Wedding flowers: beyond the bouquets and boutonnieres

Wedding flowers: beyond the bouquets and boutonnieres

When most people think of flowers at weddings, their first thought is generally the bride’s bouquet. She’s the star of the day, of course! But there is so much more that goes into building a floral plan for a wedding. Here are a few floral pieces to consider when you’re planning your big day.

Pedestal flowers for the ceremony
Flowers on pedestals have always added an elegant flair to any event and can be used in a variety of ways. The solid white Grecian pedestals are traditionally what we think of, but you can also use barn posts, whiskey barrels, stacked stones, metal, or almost any other material to create a pedestal to hold a beautiful bouquet for some lovely accents to your wedding ceremony and then reuse them in the reception.

Floral arches
Floral archways definitely make a statement and have really evolved over the years as brides have taken the idea and added their own special flair. Traditional squared floral archways overflowing with roses and greenery accents will never go out of style, but there are a variety of possibilities for brides that want something a bit more unique.

For a more contemporary look, consider a metal Square archway with just a few twisted vines and flowers. The archway can then be used after the event in the bride’s home garden. Some brides have chosen a circle archway with heavy greenery and accent flowers and string lights. Others choose simple wooden posts, light floral sprays, and sheer fabric that blows lightly in the wind for their rustic outdoor weddings. Whatever you decide, arches are a lovely way to create a picture perfect frame for the bride and groom on their big day.

Reception centerpieces
Floral centerpieces are the focal point for tables at a wedding reception and help carry the wedding theme throughout your special day. In addition to adding elegance to the event, they can also be used as part of your seating plan. Pull from your wedding color scheme to designate tables by color to organically guide family and friends to their designated areas with little to no fuss. Or, consider numbering your tables by the number of a specific flower incorporated into the bouquet.

When the reception’s over, consider sending the centerpiece home with one lucky guest at each table. Some brides like to place a number under each arrangement and under each chair to randomly choose the guest to receive the bouquet, while others simply leave it up to the table to decide. This adds an element of fun and surprise for guests and helps with cleanup after the event!

If you’re planning a wedding, call us to schedule a consultation to talk about "what you envision, we make a reality" for wedding flowers for both the ceremony and reception.  We offer free wedding consultations, No minium budget required and Pick up or delivery service available. 

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