Hi DIY guys and girls! It’s Lauren from I Love Love Events, and I have the best post for you today (in my opinion)! At I Love Love Events we are obsessed with details, especially unique ones! I love flowers as much as the next event designer, but I really love something that looks as fantastic as flowers but isn’t flowers. Something unique and special that’s non-floral can be a tall order. I think these ideas are fantastic for the DIY bride, because flowers are a tough thing to DIY, as you really have to put them together the eve of the wedding, and that’s just not realistic for most people. Non-floral centerpieces however, can generally be prepped far in advance and just need to be styled the day of. Now there are a lot of ideas for centerpieces like this, that are cheesy or just looked like you “cheaped out,” but I searched, and I mean searched the internet for the 15 most fabulous, non-cheesy, non-floral centerpieces I could find. Here’s what I turned up…


15 fun, non-floral wedding centerpiece ideas that are as pretty as flowers.


ADD COLOR AND LIFE WITH AN AFFORDABLE DIY STREAMER PROJECT

These streamers on a stick are a simple and affordable DIY centerpiece.  DIY centerpiece by the bride: Emily Rickard // photo: Christine Kimble // via: Green Wedding Shoes


LAYERED PAINTED GOURDS MAKE FOR A BEAUTIFUL FALL CENTERPIECE

a runner of gourds is a spectacular replacement for florals. photo and styling:Casa De Perrin // via: Heath Ceramics


A MODERN CANDELABRA ADDS STYLE AND AMBIANCE

Geo candle holder can replace a floral arrangement. photo: // styling: Starling on Bond // via: Ruffled


THESE DIY TABLE NUMBERS WORK DOUBLE DUTY AS THE CENTERPIECE

DIY moss table numbers double as a beautiful centerpiece. DIY and photo: Hank and Hunt // via: Ruffled


A CHARMING VIGNETTE CAN MAKE GREAT TABLE DECOR

logs with candles and mini forest animals make adorable centerpieces. photo: Allie Siarto Photography // via: Ruffled


SOMETHING IN THE CENTER MAY NOT BE NECESSARY WITH LOTS OF LAYERS ON A PLACE SETTING

layer the table with leaves and textiles to save on flowers. styling: Justina Blakney // photo: Danae Horst // via: Pottery Barn


THIS CREATIVE PAPER CENTERPIECE ADDS TONS OF COLOR!

how about adding color with paper geometric shapes!? design & planning: Wild Heart Events // photo: Birds of a Feather // via: Green Wedding Shoes


PAPER LEAVES HAVE NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!

a colored leaf runner adds whimsy! styling and concept: Lenzo // photo: Hello Darling Photography // via: 100 Layer Cakelet


TRY SOMETHING ABOVE THE TABLE, AS OPPOSED TO ON IT

hanging geometric shapes draw the eyes up from the table. photo: Kristina Lee Photography // styling: Beijos Events // hanging geos: Hruskaa Etsy Shop // florals: MV Florals // via: 100 Layer Cakelet


A LARGE BALLOON IS A WHIMSICAL CENTERPIECE IDEA

If you have balloons and tassels, who needs flowers!? photo: Crystal Stokes Photography // planning & design: B. Childs Weddings // via: Wedding Chicks


CANDLES AND LANTERNS MAKE FOR A MORE TRADITIONAL NON-FLORAL TABLE

Candle centerpieces add ambiance and are visually clean. via: Martha Stewart


BRING IN NAUTICAL OR BEACH ELEMENTS WITH A ROPE

For a nautical wedding, add a rope to the table. styling: Flitter Fete // via: Wedding Chicks


ADD SOME GLAM TO A DRIFTWOOD LOG FOR A NATURAL AND ELEGANT LOOK

for a natural floral alternative, try driftwood with candles. styling & photography: Lexia Frank


LAYER SPRIGS OF FORAGED GREENERY ON TOP OF UNIQUE TEXTILES

fern sprigs layered on pretty textiles make you not miss flowers at all. styling & design & rentals: Raise The Bar Productions // photo: John Newsome // via: 100 Layer Cakelet


COTTON BRANCHES ADD NATURAL CHARM

Cotton branches are a sweet alternative to florals. styling & design: Jenn Elliott Blake // photos: Belathee // via: Scout


Lauren of i love love events

Lauren Koster is the owner of I Love Love Events, a New York based wedding planning company that specializes in the unique and handmade look. Her eclectic style and modern hipster vibe always has us entranced. We always love when she graces our blog with her monthly “Steal This Style” article. Want to know more? You can personally follow or find her from these links below:

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