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Circular Wedding Florals

Set your wedding flowers free this year with circular florals! If you’ve never heard of the concept, then don’t worry as we’re going to break it down for you, with lots of great ideas to get you going.

Essentially, circular florals are just that; wreaths, hoops and hanging arrangements in a circular shape, as opposed to more traditional bouquets.

It’s set to be one of the biggest floral trends for the next couple of years and is not only stunning and unique, but it also makes for incredible photos.

The key about these quirky floral designs is that they can be used in a variety of ways, from bridal bouquets, to backdrops, to hanging décor and for use in various ways around your venue.  

Here’s some visual inspiration for you. In the meantime don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

 

Hoop Bouquets

Hoop bouquets are a super-hot trend right now and rightly so as they are so beautiful. And if you’re looking for something a little different than your average bouquet, they are well worth considering. You can also use real or faux flowers. They are also very lightweight and easy to hold, plus they make superb keepsakes.

 

Wreath Backdrops

Wreaths might not be the first thing that comes to mind for wedding florals, but in terms of backdrops, an oversized floral wreath is the new floral arch. Right up there with the floral wall in terms of visuals, a floral wreath will look stunning as your ceremony backdrop. Or if that is not a runner, why not have it as the backdrop for the top table, or for your impromptu photobooth? The possibilities are endless and the result is show stopping.

 

Hanging Hoops

If you want to make a big impact then look upwards, with some hanging hoops. You can ask your florist to come up with some stunning bespoke pieces to hang above your top table, or dessert table, or the dancefloor for example. Or you if your budget is a little tighter, then you could always go DIY and upcycle some hula hoops with synthetic florals too.

 

Around The Room

Circular florals also work really well as table centrepieces. Try them with candles or lanterns in the centre and experiment with greenery and colours. They’ll also look superb on the doors of your ceremony or venue, as well as on any signage you might have and on the backs of the bride and grooms chairs too!

 

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Wedding Ceremony And Entrance Decor

When it comes to wedding day décor, couples can often focus too much on the reception. While it’s true, this is where you’ll spend the bulk of the day, don’t forget to put some care and attention into you ceremony venue or church too.

It’s a great way to set the tone for your day. Remember, this is the first thing your guests are going to see, so it’s important to add your own stamp to proceedings. A lot of this will depend on your ceremony venue, as churches may have certain rules when it comes to certain items, whereas a non-religious ceremony tends to be a little more flexible.

Having said that, whether that’s just small touches such as lanterns and bay trees by the door, or if you want to go full on with aisle runners and floral arches, there’s so much you can do to bring your ceremony to life.

Here’s some suggestions to get you going. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Aisle Runners & Pew Ends

If you want to make a big impact with just one item, then it’s got to be an aisle runner. They instantly transform the look of your ceremony venue or church. You can go all out with a specially created aisle runner featuring a monogram, favourite quote or the names of the couple and the details of the day. But you can also get just as much impact with a plain white or red aisle runner too. Don’t forget about pew ends. From lanterns, to tea lights, mini buckets, florals, bows, photos and everything in between the only limit is your imagination.

 

Dress the Door

Generally speaking, the door is your first chance to set the tone for the day for your guests, so don’t overlook it. Small touches like lanterns and a couple of bay trees will make all the difference. If you want to go all out why not invest in a bespoke floral arch and some draping for a real wow factor look?

 

Backdrops

Backdrops are not always possible in a church setting, so discuss it with your church point of contact in advance. There’s so many ways to add a backdrop to your ‘I do’ and it will look stunning in your photos. You could do a Kim and Kanye and have a beautiful floral wall, or keep it more subtle with draping and fairy lights. For a modern twist why not have a bespoke neon signage or for a retro look try vintage doors or even wooden pallets.

Seating

Again, churches tend to have pews already in situ, but for non-religious ceremony venues, make sure to think about the seating and how it’s going to look as it’s going to form a large part of the overall feel. Think about on trend ghost chairs, chic Chiavari chairs, covers and sashes, draping, Hannah Jane chairs or even bistro chairs.

 

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A Touch of Wedding Whimsy

Whimsy is literally defined as playful or fanciful and is the perfect match for wedding décor. It’s a day that is meant to be full of fancy and fun so why not bring that out in your wedding day theme? Think pom poms, ice cream dream pastel palettes, lots of soft blooms, draping, fairylights, candyfloss and lanterns.

Not only dreamy on the eye, but often most of these whimsical décor touches are relatively inexpensive meaning they won’t blow the budget, plus if you’re a dab hand at crafting then many items such as pom poms and streamers can be put together at home yourself before the big day.

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

 

Pom Poms and Ribbons
Pom Poms and ribbons are not only the perfect items to create a whimsical wedding feel, they are also very budget friendly and if you’re a bit of a crafter or DIY’er then they are right up your street too! Think beyond just the obvious uses such as placing pom poms on tables and instead consider suspending them from the ceilings over your tables. Why not have oversized pom poms on the backs of chairs or string some ribbons here instead? Think about getting creative with some pom pom walls and backdrops which will be ideal for photos.

Pastels
Think ice cream dream pinks, lavenders, mint greens, baby blue and cornflower yellows. You don’t have to go with the obvious in terms of décor either. Yes pom, poms, bunting and streamers look super in theses colours, but why not have oversized pastel balloons, bridesmaid’s dresses, chair covers and sashes, cakepop or candyfloss favours, flamingos or unicorns in pastel shades instead?

Fairylights
Nothing says whimsy like romantic fairylight walls. Think of cascading fairylights over balconies or walls, curtain style lights, as well as interspersing them with soft draping. And don’t forget using uplighters with coloured filters to project a really whimsical atmosphere in the wedding venue too.

 

Unusual Blooms
Soft blooms in pastel colours are perfect for creating a touch of whimsy, but don’t forget to have a little fun and think of using said blooms in an unusual way. Think of hanging florals suspended above tables, blooms sitting in lightbulbs and lanterns, flower walls, floral chandeliers, flower arches and oversized blossom trees as pew ends too!

 

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Beauty and the Beast Wedding Theme

Disney’s 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast was not only a cinematic triumph, but it has become an inspiration for many a women’s wedding day décor. From Belle’s beautiful style of dress, to the famous rose and the enchanting characters such as Lumière, Mrs Potts and Chip, it’s a fairy-tale story that lends itself perfectly to a wedding theme.

Even if you don’t want to go all out and have every detail in keeping with the movie, there is still lots of wonderful subtle nods you can channel for your theme. Think vintage tea sets, French sweet treats, roses, books, mirrors and much more.

Plus with the live action version starring Emma Watson about to hit our screens, we thought it was the perfect time to have a look at lots of ways to incorporate elements of Beauty and the Beast in your big day.

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

 

Be Our Guest!
One of the most memorable numbers from the classic Disney film is ‘be our guest’ and what could be more fitting than using that line for your wedding day? Use it in your invitations, on your guestbook, on bunting and it is just perfect for you table plan too!

 

Centrepieces
Beauty and the Beast really lends itself to wedding centrepieces. Think of having some classic Lumière style candelabras, or channel the iconic enchanted rose by using cloche jars with a rose underneath. For a subtle nod to the movie why not emulate the adorable Mrs Potts and Chip with a vintage teapot or cups stacked on books, because let’s not forget how much Belle loved to read.

 

Sweet Treats
Belle style cakepops, or rose cupcakes would work really well as favours for guests as would macaroons or French fancies in the colours of the rose, belles yellow dress and beasts blue suit. Why not go all out and have a castle style wedding cake? Or keep things simple with a Beauty and the Beast inspired cake topper. The enchanted mirror was another big feature in the film and it would be an ideal template shape for your menus.

 

Around the Room
If you’re having a photobooth then why not have some Beauty and the Beast inspired props for guests to have fun with. If you’re having a DIY photobooth as opposed to a professional one, then why not create a bespoke backdrop with an iconic line from the film, like ‘A Tale as Old as Time,’ or the classic ‘ They Lived Happily Ever After’ or floral walls would work really well too. Fairylight backdrops and draping will create that unmistakeable fairy-tale feel and why not use GOBO lighting to project anything from roses to some of the famous quotes of the film onto your venues walls.

 

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