April 16, 2015

Out of the Box Centerpieces

At East of Ellie, one of our favorite aspects of event planning is just how creative we can get with event décor.

Sometimes the best ideas come from the bending of the traditional rules of event planning.  It can be something as simple as swapping out a traditional floral arrangement for something a bit more unique. For themed events, centerpieces are a great way to subtly incorporate your event look and feel without replacing elegance or sophistication. Here are our favorite out of the box centerpieces to inspire your next event.

Worried about your centerpiece obstructing your table and guest’s ability to socialize? Take your design up a foot or 2 and have any light objects descend from the ceiling. Just make sure to go a little higher for events involving NBA players.


Image by Food Flower Style via The Cinderella Project

A great centerpiece concept for organizations involved in healthy eating, going green, or just asparagus lovers alike. The rich purples and vibrant green hues in this creative centerpiece are sure to draw eyes to its beauty.

Image by Laurey W. Glenn via Southern Living

Luau themed events can go from sophisticated to child birthday-like in a matter of seconds with bad décor choice. This centerpiece channels Hawaiian culture and has tropical written all over it without looking tacky or immature.


Image by Mary Costa Photography via The Wedding Shoppe

Looking to avoid floral all together? This arrangement of copper piping brings an industrial rustic feel to any event. The white candles and tiny floral addition are key to balancing out the masculinity of the décor.


Image by Wedding Bee

Looking for more inspiration? Visit our Pinterest Board here. Still stumped on what to use for your event? Contact us today for our advice with no obligation.