10 floral features for your wedding day

24 Jul 2018

Love flowers? Then make your wedding a floral feast for the eyes. From flower walls to floral archways, here are 10 features that are blooming beautiful 

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Wedding flowers are one wedding tradition that will never fade away. Adding colour and a touch of natural beauty, they are the perfect accessory to symbolise new beginnings.

Yet flowers need not be limited to your bouquet; there are a plethora of mesmerising structures and displays you can create for a sensational wedding set-up never to be forgotten. Here are 10 of our favourite floral features, perfect for a wedding. 

1. Flower wall

An ideal photo opportunity, a flower wall will get plenty of attention throughout your wedding day. While flower walls work best with lush, large-headed flowers such as roses and peonies, you can also intersperse smaller and daintier flowers for a more detailed effect. 


2. Floral hoops

If you're a dab hand at DIY then why not try creating floral hoops to dot around your venue? Decorate with flowers and foliage and use fishing wire to suspend wooden signage in the middle. 


Image: Sell My Wedding

3. Flower ceiling

Look to the skies and be met with a captivating ceiling display. Floral ceilings are beautiful but their meticulous attention to detail and sheer volume of flowers required means that they come at a significant cost, so consider this feature carefully. 

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4. Trailing table displays

Instead of centrepieces, opt for abundant table runners to make your wedding reception wow. This works particularly well on long rectangular tables, where the key is to allow the arrangements to trail off the ends and on to the floor for an intentionally 'undone' look. 


Image: Zosia Zacharia Photography for Ricky Paul Flowers

5. Floral archway or focal point

Think about your ceremony and how you can make your floral displays a big part of the set-up. A floral archway, chuppah, or circular frame will make your ceremony backdrop Instagram-worthy in an instant. 


6. Overhanging structure

Whether suspended from overhead beams or centralised with a chandelier, an overhead floral display will take your guests' breath away on first sight and will look spectacular in the wedding pictures.


Image: Jasmine Jade Photography via Jades Flowers

7. Wedding swing

For a spring or summer wedding where the weather will hopefully allow for an outdoor wedding reception, find a large tree where you can hang a rope swing (be sure to check with your venue first) and wrap the rope with floral garlands. Alternatively, you can buy a freestanding two-seater garden swing and adorn the frame with flowers. 


8. Blooming balustrade

If your wedding venue has a grand staircase, turn it into a feature by winding floral garlands through and around the balustrade and spindles for a spell-binding finish.


Image: The Wedding of Daisie Ayres-Sumner and Christopher Whitford (Photography by Jacqueline Cross) 

9. Floral curtain

Whether at the entrance to your ceremony room or reception setting, a floral curtain will add a sense of magic and enchantment to your venue. Enter the realm of love. 


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10. Floor displays

Displays set on the floor at various points in and around your venue will continue the floral feel. Think milk churns sprouting wild meadow flowers set amongst wooden crates for a rustic theme or supersized urns with structured arrangements spilling out for a glamorous vibe. Your florist can work with you to create such eye-catching displays, but consider varying heights and textures to add interest and an artistic touch. 


Image: The Wedding of Daisie Ayres-Sumner and Christopher Whitford (Photography by Jacqueline Cross) 

All these features work well with real and artificial flowers; while real flowers may be costly and should always be dealt with by an expert, faux flowers will appeal to a budgeting bride or those with allergies. If you do choose real flowers, always consult with a florist to check what blooms suit your wedding season and which flowers and foliage are most suited to your floral feature of choice. 

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