Blossoms and Blooms – Using Flowers in Your Wedding Décor
Apr 7, 2020 | By: Doug Burke Photography
No matter what part of the world you are getting married in, flowers are an essential addition to your wedding décor and festivities. Be it a shower of petals on the bride and groom or the throwing of the bouquet, weddings are undeniably incomplete without fresh flowers scattering their fragrance along the aisles.
If you are a floral enthusiast, or if you just enjoy having gorgeous blossoms around you, it is a great idea to integrate fresh, in-season flowers in your wedding decoration. Have a look at some of the ways you can bring in flowers in all their glory to your wedding party.
Flower centerpieces have been a part of western weddings for a long time. Still, there are various adaptations and takes that can make your flower centerpieces stand out from other, traditional ones.
The current trend is arranging fresh flowers in an arrangement inside a glass jar. Jam jars, bottles, glasses- any glass container holding floral bunches will look hip and sophisticated at your wedding.
If you want to go for a more vintage and eclectic feel, you can replace glass jars with metal containers adorned with ribbons or strings. Add candles, lights – go all in!
It is usually a good idea to use flowers that grow naturally in the area of your residence. For a Greensboro wedding, Queen Anne’s lace or daisies will prove to be a great choice.
A lot of couples are using fresh flowers to decorate their wedding cakes. Fondant decoration has long become old fashioned and being replaced by more modern-looking decorations. Even artificial flowers will work perfectly in this scenario. Just remember to follow a theme of complementing colors, such as pastel shades, for maximum effect.
If flowers on cake do not sound as appetizing to you, you can use floral decoration on the cake table instead, surrounding your cake with them so it becomes eye-catching. The cake table can also be sprinkled with flowers to create a stark setting.
Flower-Decked Altar, Pews, and Aisle
If you are truly invested in an ethereal-looking fairytale vibe, consider novel ways of using flowers such as constructing an arch above the altar that envelopes and frames your ceremony. If you have the right photographer, this would be an incredible opportunity to take aesthetically beautiful shots. The altar can also be sandwiched between two vertical columns of flower arrangements if an arch is too fancy for you.
There are various ways of decorating the aisle with flowers as well. The most common is a placement of blooms along either side so the happy couple can walk surrounded by fresh blossoms. You can take that a step up by decorating the pew-ends with hanging flowers so your guests can also feel as fancy as you do!
If you have chairs for your guests instead, single blooms placed in tiny tea-light holders will look absolutely gorgeous hanging on the arms of the chairs. If you would prefer a more natural appearance, tie the single flowers to the chairs using ribbons.
Artistic Decoration Pieces
If you want to go above and beyond with your flower decoration, you can consider adding dramatic structures decked with flowers around your venue. This bamboo archway with strategically placed floral décor can be the perfect background for photographs of you and your wedding guests.
Artistic décor can also include arranging a string of flowers along the stairs if there are any at your venue. All this extra pomp will give your photographer the raw material they need to come up with surprisingly striking pictures.
Hand-Held Bouquet and Flower Jewelry
Any wedding is incomplete without the bride and the bridesmaids holding bouquets in their arms to harmonize with their outfits. Even though they are not directly venue decoration, handheld bouquets are the perfect accessory to your wedding dress and add a charming spirit to your photos from the day. Some brides like wearing bracelets, hair accessories, and earrings made out of flowers instead of traditional jewelry.
A flower crown on the head instead of a tiara is also a trendy option you can look into.
The bride is not the only aesthetic presence at the wedding. If you are a groom-to-be, tradition dictates that a boutonniere on the lapel is a must. Choose flowers that go with the overall embellishments around your venue to become part of the aesthetic visuals. Make no mistake; flowers belong as much to you as they do to your fiancée!
No bride foregoes the wedding tradition of incorporating flowers in her marriage festivities. The romantic setting that floral decoration creates cannot be replicated using bunting and balloons; this is why the custom has traveled down for decades, changing only in style and convention.
Look into all these ways of transforming your beautiful day into a breathtaking array of petals and pastels. If you would like it all photographed to perfection, contact Doug Burke Photography at 336.486.9932 and we will make sure it happens!