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5 Tips for Creating a Romantic Wedding Centerpiece

Are you a romantic at heart?  If the answer is yes, chances are you have been dreaming about your wedding day for quite awhile now. Many brides want their special day to feel and look like a fairytale.

Planning your wedding you don’t need a stylist or a ton of extra cash to go into expenses for creating a romantic wedding centerpiece for your fairytale wedding.  A romantic wedding centerpiece can fit into a variety of wedding themes from vintage, rustic to modern.  I have five great, universal tips to share with you on how to create a romantic wedding centerpiece whatever your theme may be.

  1. Color Palette– a romantic wedding is soft and feminine.  Often  for this look color palettes are made up of traditionally feminine hues, pink, blush, purple, peach.  Warm hues are also ideal to be igniting yet inviting.  Colors in a romantic wedding palette complement each other they are not too bold and do not compete with each other.
  2. Flowerswedding flowers are beautifully showcased in a romantic wedding centerpiece, they are at the main focal point in any arrangement.  Soft, feminine hues are picked up in rose, peony, ranunculus and hydrangea flower petals.
  3. Lighting– in soft votives and tall pillars candle lighting is another central, important element to a romantic wedding centerpiece.  The right candle lighting accenting romantic wedding flowers can set the mood for your whole wedding look.
  4. & 5. The two final tips to creating a romantic wedding centerpiece go hand in hand.  Small details and personalized touches are key to bringing the look of a romantic centerpiece together.  Details like hanging jewels, bouquet or centerpiece charms, vintage heirlooms or pictures will add depth and meaning to decor items.  Those little touches that have a tie to the bride and groom and their families will connect with others on a more deeper level.

Creating a romantic centerpiece with the right color palette, type of flowers, lighting and special details does not have to be overly complicated or expensive.  Many of the tips will cost you nothing.  One more tip for you today keep in mind starting out with the right information and knowing the direction you would like to take your wedding look can save you both money and time as you begin your wedding planning or wedding purchases.

Romantic Wedding Flowers ~ Heather’s Inspiration Board

Romantic-HeatherBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Love Me Sailor  |  Floral Designer:  Honey and Poppies

{Heather’s Request}
My theme is “Romantic Vintage Garden”.  Coral is my main color but I’m also thinking Peaches, Blushes, Whites, Creams, and Greens.  I love peonies, but am very open to other flowers… hydrangeas, roses, poppies, dahlias, anemones, and berry sprays.

{Heather’s Bouquet Details}
This vintage bouquet via 100 Layer Cake can be recreated with Beige Cabbage Roses, Peach Peonies, Ivory Dahlias, Cream Pink Ranunculus, Cream Anemones, Cream Green Berry Sprays, and Lamb’s Ear, Dusty Miller, and Seeded Eucalyptus Greenery.  Wrap this romantic bouquet with Creamy Beige Linen Ribbon with Pearl accents.  Happy Planning, Mindy


Pastel Wedding Flowers ~ Emily’s Inspiration Board

Pastel-Bouquet-EmilyBouquet Inspiration Photo:  Closer To Love Photography |  Floral Designer:  Splendid Sentiments Floral Design

{Emily’s Request}
My wedding is the spring of 2014. I am drawing much of our inspiration from Monet’s Waterlilies paintings. We are leaning toward an old century vintage feel. I love the harmony in soft cool colors with a hint of light warm color for contrast. My colors are mostly shades of blue and green with light pink. I love succulents, pods and large white flowers.

{Emily’s Bouquet Details}
This romantic pastel bouquet via The Knot can be recreated with Antique Pink Roses, Cream White Sweetpea & Roses, Pink Roses & Peonies, Blue Waxflower, and Baby Agave Succulent Greenery.  For your bridesmaids, our Pink Rose Bouquet.  To finish, wrap each bouquet with Ivory Lace Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy

Blush Wedding Flowers ~ Brittany’s Inspiration Board

Blush-bouquet-BrittanyBouquet Inspiration Floral Designer:  Erin Volante Floral

{Brittany’s Request}
Hello I was wondering what you could put together for bouquets. I am doing a vintage wedding with shades of blush pink and cream. My wedding dress is an champagne/gold with ivory lace overlay and has antique beading on the sash. My bridesmaids dresses are a primrose color (blush pink) I like the look of pearls,broaches,and crystals. I like hydrangea,peony,ranunculus,cabbage roses, and dusty miller for flowers so far…. I am drying fresh hydrangeas at the moment for my wedding in March and they are looking beautiful! They are all in shades of pink,mauve,and white/cream. I’m struggling on putting together a bouquet though I have a pretty good idea of flowers I like just not sure on colors and what to put together to get the finished look. I don’t care for the perfect round /ball type bouquets but other than that I’m open for any suggestions :)  Thanks, Brittany

{Brittany’s Bouquet Details}
This romantic bouquet via Erin Volante Floral can be recreated with Dusty Rose Roses, Cream Hydrangea, Peonies, and Ranunculus, Antique Beige Roses, and Dusty Miller Greenery.  The Blush Rose Bouquet will make a perfect bridesmaid bouquet.  Wrap each bouquet with Ivory Lace Ribbon.  Happy Planning, Mindy


Lindsey’s Romantic Lavender Rose & Sweetpea Wedding Flower Inspiration Board

Bouquet Inspiration Photo:  Mirelle Carmichael  |  Bouquet Designer:  Fleurish Floral Designs

{Lindsey’s Request}
Hello! I’ve been browsing the blog and love the inspiration boards, and was wondering if you could help me! I’m getting married in April in an old cathedral. Our theme is vintage, and we’re also incorporating some bird elements (like birdcages as reception centerpieces). There will be lots of lace and pearls! Our colors are a dark purple (lapis from Davids Bridal), lavender, and some antique green. The men are wearing gray, and I am wearing ivory/champagne. I picture everything soft and romantic. I look forward to hearing from you!

{Lindsey’s Bouquet Details}
This sweet lavender inspiration bouquet via Style Me Pretty features:  Lavender~Purple Open & Bud Roses, Lavender~Blue Sweet Pea, Plum Calla Lilies, Lavender Berry Sprays, and Cream~Green Lisianthus.  Use the coordinating premade Hydrangea & Rose Bridal Bouquet for the bridesmaids.  Finish the bouquets with delicate Sheer Ivory Chiffon Ribbon and for an extra special touch to your bouquet, add a Pearl Florette Buckle.  Happy Planning, Mindy