Flowers can shape the theme of the wedding. It can bring pop, style and romance to your event. Today’s bride is not always the princess that wants sweet smelling roses and soft pinks. There are many styles of weddings today that turn old traditions upside down. One trend that I see changing the floral world is texture. The application of texture can be added to a few different elements to create a style that is both trendy and modern, without losing the romance.
The first of these elements is the bridal party bouquets. Feathers add unique colors and bold shape to other flowers brides carry. Other cool texture elements I’ve seen are twisty willow branches, silver wire with jewels or pearls threaded or even seashells for a destination wedding. Seasonal weddings may dictate some of the color pallets or appropriate accessories within the bouquet. For instance, fall weddings lend themselves to bright oranges and chocolate tones that mesh well with peacock or quail feathers. Whereas winter weddings that feature silver painted twisted willow branches bring an icy splendor to any flower arrangement.
Throughout the ceremony and reception site, unique textures can create memory points for your guests. At my wedding, we took a huge branch that had been painted white and we tied ribbons all over it that hung down and held the place cards for the reception. Guests enjoyed walking around the branch during the cocktail time and finding their name and table information.
Another great texture to bring to the wedding is hanging crystals. Everyone remembers that scene from Pollyanna where she sells “rainbow makers” at the community fair. Use your own prisms by hanging crystals from fishing wire to glisten in the sunlight or your spotlights.
Get creative and make your day memorable in every way!