Some of the prettiest of weddings are bursting with blooms, whatever the season and theme when you say ‘I do’. Flowers are not restricted to rustic, barn-style weddings – with a huge range of types available, you can choose them carefully to enhance or contrast your colour palette, theme and venue style. We’ve put together our top five ways to use flowers at your wedding to give you a big day blossoming with beauty.
Bridal bouquets are one of the most traditional ways to use flowers at your wedding. There are many options available, from fresh or artificial flowers to handcrafted felt and button arrangements. While you can cherish the latter as wedding day keepsakes, the scent of the fresh flowers you choose is unrivalled and will forever remind you of your happiest of days.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen can also introduce flowers into their outfits with smaller posies, corsages or buttonholes.
Real flower petal confetti is taking the wedding scene by storm. The texture and colours of genuine flowers are unbeatable. Choose petals to match or complement your colour scheme and bridesmaid dresses. You can then scatter it along the aisle or decoratively display the confetti in buckets or baskets before taking that all-important confetti shot.
We love archways covered in flowers, especially for destination or beach weddings. When tying the knot in an open landscape, adding an archway at the beginning or end of your aisle is a beautiful way to define the space and add a soft romance to the occasion.
Floral Centre Pieces
Give your wedding a continuous theme as you move from ceremony to reception by using the same flower types in your reception décor. We love big floral centrepieces brimming with blooms. Choose roses for traditional romance, lilies for elegance or cow parsley and gypsophila for a rustic touch. You can even add the bridesmaids’ bouquets to pretty jam jars or vases to reuse them.
Whether you’ve chosen a more traditional fondant covered cake, a naked cake or even tiers of cupcakes or macarons, flowers are a beautiful way to decorate your wedding bakes. Tuck sprigs of wildflowers in between the cupcakes, nestle roses along cake layers and add show-stopping arrangements to the top of the cake for a fabulous floral finish.
Now that you’re bursting with inspiration from our 5 ways to use flowers at your wedding, you’re definitely ready to choose your theme and all the pretty details. If you’ve been blown away by blooms, see how you can create a fancy floral wedding theme here.