Review Our Exclusive List for Top 10 Flower Vases for Wedding Flower Centerpieces
Just like flowers, vases can tell stories and paint a picture of an event as well. Whether it is the shape and size, or the color and texture, vases reveal certain aspects of the natural anatomy of a flower arrangement. Depending on the style and strategic placement of a vase, it can encourage heartwarming communication amongst guests or it can cause unbefitting friction at the reception tables. Choosing the right vase to carry out the given theme of an event or wedding is vital to creating the overall ambiance for guests and hosts. Review our top 10 vases to consider when designing a flower arrangement. - OXO
1.) Bud Flower Vases
Bud vases are a beneficial asset for farm, botanic, and minimal themed weddings. Bud vases have a bottleneck sized opening with a large body and can vary based on round or square shapes. Bud vases can be alternated with a wine or whiskey bottle. Keep in mind, only one to two buds can suffice in this type of vase.
2.) Mason Jar Flower Vases
Mason jars serve as a southern nod to rustic farmhouse themed weddings. Other wedding themes like rustic and country styled floral designs are cohesive with a mason jar flower vase. With lace or twine, this repurposed jar can add a cute and cozy vintage welcome for any event. Post events, often times, a mason jar styled flower vase can also be repurposed into kitchenware. Note, with a narrow rim and wide body, only a minimum amount of flowers can comfortably fit into these jars.
3.) Cylinder Flower Vases
Cylinder vases serve as a contemporary theme to display in a modern or minimal styled wedding or event. With ribbon of silk or satin, this glass vase elevates into a lavishly styled centerpiece. Maximizing the transparency, with water and candles, this vase can transform the entire reception room into a romantically lit ambiance for any guest experience. Alike its' namesake, given the shape of the cylinder vase, the rim is in direct proportion to the bottom, thus creating an elongated appearance for flower stems. Note, depending on the size of the cylinder, the amount of flowers may vary.
4.) Bowl Flower Vases
Bowl vases are great for a variety of wedding themes, traditional or modern. With a narrow rim and round body, when transparent, this vase can give a fishbowl appearance and with a solid color, this vase has a hearty and wholesome appearance. Because of the round shape, this vase is optimal for many flower types.
5.) Bouquet Flower Vases
Bouquet vases are classic and are often the most selected when designing for centerpieces because the vase is so versatile when paired with a multitude of styled themes. The bouquet vase earned its namesake due to the imitation shape of an inverted bouquet. This traditional vase has a narrow rim that balloons out into a wide body, to then parachute into a narrow bottom; thus creating a unique hour glass shape. The bouquet vase comes in all sorts of different colors and sizes. Because of the narrow rim, be cautious of the amount of flowers befitting into this vase.
6.) Jug and Pitcher Flower Vases
Jug or otherwise known as pitcher vases are great for farmhouse style or rustic weddings. With a large rim and body, silhouetted with a styled handle, pitcher vases are optimal for large and hand tied flowers. This style can feature many colors and sizes. Any flower design can be showcased in this vase because of its size.
7.) Amphora Flower Vases
Amphora styled vases are centuries old, dating back to Ancient Greece. As the origin of the modernized bouquet vase, the amphora vase has a narrow rim with a wide body, narrow bottom, and often featuring handles. This historic vase varies in shape, size, and materials such as ceramic or glass. This vase is diverse when showcased in multiple themed events and can be often sited at religious events.
8.) Sculpture Flower Vases
A sculpture flower vase is a centuries old design as well. These vases can be referenced back to Ancient Egypt and Rome. These vase styles have made a significant influence on the Victorian era. With its chiseled features and opulent attention to detail, this vase can serve as a fairytale centerpiece or cathedral-gothic entryway flowers. Another optimal design theme is a contemporary minimal inspired design for an event at a museum gallery. The sculptured flower vase can take on many forms and sizes. The flowers must take on a delicate formation due to this complex shape. This vase is optimal for all sorts of weddings and events.
9.) Trumpet Flower Vases
Trumpet vases are best when highlighted in an upscale traditional wedding or event. Regardless of this vase's color, this vase can be transparent, glass, or showcase metallic or copper infused tones. This vase has gained a reputation amongst the posh ceremonies due to the similar shapely traits of a candelabra. Therefore trumpet styled flower vases are often used for elegant uber luxury themed weddings and events. Regarding the namesake of this flower vase, it is because of the similar characteristics to the musical instrument, the trumpet; a wide mouth of an opening to a slender body frame. Almost like an inverted bottleneck bud vase, the amount of flowers vary based on the height and width of the trumpet vase.
10.) Urn Flower Vases
Alike amphora flower vases and compote flower vases, the urn flower vase dates as far back to Ancient Greece. Most urn vases are made up of ceramic and stone materials, giving almost a statuesque appearance. This vase is most notably showcased in traditional church weddings, fairytale or estate garden party weddings. Although urns have been presented in an indoor setting since the Victorian era, the urn vases are at their best when presented in an outdoor setting. Pairing as pillars at the end of the alter or as entryway floral pieces at the top of the church steps, the urn flower vase will most certainly hold a variety of flowers and with no doubt the iconic urn flower vase will continue to be a staple for celebrations for centuries more to come!
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Author - Naia Geni | Floral Designer | Senior Editor | @naiageni
Whether the centerpiece styles are classic flower arrangements, floating flowers paired with candles, elongated flowing floral greenery garlands, or repurposed bouquets, the centerpieces are an essential key to commemorating a wedding reception.
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