Photography Anna Fowler
Shimmering crystals; glittering glassware; flowers adorning every surface imaginable. This wedding reception encourages the show-stopping florals in multiple designs to take centre stage. Arrangements span the table tops and play with height. Taller centrepieces and garlands add interest as the eye moves upwards, with hanging bauble candles adding a whimsical touch.
The muted colour palette of the petals prevents the flowers from becoming overbearing and is balanced perfectly by the venue’s twinkling lighting and gold decorative accessories. A gold chandelier brings the decor together against a backdrop of walls bathed in pink light for a grand, elegant and show-stopping floral reception style. You won’t forget this one easily.
Captivated by this romantic and enchanting reception theme? Here’s how you can recreate the look for your own dream day!
If this is the reception you’re dreaming of, once you’ve booked your venue (and asked these questions!) make your next appointment with your florist. Grand-scale, show-stopping florals need a lot of planning – from the design stages to seasonal considerations and the logistics of getting them to and up at your venue when the big day comes. Show your florist pictures from this post and other blooms that have caught your eye so they know exactly what look you’re after, then let them guide you as to what will work best with your specific venue. Visit together if you can and make sure your venue are happy to accommodate your floral fiesta!
If your venue doesn’t already boast a chandelier, there are other ways to add light features that evoke the sense of grandeur you want. Something as simple as placing candelabra on each table top can help to elevate them. If your wedding colour scheme will feature metallic tones, make sure you match the finish of your candelabra to your other decorative details, just like this wedding did with the gold chandelier, and decorate with even more flowers to get maximum impact.
The amount of flowers featured in this reception are what transforms it from stunning to show-stopping. Fresh flowers are a beautiful option, but if your budget can’t stretch to them, consider adding paper, fabric or other artificial flowers instead. These soft pink roses would work beautifully as place settings (get yours here!). Included at every seat, they form a romantic ocean of pink blooms to complement your larger floral arrangements.
Balance out the bountiful florals with other interesting decorations. We love the way hanging candles added a romantic, flickering lighting in this reception. You can create a similar look using simple glass votives for your tea lights. Their flames will flicker and reflect in the glass surround, making them twice as twinkly. Their small size will work as a nice contrast to your larger show-stopping florals.
Tie all the elements together with table runners, especially if you’ll be having long, trestle-style tables. Sweep the fabric of your choice along their lengths to anchor all your other decorations with one repeating colour. Ideally match this colour to your candelabra or chandeliers like this couple did. If you’ve chosen a gold and pink scheme too, then these gold table runners are your perfect choice to keep things glamorous.