Stylish ways to dec­o­rate with flow­ers

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Wed­ding trends come and go, but flow­ers will al­ways be a stand-out op­tion for dec­o­rat­ing your venue. Not only do they help tie to­gether the theme of your big day, but they also cre­ate beau­ti­ful set­tings that evoke a feel­ing of love and cel­e­bra­tion. From cake top­pers to flo­ral chan­de­liers, to­day cou­ples are us­ing flow­ers in ex­cit­ing and stylish ways to cre­ate their dream wed­ding.

Cer­e­mony back­drops

Flow­ers are a sym­bol of cel­e­bra­tion, hap­pi­ness and beauty, so what bet­ter place to in­clude them than at the spot where you say ‘I do’. A lush flo­ral wed­ding arch cre­ates a mag­i­cal set­ting for you to ex­change your vows, while pro­vid­ing the per­fect back­drop for your wed­ding pho­tos. Match the blooms to your wed­ding colours, or go for ro­man­tic white or nat­u­ral greens for a time­less look.

Aisle style

Whether it’s a small bunch of flow­ers tied to the chairs, beau­ti­ful top­i­ary lin­ing the aisle or petals scat­tered on the ground, in­clud­ing fresh flow­ers in your cer­e­mony dé­cor is a sub­tle way to in­tro­duce your theme and add a lit­tle ex­tra beauty to your spe­cial set­ting.

Money-sav­ing tips

Use more green­ery in your ar­range­ments Re­quest sea­sonal blooms Choose larger booms that fill more space, such as hy­drangeas or pe­onies Choose just one spe­cial flo­ral fea­ture and go bold!

Cen­tre­pieces

When it comes to re­cep­tion dé­cor, all eyes will be on the ta­ble cen­tre­pieces. Gor­geous flo­ral ar­range­ments not only add pret­ti­ness and wow fac­tor to your ta­ble, but are also a great way to em­pha­sise your wed­ding theme – whether it’s tall, struc­tured dis­plays for a clas­si­cally el­e­gant wed­ding, or a loose ar­range­ment of wild­flow­ers for a rus­tic af­fair. Think out­side the vase to cre­ate a com­pletely unique cen­tre­piece – con­sider hous­ing your flow­ers in metal­lic tins, tea pots, milk jugs, wine bot­tles, bird­cages, wooden boxes or vin­tage glass dec­o­rated with rib­bon or lace. You could even dis­play your flo­ral cen­tre­pieces in mini ter­ra­cotta pots that your guests can take home as favours.

Ta­ble run­ners

From vi­brant colours to sea­son­ally in­spired stems, run­ners made of fresh blooms can trans­form a clas­sic ta­ble set­ting. A sim­ple run­ner can tie the whole ta­ble to­gether; or go for a dra­matic cas­cad­ing style to add ro­mance to your room.

Flo­ral chan­de­liers

Also known as sus­pended cen­tre­pieces, the flo­ral chan­de­lier is a state­ment-mak­ing work of art that is su­per ro­man­tic. El­e­vated flo­ral ar­range­ments are a great op­tion if you need to save space on your ta­bles, add im­pact to a sim­ple venue, or bring a more out­doorsy feel to your room.

Ter­rar­i­ums

The beau­ti­ful glass-en­closed ar­range­ments con­tain­ing moss, suc­cu­lents, ferns, peb­bles and flow­ers add a warm, earthy ac­cent to your dé­cor. Your guests will marvel at these minia­ture worlds, which you can use as cen­tre­pieces or hang above the ta­bles. The prism-shaped glass ter­rar­ium is a hot trend that looks at home at any style of wed­ding.

Cake top­pers

Fresh flow­ers can add wow fac­tor to a sim­ple cake design, or ac­cen­tu­ate your wed­ding colours and theme per­fectly. For ex­tra im­pact, have flow­ers cas­cad­ing down each tier, or sim­ply scat­ter blooms on the cake ta­ble for a more sub­tle touch.

Flo­ral signs

Wreaths, hearts, words such as ‘love’, ‘cel­e­brate’ or your mono­gram as a flo­ral sign, re­ally per­son­alise your cel­e­bra­tion and add a dra­matic fo­cal point for your venue. Hang flo­ral fea­tures at the en­trance, over a man­tle or be­hind the head ta­ble to frame your spe­cial spot. Another op­tion is a flow­er­cov­ered wall (à la Kim and Kanye), which does dou­ble duty as a cer­e­mony and photo back­drop, and is a beau­ti­ful way to bring the out­doors in.

Chair gar­lands

Trans­form your stan­dard seat­ing with beau­ti­ful blooms that add a dreamy ro­mance to any room. Go bold and tie a small clus­ter to each guest’s chair, or make the bride and groom’s chairs stand out from the crowd with a pic­ture-per­fect gar­land to com­ple­ment the wed­ding theme.

Top tip

Look for empty spa­ces at your venue, such as bare man­tel­pieces, bath­rooms, the seat­ing plan dis­play, the DJ booth or bar, that may need a lit­tle ex­tra em­bel­lish­ment with a beau­ti­ful flo­ral ar­range­ment or pot­ted green­ery.

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