The only ways you’ll be wanting to display your florals this year
Enchant your guests with an inside tree for a magical feel on your big day. Whether you choose to line your aisle or decorate your tables, you can adorn your trees with fairylights, glass baubles, ribbons, tassels... the possibilities are endless!
Seen as a symbol of love and romance, a tree is the perfect partner to a woodland-themed wedding, although to be honest, no matter the venue or theme, this is always a picturesque way to display your flowers.
Rustic, glam, or vintage – showcasing your flowers in a birdcage can lend itself to many a theme or venue. Romantic with a hint of fairytale, this is an easy way to create that wow-factor to really impress your guests.
Wendy Anderson from Wild Thyme says: “The display above consists of the ‘Juliet’, and ‘Constance’ David Austin roses, and is offset by the ‘Jana’ spray rose, and dried hydrangea. The piece is timeless because of its pure opulence, but the vintage edge of the antiqued cage is best suited for a classical or vintage venue.”
Tin for the win
A fun and easy way to inject some of your own personality into your wedding (particularly if it is a vintage-themed one) is to display your blooms in fabulously retro tins.
Sue Shone from the Cosmic Flower Shop says: “Many couples are now after something unusual or quirky for their wedding flowers. For the wedding pictured (left), we were asked to create lots of different table arrangements in old tins and containers. Using unusual vessels for flower arrangements will definitely suit couples who are after a rustic or boho feel for their big day.”
Without a doubt, hanging floral arrangements are the big trend for 2016. Potted plants have also made a pretty spectacular comeback with regards to wedding flowers – perfect for outdoors or rustic-themed nuptials.
Combine the two hottest trends by displaying your big day flowers on step ladders or create a focal point on a vintage table. You can even double up your plants by using them as a simple, yet effective table plan.
Wellie good fun
After the perfect accessory for a country wedding? How about flowers in wellies?
Florists The Great Little Flower Company says: “Wellies work brilliantly using blooms that you would find on a walk through the woods or fields. Try to think seasonally; bluebells, daffodils or tulips in spring; meadow flowers and cow parsley in summer or dahlias and jack o’lanterns in autumn. With the current trend for all things botanical, think potted ferns, plants and hydrangeas. This idea is great for weddings with a rustic, country feel, so steer clear of anything super-styled.”
Blown lightbulbs rejoice! Instead of disposing of old lightbulbs, remove the insides and hang upside down, filled with your blooms of choice. Collect as many as you can (get your friends and family on board) for a real show-stopper come W-day.
Feel the urn
Hear us out on this one – for a luxurious and glamourous ambience, putting your flowers in old vessels such as an urn looks amazing.
Claire May from florists Lily and May explains: “This arrangement looks most effective when opting for a mixture of voluminous blooms, peonies and garden roses. Adding clematis and flowering mint with scented stocks will add a beautiful soft texture. Display along with silver rose bowls to achieve a country garden feel and understated opulence.”