Ideas for Fall Beach Wedding Table Centerpieces
Incorporating fall colors and beach elements makes centerpieces stunning
By Pam Gaulin
If you're going to be hosting a beachfront, cruise or destination wedding in the fall, or perhaps celebrating your marriage with one last hurrah to the passing summer beach days, you'll need appropriate centerpieces for the reception. By combining natural features from the fall season and from the beach, you can create layered and festive table decorations for your wedding reception guests.
Whether you're designing the the centerpiece yourself or having them made candles are a great idea. Place a tray with tall edges in the center of the table as the base of the wedding centerpiece. Cover with beach sand. Create a warm centerpiece by adding a trio of large pillar candles in the center of the tray. Use candles of varying sizes to increase the visual appeal. Place small shells around the candles whose openings are filled with yellow, orange and red mums, either real or silk.
Use cupcake tiers to create layers of edible sugar cookies in the shape of starfish and sand dollars for the wedding centerpiece. Decorate the sugar cookies in fall colors and stack them on the tiers. Or create a layered starfish centerpiece without tiers. Use white icing and place flattened cupcake papers in fall colors between the layers of cookies.
Consider driftwood as an element in table centerpieces. Decorate the driftwood with vines of silk leaves in fall colors. Place two or three taper candles in candle holders around the driftwood. Sprinkle the table around the candles with pieces of worn sea glass. Fill small plastic sand pails with a variety of seasonal apples and pears. Paint the pails in fall wedding colors. Create a centerpiece with a bunch of small pails, one per person or one per couple. Surround the pails with a mixture of pine cones, seashells, starfish and acorns. Tie small ribbons around the starfish and pine cones in the colors of your wedding's theme.
Create a reception centerpiece with a treasure chest filled with shell-shaped candies. Add chocolates wrapped in orange, yellow and brown foil paper. Include chocolate coins, candy necklaces and bracelets and individually wrapped pieces of saltwater taffy in fall colors for a whimsical touch. Tuck silk leaves in red and orange in the treasure chest, and include maple-sugar seashells and whole nuts in their shells.
About the Author
Pam Gaulin is a writer who specializes in the party planning and wedding industries.
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