Today with a little help from one of my industry friends, I am bringing some floral inspiration to you. But no ordinary floral inspiration – we’re going big!
Flower installations are hugely popular right now, encouraging us to think beyond pedestals and bring the outside in – perfect for our unpredictable British weather!
I have invited florist, Sarah from Hiding in the City to share some tips on how to create some show-stopping and alternative flower instillations for your wedding design. Sarah is top London florist who has worked with some of Londons finest luxury venues to bring show-stopping flowers to any event.
Over to Sarah!
The hype might have been around since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had an enormous flower wall at their wedding in 2014, but floral installations are still getting a whole lot of love.
I do love making wedding bouquets and delicate buttonholes, but I really love taking a blank space and transforming it with an epic installation. There’s nothing quite like the sense of achievement you feel when a project like that is complete.
Mark Bothwell Photography
Be creative and add an interactive touch to your flower installation. For example, you could opt for a fully functioning swing adorned in enchanting foliage for serious wow-factor. When creating your wedding space I really think that florals should be fun and using them for an interactive element on your wedding day is a fantastic idea and creates something unique and unexpected.
We recently created a tropical flower wall complete with fruit and neon signage – just imagine the look on your guests’ faces when they turn up to see that!
Styling your venue
Complement and make the most out of your wedding venue space.
For example, vast venues with tall, expansive ceilings will require statement florals.
Having hanging florals coming from the ceiling is a great solution and the bonus is that it takes up less floor space leaving enough room on the ground for a huge dance-floor.
The Finer Details
Lucy Tanner Photography
Creating mammoth floral installations that look amazing in photographs is a lot easier said than done. As a florist, we not only have to consider the aesthetic but we have to think about weight distributions, health and safety forms, mechanics for rigging, transporting and building all within set time scales. (Nu Bride”: oh my!) It’s a fine balance between aesthetics and logistics – the last thing you want is your flowers wilting halfway through the reception. (Nu Bride: Nope, not a good look) Most of the large installations are out of water which is why we use lots of foliage which lasts considerably better. We also incorporate faux flowers and dried flowers into our designs.
For more details on adding a dramatic statement with some alternative wedding flowers please visit: Hiding in the City
Unless otherwise stated, images courtesy of Hiding in the City