Floating Candle Centerpieces
With a Flower Ring

We just love the way floating candle centerpieces look on a wedding reception table! This wonderful idea uses a foam flower ring that makes it so easy to combine the beauty of a candle on water with flowers. The best part is that the flowers don't have a vase!

Ingredients: Floating Candle Centerpieces Idea

1 Clear Glass Bowl
1 Floral Foam Ring
1 Floating Candle
8 approx. Blooms of Hydrangea
1 Short Block of Foam to raise the bowl a few inches (This could be anything)

1 Dozen Spray Roses (Optional)
1 Round Mirror (Optional)

The Flower

This beautiful centerpiece uses hydrangea, and we love hydrangea! It is one of the easiest flowers to decorate with because it is so big and full that it only takes a few stems or blooms to fill a space.

Hydrangea is available in a multitude of gorgeous colors that include pinks, purples, white, ivory, antique tones, beautiful light blues, and lime green. Hydrangea can also be sprayed to just about any wedding color if none of the aforementioned fit the bill.

Simply stuck into a floral foam ring drenched with a flower food mixture, each hydrangea bloom forms a tuft of incredibly beautiful color.

The Floating Candle

Floating candles are available in wide assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. They even come in pretty shapes like flowers, seashells and so much more.

It looks fantastic when the candle and the flowers use all the colors of your palette. So, if the flowers pick up one color, consider candles that pick up another.

Votive Style Candles to Complement

We call these complementary centerpieces. They are smaller centerpieces that take the same flavor and color of the main centerpiece and spread it all around the table.

Here you see a lime-green candle floating in water over lime-green hydrangea petals, all in a clear glass votive. Each has an aqua ribbon with a pretty aqua butterfly cut-out attached to it. How cute is that!?

Try one at each place setting, or depending on the shape of your tables, spread these pretty complementary floating candle centerpieces around to make your table a sea of your wedding colors.

This super simple idea is a very easy and inexpensive way to add color and light all around the table!

Small Centerpieces to Complement

Check this out! We don't show this here, but how easy would it be to take several hydrangea blooms and plop each one into its own separate little cup-sized vase? Spread them all around the table and suddenly you will have at very little cost, along with your pretty floating candle centerpieces, a sea of gorgeous flowers on the table!

Centerpiece Options

  • Change the height or shape of the vase.
  • Change the color of the flowers to fit your color scheme.
  • Use a different flower all together.

More Wedding Table Ideas

There are so many things you could do to dress up the table to complement these floating candle centerpieces. Ideas can be decorative, functional or both. Either way they are fantastic opportunities to add more splashes of color that will make the whole table, not just the center, a beautiful display of your color and style.

Consider using table cloths and/or napkins to pick up colors from your palette. Both make a fantastic initial presentation, but the table cloths in particular will remain a big splash of color throughout the duration of the reception.

Use items like favors or table numbers as excuses to show off your colors and style. These are necessary items and so easy to be creative with, so why not have fun with them?!

Pretty Table Idea #1: Wedding Flower Seating Tags

You could create a seating tag that is made with a flower - e.g. some type of container with a flower in it. Display them at the entry of the reception. With the name tag attached, each guest would bring their flower and all that color to the table. They would in essence help decorate the table for you.

Pretty Table Idea #2: Wedding Candle Table Numbers

You could print each table number in large type on velum paper. Wrap the velum around a candle lit cylinder vase. Tape it on. The velum makes the glass look frosted. Now you have a very beautifully lit table number!

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