If you’re looking for a romantic and slightly unexpected way to decorate your wedding tables, we love the look of cloches and bell jars. Originating in France, glass domes have been used for centuries to protect and display cherished objects, from rare orchids to objets of curiosity. These days, however, cloches have become quite popular in the world of weddings.
Cloches come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have multiple uses—you could display a single cloche with flowers or greenery inside, or group several cloches in different heights for a fuller, indoor-garden look. Place them on reception tables as eye-catching centerpieces, or on dessert tables or escort-card displays. Mix up the look of the glass domes by choosing an interesting base—you could opt for a slice of wood for a more rustic look, or an antique tart pan for something more vintage-inspired. Or, you could skip the base altogether and simply rest the glass dome on the tabletop.
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Create an eye-catching escort-card display by filling glass cloches with stems of carnations in different shades of pink and red; display the domes on grey risers for a modern look. Tie a matching ribbon to the individual escort cards to tie everything together.
Glass Dome and Wooden Base
For a striking yet simple, display a small centerpiece of fresh blooms beneath a glass done; use a wood slice as a base to add a rustic touch to the lace-covered dinner tables.
Dahlias in a Dome
Proof that sometimes the simplest looks are the most striking: a trio of bright-pink dahlias placed beneath a cloche on a simple, crisp-white plate.