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We Can’t Get Enough Of Floral Backdrops

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A fresh take on florals continues to be the prettiest trend to hit wedding land. Go beyond the bouquet and bring the joy of beautiful blooms to your celebration with a floral arbour or backdrop. Think lush greenery, floral chandeliers and simple petalled accents.

Wedding of Hannah and Douglas. Florals: Kate Dawes. Photo: Andrew Tallon

Wedding of Hannah and Douglas. Florals: Kate Dawes. Photo: Andrew Tallon

Wedding of Cathy & King at Kayumanis, Bali. Florals: Chantelle Madison

Wedding of Cathy & King at Kayumanis, Bali. Florals: Chantelle Madison

Bring zing to your white decorations by including a canopy of vibrant flowers. We love how these florals hang over the guests like they naturally would outside.

Florals/Greenery: A Sculpted Leaf Photo: Raw Lens Media

Florals/Greenery: A Sculpted Leaf. Photo: Raw Lens Media

Rustic doesn’t have to mean no sparkle. This reception has both gorgeous chandeliers, and a beautiful green arbour over the wedding party table. Allow a country location to shine by focussing on the greenery with white flowers rather than a lot of colour.

This fresh take on a floral wall features small pops of pink and red on a deep green background, instantly making this location feel like a secret garden.

Wedding of Ivette and Roger at Spicers. Photo: Byron Loves Fawn

Wedding of Ivette and Roger at Spicers. Photo: Byron Loves Fawn

When it came to floral arches, this couple decided to go big or go home. The size of this arch makes it seems like an architectural feat of nature, the perfect backdrop for a sneaky kiss.

Florals: Bouquet Boutique. Reyment Photography

Florals: Bouquet Boutique. Reyment Photography

We adore the draped curtains framing these weddings. The lush florals in the centre help draw attention to the excited couples.

Wedding of Kelly and Clint at Restaurant II. Studio Impressions Photography. Florals: Always Fabulous Flowers

Wedding of Kelly and Clint at Restaurant II. Studio Impressions Photography. Florals: Always Fabulous Flowers

There’s no reason for the outside to stay outside. Bring cascading vines and rainforest plants into your ceremony to make nature lovers feel at home, even in an urban setting.

Florals: Mondo Floral Design. Photo: Artography

Florals: Mondo Floral Design. Photo: Artography

Personalise your flowers with quirky hanging bottles and vases. We heart this design idea.

Styling: Beautiful Weddings. Florals: White Willow Design Photo: Inspire Photography

Styling: Beautiful Weddings. Florals: White Willow Design Photo: Inspire Photography

Wedding of Shai & Mitchell

Wedding of Shai & Mitchell. Photo: Mitchell Carlin

Jennifer Gifford Designs. Photo: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Jennifer Gifford Designs. Photo: Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Vintage repurposed doors can bring a unique feel to a wedding. For a beach location try driftwood on rustic doors, or use white-washed doors as a base for a riot of blooms. Doors are no one-trick pony.

Styling: Sugared Style. Photo: Sophie Baker Photography

Styling: Sugared Style. Photo: Sophie Baker Photography

You don’t have to bring the outside in, you can always bring the inside out. Hanging a chandelier and some flowers above a daybed makes for a cozy outdoor space with the elegance of a ballroom.

Florals: Stem Design

Florals: Stem Design

Florals: Bouquet Boutique. Photo: Stewart Ross Photography

Florals: Bouquet Boutique. Photo: Stewart Ross Photography

We’ve seen chandeliers and we’ve seen flowers, why not bring them together to create… the flowerdelier. We’re working on the name, but who cares what it’s called when it looks this spectacular. We especially love the use of Edison and filament bulbs in these works of art!

Flowers: Bella Bloom Floral Designs. Styling: Hope and Lace. Photo: Jess Jackson Photographer

Flowers: Bella Bloom Floral Designs. Styling: Hope and Lace. Photo: Jess Jackson Photographer

Mismatching is the new matching. Repurposed photo frames with their own corsages? Always a good idea.

Wedding of Nicole and Jason. Photo: Don't Say Cheese.

Wedding of Nicole and Jason. Photo: Don’t Say Cheese.

If you want to stay fancy at home find some inspiration in Nicole and Jason’s hedge backdrop. They’ve taken an elegant backyard hedge and turned it into a flowery paradise with ribbons of big blooms. Alternatively, try decorative fairy lights shaped like flowers, win win.

Having flowers both above and below can make you feel like you’re dining in a botanical paradise. We wouldn’t mind these pretty petals raining down on us.

Styling: Styled Events. Florals: The Butterfly Lounge. Photo: Florido Weddings

Styling: Styled Events. Florals: The Butterfly Lounge. Photo: Florido Weddings

Traditional roses are given a new life in interlocking rings, perfect if you love the symbolism of an unending love.

Finally! A floral decoration for the bridal table that includes everyone. Usually flowers on the table only frame the bride and groom, but the whole team is in on this one.

Words by Bianca Weaver


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