For a bright and unexpected idea, add a dose of vibrant color to the reception tables by arranging fresh blooms in colorful vases. It's a unique way to introduce your wedding color palette to the table and add visual interest to the overall space. Ask your florist if he or she has a supply of colorful vases, or spend some time scouring your local antique and thrift stores to amass your own collection. You could even buy clear vases (usually quite affordable) and then tint them with glass paint. Here are our favorite reception tablescapes featuring centerpieces in colorful glass vases.
Wildflowers in Colorful Vases (above): For a more rustic, hand-picked feel, arrange wildflowers and textured grasses in an assortment of purple and green bottles.
Photo: Summer Jean Photography
Green Glass Vases: Display cream-colored peonies, astilbe, and fresh greenery in a green-glass vase for an elegant, garden feel.
Photo: Yeliz Atici Photography
Turquoise Vases: For an impactful look, stick to one color and display them en masse; simple ranunculus stems look chic in these colorful turquoise bottles.
Photo: Leah Fisher Photography
A Rainbow of Vases: An array of different vases look spectacular displayed on their own — no flowers necessary!
Photo: Stacy Paul Photography
Amber Vases with Colorful Glassware: For a casual, more eclectic look, pair amber vases filled with flowers with drinking glasses in a spectrum of hues.
Photo: Chris & Jenn Photos
Cobalt Blue: Saturated blue vases balance out the simple floral color palette of creams, whites, and neutrals.
Photo: Meg Ruth Photography
Teal and Purple: Saturated blue vases balance out the simple floral color palette of creams, whites, and neutrals.