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10 Unique Ways to Incorporate Florals into Your Event
Monday, June 13th, 2016 | By Emily Coates
So, you’ve got your table centrepieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres sorted. You can cross ‘organise wedding flowers’ off your to-do list now, right?
Wrong! Over the past few years, florists and event stylists have been busy rewriting the playbook on how to achieve gorgeous event florals that will wow your guests, match your personal style, and tie your whole event together. And they have really knocked it out of the park!
So forget everything you know about what wedding and event blooms are supposed to look like, and get busy drooling over these uniquely beautiful event flower ideas.
These ideas have been put together by flower-pros Tesselaar Flowers!
1. Wear your blooms
From flower crowns, flower jewellery, flower shoes, and even entire bridal gowns made from fresh flowers and foliage, the latest wedding trend is to get those blooms out of your hands and onto your body. Check out these distinctive designs, created by some of the industry’s best.
Flowers by Affair With George
2. Make an entrance
Get your event off to a spectacular start by including some unique entry flowers at your ceremony or reception hall. Here are some gorgeous examples of how to do it right: think giant moss letters adorned with roses, and fresh flowers framing your favourite quote.
Top: Flowers by Lush Floral Designs | Bottom: Flowers by Wedding Flowers By Keren
3. Line your aisle
If you’re planning an outdoor or garden wedding you can’t go past these aisle runner florals. Opt for a simple rose, fern, and dusty miller chair corsage, or flood the aisles with a garden full of fresh flowers!
Flowers by Affair with George
4. Say “I Do” surrounded by blooms
Continuing the outdoor wedding theme, these unique bridal arches will frame your nuptials to perfection. Whether you have a large wall or door you can pretty up with blooms, or a standalone marble and wire arch just sitting around, waiting to get the garland treatment, your wedding photographer will thank you for supplying such a stunning backdrop!
Flowers by Wyld Orchids
5. Decorate your outdoor areas
Make the most of your venue or location by decorating key outdoor areas with gorgeous fresh flowers. Marking an area as out of bounds will look MUCH better when adorned with a floral wreath, your signing table will make for a pic worthy of the pool room once it’s been decked out with colourful blossoms, and just imagine how much more boho your tepee or rope swing will look draped with flowers and foliage! We say, let your imagination run wild.
Top: Flowers by Stylised: The Event Specialist | Bottom: Flowers by Affair With George
6. Beautify the reception hall
Forget ‘dripping with gold’, the latest event styling trend is to have your venue dripping with flowers! Take advantage of exposed beams and feature lighting by festooning them with intricate floral installations, or create an awe-inspiring marquee centre ‘tree’ made from willow branches and wire and adorned with hanging roses and glass baubles. Simply magical!
Flowers by Angel Flowers
7. Adorn the bridal table
Your bridal table deserves that little something extra to set it apart from the rest. Make your mark by installing a floral backdrop spelling out your initials or a favourite word, or adding a flower-fuelled hanging installation over the table to make it clear just who this shindig is for.
Top: Flowers by Bella in Bloom | Bottom: Flowers by Affair With George
8. Decorate the guest tables
Depending on your overall wedding style and your venue, your guest tables can take on a simple, understated elegance with a single centrepiece on each table, or they can adopt an opulent, lavish look with an entire table runner packed with flowers, and a hanging installation to match! Chat to your venue and florist about what’s possible.
Flowers by Flowers by Green & Bloom
9. Add florals to your cake
Decorate your wedding cake with flowers to give your guests a collective sugar high while at the same time showcasing your on-trend style and impeccable taste. Whether you’re into towering, fondant lacquered extravaganzas overflowing with fresh blooms, or rustic naked cakes with a selection of feature flowers, there is sure to be a wedding cake and flower combination that perfectly matches your style.
Left: Flowers by Tome | Right: Image by Tim Sparrow Studio
10. Embellish the cake table
And why stop at the cake when you have a whole cake table to decorate? Check out this stunning wedding cake table made from a chest of drawers overflowing with blooming goodies, or this table bursting with not just cake and flowers, but fruit too! Not to mention the matching hanging florals—beautiful!
Left: Flowers by Lush Floral Designs | Right: Flowers by Ginger Lily & Rose Floral Studio
If this isn’t enough floral inspo, head to the Tesselaar Flower Gallery and get yourself seriously inspired! They’ve got loads of unique ideas on how to incorporate florals into your wedding or special event.