Real flowers bring life and vitality to your home, and your special occasions. Formal wedding flowers infuse your bridal venue with fragrance, and the delicate, bold or multi-colored magnificence only Mother Nature can create. Casual flowers add that look of just-picked freshness to your informal get-togethers.
Combine genuine flowers with candlelight, and you instantly add an extra dimension to any arrangement. These versatile centerpieces illuminate your weddings and dinners, decorate your mantelpieces and tabletops, or match the colors and themes of your holiday tables.
Ready-made floral arrangements make stunning table centerpieces. Or create your own simple pieces.
Get ideas for the following:
Christmas Floral Centerpieces with Candles:
Christmas Flower and Hurricane Taper Holder Centerpiece - Large
Love the smells and colors of Christmas? Many of the best things about Xmas come together in this glorious table centerpiece.
An arrangement of fragrant Christmas greens and flowers - pure white roses, luscious burgundy dianthus and carnations - surrounds a single hurricane glass and snow-white taper candle. A masterpiece of the florist's craft!
Golden ornaments and organza ribbons add a touch of luxury for the holidays.
The arrangement measures approximately 7" high x 15" long.
Glowing Elegance Floral Centerpiece with Hurricane Candle Holder
Set your table for an elegant Christmas. Muted ivory flowers grace your holiday table with the fragrant notes of roses, the frilly finery of carnations, and the delicacy of baby's breath.
Sparkly green ribbons tied into the Xmas greenery add a touch of festivity.
A single hurricane glass sits in the center of the arrangement, and spills the merry glow of candlelight over your surroundings.
Merry Magnificence - Flower and Fruit Hurricane Candle Holder Centerpiece
Put the luscious into Christmas! A red ribbon adds a touch of velvety magnificence to an arrangement of bright red apples, roses and berries, mixed with Xmas greens and pine cones.
Display this delicious piece in the center of your holiday dinner or coffee table. Light the red pillar candle in the hurricane globe, and say a vivid "Merry Christmas" to your guests.
Holiday Classics Centerpiece - Rose and Carnation Candle Arrangement
Vibrant red tapers dazzle in a festive arrangement of bright red roses, carnations, fresh Xmas greens and pine cones.
Red-and-green-striped ribbons add a touch of festive flair to this classic holiday floral centerpiece.
Season's Glow Floral Dining Table Centerpiece
Let your dinner guests feast their eyes upon this white and gold centerpiece.
An arrangement of white la hybrid lilies, chrysanthemums, carnations and statice mixes with fresh holiday greens. Gold accents - pinecones and plaid ribbon - add a touch of seasonal luxury.
Dine by the illuminating glow of the three taper candles.
Royal Christmas Centerpiece - Flower and Candle Table Arrangement
Turn Christmas dinner into a royal occasion! Dine by the light of three golden tapered candles, and the subtle scents of flowers and forest firs.
An arrangement of delicate cream flowers - alstroemeria and roses - complement an array of gold-tinted pinecones, berries, Christmas ornaments and ribbons. Christmas greens - including variegated holly, flat cedar, noble fir and white pine - add that touch of "Xmas in the woodlands".
Keep this centerpiece for yourself, or send it to someone special.
Candles and Flowers for Other Occasions:
Don't have the skill or inclination to do a formal flower arrangement? If, like me, you're not a very talented flower arranger, this is an easy floral piece you can do without an oasis.
This centrepiece won't stand the test of time, or withstand the rigours of a formal event, but is ideal for informal, candle lit dinner parties. A great way to display flowers from your own garden, too. Substitute your favourite seasonal flowers for the poppies and pansies, if you prefer.
Proceed as follows: place a big candle in the centre of a dinner plate, (or dish with slightly raised edges). Pour a shallow layer of water into the plate. Surround the candle with flower heads, with their stems in the water. Stick smaller, contrasting flowers and foliage into the gaps.
A quick, more environmentally-friendly way of arranging flowers.
A great decoration for a coffee table, especially for afternoon tea parties. Use several pieces of your tea service to create this easy centerpiece. We used candles, crockery and flowers in warm, autumn colours to complement the brass candle holders, but adapt the colours to suit your own seasonal taste and dècor.
A shallow, oval dish
2 taper candle holders
1 ball candle, 2 taper candles
A round bowl, which the ball candle fits into
Flowers, (we used asters)
Place the bowl into the oval dish. Place 2 candlesticks on either side of the dish, with taper candles in them. Pour water into the dish and arrange the flowers loosely around the bowl with their stems sticking into the water. Put the ball candle into the bowl.
You need no special flower arranging skills to achieve this simple flower and candle centerpiece, with the rustic look.
An earth-toned vase or ceramic flower pot
A tall cylinder candle slightly narrower than the opening of the vase Use an ivory candle or one matching the colour of your vase .
Yellow, orange or rust-coloured flowers
Add some water to the vase. Place the candle in the vase. Stick the flowers in loosely around the candle in a way that is pleasing to your eye.
Other flowers you can use: marigolds, daisies, any other long-stemmed flowers. Not delicate, sophisticated flowers such as orchids and roses.