20 Colorful Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Fall centerpiece

Carina Skrobecki; Event Planning & Floral Design; Event Rentals by The Party Store; Tabletop & Linen Rentals by The Top Rentals; Linens by La Tavola Fine Linen

When setting the table for a fall wedding, you have plenty of options in terms of colors and styles. But this season (more than any other!), one thing is for certain: You want to draw your guests' attention to the center of the table. After all, fall is a time of social gatherings with family and friends—and if you think about it, that's exactly what your wedding is. That's where your centerpieces come in.

The number one rule for fall centerpieces is to keep them low to the table. Why? So your guests can actually socialize and make contact with the people across from them! From there, the rest is really up to you, but, as we said, there are a number of questions to be answered: Candles or no candles? Red or white flowers? Take the creative ideas and color palettes ahead as your starting point, and then customize away for your style, your party, and your venue.

Keep reading for fall wedding centerpieces we love and start thinking about how you're going to dress your autumnal dinner table.

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Stone Fruits

fall wedding centerpiece

ARTIESE Studios; Floral Design by Sweet Woodruff; Event Planning by Laura Olsen Events

Fall is a season for farmer's market runs and harvest moons, so why not incorporate that vibe into your table centerpieces? This arrangement of dried hydrangeas and pale pink roses looks especially striking next to a bundle of pears. The fruit picks up accents from the floral centerpiece to create a cohesive aesthetic.

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Fall Foliage

fall wedding centerpiece

Jamie Mercurio Photography

Bright leaves may seem like an obvious choice for fall wedding décor, but that doesn't make them any less perfect. We love the texture that leaves add to an arrangement; in fact, you can think of them as your seasonal greenery. This centerpiece also makes a case for pairing a bright arrangement with a dark tablecloth for a little pop!

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Bright Blooms

fall wedding centerpiece

Ashley Slater

Yes, bright pink flowers can work for fall. Take this bundle of fresh blooms in shades of pinks and reds for example. It feels fresh and modern thanks to the flower's warm undertones, the berry accents, and the table setting in general. Seriously, a bare wooden base and copper accents are all you need.

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Mini Pumpkins

fall wedding centerpiece

Casa de Perrin

Again, pumpkins may be an expected choice, but this example is anything but. The set-up feels surprising for many reasons—with the first being that the pumpkins are painted in a mixture of both muted and metallic tones. The balance is striking, as is the bundled styling. The more, the merrier, right?!

For a less obvious approach you can substitute gourds, squashes, and other seasonal picks to create an organic setting.

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Unique Cloches

fall wedding centerpiece

For the Love of It

The cloche is a centerpiece trend that's here to stay, as brides (and florists alike) love creating a mini showcase of special blooms. Translate this design for your table setting by mixing jars of various heights with votive candles for a romantic look that's full of texture.

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Deep-Hued Accents

fall wedding centerpiece

Anna Delores Photography; Event Planning by Vanessa Noel Events; Floral Design by Coco Rose Designs

We're generally obsessed with this combination of colors and textures. For fall, forget a tight arrangement of roses and create something like this with chocolate cosmos and dark, berry-colored accents. The figs are also a welcome addition!

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Fun Feathers

Fall centerpiece with feathers and black tablecloth

Pen Carlson; Floral Design by 

Lily and Company; Rentals by Montana Party Rentals; Linens by La Tavola Fine Linen

 

This styling is definitely not part of some Gatsby-esque celebration. No, this feather-adorned centerpiece feels rustic yet elevated thanks to the browning foliage, yellow roses, and artichokes in the arrangement along with the gold accents and dark-hued tablecloth.

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Copper Elements

Autumnal tablescape with copper charger plates and harvest hued florals

​Carina Skrobecki; Event Planning & Floral Design; Event Rentals by The Party Store; Tabletop & Linen Rentals by The Top Rentals; Linens by La Tavola Fine Linen

When it comes to metals, copper just seems to innately embody all that the season has to offer. These copper chargers and vases pair exquisitely with the saturated autumnal hues of the dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, and golden ferns. Crystal-cut glassware and gold accents create a tablescape that's the very essence of divine fall opulence.

Feel free to mix metals for an earthy tablescape. Copper, brass, and certain hues of gold can pair well together for a luxe old-world look.

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Colored Candles

Gray candles on tablescape

Chris & Ruth; Event Planning by Laura Bravi; Floral Design by Il Profumo dei Fiori 

A candlelit glow is a must for any wedding celebration but even more so for a decadent, fall fête. Lean into the season's indulgent profile by forgoing the usual white tapers for deep navy, brooding burgundy, or moody black options. These soft taupe and gray additions add just the right amount of depth to the otherwise neutral palette of sages and ivories.

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Vintage Birdcages

Birdcage filled with greenery and blooms

Norman & Blake; Event Planning by Alison Events Planning + Design; Wedding Styling by Dear Maradee; Floral Design by Moon Canyon Design

This centerpiece idea is quite similar to the previously mentioned cloche idea, but just so much more. Vintage birdcages harken back to a gilded era of sheer romance and inject a hefty dose of drama that speaks to the luxurious season. This brass wire design looks picture-perfect housing sprigs of eucalyptus and crimson florals highlighted by the warm glow of dove gray pillar candles.

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Dark Glassware

Dark glassware with gilded accents and dusty-hued floral arrangements

Kristin La Voie; Event Design by Gold Leaf Event Design & Production; Floral Design & Rentals by HMR Designs 

Another way to incorporate autumn's signature dark tones is through the glassware. These saturated goblets pick up the deep burgundy and ripe blush tones in the floral centerpieces beautifully, creating a cohesive total look that really makes an impact. We love how traditional crystal-cut glasses were also incorporated to add some contrast and levity.

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Seasonal Berries

Blush hued centerpiece with berries

Ryan Ray Photography; Event Planning by Calder Clark; Floral Design by Blossoms Events; Rentals by Snyder Events & Calder Clark 

No, not the bright red winter berries that resound of the holiday season. These spicy berries come in orange and yellow sunset tones that create a stunning blend when tucked amongst the soft florals and trailing greenery of early fall. Such a simple vehicle for transitioning from those late summer centerpieces into the bounty of autumn.

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Dusty Hues

Dusty hued floral arrangements

Jonnie and Garrett; Event Planning & Floral Design by Modern Day Events & Floral; Rentals by Blue Peak TentsEvent TheoryKaleidoscope Lighting & Fancy Fray

While powdery pinks and soft greens always have us feeling springtime fine, it's the dusty hues of autumn that emit all the cozy vibes. These delightfully bruised colors of persimmon and paprika toned blossoms emanate all the warmth of the gold accents and soothing flames surrounding them. The deep greenery and bare wood add grounding to the scene.

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Rustic Elements

Antique candle sticks

Kurt Boomer; Event Planning by Jacqueline Hallgarth Events; Floral Design by Janna Brown Design Co.; Rentals by Preludio Noleggi; Linens by La Tavola

The homegrown comforts and laid-back simplicity of all things rustic embody the very essence of the season. While an all-out rustic bash is the style of choice for some, a few well-chosen accents can also make a statement. These chipped candlesticks evoke a sentimental note while complementing the lemon-colored velvet linens, organic floral centerpiece, and bounty of foraged fruit.

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Soft Textures

Textured floral arrangement

Carrie Patterson Photography; Event Planning by In Any Event; Floral Design by Lily & Company; Rentals by La Tavola Fine Linen

This is not the time for starkness and modernity. Autumn is all about the cozy and inviting, the luxury and the drama. This tablescape incorporates all of the softness from the plush silk linens in inky black to the fluffy textures in the jewel-toned centerpiece of amaryllis, pomegranates, garden roses, and greens.

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Opulent Gilding

Brass accents

​Jonnie and Garrett; Event Planning & Floral Design by Modern Day Events & Floral; Rentals by Blue Peak TentsEvent TheoryKaleidoscope Lighting & Fancy Fray

Drama, drama, drama. Gilded metallic accents offer it in spades while simultaneously evoking all the warmth of the season. The spectacular golds in the candelabras, vases, votives, and trims contrasts elegantly with the dark trailing greenery and deep crimson bulbs.

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Moody Mauves

Blush and mauve-toned tablescape

Lelia Scarfiotti; Floral Design by Fluida Design

Airy blushes aren't only for warmer weather, with dusty undertones and deeper, mauve-tinged hues they make for a stunningly soft fall color scheme. This romantic vista draws on it in spades, incorporating the color everywhere from the runner to the linens to the wild-looking centerpieces of pampas grass, asparagus fern, roses, pussy willow, and anthurium. The bare table and brass décor pieces add just enough depth to keep the theme grounded and supple.

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Amber Waves of Grain

Grain centerpieces

Norman + Blake

If it's harvest inspo you seek, you need not look any further. Beautiful in its simplicity and minimalism, all this western theme required was a few identical centerpieces of bundled wheat neatly tucked into vases running down the length of the table.

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Natural Materials

Stone candleholder and terra cotta vases

Ryan Ray Photography; Event Planning by Calder Clark; Floral Design by Blossoms Events; Rentals by Snyder Events & Calder Clark

Harness the earthiness of this time of year by expertly mixing natural textures into one cohesive tablescape. Bare tables and praline-colored velvet create the perfect canvas for adding layers of depth in the form of marble candleholders and floral-filled terra-cotta vases.

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Spicy Tones

Spice-hued floral arrangement

Christina McNeill; Event Planning by Ruby & Rose; Floral Design by Lambert Floral Studio; Rentals by Theoni CollectionGot Light & Hensley Event Resources 

Sugar and spice and everything nice—an adequate description of not only the season but this centerpiece, as well. Chocolate cosmos, mauve garden roses, saffron lisianthus, scarlet scabiosa, and burgundy dahlias carry all the spicy notes of fall festivities. Hints of brown velvet, gilded accents, fresh pears, succulent figs, and additional décor in eggplant and lilac complete the opulent, Dutch masters inspired scene.

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