Yet another couple of weeks have gone by & I have neglected our poor blog as most of you know I like to blog on a regular basis but as of late this has proved difficult as we are just knee-deep in flowers with this years busy wedding season! However I have managed to find a couple of hours this afternoon (a rarity) and wanted to share with you the latest floral trend, that is hanging flower arrangements. I’m a big fan too of all things hanging & I totally get why couples are opting to have hanging flowers as part of their wedding day decor.
Hanging flowers add a real wow factor & could be used as part of your ceremony decor to mark the altar where you get married or for the main entrance to your reception venue, there are lots of possibilities. Here are a few of the hanging installations we have created recently, maybe they will offer you some inspiration for your wedding day.
This floral curtain was suspended from a branch of twisted willow to mark the entrance where Amy & Andrew’s wedding breakfast was being held, to tie in with their Autumn meets Winter theme we also included pine cones interspersed with the flowers.
How about hanging flowers as a backdrop to your top table? For Sammy & Chris we hung rose heads from the grand fireplace situated behind them interspersed with crystal droplets that complimented the crystal candelabra’s which they had as their table centerpieces which worked really well.
Hanging flowers also look amazing inside a marquee or tipi reception, if you’re after a more botanical style then why not have hanging designs that incorporate foliage & succulents? In the design we created below we mixed a variety of foliage’s (ruskus, asparagus & sharon fern) interspersed with succulents placed in glass globes & a few David Austin garden roses with some scabious flowers.
Hanging flowers don’t necessarily have to consist of curtain style arrangements, another popular trend emerging within hanging flowers are floral chandeliers. Floral chandeliers are sure to create a big statement with your wedding day decor & work particularly well if you have a more rustic style venue or theme. Depending on the size you could opt to have one large one hung in the middle of the room or above your dance floor or you could have two or three smaller chandeliers positioned at the main focal points in the room.
My advice if you are thinking of having hanging flowers for your wedding day is firstly decide where you think the perfect place would be for a hanging installation? For the ceremony? As a back drop to your top table? Then it’s important that your florist has all the measurements needed in order to work out the mechanics, & how much flowers/foliage would be needed to create the design. For more hanging flower ideas take a look at our pinterest board.
Are you thinking of having hanging flowers for your big day? We would LOVE to hear your ideas & plans….