Flower Free

Centerpieces

Expression through creative centerpieces

 

peacock feathers for DIY wedding decor

Feathers

White candles for DIY weddings

Candles

Lanterns

Mason jars for Denver wedding centerpieces

Jars & Glass

Pearls and a tin for DIY wedding centerpieces

Gems, Stones & Pearls

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Why Flower Free Centerpieces?

Flower free centerpieces offer an opportunity to express the theme and tone of your Denver wedding, without worrying about broken stems or wilting flowers. For DIY brides, flower free centerpieces offer an opportunity to save time and money. DIY wedding reception centerpieces will still add dimension, interest and drama to the table, even without flowers. For more ideas for flower free centerpieces, check our our recent inspiration piece on the topic.

Why Flower Free?

Flower free centerpieces offer an opportunity to express the theme and tone of your Denver wedding, without worrying about broken stems or wilting flowers. For DIY brides, flower free centerpieces offer an opportunity to save time and money. DIY wedding reception centerpieces will still add dimension, interest and drama to the table, even without flowers. For more ideas for flower free centerpieces, check our our recent inspiration piece on the topic.

Feathers

Feathers come in all shapes, colors and sizes, faux and natural. From classic pheasant feathers to more exotic peacock and ostrich feathers, you will have plenty to choose from. Single feathers can be drapes around other centerpiece elements and bunches can be displayed in vases. Small feathers can be floated on water in martini glasses.

Peacock feathers add drama to centrepieces and compliment many color themes. 

Pheasant feathers like these are long and slender. They look fantastic with rich colors and natural wood tones.

Ostrich feathers are available in a variety of dyed colors and add a hint of vintage glamour to any centerpiece.

Small feathers like these can be floated in glasses or vases. Bunches can fill jars and accent flameless candles.

Candles

Flameless candles come in all shapes and sizes. Some have “wicks” that wink randomly or in patterns that can be set with a remote. With flameless candles, you do not have to worry about your wedding or reception location allowing wax candles or not. There is also no risk of dripping hot wax or candles tipping over. Single candles placed every 6 inches down the center of a rectangle table is a striking, minimalist centerpiece. Groups of candles in various sizes and heights looks splendid on top of mirrored trays.

These two inch tall small candles look and feel realistic. They add warm glamour to any table setting.

Flameless taper candles look gorgeous in candelabras and in candlesticks. They add drama to any tablespace.

Three to six inch tall candles add light to table top lanterns, which make charming centerpieces.

Berries, pinecones and flowers add charm to candles. These red berry candles are perfect for winter weddings.

Available in multiple sizes, birch bark flameless candles give a rustic feel to centerpieces and table tops. 

Lanterns

Metal lanterns add rustic romance to any wedding. Vintage lanterns can sometimes be found at thrift shops and can be modernized by replacing oil wells with electric candles. Modern lanterns are often battery powered or rechargeable. Lanterns can be added to centerpieces, used as aisle markers, held by the bridal party in place of bouquets, or used as part of accent lighting.

Paper lanterns come in a variety of colors and sizes. Grouped or strung seperately, they are a fresh decorative alternative to pedistals and topiaries.

Lanterns with electric candles add warmth and atmospheser to wedding ceremonies and receptions. 

Large lanterns can be used to accent other arrangements and decor by providing light and height.

Use this set of 12 lanterns as aisle markers, in table arrangements or for the bridal party.

Small camp stype lanterns feel inviting and are a a functional alternative to candles.

DIY cut luminaries are a beautiful alternative to plain candles. These white paper bags are the perfect size to make your own luminary.

Jars & Glass for DIY Weddings

Mason type jars, stemware, wine glasses and vases are just some of the types of glass that can add height and interest to centerpieces. Fill jars with sand and add a real or flameless candle. Float feathers in water filled martini glasses. Add stones or pinecones to large, clear glass vases. While we provide some options to buy below, you may be able to find many glass items at your local thrift store. Arc Thrift Stores are local to the Denver area and have a wide variety of items available.

Classic Ball brand jars add rustic charm to any centerpiece and can be used in a wide variety of ways.

Cocktail glasses, such as these, can be filled with pearls or colored glass gems. Add water and float a feather or a small floating candle.

Glass vases in a variety of shapes and sizes add height and dimension to centerpieces. Fill with any number of items to support your wedding and reception theme.

Wine bottles are available in green, brown and clear glass. Fill with fairy lights or a long feather for a dramatic centerpiece.

Gems, Stones & Pearls

Colored gems, natural and glass stones, and strings of pearls accent jars, vases, book stacks and other elements of centerpieces. They can be used to fill clear vases for a dramatic effect. Strung about or scattered across a centerpiece adds a vintage and charming feel. While we provide some options to buy below, you may be able to find many glass items at your local thrift store. Arc Thrift Stores are local to the Denver area and have a wide variety of items available.

Glass vase filler comes in rock style, as pictured hear, or as smooth flat bottom marbles. A variety of colors are available to match your wedding pallet.

Crushed mother of pearl is a neutral choice for classic or vintage style weddings and receptions. 

Fake strung pearls come in a variety of sizes and lengths. Cut off lengths as needed. Fill glassware with strung pearls or drape across centerpieces.

Mosaic balls can fill glassware or stand alone as part of a centerpiece design. With a variety of colors to choose from, they can accent any theme.
Crystal or cut glass garland is an economical way to fill containers. Or, drape strands across centerpieces. This is especially dramatic on rectangle tables.

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