7 Elegant Ways to Display Flowers in a Cloche For Your Wedding

A cloche or bell jar add that touch of romance to your wedding decor

Updated 02/25/18

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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.

Like the look of these cloche-covered florals? Keep reading for some of our favorite takes on this trend.

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Cloche-Covered Florals

Luna de Mare

This muted, cloche-covered arrangement looks utterly romantic and will bring an indoor-garden feel to your reception tables.

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Escort-Card Table Decor

Joy Proctor

Delicate hellebore blossoms are displayed in glass bell jars and placed on an escort-card table.

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Escort-Card Table

Kristina Adams

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.

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Escort-Card Table Arrangements

For the Love of It

Guests found their names and seating assignments on a table adorned with these cloches featuring Japanese ikebana-inspired floral arrangements.

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Glass Dome and Wooden Base

Melissa Schollaert

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.

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Mix-and-Match Arrangements

Ryan Ray

For a bright, cheery look, display a single showy stem inside a glass cloche alongside a bud vase containing a cluster of coordinating blooms.

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Dahlias in a Dome

Ryan Ray

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.

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