Month: March 2015

Creative Centrepiece Ideas

It’s amazing how much a creative centrepiece will really bring your wedding reception tables to life. Centrepieces are a quick and easy way to put your own stamp on your day and are a fantastically simple way to bring your theme to life. Even if you’re the sort of couple who are not necessarily mad into ‘theming’ your big day, a quirky centrepiece that reflects both bride and groom will really make the day feel special for you and your guests.

But gone are the days of just having lone flowers as centrepieces, todays brides and grooms are thinking outside the box with everything from trees, to vintage birdcages and mason jars, to books and edible goodies like cupcakes and even cheese being used!

The choices are endless and the only limit is your imagination. So have fun thinking up ways to bring your tables to life. To help, we’ve put together a handy list of ideas from the more creative end of the centrepiece spectrum. If you’d like to chat about how we can dress your tables for you big day, please give us a shout – contact us


These manzanita style trees are ideal for creating a little bit of impact! Think about any embellishments you might want to hang from them, such as pearls, or tealights, or ribbons. We at Perfect Details supplies a beautiful range of Manzanita Trees for hire.

Mason Jars

Not just for vintage lovers, Mason Jars can be super-versatile in creating beautiful table décor. Of course if you want to really channel that vintage feel, go for some pretty posies or gypsophelia. But these delightful jars are also ideal for holding tea lights, or sand, shells, or even fruit slices like lemons for a stunning effect.

Bird cages

Simple and elegant, birdcages will provide a real talking point on your tables and you can fill them with simple tealights, or flowers or plants, or even pictures and postcards.

Vintage Books

Adding a sense of old world style and laid back chic, stacks of vintage style books make for fantastic centrepieces. Think about including classics from your childhood or books that grandparents might have read to you to make it extra special. The other fab aspect of using small stacks of books is that you can place other items, such as vintage teapots, flowers or candles on top!

Teapots and Tea Sets

From fine china to silver and everything in between, teapots and tea sets as centrepieces have been steadily growing in popularity. The brilliant thing about using vintage china is that you can spend time going to auction houses and bidding on boxes of mismatched china to use! Generally speaking they are very cheap and work wonders for the centrepieces.

Edible Centrepieces

Not just for the foodies amongst us, edible centrepieces are a fantastic way for guests to break the ice and get to know each other as they nibble on whatever edible creation you’ve laid on! Everything from cheese, to cupcakes, to sweet trees, to veggies could be considered. It’s also a clever touch if you’re planning to have speeches before the meal, it will give them something to munch on until dinner comes along.

Choosing Your Theme

Choosing your theme is a major step along your wedding planning journey. A theme will permeate your entire day and is meant to reflect both you and your partner’s style or personalities. It’s a wonderful way to put your own stamp on your wedding and a way to make it feel really personal and bespoke. That said, it can be difficult to settle on one theme that suits both parties, but with a few simple steps you should be able to come to a decision that keeps both of you happy! Plus once you pick your theme, the fun of planning really begins! Of course if you are feeling a little overwhelmed or could do with a bit of expert advice, we can help you with every aspect of your theme and wedding planning, so don’t hesitate to get in touch [link to the contact us page] if you’d like to know more.

In the meantime, here’s some handy top tips on how to pick your theme, plus a look at some of the hottest themes for the year ahead.


Your Venue

Your venue will have a great deal of sway on your theme. For example if you are after that barn-style feel, then perhaps a city centre hotel may not be the right choice to bring your theme to life. Try and chose a venue that has the right ingredients to reflect your chosen theme. For example, if you’re set on fairy-tale castle style wedding, then a venue with an old world feel and grounds is a priority.


It’s About Both of You!

When you start thinking about your theme, bear in mind it needs to reflect you both as a couple, so think about your shared passions! Do you enjoy globe-trotting? Are you major movie buffs? Do you have a passion for music and going to festivals? Do you love nothing better than reading, or do you have a shared love of the outdoors? Are you avid amateur photographers or do you both fancy yourself as foodies? Whatever it is, it’s a safe bet that your common interests will help you to personalise you day and make it feel like your own.

Little Details

Sometimes the thoughts of a ‘theme’ can equal hassle and hard work. But in reality a theme can be easily conveyed with small touches, such as personalised favours on your guest’s tables, a certain type of receptions drinks/nibbles, creative table names, candles, fairy lights, a sweet table, a bespoke table plan or even your cake! The little details can make a big impact.

Some Popular Themes for 2015

Boho Bohemian, barn-style weddings were big last year and will certainly continue to make an impact in 2015. Even if you don’t have an actual barn for your venue, you can still bring that rustic feel to your day with little touches such as wooden place names, woodland posies, burlap and mason jars

Classic Elegance – As something of an antidote to the barn-style theme, 2015 will see a return to the idea of elegance, with whites and ivory’s taking the lead, along with a pop of colour or metallics. Think ornate style features, silver tablescapes and soft romantic lighting.

Secret Garden – Flowers are always popular with weddings, but expect that burst of secret garden chic to make an appearance this year, thanks in part to the likes of Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian who featured florals heavily in their nuptials last year. And speaking of Mrs Kardashian-West, her floral backdrop may prove a popular choice for wedding photos this year.