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Unveiling season-inspired wedding centrepieces

Creating a bespoke centrepiece for your special day will help to bring your wedding theme and venue to life. Whether your theme entails a cascading wall of beautiful flowers or a towering tier of champagne glasses – a showstopping centrepiece makes a major statement and will surprise and delight your guests.

If you’re planning a wedding and need some centrepiece inspiration, we’ve collated some of the latest season-inspired trends for stunning centrepieces.   

Autumnal Tones

Creating a centrepiece with warm autumnal tones is about producing a cosy, festive scene that reflects the changing colours of nature. While earthy reds, yellows and burnt oranges may be autumn’s power players, infusing shades of coral, charcoal, marigold, peach, purple, berry, dusty rose or aubergine will help to modernise your feature piece.

Floral centrepieces could include roses, dahlias, nerine, crocus, camellias or orange hued chrysanthemums. Autumn is also the perfect time to experiment with metallics. Autumn-inspired centrepieces incorporating tall metallic vase stands, signage, arbors or trellises, could be made of gold, copper or rose gold metals. Art installations or colour blocking with warm autumnal tones make for eye-catching entranceway centrepieces.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s range of large and more intimate indoor venues inside The Woolshed are all warm, private and inviting – perfect for an autumn celebration. Rooms inside The Woolshed offer plenty of space to include larger-than-life hanging, freestanding or table-oriented centrepieces.

Dramatic Wintery Scenes

With many blooms on a seasonal hiatus, winter brings the opportunity to incorporate natural materials into your feature piece, such as evergreen sprigs, pinecones, berries, nuts, branches and dark timbers. Consider table centrepieces styled with warm metallic or cinnamon stick candleholders, tall vases full of berries and nuts, long table runners made of white orchids and branches or lighted paper lanterns adorned with dark red roses.

Utilise high-gloss, high-quality helium balloons, fairy lights or disco balls to create a stand-out centrepiece for your indoor event. Try adding grand candelabras or crystal chandeliers to rooftop beams or group miniature disco balls together to create a sea of sparkling disco reflections.

Indoor winter weddings are also ideal for edible centrepieces. Consider a tower of cupcakes monogrammed with guests’ initials or dark and delectable espresso martinis, or even a series of triple-tied High Coffee stands filled with sweet treats. With wedding catering becoming more sociable and banquet-style dining always in trend, a collection of edible table centrepieces makes it easy for guests to graze and converse.

One of the biggest cold weather trends for non-traditional couples right now, is the matt black cake. Dark, edgy and visually striking – a towering matt black wedding cake or large grazing table featuring an array of dark desserts as your culinary centrepiece will add drama to your special occasion. 

Offering banquet style dining, long tables for creative decorative features and endless opportunities to install impressive hanging centrepieces from the cathedral like ceilings, The Grange, at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, is the perfect location for grand, indoor wedding receptions. The resort’s team of highly experienced chefs and wedding planners can help you to infuse bespoke catering options and ceiling centrepieces for your special day.

Vibrant Spring Florals

Spring is the ultimate season for epic floral arrangements, vibrant colours and garden weddings. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s experienced wedding planners will help you to include the most beautiful floral centrepieces as hanging walls, hanging gardens, decorated arbors and table landscapes.

Pairing beautiful blooms for your centrepiece will enhance your wedding theme. If you’re aiming for classic and timeless sophistication, consider white and blue hydrangea; peach rose and peony blooms for a touch of femininity and romance, or bunch ‘Clooney’ ranunculus, ‘Juliet’ roses, hydrangeas and eucalyptus together for soft and magical floral moments.

Transform table numbers, bride and groom initials, signage or heart shapes into striking floral centrepieces to create visual appeal at your ceremony or reception. The resort’s picturesque Pergola Terrace is surrounded by well-established, pruned trees that double up as beautiful natural centrepieces for your outdoor soiree. For evening events, consider draping fairy lights over surrounding trees or placing large neon signage centre-stage to add sparkle to your surroundings.  

Stand-out Summer Centrepieces

Offering four outdoor venues including The Fountain Terrace, The Lagoon Beach, The Marina Lawn and The Pergola Terrace, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort offers unique spaces for couples to personalise with bespoke centrepieces.

Wedding events hosted on the pristine white sands of the resort’s one-acre Lagoon Beach Pool have the luxury of featuring on-water or on-land centrepieces. Floating or standing on-water centrepieces can involve romantic signage, catchy phrases, feature lighting or floral arrangements. Even more dramatic, is the use of holographic technology with 3D moving imagery, which can be beamed onto large hologauze screens centred in the Lagoon Beach Pool. 

A Lagoon Beach reception could include a large floral arrangement of letters or shapes stabilised into the sand, while a ceremony could feature an extravagant floral arbor to frame the magical moment when couples say ‘I do’.

The resort’s Marina Lawn, overlooking the Coomera River, is an ideal location for a tented wedding marquee or pop-up themed marquees featuring vibrant vodkas, top-shelf gins or a theme-inspired photo booth. This outdoor location is spacious enough for large-scale centrepieces that will no doubt keep your guests entertained and hydrated!

With a team of onsite wedding and event planners, experienced chefs and AV specialists, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort has a broad selection of indoor and outdoor venues for couples to incorporate unforgettable wedding centrepieces. For more information and to speak to our weddings’ team call ph: 07 5636 6757 or email

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