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WEDDING FLOWERS – MAKING STATEMENTS

Written by Emily Falconer on 13th March 2017

How to make a statement with your wedding flowers

Flowers are one of the most effective ways couples can express their individual style at their wedding or civil partnership. But there’s so much more to wedding blooms than bouquets and centrepieces. We’ve asked top florist and our key supplier, Liz Jones from Blue Sky Flowers, to show us six, show-stopping arrangements that will make a real statement on your big day.

 

Urns

If you want to make a real impression with your ceremony flowers, then go big. Large displays will be much more noticeable than smaller ones (like pew ends) so concentrate your budget around the entrance and/or altar. These large stone urns filled with magnolia and blossom would be striking and dramatic in any setting (and you can even use faux blossom if you miss the season!)

wedding flowers

(photo credit Katy Lunsford)

 

Lanterns and petals

If the light in your ceremony or reception room is a lacking or you’re having a winter wedding, then go for as many candles and tea lights as you can. Surround them with a carpet of delicate petals to co-ordinate with the rest of your flowers and you have a stunning entrance display or table centrepiece.

wedding flowers

(photo credit Katy Lunsford)

 

Hanging roses

A pretty way to dress a window or wall is by hanging flowers and ribbons to create a beautiful curtain. This works particularly well behind the ceremony. The flowers can then be cut down and laid on the ladies’ place settings at the tables. The flowers used here are secret garden and sweet avalanche roses and café au lait dahlia.

wedding flowers

(photo credit David Jenkins)

 

Cake with flower circle

Dress up your cake with an impressive faux flower garland – it costs much less than you would think and makes for a real statement look. The flowers used in this arrangement are roses, hydrangeas and anemones amongst others.

wedding flowers

(garland from Friend of Faux and photo credit David Jenkins)

 

Marquee ceiling garland

Marquees can be very large and difficult to decorate, but if you have the opportunity to dress the ceiling above the tables, flowered chandeliers or garlands like this can create a show-stopping sight. They create a big impact on the whole room and a talking point for guests. The blooms used in this garland are delphiniums, larkspurs, roses, peonies, foxgloves, wisteria and eucalyptus foliage.

wedding flowers

(photo credit Ria Mishaal)

 

Table setting

We worked with the wedding planner to create table displays that really co-ordinated with the rest of the table setting. Blue water glasses and gold cutlery teamed perfectly with the pale pink and blue flowers on each table. They made a fabulous impression when guests entered the marquee. We used delphiniums, hydrangeas, roses and antirrhinum.

wedding flowers

(photo credit Ria Mishaal)

 

If you want to reach Liz Jones at Blue Sky Flowers or to see more of her work, visit www.blueskyflowers.co.uk.

 

Your wedding or civil partnership at No.4 Hamilton Place

Our beautiful, historic, central London location is a stunning backdrop for any nuptials. Our in-house wedding planning team is expert at helping couples host their perfect day and our caterers have fabulous packages to suit all tastes. To discuss your vision for your big day, call the team on +44(0)20 7670 4314 or email [email protected]