Non-floral centerpieces 2.0 #Decor Porn#centerpiece#decor#diy centerpiece#non-floral centerpiece#paper flowers#roundup April 21 | Megan Finley meganfinley A thousand years ago, okay more like three years ago, Ariel put out a post called "Non floral centerpieces." Well, in Offbeat Bride years, three years is a looooong time because we've been inundated with so many more amazing alternatives to floral centerpieces since then. So here is our non-floral centerpieces post version 2.0. Fake coral This is a shot from my beach wedding. We spray painted those suckers bright orange and placed just one piece of brightly colored fake coral on each table, they looked awesome. Wine bottles Wine bottles, or bottles in general, with cool graphic table numbers like these from Nicole & Kyle's wedding can make quite an impact. Jars full of fruit Yummy and functional. And so easy to shop for! Buy fruit in colors that match or in various fun colors and fill up cool glass jars. Voila, centerpiece done and you can eat it when it's over. Planets Perfect for geeks in love, or weddings in a planetarium or for astronomy themed weddings. These planet centerpieces from Deana and Glen's wedding are made from inflatable planets. How to make a custom candlelight lamp from a wine glass A glass of wine by candlelight sounds awfully rom-com-romantic, doesn't it? How about a wine glass that IS the candlelight? If you're looking to set... [more] Feathers They pretty, they're fluffy, they're colorful, and you can play with them on your wedding night after everyone goes home. (wink wink.) Books Ariel mentioned books in her last post, but this stack is bigger and with more ribbon. A stack of books topped with flowers or photos of the couple, or topped with nothing at all, just a stack of the couple's favorite reads can be meaningful and lovely. Perfect for bookish brides. Nerdy video game references! Yes yes yes. Do this! This is from Stephanie and Chase's Nintendo-themed wedding of which we don't have a profile (boo). Oil lamps A single oil lamp — how badass does this look!? Trivia questions We featured this centerpiece before because we loved the fact that they used a log-slice, two candles and trivia about wedding traditions and made it look beautiful AND it was bound to get guests talking. Games Interactive board games and the like are often colorful and, not to mention, fun. They can also double as a way to get your table mates to interact with each other. Felt or paper flowers There's nothing bad about this idea. Felt and paper flowers can be made in all colors in existence and they never die AND they can be as affordable or as expensive as you want them to be. Loooove this idea. Mason jars Mason jars are really popular centerpieces with OBBs. A single mason jar with pretty flowers, or colored mason jars with a candle inside. But I'm so into this idea from Cori and Evan's wedding where they placed pictures of themselves into Mason jars and then filled them with oil. WOWFACTORx10. Have more non-floral centerpiece ideas? Leave 'em in the comments or submit yours to the OBB Flickr pool and perhaps they'll end up in our next round-up — version 2.1! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Check out these library card Save the Dates NEXT Ruth & Gareth's small and sparkly, feel-the-love day Toggle comments [ 85 ] Comment navigation ← Older Comments What's great about non floral is the greater amount of ideas available that fit the party theme. The peacock feather centerpiece really sends an air of sophistication, as well as a touch of mystery that would be prove difficult to produce with a blooming floral arrangement. Great pics! 0 agree Reply We are doing a twist on the more traditional wedding centrepieces of silver tree branches with crystal strings (one of the few traditional things I love). We are having the bases as TARDISes and will also be hanging a few other things on the trees (steampunk gears, marbles). Also next to each will be a Final Fantasy plushie. 0 agree Reply We're going to have large lanterns in the center of the tables surrounded by fall leaves and the different tables will have either apples, mini pumpkins, or popcorn. We're also having a long head table that will have smaller lanterns along the table with vases with our bouquets from the ceremony in them. 0 agree Reply Comment navigation ← Older Comments Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.