyas you can and use various heights and styles. Notice in the picture below how we used various heights in glass withfloating candles and inundated the tabletop with many different styles, sizes and color votive holders. 
photographer: Melanie C venue: Temple Hilton Garden Inn designers:Posh Events and Confetti Rentals florist: Woods Flowers

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Brass Candlesticks with Glass Sleeves

Protecting the taper/flame is a recent trend in wedding table centerpieces and we can’t stop looking at this head table.The designer, Karla McNeill Events, paired our champagne Rain Drop Sequin Table Runner with the attendant bouquets(see our article http://five-ways-to-stretch-your-wedding-decoration-dollars) with tapers protected by our modern glass sleeves for a look of timeless elegance
Designer: Karla Mcneill Events venue: Cathedral Oaks florist: Creative Innovations decor rentals: Confetti Rentals

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Various Heights - Floating Candles

We love this look because we know the white hydrangeas are artificial–but almost no one else guessed it! Florist Creative Innovations knew that by tucking in real baby’s breath, this cost saving strategy would go unnoticed. Add in a few cylinder vases of different heights with floating candles, gold mercury glass candlesticks and gold mercury glass votive cups and this sophisticated head table is breath taking.
Photographer & Designer: Chris Cowan of Confetti Rentals venue: Temple Hilton Garden Inn florist: Creative Innovations

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Greenery & Glass

If you are looking for “greener” wedding centerpieces, adding greenery and glass is a great starting point. To give some height to the tablescapes, we simply used our glass candlesticks to raise the water filled cylinder and added a floating candle. And because we kept our table decorations somewhat minimal for this wedding, we livened up the room with our 3′ diameter artificial greenery chandeliers. Talk about a conversation starter! FYI this was a room flip of monumental proportions. Kudos to Karen with Posh Events, the staff at Cathedral Oaks and TCP Catering Expert Tip: it’s best to leave room flips to coordinators, facility and catering staff – I still get nervous just thinking about it. The ceremony took place in front of the white voile backdrop..which doubles as the backdrop for the bride and groom and their wedding party. I love it when we can get double-duty out of our decor- it saves our clients money!

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Talk about Simple 

Talk about simple! Glass cylinder vases with floating candles set atop two silver mercury glass candlesticks. We simple tucked in artificial peonies and succulents for a finishing touch. Expert Tip: Use sequin runner down the center of the table like we did – it keeps a small centerpiece from looking lost. 

Photographer and Venue: Lilly Pond. Decor: Confetti Rentals 

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Candles, Pillars and Votives

Again, various height candlesticks with pillars and a few votives peppered in sequins keep this sweethearr table, well, sweet. Notice how we carried the candles to the floor and how their light bounces off the sequins? When you havea beautiful sequin linen and overhanging wisteria, it’s okay to keep it simple. As a matter of fact, it’s best. Expert Tip: Always place your tall tabletop elements so they frame the bride and groom, never blocking them. 

Photographer: Dani Cowan Photography venue: The Performing Arts Center, Killeen TX. Designer: Chris Cowan of Confetti Rentals and Karla McNeill of Karla McNeill Events 

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Holiday Centerpieces

Holiday wedding centerpieces can be just as simple as these berry branches in water filled cylinders topped with a floatinf candle atop our elegant red matte satin table linen.

Designer: Giselle Callahan did a wonderful job at The Phoenix in Waco

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Simple, Affordable & Easy!

Looking for simple, affordable and easy? This budget friendly wedding table centerpiece includes a single hydrangea and a wood slice for added warmth. Its set off clear glass vases with floating candles and a few mercury glass votives bring it all together. 

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Woodsy & Classic

This look includes our mercury glass votive candles, champagne mercury glass candlesticks and glass cylinder wood spool with battery operated pillars surrounded by moss, artificial greenery with a deer antler and artificial succulents. I even spy a blush hydrangea in there to match the blush linen!