From table centrepieces to ceremony décor and cake adornments, there is more than one way to style your wedding with fresh flowers, and you will also need them for bouquets, boutonniere and corsages. You can stick to classical white roses or peonies, or use vibrant blooms and foliage to make your styling more contemporary. Once you book the venue and decide on your wedding theme and colour palette, you can start working with your florist to create beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets
Your bridal bouquet should be the most important accessory on your special day. While it should match your wedding gown and bridal accessories, it is also important that it corresponds with the theme and formality of the event. From a traditional round bouquet of white roses to a modern loose style or a cascading arrangement with colourful blossoms and foliage, the style can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. If you are not sure which type would suit you the most, your florist will help you choose the shape, colours and blooms. If you want your bouquet to be unique, be playful and add a twist to a classic design. To match the bridesmaid bouquets with your own, you can either make mini versions of it, or use different colours or blooms from your bridal bouquet to create unique bouquets for the girls.
Flowers will immediately transform your ceremony venue, whether it is a church, a beach or a beautiful garden flower arbours look stunning in pictures. You can use either one shade such as pink or ivory, or combine various blooms and leaves to make a colourful, bohemian-style arrangement. You can also line the aisle with fresh flowers arranged in vases, glass jars, metal pails or metal cones which you can later re-use as reception décor. Flower petals make lovely natural aisle runners at outdoor venues, and they can also be used for a send-off after the ceremony.
Hanging floral arrangements are a wonderful addition to any reception venue, and while they look visually stunning, they can also add fragrance to the room. From simple DIY installations to elaborate floral chandeliers, hanging florals will definitely elevate your reception décor. Combine them with other adornments such as fairy lights or battery-operated candles so they are still visable at night. Glass bulbs with single blooms suspended above the tables also makes a very stylish addition to your reception venue.
Fresh flowers make the perfect centrepieces, and you can style them in a range of ways to match your wedding theme. Popular table arrangements include mismatched flowers in jars or vintage vessels, single blooms in elegant slim bottles and various centrepieces with rustic-style elements such as wooden boxes and metal pails. The ultimate tip for styling modern weddings is to make the design personal and unique, so search for inspiration in something you love, be it a painting, a movie or a botany book.
Flowers can be used to adorn your wedding cake too! They are just perfect for adorning naked cakes which are hugely popular right now, but you can use them for almost any cake style. Just imagine an elegant white cake with white peonies on top, pink roses on a golden cake, or ombre dyed flowers scattered across buttercream icing! Edible flowers such as pansies or lavender blooms are a trendy addition to your wedding cake, and you can also opt for elaborate wildflower cake toppers if you are planning a bohemian-style wedding.
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