Unique Ways to Use Flowers in Every Element of Your Wedding
We already know that centerpieces don't have a monopoly on wedding blossoms. In traditional celebrations, there are bouquets to carry, boutonnières to fasten, and petals to be thrown by the flower girl. But blooms aren't confined to those nuptial categories, either. While the wedding world puts a big emphasis on the above, other options abound. If you're wild about buds and stems, it's time to think outside of table arrangements, clutches, lapel accessories, and tosses.
For ceremonies, spruce up your aisle and the space around it with blooming details. For receptions, almost anything can be blossom-inspired, including the menu items, the dance floor, and all non-centerpiece décor. If you're more into the style side of things, go floral with your fashion—there are bridal gowns and statement accessories that draw inspiration from flowers everywhere. Other possibilities include floral stationery, floral seating displays, and so much more. Flower walls, flower arches, flower crowns—you name it, and a bride, groom, or planner has pulled it off with ease.
We've rounded up some of our favorite ideas for using flowers creatively in your wedding. Not only are these concepts genius, but they're all beautiful, too. Whether you want to wear blooms, hang them from your venue's ceiling, or embrace them in another way, there's an example on this list to get your wheels turning. In fact, this already-been-done inspiration might just help you dream up something new. Surprise your guests with unexpected flowers, and they're certain to remember your big day forever.
Floating blooms or petals look lovely, whether you put them in your venue's pool, or in a smaller vessel of water, like this one.
Flower Escort Cards
Incorporate blossoms into your wedding with a trellis-inspired display. Here, leaves served as escort cards, and were placed beside red flowers.
At this affair, a modern, faux-flower wall offered a cool backdrop. We recommend placing something similar at the end of your aisle, to act as a background to your vow exchange.
Lush garlands can be centerpieces, but they can also be wrapped around railings or employed to line your aisle.
At this outdoor ceremony, peach-hued carnations appeared to be floating beneath the trees.
Attach blossoms to your veil for a stunning effect.
Floral ceremony structures are ever popular, thanks to the beauty they bring.
Use walls like these two for your seating displays. Here, paper flowers served as escort cards.
This couple had the unique opportunity to wed at a house that was turned into a temporary art installation. The home was filled with an incredible array of blooms—ask your florist about recreating the look.
Floral Dance Floor
Overhead installations are having a moment, and the possibilities are nearly endless. Pick the blooms you want and let your creative team go to work.
Floral Bar Décor
Ceremony crescents are used to draw attention to the bride and groom as they tie the knot. The more blooms, the better.
Floral Bridesmaids' Dresses
Wear a lush headpiece made from fresh flowers for a dreamy look.
Rather than having flower girls, this bride designated friends as "flower women," and gave them gold lily-of-the-valley haircombs. Additionally, antique lily-of-the-valley brooches were given to three family members.
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