10 Inspiring Wedding Flowers Ideas
August 14, 2014
Weddings offer the perfect opportunity to show off the timeless beauty of flowers in new and interesting ways. From shaping floral arrangements into fascinating shapes to incorporating out-of-the-box elements to your wedding bouquets, there is no limit to the possibilities wedding flowers possess.
For awe-inspiring floral décor at your wedding, take a look at our top 10 wedding flowers ideas that showcase the beauty of nature’s bounty for your big day:
1. Fruity accents
Fruits and vegetables don’t just belong on dinner plates anymore. These staple food groups can also be used as unconventional accents for a rustic or garden-inspired wedding. For a new twist on the traditional bridal bouquet, try incorporating a few lush cabbage and lettuce leaves in with your flowers. You might just be surprised at the beautiful results. Wine-loving couples can also incorporate grapes and vines everywhere in their wedding décor from the centerpieces and table accents to the bridal bouquets and ceremony chairs. For a rustic or woodland wedding, add an edible centerpiece, such as a basket or tower of assorted apples or pears, to your table for your guests to enjoy or fill a flower vase full of lemon slices to add a comforting and cheery vibe to your wedding décor.
2. Floral lights
Lush flowers and twinkling lights are a match made in heaven. The fusion of these two decorative elements create stunningly beautiful accents that can really bring life to your wedding venue. Lights can either add vivid drama or a soft romantic effect to your ambiance, depending on how you use them. Think outside the box for ways to illuminate your floral decor and create the ultimate fairytale or glamorous ambiance you’re seeking for your big day. From incorporating flowers on lampshades and candelabras to weaving them through hanging lanterns or sparkling strings of light, the versatility of flowers and lights can make for some truly stunning décor that is sure to light up any room or outdoor space.
3. Inverted floral centerpieces
For a cocktail hour conversation starter, try something unexpected with your floral centerpieces by placing them underneath cocktail tables instead of on top of them. This surprising twist on the traditional centerpiece not only sparks conversation; it also facilitates interaction among your guests without tabletop décor getting in the way. To achieve this look, have your florist decorate a tall vase with flowers or hang pomanders using a hook and wire. To carry the striking idea to the reception area, suspend a few pomanders from the ceiling or hang some flowers upside down along the bottom of tables or chairs.
4. Floral ceremony aisle
Make your big entrance even grander with a flower petal adorned center aisle your guests are sure to remember. Use fresh flower petals to create decorative patterns right down your center aisle for an eye-catching design that will turn your guests’ heads long before you make your grand entrance. Make sure to block the aisle off from guests with ribbon before the ceremony to ensure your intricate décor doesn’t scatter before the procession begins.
5. Floral cocktails
Add a splash of rose water to a glass of sparkling wine for a lusciously sweet and romantic rose-flavored cocktail your guests are sure to enjoy. Top off the elegant glass of bubbly with a delicate floating rose petal, which serves as an edible garnish. This simple, yet exquisite, libation adds a bit of pizzazz that will awe your guests with your attention to detail. For a full lineup of floral-inspired concoctions for your guests to enjoy, explore herbal-flavored infusions like a rosemary gin cocktail, lavender-infused vodka or a cucumber basil martini to add to the mix.
6. Chair garlands
Chairs and tables are often overlooked pieces that are included in every wedding day – all the way from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. Distinguish the bride and groom and honor special guests with their very own garland-laced chairs during your wedding reception or drape garlands around the cocktail tables to add even more vibrancy and color to your venue. By transforming the standard folding chair or table into a work of art, these romantic chair accents add a hint of fairytale flair and enchantment to something as simple as a seat.
7. Floral monograms
Monograms and marquees are all the rage in the wedding industry this season, so why not take the trend a step further by transforming the happy couple’s initials into a blossoming, flower-laden showpiece to highlight at the entrance of your ceremony or reception? To enhance the look even more, illuminate the oversized letters with twinkling lights to really draw the eye and capture your guests’ attention to the detail of this stunning decorative piece.
8. Feather accents
Add a touch of unexpected glamor to your floral bouquets and centerpieces with soft feather accents or avian-inspired structures. The versatility of feathers really allows you to play with the color and texture combinations until your bouquet has just the right amount of subtle softness achieved through these feathery flourishes. Incorporate a few subtle down feathers in with your flowers or make vibrantly colored peacock feathers the main showpiece of your bouquet. For country barnyard weddings, adding a few brown and beige pheasant feathers can really add a woodsy feel and dynamic dimension to a nature-inspired rustic bouquet.
9. Floating flowers
For poolside or pond-side weddings, these colorful floating pomander orbs add a fun and funky bit of glamor to your wedding venue in a unique way. To craft these vibrant floral pieces, simply stick sturdy flowers, like carnations or gerbera daisies, into a foam ball using pins or pieces of bobby pin-shaped wire. Anchor the floating floral pieces to the bottom of a pool or pond using weights or let them float freely, adding delicate movement to the ambiance.
10. Flower terrariums
Make your floral decor more like an exquisite museum exhibit by putting your delicate blossoms on display behind glass terrariums. Encasing your floral décor in various glass structures allows your flowers to stay in place throughout the evening and gives you pretty party favors to distribute at the end of the night. Depending on your wedding’s style and theme, guests can enjoy an earthy assortment of succulents and moss or the classic beauty of a single red rose encapsulated behind the glass.