If you could build your perfect destination wedding centerpieces – what would you include? Flowers, candles, sparkling crystal, natural wood, lace… maybe all of the above? What’s great about centerpieces is that they’re the perfect vehicle for showcasing your personal style while upping the wow-factor at each table while you eat, drink and carry on with your guests. What’s NOT so great about centerpieces? There are a million different options when it comes to creating the perfect design! So where to begin?
Whether you opt for something simple, or a total conversation starter, a great centerpiece will tie the entire destination wedding vibe together and define your overall aesthetic. So consider what type of decor makes you happy, represents your personal style, and echoes the natural beauty of the destination. Here at DWD, we’ve shared hundreds of real destination weddings over the years that feature insanely beautiful and unique centerpieces. So I hope you enjoy this roundup we put together to help inspire you while you design your dream destination wedding centerpieces!
What we love: I’m obsessed with how this eclectic compilation of flowers achieves a flawless bohemian vibe. Hawaii is known for its lush, tropical flowers. These destination wedding centerpieces perfectly celebrate the king proteas, pink ginger, tillandsia air plants, silver eucalyptus and white orchids, creating a beautiful melody of color that bursts from the gold vases.
What we love: A simple array of striking white flowers nestled among an interesting variety of greenery is really all you need sometimes. And the weathered stone vase is the perfect detail for a rustic venue. Add a little candlelight to completely nail down the romance factor, and you’re set!
What we love: The soft glow of the candles lights up this pretty pink and white display of roses and orchids. The addition of lace and crystal details completes the sparkly elegance of these beach destination wedding centerpieces.
What we love: How can something be both bold and simple at the same time? This fun statement piece speaks for itself, displaying some fresh greenery for a welcomed pop of color among the otherwise classic and clean table setting.
What we love: Those are REAL pineapples that have been coated in gold paint to achieve a wildly fun nod to the Hawaiin destination while remaining upscale and formal. The bountiful white and blush roses and Dendrobium Orchids in the flower arrangement burst out the top to perfectly compliment these quirky destination wedding centerpieces.
What we love: More pineapples – keep them coming, I say! Using this vibrant, fragrant fruit as a vehicle for showing off these local tropical flower arrangements is such a great way to honor the destination.
What we love: The use of driftwood, candles and gorgeous flower arrangements creates a chic yet rustic vibe at this seaside destination wedding.
What we love: This destination wedding centerpiece is quite literally overflowing with style. This “beach boho” vibe was created with the use of an over-sized macrame lace runner that ran beneath an extravagantly lush floral arrangement intertwined with succulents and wooden details.
What we love: Stylish palm fronds tower above simple gold and white details to create elegant destination wedding centerpieces that perfectly complement the gorgeous landscape.
What we love: Simply stunning! The voluminous fern leaves and elegant white roses make for larger than life destination wedding centerpiece, that elevates the simple black and gold accents throughout the decor.
What we love: Colorful exotic flowers and foliage create a stunning vintage Spanish vibe as they spill out of their elegant gold vases.
What we love: This destination wedding was transformed into a setting that felt like home. These elegant centerpieces featured glass orbs filled with jewel-toned floral arrangements as a nod to the bride’s Indian heritage.
What we love: So bright and cheery! This colorful Mediterranean-inspired centerpiece combines vibrant tropical flowers with cobalt glass. And the fun display of hanging flowers and stars? I’m in love!
What we love: An absolute statement piece! These classic blush lavender and cream flowers tower over the table on top of a whimsical twist of rustic driftwood. It’s a stunning and unique display!
What we love: Romantic pink roses and peonies with a few hints of pearl all piled high on a glimmering gold vase create a dramatic height that still allows guests to chat across the table. And the mini hanging vases full of bite-sized roses? Adorable!
What we love: Again we see this budding trend of high-rise flower displays serving as a gorgeous and dramatic centerpiece that encompasses the classic beauty of fresh roses while adding a hint of grandeur.
What we love: A lovely variety of tropical flowers and classic roses makes for a lush, vibrant pop of color on top of the simple white linen tablecloth.
What we love: These gorgeous rose centerpieces stand tall throughout this bright, airy venue – accentuating the soft, classic decor.
What we love: Loose pedals sprinkled among turquoise accent pieces creates a lovely juxtaposition of elegance and fun while a gorgeous arrangement of flowers burst out of the elegant glass vases.
What we love: Sorry flowers, monstera leaves are IN. These vibrant green leaves bring the perfect amount of flora while serving as a vehicle for this romantic floating candle centerpiece. Very unique and pretty!
What we love: Driftwood and succulents go together like peanut butter and jelly! Just look at how chic and relaxed these adorable little destination wedding centerpieces look at this Costa Rica wedding!
What we love: When you want something bad enough, you just make it happen! The bride got 17 of these geometric copper centerpieces down to Mexico in her gracious guests’ luggage. You know what they say… it takes a village to create a centerpiece this awesome!
What we love: The little pops of teeny violet flowers among this classic bouquet make for a beautifully unique centerpiece bursting from gorgeous glass geometric vases.
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