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14 Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces [Photos]

Roses are red; violets are blue. But hydrangea wedding centerpieces come in almost every color of the rainbow. This versatile bloom is stealing the spotlight at weddings across the country, and it’s not hard to see why.

As renowned Event Planner Sally Arnold of Sally Arnold Events tells us, “Hydrangea are an absolute classic. Using hydrangea is an instant way to guarantee your reception will have a soft and romantic feel.” She goes on to say, “Hydrangea blooms are so simple and elegant while having loads of lush impact.”

So How Do I Arrange My Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces?

Boasting a range of colors and sizes, hydrangea centerpieces can easily evoke any wedding theme or style. Going for a classic vibe? Try white hydrangea clusters with flecks of greenery. Looking for something bold and unforgettable? Consider blue hydrangea wreaths with crystal embellishments. There’s no limit to the imagination with this versatile flower.  

Moreover, there are many unique ways to weave hydrangea into the rest of wedding celebration — including the ceremony. Sally shares, “We love the look of clusters of tall, clear glass cylinder trios of different heights, topped with just hydrangea. This is a simple, elegant, and impactful way to decorate down the aisle with décor that can be repurposed for the reception.”

Hydrangea blooms are so simple and elegant while having loads of lush impact.” – Sally Arnold

But wait, there’s more. “Hydrangea are a great way to get a lot of show from a single bloom, and they can be used to decorate almost anywhere in a celebration,” says Sally.

Many elements go into creating the wedding of our dreams, starting with the perfect centerpiece by an esteemed décor company. These 14 hydrangea wedding centerpieces have us falling in love with the infinite potential of floral décor. From lavish table runners to towering vases, hydrangeas are ready to bring your fairy-tale vision to life. 

1. Heartfelt Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

White Table Against a Boxwood Backdrop with White Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces Forming a Heart Shape
photographer: Rabbit Media Productions

San Juan, Puerto Rico

While orchids and tulips were part of the classic-white floral décor by Akua, the hydrangeas definitely captured our hearts at this elegant Puerto Rican wedding.

We love how these blooms suggest the tranquility of fluffy clouds on a perfect Spring day.

photographer: Rabbit Media Productions | planner: Cristina Campos Events | décor: Akua | venue: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico | rentals: The Lounge Design Events Furniture Rental | caterer: Chef Marisoll & C+M Cake Designers | entertainment: Joel Bigj

2. Celestial Blue Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

Towering Wedding Centerpiece with Wreath of Blue Hydrangeas and Suspended Crystals and Glass Globes
photographer: Nadia D. Photography

Tampa, FL

Look: Occasions by Shangri-la made our hearts skip a beat with these towering hydrangea wedding centerpieces.

Crystal beads and glass-globe terrariums glittered like stars under a sky full of twilight-blue hydrangeas.

Click to see how other centerpieces boasted magenta orchids tucked into blue-hydrangea clusters — creating a gorgeous contrast of colors.

photographer: Nadia D. Photography | planner: KIS(cubed) Events | décor: Occasions by Shangri-la


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3. Simply Elegant Hydrangea Centerpieces

White Floral Wedding at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ With Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces
photographer: R2 Studio

Paradise Valley, AZ

This elegant Arizona wedding — planned by Sally Arnold Events — wowed from start to finish.

PJ’s Flowers crafted simple white hydrangea wedding centerpieces that perfectly complemented textured seating and dinnerware with pearl edging.

Click to see how this wedding planner wove hydrangeas into the rest of the wedding reception — particularly, dessert.

photographer: R2 Studio | planner: Sally Arnold Events | florals: PJ’s Flowers | venue: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

4. Hydrangea Centerpieces That Make Us Blush

Wedding Table with Pink Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces, Gold Plates, and Pale-Pink Napkins
photographer: Boy Girl Beauty World

Chicago, IL

You see, everything about this wedding at The Metropolitan in Chicago was stylish and chic.

We adore how pale-pink linens and pink-hydrangea clusters were the perfect accent for gold dinner plates and glittering votives.

As the evening progressed, violet uplighting lent additional glow to the gorgeous space and its sweeping city views.

photographer: Boy Girl Beauty World | venue: The Metropolitan | linen: Windy City Linen | cake: Bittersweet Pastrie Shop


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5. Classic & Romantic Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

Wedding Ceremony Site with White Hydrangea Aisle Markers and Fireplace Backdrop
photographer: Myrtle + Marjoram

Oakland, CA

In addition to the lavish hydrangea aisle markers, rose and hydrangea centerpieces by Erica Rose Design made this country club wedding classic and romantic.

Click through to see these gorgeous centerpieces, along with the chic tabletop décor.

photographer: Myrtle + Marjoram | design + planning: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants | décor: Erica Rose Design | venue: private club | rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen, Blueprint Studios – Rental, & Bright Event Rentals | furnishing: Blueprint Studios | invitations & print: Crane & Co | caterer: The Whole Cake | tent: Raj Tents

6. Spring is in the Air With These Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

Close Up of Pale Green and White Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces
photographer: Catherine Ann Photography

Charleston, SC

Just looking at these green-hydrangea centerpieces at Cannon Green make us feel like we are waking up to the first day of Spring.

The Wildwood Flower Designs also crafted eye-catching table runners of lush greenery with pillars of twinkling candle vases.

photographer: Catherine Ann Photography | planner: Gregory Blake Sams Events | décor: The Wildwood Flower Designs | venue: Cannon Green


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7. A Passing Cloud on Summer’s Day

Tented Reception Venue with Towering Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces and Clear Vases on Banquet Tables
photographer: Craig Paulson Studio

Rye, NY

It’s true: This crown of hydrangeas feels like it’s floating in free air thanks to towering glass vases.

X-Quisite Flowers And Events also won us over with hydrangea wedding centerpieces of varying heights that add dimension and intrigue to the spacious clear tent.

photographer: Craig Paulson Studio | planner: Lyndsey Hamilton Events | décor: X-Quisite Flowers And Events | venue: private club | entertainment: ETA Music | videographer: NST Pictures

8. Royal-Purple Hydrangea Centerpieces for a Royal Vibe

Close Up of Purple Hydrangea Wedding Centerpiece Featuring a Silver Candelabra
photographer: Sam Hurd Photography

Nassau, The Bahamas

Everything about this Nassau wedding was romantic and luxurious, including the heart-stopping hydrangea centerpieces by Wildflowers Events and Occasions and Grymes Cannon Designs.

Towering silver candelabras with striking purple hydrangeas were right at home in this part of paradise.

photographer: Sam Hurd Photography | planner: Tracie Domino Events | décor: Wildflowers Events and Occasions & Grymes Cannon Designs | venue: One&Only Ocean Club | rental: Over the Top


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9. Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces Ahead of the Curve

Long Wedding Reception Table with Undulating White Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces
photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Dana Point, CA

These undulating arches of white hydrangeas by Shawna Yamamoto Event Design drew all eyes at this luxury wedding.

We also adore how round tables boasted towering floral arrangements and gold-geometric terrariums.

photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography | planner: Nahid’s Global Events | décor: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design | venue: Monarch Beach Resort | entertainment & lighting: Special Occasions LA | rentals: The Chiavari Guys, Wildflower Linen, Hire Elegance | photo booth: Mebo Photography | dance floor: Impulse Event Lighting | canopy: Needle Free Products | caterer: Vishnu Restaurant

10. The More the Merrier in this Wedding Centerpiece

Close Up of Wedding Centerpiece Featuring Purple Hydrangeas, Hot Pink Orchids, and Pale Pink Roses
photographer: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

San Juan, Puerto Rico

While this stunning floral centerpiece by Akua was brimming with many different types of blooms, it was the base of hydrangeas that first caught our attention.

The pink uplighting and floral-projection mapping complemented these stunning arrangements and had us swooning all night long.

photographer: Carla Ten Eyck Photography | planner: Lifetime Events By Jacqueline | décor: Akua | venue: Condado Vanderbilt | invitations & print: Ceci New York


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11. A Private Garden of Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces

Sweetheart Table With with White Orchid and Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces Surrounded by a Sea of White Hydrangeas
photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography

Houston, TX

Look: Every wedding reception table sported lavish floral arrangements by Exhilarate Experiential at this dreamy wedding.

The sweetheart table, however, was straight out of a fairytale.

The surrounding flowerbeds of overflowing hydrangeas created a secret garden in the midst of this tented ballroom.

photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography | planner and décor: Exhilarate Experiential | venue: private club | invitations & print: Oda Creative | rentals: Wildflower Linen & Swift Events | tent: Aztec Events & Tents | caterer: Who Made The Cake

12. Hydrangea Centerpieces as Far as the Eye Can See

Wedding Reception Table with White Linen, Gold Chairs, and White Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces
photographer: LUXE Creative

Oakmont, PA

With such a luxuriant display of white hydrangeas by LUXE Creative, everyone sat at ‘the head of the table’ at this exclusive wedding.

We also adore the luxe linens with delicate floral designs.

A late-night fireworks display gave guests one more reason to wine and dine all night long — not that they needed an excuse.

photographer, planner, & décor: LUXE Creative | venue: private club | rentals: LUXE Creative & All Occasions Party Rentals


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13. Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces With Wild Beauty

Wedding Reception Venue with a Round Banquet Table Featuring Silver Linen and a Free-Form Wedding Centerpiece of White Hydrangeas and Greens
photographer: Susan Shek Photography

New York, NY

Everything about this wedding, from the crystal chandeliers to the pewter satin mirrors, was elevated and glamorous.

Hydrangea centerpieces, crafted by Adam Leffel Productions, wowed guests with their organic composition.

The lavish blooms were a perfect contrast to the room’s sleek design and geometric elements.

photographer & videographer: Susan Shek Photography | planner: Amy Katz Events | décor: Adam Leffel Productions | venue: Rainbow Room | lighting: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc. | bakery & desserts: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes | entertainment: Generation Events, Inc.

14. Hydrangea Wedding Centerpieces With Firework-Flare

Tented Wedding Reception Venue with Gold Chavari Chairs, Black Linen, and Towering Sputnik-Style Hydrangea Wedding Centerpiece With Greens and Orchids
photographer: Noelle Adams Photography

Chicago, IL

This private-tented space at Galleria Marchetti — with glittering chandeliers, luxe-black linens, and towering centerpieces by English Flower Garden — was a dreamy backdrop for this stylish wedding.

Who needs fireworks when the sputnik-style centerpieces were bursting with greenery, orchids, and classic-white hydrangeas.

photographer & videographer: Noelle Adams Photography | planner: Samantha Helmig | décor: English Flower Garden | venue: Galleria Marchetti | caterer: Amy Beck Cake Design & Massa Cart | entertainment: Yazz Jazz Entertainment & Gentleman of Leisure | transportation: Windy City Limousine & Bus


But Wait, There’s More:

See something you Like? Now it’s time to find a talented wedding planner and design/décor/floral team to create your dream hydrangea wedding centerpieces. 

Visit PartySlate and browse our curated lists of talented vendors; and while you’re there, make sure to check our list of top wedding venues in your area. 

We’re not through yet: You can find other gorgeous wedding centerpiece ideas organized by flower type and more here.

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