Creative Ways to Use Flowers at Your Wedding
The wedding season has begun with gusto and we’re busy bees creating floral arrangements for brides and grooms across the North West.
It’s always such a joyful time and, from that first wedding consultation through to delivering the vision on the big day, we love the entire creative experience. Weddings are a real chance for the happy couple to let their imagination run wild and use our experience and passion for floristry to create something they will remember forever.
Traditionally, bouquets and table centres are the most requested floral arrangements but, when it comes to using flowers as wedding décor, the possibilities are endless! They can change the feel of a room and you can use them to dress everything from your car to your cake!
Here are my top 10 favourite and unexpected ways to use flowers at your wedding.
1) Hanging Floral Displays
If you’re lucky enough to have vaulted ceilings (or need to draw the eye away from an ugly one!) then the sky is the limit! A large hanging arrangement, like a floral chandelier, can add instant drama and impact. It’s also a great alternative to table centres if space is limited. By using complementary flowers in your colour scheme, with LOTS of foliage, you can create floating abundance and luxury!
2) Alternative Table Centres
As well as hanging displays, there’s also lots of fresh approaches you can take for table arrangements. For a vintage look try up-cycled jars or individual cut glass vases of varying sizes to display quintessential, English blooms such as peonies and David Austin Roses. For a more modern, urban look, think bold, metallic shapes. We stock geometric lanterns with a profusion of flowers and foliage so it spills out and softens the symmetrical lines. There are a multitude of beautiful colour combinations that match gold and copper so you are sure to find a pallet to match your wedding.
3) Crowning Glory
Your wedding day is the one day you get to wear the dress of your dreams, so why not go for it and live out your fantasy hair? Floral headdresses are still big news and you can incorporate the over-size trend with a floral crown full of blooms such as bold orchids and garden roses. It’s punchy, modern and certainly keeps all eyes on you.
4) The Aisle
Don’t think old-fashioned pews…think ‘runway’! Line the aisle with groups of flowers and foliage that complement the bouquet and give you a picture-perfect entrance as you glide towards your future husband. It looks amazing in photos but once the day is over each mini display can be taken away as gifts by your guests
5) A Wall of Flowers
Consider the backdrop to your vows and top-table – these are prime places for photographs – and an opportunity to go from bland to blooming spectacular! An installation of flowers could be the perfect focal point to show off the bride and groom.
6) A Floral Archway
If your ceremony is taking place in a more unusual spot – a beach, woodland or swimming baths! – then it’s unlikely you’ll have a dedicated area to say your ‘i-dos’. A simple archway, adorned with your choice of flowers and foliage can be the perfect solution. A joy to look at and a wonderful frame for your photos.
As newlyweds you’ll be the centre of attention so why not take a seat in style? Hanging swathes of lush green ivy and eucalyptus, dotted with a few blooms, creates a lovely garland effect – your very own throne! Add a few light-hearted props, such as fun Mr and Mrs signs.
8) The Wedding Cake
Fresh flowers on the wedding cake is an update on the traditional sugar-paste decorations. A few blooms can bring a simple cake to life, adding a touch of elegance and romance.
9) The Wedding Car
Get away in style! Ditch the tin cans and give your wedding car a floral trim! Decorate with flowers in your chosen colour scheme, but remember, sometimes less is more to keep it looking elegant.
10) Finishing touches
If you’re using some fun or unusual props, flowers can be the ideal finishing touch. From a vintage bike, with a basket full of flowers signposting guests, to a stag’s antlers festooned with fresh blooms, it’s these small touches that help to pull the whole wedding together.
And…we could go on! We’ve been fortunate to help create some amazing weddings and we hope this blog as given you a taster of what flowers can do for your special day. Take a look at the photos below for lots of examples of our top 10 and, if you need more help, then we’d love to hear from you! Visit our website to find out more and book a consultation.