At your wedding, guests will spend a great deal of time at the reception tables, which means that your centerpieces should be a focal point in your décor. Here, top floral designers use vivid colors, rich textures, and amazing flowers to create five arrangements worthy of a standing ovation.

Regal red, gold and black hues, and a surprising mix of materials—velvet, tassels, fruit—lend splendid style to this table designed by L'Olivier, A towering centerpiece of Estelle roses, Naranga roses, California Sunny Skies roses, dahlias, cockscomb, calla lilies, artichokes, kumquat branches, grapes, apricots, grapevines and philodendron leaves is the main attraction. China, glassware and flatware, all from Party Rental Ltd, Tablecloths and napkins from Ruth Fischl,