With the weather taking a turn this week and the temperature dropping, it has certainly got me feeling rather Autumnal. Thinking about the new season that is just round the corner, has it you? Today I wanted to pay homage to the floral urn, one of my favourite designs I like to create. For many reasons really, I love how versatile the floral urn can be. It can add that wow impact not only to a church ceremony but in a reception marquee or stately home venue too.
I like to create bespoke designs based on seasonality embracing the best of what the season has to offer. Choosing particular colours and textures to reflect the style of your wedding and event. That also work well within the space. Some of the designs featured in this post were from Spring weddings and we decided to make the most of the beautiful blossom that was in season at the time. It’s available for such a fleeting time that it seemed a shame not to! Ingredients such as twigs and blossom are ideal for creating the initial shape and outline of the urn design too. I tend to usually start with these when building my floral urns.
Without a doubt our floral urns will always include garden roses and particularly during the summer season British scented varieties from The Real Flower Company. These beautiful large headed blousy blooms compliment the large statement designs splendidly. Especially when paired with other varieties of flowers and foliage’s to add depth and texture to the design.
When designing my floral urn, I tend to not have a set image in my mind of the overall shape I’m wanting to create. Rather, I prefer to indulge the ingredients and let them lead the way with their natural form and shape. Flowers that are more elongated such as delphiniums or fox gloves are apt for adding height to an urn design. Equally you could create a cascading design by including tumbling foliage’s such as jasmine or passion flower tendrils. Urns are fairly easy to transport too so we usually move these from the ceremony to the entrance of the reception venue or marquee (if in two different places that is). To allow our couples to get the most enjoyment out of them throughout the day. With other designs such as arches, this is more tricky and not always possible to do.
These are just a few of the floral urns we have created over the last six years. I adore how individual each design is! Again reiterating my earlier point of how versatile these designs can be. Our next seasonal masterclass is coming up on the 19th September and we will be creating Autumnal urns, using foam free techniques! If you would like to make your own beautiful floral urn creation, further details can be found over on the website. If you would like to book your spot email; firstname.lastname@example.org