When it comes to your special day, nothing adds color, fragrance, and texture the way wedding flowers can. No matter the color or season, this wedding staple can be incorporated in a variety of ways. Whether you are considering utilizing them traditionally or are looking for something a bit more cutting edge, here are a few wedding flower ideas to get you started in your planning!
Looking to add some flair to your look or want to honor loved ones? Using flowers in a wearable way is a fun, added touch!
Whether bridesmaids, flower girls, or the bride-to-be, floral hairpieces add sweetness to any wedding hairstyle. Hair can be worn up or down to accommodate full flower crowns or the addition of just a few flowers in your hairstyle.
Another of our favorite trends is adding a live flower necklace or ring to complete your look. Smaller blooms that wouldn’t normally be considered as wedding flowers get their chance in the spotlight!
Boutonnieres and Corsages
Of course, blossoms are traditionally worn by grooms, groomsmen, and others who deserve a place of honor at the wedding. For the ladies, especially mothers and grandmothers, corsages are always a popular choice. These are typically worn on the wrist or lapel area.
Don’t forget your fur babies! Many pups are a part of a couple’s wedding day. Adding a floral collar creates a look that is just too cute.
First impressions are important and impactful at a ceremony. Whether your wedding is outside or you’re sprucing up the indoors through wedding floral arrangements, take a peek these fabulous ideas.
The options for wedding flowers here are truly endless. Today’s brides are choosing to incorporate flower walls, hanging flowers, palette walls, and ceremony arches to create beautiful focal points behind the wedding couple.
Pew and Aisle Markers
Wedding flowers can be used to add more interest to seating, too! Placing flowers to adorn the central aisle through pew markers, chair hangings, or potted plants on the ground makes for a stunning grand entrance.
A wedding staple, any fabulous list must include bouquets. Carried by the bride and her bridesmaids, these wedding flowers are probably the most photographed of the entire day! Make sure the colors and selections compliment your style, design, and taste. Your wedding planner and florist will also be able to suggest options for special semblance or weather considerations.
Remember Loved Ones
Just as important as those with you on your special day are those you’d give anything to have there. Thoughts fall on those loved ones who may have passed but are always with you. Simply laying a flower on an empty chair or having a corsage or boutonniere placed in their honor is a subtle, yet honoring way to memorialize them. For those inclined to create a larger memorial, floral arrangements are lovely ways to adorn memorial tables.
After the ceremony, everyone is ready to celebrate and party the night away. This is also the perfect time to get creative with wedding floral arrangements!
A gorgeous, traditional way to incorporate wedding flowers into a reception is to have floral centerpieces. Add a modern touch by having your florist drape flowers as a table runner down the center of the long tables. Want something a bit simpler? Place a single bloom on each place setting for a simple, elegant detail. Going all out? Incorporate all of the above for variety and show-stopping design! Floral table accents are also great additions for rehearsal dinner tables, as well, to add an extra special touch.
Not a fan of floral centerpieces? Why not draw the eyes upward and get creative with a floral chandelier? These are perfect for larger spaces with beams overhead. Vertical space is just as impactful as eye-level details.
At your sweetheart or head table, it is easy to dress up the chairs of the newlyweds. Adding fresh wedding flowers and draped greenery is a beautiful option!
Whether you have a photo booth service or want a DIY photo backdrop, having a wall made of flowers can be a fun way to add another fun element to your day. A budget-friendly option is to have the ceremony backdrop double as a photo booth background.
Flower Petal Toss
When exiting your wedding, nix the birdseed and opt for fresh flowers or buds instead. They are beautiful and safer for the environment!
Flowers In (Or As!) Food
Using flowers in unexpected places is a fun surprise for your guests. Your caterer, cake artist, or florist can secure blooms and make sure that they are food safe (or edible if you desire!).
Adding color, texture, and fragrance to a wedding cake is a breeze with fresh wedding flowers. Adding flowers transforms your dessert into a memorable art piece and talking point for guests!
Having a signature cocktail at your wedding reception or greeting your wedding guests with a refreshing cooler? Small blooms can be floated on top of drinks or skewered to add a bit of color to an otherwise tasty – but ordinary – drink. Freeze flowers in ice cubes as an unexpected twist!
Looking for a way to dress up your reception food? Consider topping off your salad choices with edible flower petals! As delicious as they are beautiful, flowers add a surprise to your guests’ plates.
No matter how you choose to incorporate wedding flowers into your day, they add an element of beauty, color, and suprise. Happy planning!