Flowers are a key part of any wedding day. They require the same amount of thought as your dress, your hair and your makeup, but making your floristry unique can be a challenge. There are, after all, only so many ways all the different colours and types can be arranged, aren’t there?
You thought wrong – with a touch of imagination, the possibilities are endless. To get you started, here are seven blooming great floral ideas for your wedding day.
Low Centre Pieces
One way to ensure your blooms are noticed is to have low centre pieces. Big-headed flowers such as roses and peonies will grab the attention of your guests, plus trailing vines will give the flowers a nice undone feel. Its a very simple and easy move to make that will look fantastic while also encouraging conversation amongst guests.
Hang Pots, Bottles And Globes
Another very simple yet very easy way to add interest to your flowers is with containers. A great way to utilise tubs and pots is by hanging them from ceilings and beams. Place single flower heads in glass globes or put single stems in glass bottles then tie them up wherever you like. This arrangement offers some variety on the standard bouquets, and can be jazzed up even further with some fairy lights.
Line The Aisles
What you want to try and avoid is having too many traditional bouquets, but still have plenty of vibrant colours. Lining the aisle with flowers and petals will create an uber-romantic walk to the altar for the bride and groom. Marking out seating rows with larger arrangements alongside will make for a visually-stunning ceremony for all in attendance.
Garland Draped Ceilings And Upside-Down Gardens
The perfect way to decorate a tent or marquee is with vines and garlands. Lush looking ivy, maidenhair fern and boxwood will hide your tent’s unsightly support beams, and will also provide the foundations for an upside-down garden. As opposed to having trails of flowers running along tables, why not try having them dangle from the ceiling? It’s certainly a way to mix things up flora and fauna-wise, giving your big day the wow factor you’ve always dreamed of.
Have A Boutonniere Bar
A feature that will really make your wedding stand out is a boutonniere bar. It is an astounding addition that will keep your male guests sharp and looking dapper as celebrations progress. Just place a pot of pins (out of reach of the kiddies!) and a tray of flowers (real or synthetic) on a table and let your guests do the rest.
Use Escort Flowers
So, you’ll have assigned each of your guests seats, but how can you liven up the escort cards? Simple! Let your guests ‘pick’ their seats. Pin the cards to flowers – try handcrafted paper or fabric blooms – and then everyone can find their places at tables. Again, it’s another interaction for the guests and will create a gorgeous display.
Experiment With Colour Palettes
Obviously, you might still be set on having some bouquets dotted about throughout the day. These can still undergo transformations that will separate them from the more traditional styles. Experiment with different colour palettes to match your themes – maybe all-white or pastel colours? Ombré bouquets look magnificent and will fully compliment the rest of your day’s appearance. Colours are absolutely something to play around with and will make a big difference on the big day.
So, there you have it – a variety of alternative ways to incorporate flowers into your wedding day. These are only a few of the different styles you could use, and the good thing about them is they are very easily adapted to other locations. Move the upside-down garden to a chandelier or a fountain if you have a venue with a water feature. Aisle runners can be used on staircases, and the flower heads from then hanging globes can also be used as napkin accents. The choice is yours, and now you have a bigger pool of ideas to choose from. Blooming great!
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