Wedding Flowers - How to style your ceremony
As a floral designer in the wedding industry for the last 25 years I have seen many different trends come and go. One trend that I hope is here to stay is the focus that is placed on dressing the aisle and ceremony space.
As a floral designer in the wedding industry for the last 25 years I have seen many different trends come and go. One trend that I hope is here to stay is the focus that is placed on dressing the aisle and ceremony space. The view that you receive when your guests are sitting awaiting your arrival, with your partner anxiously waiting at the end of the aisle, is one that you will never forget and it is important to make the moment as magical as possible. Of course it is not just about a fleeting moment - the photographs are spectacular!
Kate Middleton dressed the aisle of Westminster Abbey with an avenue of field maples and hornbeams and although unfortunately we didn’t work on her wedding, we have adorned many dramatic aisles and wanted to share some with you!
The wedding below took place in the walled garden at the beautiful Woodhall Manor. We defined the aisle by installing two large pedestals either side and then used the petals from 800 Avalanche roses to scatter on the ground for the bride to walk over.
The ceremony below took place at the incredible chapel at Hengrave Hall. Our team dressed the aisle, windowsills and altar with candles, lanterns and ivy to create a truly unique atmosphere. The groom was overcome with emotion when he saw his bride walk towards him – in a setting this romantic it would have been impossible not to cry!
Apparently the ornate staircase at the stunning Ashridge House, Hertfordshire was the inspiration behind the staircase used in the Harry Potter films – the photograph below shows why so many couples say ‘I Do’ in this unique setting. We wanted to make the space as ‘magical’ as possible and our team decorated the staircase with garlands of roses and ivy and dressed either side with large, decadent pedestals.
Pew ends are a beautiful way of dressing the aisle and instantly add colour and texture to traditional dark wooden pews. The flowers on the pew ends below complemented the floral displays used for the reception at the stately Gosfield Hall, co-ordinating the two locations perfectly.
For the next two weddings we used arches adorned with flowers and fairy lights to frame the aisle and ceremony space. We believe in creating a grand entrance to add interest to a neutral ceremony space – this room at the gorgeous Woodhall Manor was transformed into a wooded wonderland after we used lanterns, tree stumps, moss and ivy.
For the wedding below at the beautiful Crabbs Barn we installed an arch made of twisted willow and dressed it with blossom, fairy lights and pearls – it acted to soften the entrance and created the perfect setting for the springtime ceremony.
At a recent wedding at the stunning Parklands Quendon Hall we used trees and blossom to create the prettiest aisle for the bride.
If you feel inspired and would like to talk to us about your upcoming wedding please call us on 01376 563111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and pop over for a coffee. As you can probably tell, we LOVE talking about weddings!