Your wedding flowers are generally the central feature of your wedding decorations, and they will influence the overall look and feel of your special day. Contemporary wedding arrangements are all about the wow factor, with oversized vases and unusual textures being used to provide impact. Here are seven great ideas for floral wedding arrangements.
Stick to one type of flower
To create real impact, try oversized wedding arrangements featuring just one type of flower in a single colour. For a bold bright arrangement look for red anemones or for a more subtle effect try white hydrangeas.
Use loosely arranged flowers
Many couples are steering clear of complex wedding arrangements and are opting for simple glass vases filled with loosely arranged flowers instead. This gives a more natural and informal look. Also, if you have loosely arranged flowers for your table centres, they can be removed and wrapped for your female guests to take home at the end of the evening.
Try towering candelabras
Tall candelabras are still a very fashionable choice and are guaranteed to make a statement. For beautiful wedding arrangements, group densely textured flowers combined with tea lights around the base of the candelabra, and hang crystals from the candle holders for added sparkle.
Look for alternatives to flowers
Including non floral elements in your wedding arrangements is a great way to introduce something unique into your theme. Contemporary flower arrangements include everything from fruits and vegetables to berries and herbs. A posy of asparagus, tied with a pretty ribbon can make a surprisingly attractive arrangement, and if you are having clear glass vases you could consider filling them with colourful fruit such as raspberries.
A twist on cupcake towers
Cake stands have featured in recent weddings due to the popularity of cup cake towers, but they can work equally as well as floral wedding arrangements. Place a decorative cake stand in the centre of each table, and pile it high with freshly cut blooms and foliage. You can have a different type of flower or colour theme for each tier of the stand.
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Look for unusual vessels
Modern floral wedding arrangements are as much about the container as the flowers themselves, and florists are being asked to create centrepieces in all sorts of unusual objects that relate to the wedding theme. One of the most popular choices is an open handbag in the wedding colour, filled with flowers.
Use oversized cups or glasses
Oversized martini glasses, vintage silver goblets, and tea cups continue to be a popular choice for floral wedding arrangements. Tea cups need to be low enough for guests to talk over, so these tend to be filled with short stem roses that just peek over the rim. Oversized glasses and goblets have the advantage that you can place blooms around the base, and in the top, but guests can still make conversation around the stems.
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