Whether you’re opting for a traditional wedding or going modern with your very special occasion, flowers are an essential part of your day.
Your favourite blooms, however, have a bigger role to play that goes far beyond beautiful bouquets and buttonholes.
Fresh and artificial flowers offer an instant hit of colour and texture, as well as set the mood for your entire wedding day.
Beautiful, elegant, and stylish floral arrangements can be used to add something extra special to every part of your wedding day and can be utilised throughout your ceremony and reception as a result.
In this blog post, we reveal the top ways to use wedding flowers to decorate your wedding venue.
Ends and aisles
Your wedding ceremony is a vital part of your wedding day, so make sure you spruce the whole place up with your favourite flowers.
Pew ends and aisles are great places to position blooms but you don’t have to opt for the old-fashioned arrangements used in churches.
Your ceremony space should be as personalised as the rest of your wedding venue. Keep arrangements small for maximum impact, tying small bunches of flowers to chairs, or hanging single stems in jars from aisle ends.
Want to make an even bigger botanical statement? Potted trees are an excellent way to bring the outdoors inside. You can also customise trees to complement your wider wedding theme. For a winter wedding, for example, aisle trees can be decorated with fairy lights or classy Christmas decorations if you’re taking the festive season more seriously!
Your tables will take centre stage at your wedding reception, and flowers can be used here to create a real wow factor.
Again, it’s your theme that will influence the design of your centrepieces, but you don’t have to stick with just flowers.
By using other items you can create stunning centrepieces that really impress. Here events company Jamali Garden explains how to do just that:
“In the past, traditional wedding centrepieces were comprised mostly of floral elements.
However, these days you can see centrepieces with many different design accents such as candles, mirrors, seasonal décor, and various touches of greenery and florals.
The traditional glass vase has been replaced by beautiful footed bowls, metallic urns, and vessels of all sizes, shapes, and finishes.”
Continue the floral theme by draping matching blooms over seating charts and other wedding signage.
Your wedding cake
The cutting of the cake is a major event in any wedding itinerary, which means for a brief time, your cake (and the bride and groom eating it) will be the centre of attention. Flowers, either fresh or edible, can be used to make your cake design even more fabulous.
Flowers can be positioned on top or arranged to cascade down every tier to ensure a show-stopping look and complement the wider floral theme.
Throughout your venue
Your floral theme doesn’t have to end there. You can create drama and beauty venue-wide with several stunning displays.
Flower arches, floral chandeliers, wall hung arrangements, and blooming paths, and doorways are other ways to use nature well throughout your wedding venue.