Wedding Flowers Ideas We Love
These wedding flowers ideas have come from far and wide, because we know while it’s easy to spend hours on Pinterest collecting inspiration, it’s much harder to develop a truly unique and impactful concept. We hope these ideas will inspire you to leave a lasting impression on your guests. And we hope you’ll be moved to dream bigger and imagine more remarkable ways to make your wedding the most memorable day of your life. Enjoy!
1. Floating Flowers on a Moss Bed
If your wedding venue offers a pool or lagoon, don’t miss the opportunity to get creative with the environment. This inspiring installation has the bridge and groom’s initials, etched in petals, on a floating island of moss. A constellation of floating floral arrangements, complete with luxurious soy candles, surrounds the aquatic centrepiece.
2. Floral Staircase and Cake Display
Nothing quite matches the old-world charm and elegance of a grand staircase. If your venue has a grand staircase, why not transform it into a welcoming floral masterpiece. One of our favourite wedding flowers ideas, this design involves garlands of greenery, scatterings of petals and decorate blooms that match your wedding colour palette. Use the area to make your grand entrance or to display your delicious wedding cake.
3. Upside-Down Garden Bed
Short on venue space or looking for an affordable yet artist statement. Try turning the garden upside-down and hanging it from the ceiling! Suspended flowers are sure to create a talking point at your wedding, and you’ll never have to worry about sagging stems. Another benefit is that you won’t need to sacrifice floor-space to make it happen.
4. Ombre Floral Runner
This ombre floral table runner proves that your wedding colour palette can include all the colours of the rain without being daggy. As in this photograph, when choosing a floral arrangement this colourful it is important to set it against a neutral tablecloth. Experiment with texture in the tablecloth instead of colour.
5. Tropical Table Top
This is one of those wedding flowers ideas that works perfectly with Australian beach culture. Even if you can’t take your wedding to the islands, you bring the islands to your wedding. This tropical inspired arrangement includes tropical orchids, pincushion proteas and fiddlehead ferns. The perfect match for a waterside wedding.
6. Reversed Flower Crown
Flower crowns are all the rage right now, but have you seen one upside down? Well, I guess now you have. This reversed flower crown is a great twist and will captivate your guests. Filling out the back of the headpiece with flowers doesn’t just provide a more unique look, it’s actually a lot more comfortable. It shows the versatility of some of these wedding flowers ideas; this reverse floral crown would look just as great at the horse races as it does on this beautiful bride.
7. Flower Fountain
Almost as exciting as a chocolate, this flower fountain is one of the best wedding flowers ideas we’ve come across. It’s not too expensive to achieve and the flowing greenery and plush hydrangeas certainly add a touch of luxury. Want to take it to the next level? Easy, simply add floating candles or lotus flowers to the surrounding pool.
8. Trees Indoors
Give your reception an intimate garden feel by brining nature inside. Tall green trees look great and an unexpected touch. Watch the faces of your guests as they enter the elegant ballroom. And there’s a bonus. These trees will be perfect for hanging lights and decorative items!
9. Green Garland Ceiling
Holding your wedding under a big top doesn’t need to feel like a circus. Hide those ugly tent beams with lush green foliage such as ivy, peppercorn or oak leaves. For the most inspired and adventures, imagine what you could hang from those struts. Maybe some clear glass terrariums or hanging candles.
10. Hanging Floral Pompoms
Add a touch of whimsy to your wedding with these giant floral pompoms. Whether you plan to say your vows under a great oak tree or big top tent, these floral pompoms are a terrific way to add a touch of colour and texture without getting in the way. We’re often asked to dream up with wedding flowers ideas that are as affordable as they are impactful – these pompoms are one of our favourites.
11. Wall of Flowers
A statement piece like this flower wall is guaranteed to arrest the attention of your guests and prove a talking point well into the reception. You could take the design in so many directions, whether you follow into the pointillistic art movement or perhaps 8-bit pixel designs. Your imagination is the only limit.
12. Kale Flower Bouquet
Kale isn’t just a superfood, it’s a superflower. Anyone following us for a while on Instagram knows we are big fans of Kale Flowers and Kale Roses. These gorgeous rustic flowers are deep in colour, rich in texture and feature a strong central stem. Being so robust, they provide an ideal centre point for your bridal arrangement.
13. Topiary Installations
Choose the purple blue pill and follow the rabbit down the burrow with this wild topiary installation. This can be a great approach if your venue has particularly heigh ceilings as the trees give the installation volume. Plush hydrangeas add both colour and volume. Notice how the designer of this topiary installation has kept the colour palette simple, combining neutral cream/peach with blue/purple for impact. Certainly one of our favourite wedding flowers ideas, but warning this one will won’t come cheap.
14. Moss Lampshade
The popularity of succulents and the fiddle leaf ficus can’t be denied. If you’re a fan of the neutral green movement, as we are at Fig & Bloom, then this moss lampshade arrangement might be for you. However, if you prefer a touch a colour it would be easy to substitute the succulents inside the tall vase for tulips, hyacinths or dahlias for a pop of colour.
15. King Protea Paired with Air Plants
Great wedding flowers ideas don’t need to be colourful, indeed this bridal bouquet is about as rustic as you can get. A giant king protea takes centre place and is surrounded by an equally massive airplant. To add event more volume the floral designer has decorated the borders of the bridal bouquet with seeded eucalyptus. How very Australian!
16. Woodland-esque Tabletop
Far from the rustic combination of proteas, eucalyptus and air plants, this woodland table arrangement is rich and mossy. Topped with deep burgundy and purple pops of colour, this design feels as wholesome and earthy as the forest floor.
17. Flowers Taped to the Wall
Our favourite wedding flowers ideas are the ones that create conversation. This colourful installation is not for everyone, but we just love it! Yes, you’ll save money being so economical with your stems. But that’s besides the point. These small, individually-taped stems create such an impact when set against the vivid pink backdrop. And while that bright pink hue is somewhat arresting, there’s a sense of calm due to the ordered arrangement of blooms. Feels like a zen garden in technicolour.
18. Floral Chandeliers
Hanging some flowers upside-down from a chandelier sounds simple, and it is. But isn’t the effect dramatic? This is one of those wedding flowers ideas that is as simple to execute as it is cost effective. Considering adding green garlands of oak leaves, peppercorn or magnolia along any structured beams to increase the volume and impact of the design.
19. Fruits & Flowers
At Fig & Bloom we love experimenting and we love wedding flowers ideas that combined unique foliage, fruits and vegetables. This table runner is one of the more sophisticated examples we’ve seen of combining edible and decorative produce. The small bundles of green grapes are just enough to get noticed and provide an accent, without detracting from the beautiful blooms.
20. Hanging Pot Plants
Potted plants aren’t just fun, they’re a great way to make your wedding flower dollars go along way. Add them to a lattice wall, if your venue has one. Otherwise, hang them from the ceiling or other structures with paper-coated wire. One of the most versatile wedding flowers ideas, there’s an added bonus with this concept. Unlike cut flowers that can only be preserved for a short while, you can take these pot plants home after the wedding to decorate the matrimonial home.
Update: January 2019