One of the tips I give couples who hope to create a luxurious wedding design and experience for their guests is to prioritize florals in their wedding budget. There is no better way to elevate the overall look and feel of your day than with beautiful, intentional floral designs. Here are just a few ideas for incorporating florals on the wedding day, outside of your typical bridal party bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. The beautiful florals featured here are by the talented Lilyput Weddings!
The cake/dessert table The cake table is an often overlooked design opportunity at your wedding reception. Too often I’ve seen a gorgeous work of art (that also happens to be delicious) sit in a corner like an afterthought, when really, your cake deserves it’s own little moment in the spotlight! You invest a lot in your wedding cake. Give it a dedicated place at your reception and allow your florist to use their talents to highlight this once-in-a-lifetime dessert! Featured here; a gorgeous three-tier wedding cake by Lady Grey Seattle surrounded by cheerful blooms. At the foot of the pedestal table stood more intentionally placed florals, drawing the eye up to the cake. Now that’s my kind of cake moment!
The sweetheart or head table At your reception, the sweetheart table or head table tends receive a lot of attention, and rightly so, as that is where the couple is seated! While every table at your reception can be adorned with beautiful florals, the sweetheart or head table is a lovely place to go all out with a hanging floral installation, a beautiful arch, or lush floral pieces placed at either end of the table on the floor in addition to centerpieces. As seen here, I love how Lilyput included a whimsical centerpiece for the top of the table and a second piece to place in front, creating a storybook-worthy vignette for the couple. After all, your first meal as a married couple should be every bit as romantic as this!
The ceremony The wedding ceremony is such a significant part of your wedding day, and a little extra floral pizazz will go a long way. Whether you include a beautiful floral installation at the altar, place arrangements (perhaps ones that can be repurposed later at the reception) all the way down the aisle or right at the entrance so they’re front and center when people enter, you won’t regret putting some extra thought and intention into these finishing touches.
Don’t forget about the escort display, bar, and cocktail tables! Part of creating an experience for your guests is tying everything together. Whether they’re ordering a cocktail at the bar, finding their name on the escort display, or sipping a glass of wine during cocktail hour, your guests should feel immersed in the experience of your wedding day. Incorporating bud vases on cocktail tables with a few stems of blooms can be a really lovely touch. When you’re thinking about places to include a show-stopping installation or oversized arrangement, don’t forget about the bar and your escort display, as these will likely be some of the first places your guests visit when they enter your reception.