Bored with all the wedding centerpieces you’re seeing? Not to worry—you’ve just stumbled upon a cornucopia of creativity when it comes to livening up the focal point of your reception tables. Reception tables are increasingly becoming ripe with one sweet trend—wedding centerpieces with fruit. Some couples are opting to ditch the blooms altogether in favor of fruit as the crux of their table setting, while others are choosing to infuse their harvest goods amongst their florals. Either way, it looks like both types of couples are on to something. When paired with lush flowers, fresh fruit can enrich a wedding centerpiece’s natural design and capture each blossom’s beauty.
For example, succulent peaches in a bowl of gardenias can enhance the flower’s Southern charm. Fruits can also add texture and amp up color, whether by layering, contrasting, or blending with the hues of the petals. Pomegranates, berries, and cherries can work with red and fuchsia roses for shades of romance, or vivid limes can fill a vase of sunflowers for a lively look. Flowers and fruit are a dynamic duo—together they can elevate the senses through their combined fragrances, with fruit also evoking a titillating sense of taste.
But sometimes fruit is at its best when it does all the talking itself. Run a garland of apples down the table’s center for a rustic vibe, or combine grapefruit and blackberries in a vintage vase for a charming look. If you really want to go all out, mix your fresh produce with other edible pieces—think herbs and spices and vegetables like carrots or both! Whatever style you go for, one thing’s for sure—fruit, whether deeply hued berries, sunny citrus, or those in between, won’t fail to add a wow factor to your tablescape.
Read on for 23 fresh and flavorful fruit centerpieces that look too good to eat.
An arrangement of red pears on a wooden stump has a rustic feel, perfectly fitted for an outdoor country wedding.
This jewel-toned centerpiece takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean with blood oranges, exotic leaves, and fuchsia flowers.
Peaches and Greenery
Pretty peaches complete the muted tones in this soft and sweet centerpiece.
Blackberries and Figs
With deep blackberries and rich figs, this centerpiece takes on dark, romantic hues, while still bursting with color.
A row of pineapples emits tropical vibes, perfect for a destination wedding. Add a handwritten tag as a special note or even add your table numbers for a unique seating guide.
Lemons and Roses
These DIY centerpieces are all sunshine, with buttercup yellow roses and a zing of lemon. Twine wrapped around the vases adds a touch of rustic charm.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables mix with bold blooms for some fresh farm inspiration, complete with carrots, tomatoes, herbs, apples, and lilacs.
Kiwis and Grapes
We’re seeing green in this posh centerpiece. Half-cut kiwis and juicy grape clusters adorned with a string of crystals sit pretty on a distressed silver pedestal.
Oranges and Greenery
Bright and whimsical, this citrus centerpiece adorned with greenery looks picture perfect in a wooden box.
Granny Smith Apples
Granny smith apples add a playful touch to a funky vase while mimicking the greenery surrounding it.
Palm Beach met California, and this tablescape was born. With palm leaf prints and pink pineapple centerpieces, Margaret Joan Florals put together this playful set-up that pops with color and patterns.
Berries and Plums
This centerpiece is dripping in berry hues with a berry, plum, raspberry, and fig color palette. A silver gravy boat acts as an alternative vase, shinning against the romantic colors of the fruit and florals.
Apples and Blackberries
Christina of Glow Event Design combined dusty apples and blackberries in small wooden crates to create a rustic feel on the tabletop.
Pastel pears play peekaboo among luscious centerpieces of roses for a look that’s both elegant and full of Southern charm.
A vintage Art Deco-inspired gold tray houses vibrant limes for a simple but sophisticated look.
With yellow roses and marigold gerbera daisies topping a vase filled with orange slices, this bright centerpiece brings energy to the table.
Pomegranates, Figs, Apples, Plums, Physalis, and Cranberries
Pomegranates, figs, apples, plums, physalis, and cranberries create a lavish look, especially when complemented by hydrangeas, dahlias, freesias, brassica, lisianthus, and roses. The style and deep color scheme of purples, deep greens, reds, and a hint of peach nod to the Victorian Era.
Peaches, Grapefruits, and Cherries
A bowl of plump peaches, tangy grapefruit, cherries, and coral florals add a punch of sweetness and warmth.
Apples and Greenery
Rustic pottery jugs, gray linens, fruit, and herbs take a cue from an apple orchard in this stunning setting.
Did someone say fiesta? This trendy mix of fruits and décor has an eclectic Southwestern vibe.
Apples, Grapes, and Pears
A beige linen tablecloth explodes with color thanks to a two-tiered bowl filled with decadent grapes, pears, and apples along with bold blooms, perfect for any summer fête.
Cherries, Blackberries, and Tomatoes
Rich cherries, blackberries, and tomatoes add contrast against light peaches in antique holders for a bit of Old World charm.
Gleaming green apples and delicate pink blossoms in a dark wooden crate just screams moody romance.