Floral Canopies

Made from fresh, fragrant blooms in your wedding colours, floral canopies are the latest wedding trend that will add a special touch to your wedding ceremony and reception!.

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Flowers by Mondo Floral Designs, Image by Calli B Photography

You have the bouquets, button holes, and centrepieces, but you want to add something special to elevate your wedding? Other-worldly beauty of thick, fragrant and colourful floral canopies will enhance your wedding venue and will work with any type of flower so they are great all year round! A flower canopy will look gorgeous in a garden, on the beach or on a manicured lawn. You can create a majestic backdrop for your ceremony with opulent fresh blooms, or hang flowers above reception tables to add a touch of magic to your dining area.

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Flowers by The Style Co.

A pretty floral canopy can completely transform your wedding venue. Whether you have picked a stunning outdoor location or a stylish indoor space, it will add a splash of colour and a touch of romance. We think this trend works for autumn and winter weddings too! Even if the weather is drab outside, you will have your own magical hanging garden inside, and the space will look much more luxurious.

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Firstly you will need to carefully inspect your wedding venue and think what might be the best place to set up your floral canopy. Perhaps your function room already has a structure which you or your florist can use to build your canopy? If not then you can make wooden frame or even hire an arbor that you or your florist can adorn with blooms and foliage.

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Flowers by The Style Co., Image by Hikari Photography

Search for inspiration in wedding magazines and websites or visit a botanic garden and admire the variety of blooms. You can also look for ideas in travel guides, visit websites of famous historic gardens, browse  books on floristry and see if you can find some DIY tutorials. You can either show the images you have found to your florist or try to do it yourself.

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Flowers by Affair With George, Image by Gavin Cato

Your ceremony will be the most photographed moment of your wedding so it is important to put a lot of thought into how you want it to look. If you want a breath-taking backdrop for your outdoor wedding ceremony, then consider something a little more elaborate than a simple arch and frame the moment you become husband and wife under an amazing floral canopy. Choosing a statement-making ceremony structure will  transform the space, not to mention the pretty blooms will make for some seriously stunning images!

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Flowers by The Style Co., Image by Hikari Photography

For the perfect floral canopy, you could use single blooms suspended from the ceiling, or attach lush bouquets to wooden structures above long tables. Another option is to create floral garlands and hung them among fairy lights. Add strings of crystals to your hanging florals for an even more glamorous look.

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