From time immemorial, roses have symbolized love and beauty. This ornamental flower, cultivated for over two thousand years, influences everything from art and culture to food and entertainment. With over 300 species, roses boast a variety of colors and sizes — making it a versatile bloom for any special occasion, especially weddings.
Roses are invariably romantic, making them the perfect bloom for a stunning wedding centerpiece. Whether your reception is set in a glamorous ballroom or verdant garden, roses promise to transform your venue into the landscape of your dreams. Read on to discover 7 rose wedding centerpiece ideas for a romantic wedding reception.
1. Red Rose Centerpieces
Throne-like lucite seating, a floating cloud of red roses, and suspended rose raindrops creates a scene straight out of a modern-day fairytale.
For picture-perfect harmony, consider pairing free-form rose centerpieces with a symmetrical rose topiary tree.
Glass candelabras, mirrored table tops, and sleek black accents add contemporary glamour to traditional bouquets of red roses.
photographer: Gloria Mesa Photography | planner: Natalie Sofer Weddings and Events | designer: Ever Salcedo | décor: Alfred Samaniego | venue: South Park Center | rentals: Revelry Event Designers & Luna Party Rentals
Candles floating above a sea of red rose petals are a simple (yet stylish) way to distinguish your tablescape.
This wedding reception table feels dreamy and romantic with rustic lantern centerpieces, vibrant red roses, and tapered crimson candles.
Black and gold accents go hand-in-hand with towering rose centerpieces — as well as a bar set-up draped in cascades of red roses.
photographer: Stak Photography | planner: Premini Events | décor: Design House Decor | venue: The Rockleigh | lighting: Pegasus Productions | entertainment: DJ INSOMNIA & Hank Lane Music | catering: Moghul Caterers | videographer: Nayeem Vohra Photography & Films | hair & makeup: KC Makeup
Wedding reception tables lined with red roses and glittering candlelight are a match made in heaven for this rose-decked chandelier.
photographer: The Day Collective, Lauren Larsen for The Day Collective | planner: State Of The Art Enterprises | design, décor & floral: Dejuan Stroud, Inc. | venue & caterer: THE GRILL | THE POOL by Major Food Events | av, lighting & sound: Fusion Productions | music & entertainment: Element Music | stationary: Julie Maloof Designs | cake: Nine Cakes | makeup: Makeup by Eleni | hair: Salon AKS
2. White Rose Centerpieces
Say “I Do” with rings of lavish white roses, glamorous mirrored seating, and majestic mountain views.
A mix of long and short clusters of white roses, in addition to elegant candlelight, creates a classic and elegant aesthetic.
White roses mixed with hydrangeas and plenty of greenery create a look that’s both romantic and understated.
photographer: Nicodem Creative | planner: Plum & Ivy Events | décor: Steve’s Flower Market | venue & food & beverage: RPM Events | band: Larry King Orchestra | videography: 312 FILM | rentals: MDM Entertainment | food & beverage: Do-Rite Donuts & Dipsy Desserts
Winter may be filled with snow and sleet, but white roses and evergreen needles create a scene of warmth and beauty.
photographer: Abby Jiu Photography | planner: Evoke Design & Creative | décor: Amaryllis | venue: The LINE Hotel DC | entertainment: Sage String Quartet | rentals: Select Event Rentals | stationery: Steph B. and Co | hair: Bridal Hair by Ramora | makeup: Nour
White roses and hydrangeas feel luxurious when paired with golden votives and globed candleholders.
photographer: Scobey Photography | planner: Magnolia Events & Planning | décor: Unique Floral Expressions | venue: The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta | rehearsal dinner venue: Terminus 330 | entertainment: Allegra Strings-Quartet & Party Nation | videographer: Daneman Video Productions | photo booth: StarPixs Photo Booth | draping, stage & step covering: Event Drapery | rentals: We Rent | hair: Formal Faces | makeup: Stephanie Lee
3. Pink Rose Centerpieces
Who needs light bulbs when you can have gorgeous pink roses and picture-perfect white blooms?
photographer: Anna Smith Photo | planner: Pop Parties | décor: David Kimmel Design | venue: The Joule, Dallas | videographer: Nice Shot Films | rentals: Bella Acento & Party! Dallas | entertainment: Absolute Entertainment
A scattering of pink rose petals adds additional glamour to pink rose centerpieces and glittering candlelight.
4. Peach Rose Centerpieces
Peach roses — in addition to glass candle holders that are wound with delicate greenery — make for a dreamy wedding that’s straight out of a fairytale.
This celebration was on cloud nine with an elevated peach rose centerpiece and dramatic skyline views.
photographer: Kristina Lee Photography | planner & design: Leslie Marie Events | décor: Ten23 Designs & Mallory With the Flowers | venue: SkyStudio | rentals: MTB Rentals | lighting: Images By Lighting | photo booth: Rumor Photo Media | linen: Luxe Linen | caterer: Ooh La La Catering
Green hydrangea and rose centerpieces bring a romantic garden vibe to this chic industrial space.
photographer & photo booth: Cameron Leung Photo | planner & coordination: Delmar Events | décor: Sadhna’s Floral Studio | venue & beverage: City Market Social House | entertainment: Lucky Devils Band | caterer: fundamental LA | lighting, rigging & sound: Vox Productions | rentals: A1 Party | hotel: Hotel Figueroa | transportation: Bw Limo | cake: Ansen Cakes Bakery | hair & makeup: Amanda Hughes Hair & Dreav Makeup
A simple (yet stylish) centerpiece of rose and camellia allows for textured linen to steal the spotlight.
Photographer: Carlie Statsky | planner: Every Elegant Detail | décor: Amy Burke Designs | venue: The Bently Reserve | cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes | invitations: The Aerialist Press | rentals: Standard Party & RentalsBlueprint Studios | cigar bar: Oye Productions | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | caterer: Elaine Bell Catering | calligraphy: Aerial Press | lighting: Impact Lighting | entertainment: Krista Strader Harpist, Elegant Touches of Strings, & BIG FUN Disc Jockeys | confetti cannon: Entire Productions | detailing: The Wedding Detailor | hair: Shaylean Mandeville, Magnolia Salon, Lakespur | makeup: Meagen Major, San Rafael
Peach roses with delicate additions of greenery and petite white blooms make for romantic and organic floral compositions.
photographer: Mike Larson Photography | planner: LaFleur Weddings-Santa Barbara, California | décor: Atelier de LaFleur | venue: Long Meadow Estate | cake: Christine Dahl Pastries | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | place settings: Otis + Pearl | invitations: Honey Paper | hair & makeup: Mar Bridal Stylist
5. Purple Rose Wedding Centerpieces
Winery weddings are especially romantic with wedding reception tables laden with candlelight and deep-purple rose wedding centerpieces.
photographer: Kurstin Roe Photography | planner: Magnolia Bluebird design & events | décor: Blue Vanda | venue: Stone Tower Winery | caterer: Occasions Chicago Catering | rentals & linen: Party Rentals | entertainment: Sam Hill Entertainment
6. Yellow Rose Centerpieces
7. Multicolor Rose Wedding Centerpieces
A pergola laden with vibrant roses — in warm hues of red, orange, and yellow — brings new meaning to the term “private dining space.”
photographer: Clane Gessel Photography | planner: Sonal J. Shah Event Consultants | décor: Design House Decor | venue: Hyatt Regency Jersey City | caterer: Gaurav Anand | entertainment: Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging, Inc., Medley Entertainment, DJ Suj, cake: City Sweets & Confections | nitrogen ice-cream station: 321chillz | mixologist: Hemant Pathak Corp | stationery & graphics: Emily Kathryn Paper
Pink and white roses rise to new heights with an elevated floral installation.
photographer: Judy Pak Photography | planner: 5th Avenue Weddings & Events | décor: David Beahm Experiences | venue: 620 Loft & Garden | rentals: Party Rental Ltd. & Luxe Event Rentals | photo booth: Studio Z Photo Booths | a/v: Power Posse Productions | caterer: Great Performances | caker: Madison Lee Cakes
Instagram stars deserve Instagram-worthy centerpieces — like this assemblage piece crafted from pink and white roses.
Elevated centerpieces of pink and white roses set the perfect scene for romance.
photographer: Marisa Belle Photography | planner: Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events | décor: The Wildflower AZ | venue: The Clayton House | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | dessert: A Bake Shop | rentals: The Confetti Studio | makeup: Make Up Artistry By Natalie
A golden rose on each plate — along with wedding centerpieces of gold and peach roses — brings all guests to the table.
Peach, purple, white, and red roses — not to mention, plenty of greenery and candlelight — make for beautiful wedding centerpieces with a vintage feel.
photographer: Erin and Geoffrey Photography | planner: Brooke Casey Wedding | décor: Antigua Floral | venue: Race & Religious | caterer: 12 Seasons Catering | lighting & décor: Firefly Ambiance | cigar roller: New Orleans Cigar Factory | bakery: Pure Cake | entertainment: LA Music Source & Kinfolk Brass Band | tent: Scurlock Rentals | video: Genuine Collective | hair & makeup: Glam NOLA
There’s no such thing as too many roses — especially when paired with glittering chandeliers and lavish greenery.
Pink and white roses positively glow under globed candlelight and cascades of greenery.
photographer: Peter Gubernat | planner: Storybook Weddings & Events | décor: Yanni Design Studio | Gallery 1028 | cake: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago | caterer: Caterer: Calihan Catering | entertainment: Cage and Aquarium | entertainment: First in Flight Entertainment | stationery: Studio M Creations | calligraphy: Reenie Rose | transportation: Windy City Limousine & Bus
Elevated multicolor-rose centerpieces, along with suspended globed votives, create a scene of unending romance.
photographer: Taylor Kinzie Photography | planner: Mizbaan Events | décor: Butterfly Floral & Event Design | venue: Maybourne Beverly Hills | videography: Monroe Films | rentals: Harry’s Party Rental | lighting: Skylighting LA
Add crisp Autumnal apples to pink, white, and coral roses for a unique rose wedding centerpiece.
photographer: Jonathan Moore Photography | event coordinator: Avant Planners | décor: Flowers By Edgar | venue & caterer: Four Seasons San Francisco | lighting: Enhanced Lighting & Audio Visual | caterer: Flowers By Edgar
Yellow and peach roses go hand-in-hand with soft-pink mums for a bright and cheerful wedding centerpiece.
photographer, planner, & design: Alyson Fox, Levine Fox Events | florals: Kathleen Deery Design | venue: Del Dotto Vineyards | caterer: Desiree Del Dotto | rentals: Theoni Collection | linen: Heather Taylor Home | paper goods:
Sloane Harmony Design