This charming centerpiece is a great option for the DIY bride! This rustic lantern gets a pop of color from the red rose petals. Fresh and freeze dried rose petals are available in a variety of colors (Black Bottle Centerpieces)
I have also seen similar centerpieces that use epsom salts instead of sugar. You could also sprinkle a mix of pearls/gems. Sand (or sugar), faux pearls, a 3 candle. An easy DIY wedding centerpiece idea.