Choosing your wedding flowers is one of the more enjoyable parts of wedding planning. With so many options to choose from, the world is your oyster! Working with a florist will make the job easier and ensure that you have an expert on your side that knows the ins and outs of wedding flowers.
There are some points to consider when it comes to choosing the right flowers. You can read more about that here. A major part of choosing the right flowers for your wedding day comes down to the ceremony location.
Fresh flowers in a church can look absolutely stunning. Rich dark colours with splashes of white really stand out amongst the colours generally found within a church. If you have already picked your colour scheme your wedding florist will be able to help you choose fresh flowers that suit the theme and also look great in a church.
There are quite a few flower placement options with a church that you may want to consider. First is the church alter, the part of the church where the bride and groom stand during the ceremony. Here is a great place to really show off a couple of large fresh flower arrangements. These work as a kind of backdrop to the bride and groom and is a great way to tie in the colour scheme.
The ends of pews are another great place to add some pops of colour. These are generally smaller floral arrangements that are tied on or placed at the end of pews. This also gives the impression of a “walk way” in which the bridal party walk down. It’s a great way to help guests feel like they too are part of the overall wedding.
Depending on the size of the church you may want to add some splashes of colour around the room. This can include the entrance way of the church and also outside of the church. Most couples will take photos out the front of the church so a few floral arrangements outside can make for great photos.
Garden weddings are fantastic when it comes to floral arrangements. An outdoor wedding gives the bride and groom lots of chances to include different colours and textures from fresh flowers. Working with the surrounding gardens can help to make your colour theme choice easier. Some gardens feature certain colours heavily throughout giving your florist great options to work with.
The good thing about a garden wedding is the chance to incorporate fresh blooms into your bridal arch setting. Some gardens may already have an alter/bridal arch which you can add floral arrangements too. Others may not have a static alter, this means more room to play with flowers. Creating your own arch out of flowers can really add to the romance of the day. The best part about dressing your own bridal arch means you can dress it up as much or as little as you like.
Similar to a church wedding, you can also add small arrangements to the guest seating. Garden weddings generally have less seating than a church wedding, however, still benefit from some colour. If you have individual seating a small arrangement can be added to each seat or you can add a slightly larger arrangement to the seat closest to the aisle.
Speak to your florist about adding in some loose petals that can be scattered down the aisle or used to throw by guests as the newly married bride and groom walk back down the aisle.
Often more casual than a church wedding, beach weddings can be just as elegant. Similar to a garden wedding, a beach setting allows you more options when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. Bright and dark colours can be used here as the colours work well against the light coloured sand.
Beach weddings require you to provide your own bridal arch. This will create a backdrop that has to compete with the ocean in the background. Make sure you choose flowers that will stand out against the water, otherwise your arch will be lost amongst the similar colours. Your florist will be able to help you pick colours that work well with the beach setting and that stand out without being too overpowering.
Loose petals are great at beach weddings as they can be used to create an aisle for the bride to walk down. You have the option to go as safe or as bold as you like here as the neutral colour of the sand will make a great blank canvas. Using loose petals may reduce the need for floral arrangements at the end of each row of chairs but that is completely up to the bride and groom.
Work With Your Florist
Your florist is the expert when it comes to fresh wedding flowers and arrangements. Walk them through your wedding venue and they will be able to make suggestions that meet your needs and enhance your wedding location.
The team at FlowerFlow are experienced with weddings and can help you with bulk flower orders. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you