From floral arches to towering flower walls, wedding flowers are increasingly used in unexpected and over-the-top ways. Case in point: the flower runners of fresh blooms and greenery that have been popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram.
Flower runners are a trend we've been seeing everywhere the past few years—in real weddings, at bridal showers, and more. These blooming accent pieces completely transform a classic tablescape into something fresh, and the trend even totes a few major advantages. For starters, you don't have to worry about sourcing vessels in various shapes and sizes and creating several different centerpieces for each table. No, embracing the garland means you (if you're DIY-ing) and your florist can focus on one central centerpiece.
To make the most of your flower fund, decorate just your sweetheart table or dessert display with a floral runner to get the look for less.
You'll find all of those flower runners and more right here. From cascading peonies to garlands of greenery, the 29 floral runners below are bound to inspire you, no matter your wedding style.
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This springtime beauty features coral charm peonies and tons of fun femininity. We love the matching bundles hanging from the wooden beams for a fully balanced visual.
Check out how the blooms in this runner are arranged in varying heights, giving the appearance of growing wildly right out of the tabletop. The combination of pastel blooms in a mix of sizes complements the garden party vibe to perfection.
This stunning table runner features pampas grass, a major staple in bohemian and beach weddings. The fluffy texture of the pampas is enhanced by the wild-looking grasses and punctuated by red, crimson, dusky pink, and cream roses.
Bright blooms pop against this deeply saturated greenery, mimicking the illustrations on the menu cards. We love how the stems were left long for an overgrown look, rather than the usual intricate positioning of centerpiece arrangements.
This floral runner is not for the faint of heart. A bounty of pink hydrangeas and tropical anthuriums completely overtakes the scene in the most captivating way. Palm fronds are scattered throughout for a touch of green amongst the pink presentation.
Varying hues of pink and purple come together in this feminine floral runner. Bold proteas add an unexpected texture to the predominantly rose arrangement while gilded accents inject a silky finish to the tablescape.
With its wild, organic vibe, this table runner looks like it came straight out of a fairy-tale woodland. The overflowing stems of greenery are injected with hints of deep plum hues through sporadic reddened leaves and scattered blooms.
This bare wooden table comes to life with a lush floral runner of greenery and blossoms, accented with pears and figs no less. The creamy garden roses beautifully bring out the warm tones in the deep wood and match the pillar candles for a uniform look.
With more muted hues, this floral runner would look fab at fall weddings or more demure springtime fêtes. The canvas of greenery is flush with white, blush, and crimson roses, green hydrangeas, and purple clematis.
A Moody Mix
A runner of vibrant pink dahlias and roses creates a distinguished contrast to this rugged, desert landscape. The black accents offset the saturated pink and red hues for a moody, modern vibe.
This delicate arrangement looks freshly picked and oh-so whimsical. The tenderest of green hues and pure white blooms give way to tiny hints of blue that complement the pale blue charger and linens beautifully.
A Duo-Chromatic Display
A simple color palette can pack a pretty punch. Need proof? Just take a look at this table runner of pale blush and white peonies and roses.
A Colorful Wonder
Summertime brides, this one's for you. Trailing eucalyptus and summery shades come together in this colorful floral runner.
A picture-perfect intimate dinner setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This natural and relaxed tablescape evokes all the charm of a European vacation with pale blue linens, blush taper candles, gilded accents, and a fluffy floral runner of ivory, mauve, and green hues. All that's missing is the celebratory limoncello shots.
This exotic display combines two of our favorite decor pieces: circle installations and table runners. A simple path of palms topped with birds of paradise flowers creates a modern tropical look.
A true fairy-tale setting courtesy of the most ethereal of floral table runners. Winding vines carve a path for the flowing arrangement of delicate pastel blooms, frilly florals, and blue thistles.
Create a more dimensional, textured look by layering a traditional table runner underneath a floral runner.
This tropical oasis is set aflame with the most exquisitely extravagant floral runners. The lush, overflowing arrangements of frothy bougainvillea and multicolored roses cascade over pale wooden tables for the most elegant display.
This elevated floral runner takes a refreshing step back from the usually refined approach. A romantic palette of red and white roses and orchids gets an untethered feel, thanks to the magical overgrowth of eucalyptus and greenery beneath it.
Holy hydrangea! This lush runner is overflowing with the full white bloom. We appreciate how bits of greenery and pink roses were woven in to break up the otherwise mono-floral arrangement.
Full of Fragrance
Simple yet totally lush and captivating in its own way, this cascading eucalyptus table runner is dotted with fluffy white blooms. We can only imagine the relaxing wafts of fragrance coming off this stunner.
You don't have to have 20 feet of prettiness to have a garland. Dress your sweetheart table or cake table with a small but mighty one like this.
Who needs flowers? This thick garland of greenery makes a statement all on its own, boldly encapsulating the character of the verdant environment surrounding it.
A Rustic Harvest
In lieu of both floral runners and garlands of greenery, this harvest-inspired design incorporates bundles of lettuce and cabbage studded with succulent pomegranates, juicy apples, spiky artichokes, and fluffy bouquets of wheat. Best of all? The entirely sustainable centerpiece was fed to the farm animals of the barn venue.
Play with heights and multiple arrangements to add drama to any reception tablescape. Here, a runner of pastel roses, hydrangeas, and greenery is mirrored by the row of bouquets levitating above it.
A Tropical Trail
Big and bold, this lush runner leaves no room for trepidation. The bare wooden table is covered in a trail of oversized tropical leaves dotted with white poppies and green orchids.
A refreshing palette of pale greens and cream is absolutely divine for a springtime celebration. This ethereal runner of greenery, hydrangeas, peonies, garden and tea roses, and gardenias feels like a breath of fresh air beneath the sailcloth tent.