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Gorgeous Wedding Garlands

Flowers might seem like something you put midway down your list of wedding priorities, but in fact, your wedding flowers are a key part of your wedding day’s overall look and feel.

From the style of flowers to the colour, to how many you have, it all matters. And if you want to make a big impact with your flowers in a modern way, then consider going for a floral garland.

Whether it’s running along your tables, or over fireplaces or even suspended from the ceilings, floral garlands with greenery are the stunning wedding trend of the moment.

With all of that in mind, here’s some visual inspiration for you to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

 

On The Table

A floral garland or a garland made primarily of greenery with a few flowers peeping through, will look particularly stunning on long tables. Allow them to be the feature and run along the middle of the tables and spill over the edges. Or why not have something a little more organic and intersperse it with tea lights and candelabras. Even consider moss style garlands with pops of wooden accents.

Around the Room

There are so many creative ways to use a garland. Think about having lush, full mini garlands handing from the backs of the couples chairs. Hang bushy green garlands over mirrors and fireplaces. Use them above and on entrances and for a really show stopping effect, don’t forget the staircases! They are made for a big dramatic garland full of blooms and will look simply amazing.

 

Suspending Garlands

Don’t forget to consider the space above! Suspending a garland above your tables will look stunning given the right sort of venue. It also works particularly well with long tables. Why not hang some tea lights from the suspended garland for a truly show stopping effect once the lights go down.

On the Cake

Whether you go for a garland of cascading roses around your tiers, or you go for some crisp green leaves wound around each layer, garlands and wedding cakes are the perfect match. It works particularly well with naked or simple cakes, without masses of buttercream of detailing.

 

Alternatives to the Bridal Bouquet

A bride’s bouquet is something very special. It’s as individual as she is and reflects her personal style and tastes. It’s also an integral part of the wedding day. Like the dress, the ceremony and the meal, the bouquet is a crucial part of the entire process.

That said, there’s no reason why you have to stick with convention and go with traditional flowers. Indeed, today brides are choosing some stunning, fun and creative alternatives for their bouquets. Bear in mind that many elements of these alternatives can also be fused with real florals for a truly unique look.

Apart from allowing you to show off your personality a little more, alternative bouquets, tend to make fantastic keepsakes that you might even pass on to the next generation one day.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day plans, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Brooches and Buttons

One of the biggest trends in recent times is for brooch bouquets. These are bouquets made entirely of stunning brooches and jewels all cobbled together into the shape of a bouquet. You can make this a personal as you wish by incorporating keepsakes from your loved one. Buttons are another beautiful idea and can work well alongside the brooches. Either way, they make for a stunning keepsake after the wedding day.

 

Paper

Be it sheet music from your favourite song as a couple, passages of books, pom poms made out of vibrant crepe, origami or a paper map of the world. Paper bouquets give you huge scope to be creative. Plus they are very economical compared to fresh flowers and again will last as a keepsake after the day.

 

 

Burlap and Lace

Burlap and lace are a match made in heaven and if you’re going for a vintage chic sort of look, then this really is a wonderful alternative to fresh flowers. Especially if you’re got a crafty streak or indeed a relative is a dab hand with a sewing machine. It will make the bouquets even more special.

 

Feathers and Shells

Make a total style statement with some flashy feathers and stunning shells for your bouquet. These two can go together, but often look best as either one or the other. If you’re having a bit of a marine theme or are a total water goddess, then shells will look truly fantastic for your bouquet. Feathers can also be a great addition to a floral bouquet or go all out with an entire bouquet made of feathers too.

 

Succulents

If you’re a bit of a botanic aficionado, then why not go for a bouquet of succulents? Try some exotic cacti with unusual colours and shapes and intersperse with regular blooms and green leaves.

 

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Unusual Wedding Flowers

Flowers are an integral part of any wedding day. They can bring the whole day to life injecting colour and tone in an instant. But while flowers and weddings go hand in hand, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the script. If you want to get away from the more traditional and embrace unusual wedding flowers ,then now is the perfect time to do it as there is an entire industry of floral creativity waiting to be discovered.

Have fun with flowers and don’t be afraid to make a statement. Think floral walls, hanging florals, floral instillations, floral chandeliers, and much more. Of course fresh flowers are always going to be a pricey investment for your big day, but thankfully there are a whole host of false blooms out there that look so convincing it would be almost impossible to tell the difference.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly.

 

Hanging florals

Make a statement with stunning hanging florals. Think of floral installations suspending from the ceiling over your tables. Upturned parasols filled with flowers can look like something off a movie set. For atmosphere why not have handing tea lights interspersed with flowers or have lanterns strung from the ceiling filled with blooms. And for the DIY lover, then using hula hoops covered with flowers or floral wreaths can work really well too.

 

 

Floral Chandeliers

Who said chandeliers have to be crystal? Add a host of beautiful flowers to chandeliers in your wedding venue and turn something beautiful into something extraordinary.

 

 

Floral Walls

Channel the loved celebrity style trend with an impressive floral wall. You could use these during your ceremony, or at the reception where it can become a real focal point and even an impromptu DIY photobooth for your guests. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a burst of colour, but of course the classic colours of crisp white and lush greens will work with any theme.

 

Staircases, Fireplaces & Garlands

If you’ve got staircases and fireplaces in your venue, then make sure to make the most of them and accent them with some flowers. Whether it be decadent, show stopping garlands or simple wildflowers, it really does have a massive visual impact.

 

Trees

Bring a real senses of the outdoors in with some perfectly placed trees in your venue or ceremony. Think about using them as pew ends, or dotted around the venue to really add some stunning scenery to your day.

 

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