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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best creativity magazine in the UK“, experts at Atlas Flowers share their advice for how to use dried flowers in wedding decorations, and different things you can do.
Use Dried Flowers In Wedding Decorations
The interest in dried wedding flowers has increased by 525 % over the past five years, peaking in 2020 and remaining strong thereafter. The experts at Atlas Flowers say that couples love this trend because, in addition to being considered a sustainable choice, dried flowers bring character and charm to just about any wedding style.
Every month, 1,900 people in the UK search for inspiration in the form of dried wedding flowers on the internet. Over the past five years, there have been 2,000 monthly searches for terms related to “eco wedding” in the UK alone, indicating a growing interest in environmentally friendly weddings.
Atlas Flowers is a floral wholesaler supplying events planners and venue decorars the nation over. Kate Blott, their in-house floristry expert, gives her advice on how to make the best dried flower arrangements and displays for the big day.
Kate Blott explained that well-designed dried flowers can make your wedding day extra special; They are beautiful, eco-friendly, and can be kept as a memento for many years to come. You won’t have to worry about the blooms deteriorating throughout the day if you only use baked blooms and preserved stems.
In this article, Kate shares her best advice for creating stunning dried flower arrangements for your wedding.
Create A Striking Ceremony Backdrop
Using dried flowers to create a ceremony backdrop or visual focal point can change the entire space and create great photo opportunities. A traditional archway with a trailing bouquet, striking geometrics in bright colors, or a grand display of bushy pampas grass are all options for framing the vow exchange.
Changing the feel of the design, and ultimately the venue, will be accomplished by blending the colors, tones, and textures of your florals to create looks that are complementary or contrasting. You can get the look you want by working with your space and using it as a canvas.
Floral aisle markers and a subtle scattering of flowers to add some romance
A great way to personalize a space is to tie them to the chairs or just put them on the ground.
You could arrange preserved hydrangeas or dried peonies or roses in vases at the end of rows. Summer is a great time to eat sheaves of large bunches of dried wheat and barley. Garlands of preserved eucalyptus, looped along the backs of pews or chairs, or even along the floor can make a beautiful statement.
For a beach venue, you might try mixing tall pampas grass with palms to catch the breeze. On the other hand, a rustic barn with blue and pink delphiniums and velvet-soft pink gomphrena will look amazing.
Why not scatter dried rose petals or helichrysum heads along the aisle if you want to add real romance? Natural confetti is also made from the rose petals!
A little magic: suspended flower arrangements
Suspending a dried flower arrangement makes the look of floating, adding a dash of magic. A spectacular method for filling a potentially boring area of a room and creating a focal point as well as design cohesion is to use large, bold flower clouds.
Broom bloom, pampas and reed grasses, hydrangeas, Amaranthus caudatus, Ammi majus, Icelandic moss, Lepidium, Limonium, and Lunaria, to name a few, are all equally effective. Gypsophila is a favorite ingredient.
Flower arrangements suspended low above dining tables, along with foliage such as preserved olive or eucalyptus, can maintain opulence and glamour while also creating a more intimate atmosphere. If the lighting in other areas of your venue is adequate, why not add a touch of romantic debauchery by replacing the central light fixtures with a dried flower chandelier?
Do It Yourself Dried Flowers In Wedding Decorations
For those searching for Do-It-Yourself thoughts, flower wall hangings are an incredible choice. Natural twine can be used to quickly and easily suspend the stems from a branch to create stunning hangings.
Here on the Atlas Flowers website, you can find additional advice on how to arrange dried flowers, including how to incorporate dried flowers into your wedding theme.
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