Wedding flowers have the power to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. And I can prove it!
When you’re planning your wedding day, there are so many things to consider. You want to make sure the venue is perfect, you need a good photographer, and you have to choose your dress. But what about your flowers?
It’s easy to overlook the flowers, especially if you’re not one for flowers in general. But trust me when I say that having beautiful flowers at your wedding will make all of the difference!
And I’m not just talking about the bouquet and boutonniere (although they’re important, too). I mean the entire atmosphere—the colours, style, size, placement and flower choices all create the right atmosphere and vibe.
You’ve probably heard this before: “Weddings are about the bride!” But I don’t think that’s completely accurate. I believe that weddings are about creating an atmosphere that reflects the couple’s personality and style. Where your guest feels comfortable taking photos and chatting with family and friends—and having a beautifully curated space for your guests to do this starts with your floral arrangements!
Wedding flowers create an atmosphere and vibe just like any other element of your wedding: they can be fun and vibrant or soft and romantic. Your choice depends on how you want your guests and yourself to feel during your special day.
If you want something more traditional and elegant, then choose flowers that complement those vibes: white roses or lilies (with maybe a few pastel colours added in) will give a sense of classic understated elegance without being boring. This style is great for a castle, manor house or orangery wedding venue for a timeless and graceful look. A simple and sophisticated rose archway is a fabulous photo opportunity and tall table centrepieces will fill those larger venues with texture and height.
For an outdoor romantic boho wedding, then softer trailing bouquets and greenery work a treat! Mixing the surrounding colours and nature into your table arrangements and even adding flower crowns for your bridesmaids. Using locally grown, seasonal flowers will be perfect for this relaxed celebration.
Or if you are an outgoing couple that wants a big party and upbeat music for your wedding day, then bold and bright colours are for you! Larger flowers and statement floral backdrops will create that fun and energetic atmosphere you’re looking for.
When you are starting to plan your wedding you need to decide on what theme and vibe you want to create before you start designing your flowers.
I understand that this is an important decision for you and your partner-to-be, so I make sure to listen carefully to what you have in mind before designing your floral arrangements. If you’re having trouble deciding on what kind of vibe you want at your reception, don’t hesitate to reach out! I have been to quite a few weddings this year, so I am a fountain of knowledge when it comes to creating your wedding florals.
Images by Andy Li Photography