Fall Wedding Centerpiece: Natural Branch

DIY Natural Branch Centerpiece

DIY Natural Branch Centerpiece

Do you dare to be different?  Do you want to give your guests something to talk about during your reception?

This DIY natural branch centerpiece is a fresh take on the traditional floral wedding centerpiece.  Natural manzanita branch, vanilla silk dahlias, natural moss table runner and softly lit glass votives join to create an eye catching fall centerpiece.

This DIY centerpiece uses 4 afloral.com products and takes just a few minutes of your time to assemble.  Perfect for any level DIYer and budget bride.


Natural Branch Centerpiece

Let’s Get Started:

Natural manzanita branch
2 Mini Dahlia spray, vanilla
Moss table runner
Glass votive candles
tools: floral wire cutters

  1. To start with roll out your moss table runner.  Tip, before hand make sure to take your moss runner out of the package to air out and lay flat to get any bumps or wrinkles out.
  2. Next place the manzanita natural branch on the moss runner, make sure it is laying on a side that it will balance and not fall over.  In the example shown the branch lays on the flatter side letting the outstretched limbs reach upwards.
  3. Take 5-6 dahlia flower heads, that you have snipped from the mini spray, and arrange them amongst the pieces of the branch.  Lay the vanilla dahlia heads so that they rest lightly in the outstretched branches.  Leave a few to grace the base of the arrangement on the moss runner.  An interesting part of this unique centerpiece is that it not only goes up vertically with the manzanita branch but it also goes outward, horizontally with arrangement of the glass votives.
  4. Arrange the glass votives casually along the moss runner on both sides of the branch.  With care a glass votive can be settled into the branch limbs.  But do consider safety issues on having an open flame nestled in the branches if you are decorating your reception tables with this centerpiece.  An alternative would be to use battery operated, flameless votive candles.


That’s it, your natural branch centerpiece has been arranged.  Once lit the glass votive candles will softly illuminate the other elements of the arrangement highlighting it’s rustic, romantic appeal.

Votive candle, vanilla dahlia, moss runner

One thing to keep in mind with this centerpiece, and similar to the Gorgeous Dahlia Fall Centerpiece, is the importance of the illusion of chance.  You don’t want to create a specific order or over think the placement of materials.  The end product should look as though everything just effortlessly came together.

And everything will come together when using this DIY natural branch centerpiece, whether your wedding theme is rustic, country or chic.  It’s simplicity of elements and natural palette lend it a versatility to fit a variety of themes.