Lighting and décor play a huge part in creating the right ambience at your reception. Whether your wedding style is vintage, romantic, glamorous or rustic, these lanterns will help define your aesthetic and bring a natural glow to the table. We’ve rounded up 15 beautiful lantern centerpiece ideas to spark your creativity.
1. Natural TouchesAnchored In Love Photo | Video
DIY lovers, this is your opportunity to show off those skills. Natural twigs and a bit of lace pair perfectly with a rustic lantern.
From: A Rustic Wedding at Old River Farms in Burgaw, North Carolina
2. Vintage CharmKT Crabb Photography
Wood slab chargers and flowers add height and dimension to your table. Use your engagement photos as table numbers for a personal touch.
From: An Elegant, Country Wedding at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover, Florida
3. Touch of GoldSteven Michael Photography
Fill lanterns with flowers, like this one brimming with roses.
From: A Romantic Country Wedding at Town Square in Paola, Kansas
4. Country ChicMary Rosenbaum Photography
Keep it simple with candlelit wood lanterns for a rustic look.
From: A Rustic Carriage House Wedding at Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee
5. Ring of GreensPat Robinson Photography
Opt for timeless centerpieces, dressed up with greens, berries, flowers and candles.
From: An Elegant, Classic Wedding at Greenville Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware
6. Enchanted GardenSarah McKenzie Photography
Low centerpieces encourage great conversation all night long. Try a short lantern with a splash of green and a few blooms.
From: A Classic Wedding at River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics in Houston, Texas
7. Real RomanticMae Small Photography
Cream and blush tones will always render effortlessly elegant centerpieces. A hexagonal white lantern gives a little something extra to this table topper.
From: A Simple, Romantic Wedding at A View in Fontenelle Hills in Bellevue, Nebraska
8. Contrasting ColorsSara Purdy Photography
Go for a fun, bold color scheme to bring out the gorgeous natural hues seen at a beach wedding. You can even use the sunset as inspo.
From: A Blue and White Wedding at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida
9. Clusters of FlowersHyer Images
Jazz up an all-white palette with modern square vases around each lantern.
From: A Chic White Wedding at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
10. Forest FeelDanny K Photography
Anyone else dreaming of a glam camp wedding? Who knew moss could be so chic—just add candles.
From: A Natural Wedding at Southern Oaks House and Gardens in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
11. Sweet SimplicityChristopher & Nancy
Sometimes less is more. Silver lanterns with a bit of baby’s breath are the perfect addition to your table setting.
From: A Rustic, Vineyard Wedding at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, Arkansa
12. WhimsicalOne Love Photography
Candles, greenery, herbs, flowers and hand-painted table numbers make for lush and unique centerpieces.
From: A Whimsical Wedding at Ahmanson Ranch in Calabasas, California
13. Metallic FlairLavryk Photography
Metallic is gorgeous on its own, but paired with the soft glow of candles and ivory florals, it creates an über-romantic ambience.
14. Bohemian EleganceHeather Waraksa
Lanterns combine with antique sofas, Moroccan rugs, woven pillows and ottomans to tie this free-spirited look together.
From: An Elegant, Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Greenwich, Connecticut
15. Modern Meets NaturalAnecdotally Yours: Photos + Films
Candles, greenery and pops of orange bring shape and color to the sleek look of metal lanterns.
From: A Modern-Meets-Natural Downtown Wedding at the Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri