Beyond the Bouquet
Traditionally, when we think of wedding florals, our first thoughts are often about the bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. However, more and more couples are hiring floral designers to not only create these customary pieces but also transform their wedding venues with stunning one-of-a-kind arrangements and installments. We’ve compiled a few of the most popular floral trimmings and creations we are seeing couples add to their floral budgets to really take their celebrations to the next level.
While those Blue Ridge Mountains already provide a stunning natural backdrop, having a custom floral arch under which to say “I do” can really help create a magical ceremony site. Choose bright blooms that match your accent colors or simple white florals with lush greenery for a more classic look. Some couples have even opted to incorporate this trend into their reception areas, allowing their guests to enjoy the grand creation all evening.
Adding flowers to your wedding cake is another popular way to decorate or add color to a more simple yet elegant cake design, and it can make the confection feel more in harmony with a vineyard setting. Choose big blossoms for a romantic look, or add a texture with unique trimmings, such as lavender.
Another trend couples at every venue type are embracing is the concept of “sweetheart chairs.” Make your reception chairs feel more special by adding garland or special arrangements on their backs. Whether you choose simple wooden chairs or a bench, or a cushy loveseat for your first meal as a married couple, the right floral addition can leave your seats feeling like thrones.
The sky is the limit when it comes to this new must-have wedding detail. Perfect for both a tented or indoor reception, these knock-out arrangements are sure to wow guests throughout the entire evening, and your options are limitless. Elevate your head table by adding a gorgeous installment above, or transform your entire reception area by bringing the outdoors in with hanging and draped vines, greenery and florals.
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