Photo courtesy of Flashbox Photography
Pretty, pretty flowers! When designing a wedding, floral design is one of those areas where a little creativity can have a HUGE impact! Floral can change the look and feel of your venue, imply a certain type of environment, and emphasize or subdue the impact of your color palette. I want to show you a few of my favorite unexpected places to put up some gorgeous floral, as well a couple of nifty trends you’ll see floating out in the aether.
Hanging Installations: Although the floral ring has been around for awhile, there have been lots of fun, new options popping up in Floral-land recently for pulling your guests’ eyelines upward. Use hoops! Or terrariums! How about adding dangling geodes? Pop some greenery up there! Or even branches, if you’re going for a more minimal look, or single stem for a boho vibe… The possibilities are endless. Hanging floral tends to work better in a venue with great rigging points, but a creative florist can make it work!
Photo courtesy of Leslie Spurlock Photography
Entrance: Does your venue have a door of some kind? Yep, I thought so. How about setting the tone for your guests from their first steps inside? Make some magic outside of your entryway by using an arch around the door or even lining the walkway in candles, garlands, or luminarias.
Behind the Stage: Rocking a band or a hip DJ? Bring some attention their way by creating a floral statement piece behind the stage. It’ll make for great photos the whole night!
Floral Walls: Oh me, oh my, have these floral walls not become utterly fabulous? I love a gorgeous, colorful floral wall – or even a boxwood hedge wall with floral accents – set up behind a cool little seating lounge. Insta heaven! Add a laser cut sign with your names or your hashtag to make it all yours!
Photo courtesy of Simple Moments Photography
Tropicals: I see more and more florists mixing in beautiful tropical blooms like protea and ginger with our more typical Texas lovelies. Mix up your textures a bit by taking a page from the islands, and bring a little modern splash to your floral theme!
Moongates: They’re everywhere! These beautiful hoop installations are a gorgeous ceremony backdrop option. You can make it yours by going lush and lavish or keeping it constrained and cultivated.
Smaller bouquets: It feels like we’re moving towards more petite bouquets, after a few years of overflowing bouquets that hide the bride! I see more slender lines in bouquets to show off the more elaborate bodice details we’re seeing in dresses, both for brides and maids.
Hopefully this inspires you and maybe you’ll consider your options for the “wow” factor when it comes to your floral. For even more inspiration visit our wedding albums on our website. If you have some trends or unexpected floral pieces you’d like to share with us please email us!
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