Read on for our favorite floral details you may not already see at every other wedding.
01. Garland-Draped Ceiling: Outdoor tented wedding with green garlands
If your vision of a romantic outdoor tent is stifled by the tent’s exposed support beams—cover them up! For a lush, full-looking garland, consider greenery like ivy, maidenhair fern or boxwood. Add even more intrigue by hanging amaranthus flower spray, clear glass terrariums, and bundles of bare branches.
02. Floral Fountain: Fountain filled with white hydrangea and greenery
Cascading greenery and lush hydrangea imitate a romantic overflowing fountain, but with much more whimsy. Take this look to a whole new level of romance by adding floating candles and lily pads to the pool.
03. Flower Backdrop: Floor to ceiling flower wall installation
A floor-to-ceiling arrangement of greenery and color-coordinated blooms set the scene for some pretty amazing ceremony photos. We love the urban contrast between the exposed industrial-looking walls, the garden-chic blooms and crystal chandeliers.
04. Topiary Instillations
A petal-lined aisle is one thing—a topiary-lined aisle with trees that look like they’re straight out of Wonderland is something entirely different. If you’re going for an all-white or neutral color scheme, which means you can play around more with the color of your florals. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!
05. Unlikely Pairings: Bridesmaid bouquet with kale
Yes, kale. The superfood of superfoods is also a standout choice for a unique bouquet. It outshines many other greens in the full foliage category, and the deep purple hue of its center leaves act as its own accent color, which can be pulled into the bouquet with similarly-colored blooms.
06. Hanging Pomanders: Hanging flower pomanders
Varying sizes and colors of pomanders dress up a bare tree for an outdoor ceremony. Just be careful to use extra supports when you hang them – you don’t want one falling down.
07. Fruit Accents: Gold reception urns with bright flowers and green grapes
Thanks to their soft green hue, grapes are an easy-to-incorporate non-floral accent that adds a surprising shape to your floral arrangements. Full bushels create a cascading effect, while small bundles are just enough to get noticed, but won’t take away from your beautiful blooms.
08. King Protea and Air Plants: Green bridesmaid bouquet with king protea, air plants, and seed eucalyptus
For a never-before-seen bouquet arrangement, this one takes the cake. King protea is the main attraction here, supplemented by an impressive air plant and a full cluster of seeded eucalyptus.
09. Woodland Runner: Outdoor wedding reception with the moss table runner
With a stretch of moss and some wild-looking floral arrangements, you can create a striking woodland-esque tabletop. Arrange dark jewel-toned blooms in footed urns, and to complete the look, add in unique fillers like fiddlehead ferns and burgundy hypericum berries.
10. Lampshade Centerpieces: Succulent centerpieces with moss lamp topper
Put a twist on your succulent centerpiece and have your florist top off a tall column vase with a lampshade – made of moss! If you don’t want to sacrifice floral centerpieces, you could also fill the vase with blooms or scatter small bud vases with single stems (like roses, tulips or dahlias) for a floral touch that won’t look too eclectic.
11. Floral Chandeliers: Intimate wedding reception with floral chandeliers
Arranging some upside-down stems can transform your light fixtures into striking chandeliers. Most flower-adorned chandeliers are equipped with wreaths for extra structure (and labor costs), but this elegantly simple display of white and yellow blossoms are just as impressive.
12. Floating Florals: Outdoor wedding with floating floral monogram
We’ve seen floral monograms before, but rarely floating on a bed of moss in a luxurious water landscape, surrounded by islands of candles and flower arrangements. If your venue has a pool or pond, get creative with the décor! It’s an opportunity to craft a jaw-dropping aesthetic.
13. Hanging Potted Plants: Orchid and plant wall display
If your venue has a diving wall of lattice, use it to your advantage. (You can add suspended details without any extra installation fees!) Potted orchids contribute some height to the structure, while exotic leafy plants, like crotons, have deep green leaves and red veins that add intense color. Bonus: Unlike cut florals in your centerpieces (that can only be preserved for a limited amount of time), these can be used as home décor long after the wedding.
14. Ombre Table Runner: Ombre rose table runner
With a chic ombre floral runner, you can have a whole slew of colors without the arrangement looking chaotic. Accessorize the tabletop with a neutral tablecloth so there’s not too much going on; a matte sequin material or beige linens both have fun textures but aren’t distracting.
15. Reverse Flower Crown: Red ranunculus flower crown
Switch up the traditional flower crown design and embellish the back of the headpiece rather than the front or sides. It’s a little surprise element that will guests will “ooh” and “ahh” over as you walk down the aisle.
16. Indoor Trees: Indoor wedding reception with hanging terrariums and potted trees
We love the idea of bringing the outdoors in—with more than just flowers. Tall green trees make a ballroom feel like an intimate garden party, and you can use the branches to hang a few more pieces of décor, like miniature crystal chandeliers or string lights.
17. Tropical Centerpieces: Topical themed wedding centerpiece
Fiddlehead ferns, tropical orchids, and red pincushion proteas come together for an island-inspired arrangement, perfect for a destination wedding or waterside celebration.
18. Taped Flowers: Hot pink cake display with taped flower decor
Small, individually-taped stems create one amazing backdrop. Whether it’s for the ceremony, cake display or photo background, the buds stand out beautifully against a vivid color, and the vertically-aligned stems add aesthetic appeal.
originally posted on theknot.com by Andrea Fowler