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May 2016

10 Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With Flowers

For all the flower-loving brides, here are 10 ways to decorate your wedding with flowers.

Flowers are hands-down the most popular and favourite way to dress up a wedding and it’s easy to see why. These versatile beauties give an instant perk-me-up to any venue and set-up, fit virtually any wedding theme you can cook up and put a smile on anyone who lays eyes on it. So, for all our brides who are hopelessly in love with flowers and envision a wedding filled with these lovelies, here’s a list of 10 ways you can decorate your big day using flowers.

1. Table Centerpiece

Trasy and Joe's Romantic Bali Wedding in Tirtha Uluwatu 26Trasy and Joseph’s Romantic Bali Wedding in Tirtha Uluwatu by Axioo Photography

Beautiful table centerpieces are a staple at every wedding and if you’ve attended a fair share of weddings, you’ll be no stranger to floral centerpieces. Personalise your floral centerpieces by customising the size, type and colour of blooms used, style and even its container. You may even ditch the ‘flowers in a vase’ idea and opt for a table runner made of blooms and fauna for something different. If you’re on a tight wedding budget, consider scattering loose flower petals sparsely over the table instead.

2. Floral Chandelier

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Go big or go home, because nothing spells grandeur and extravagance like a floral chandelier. Beautiful and romantic, floral chandeliers are perfect for garden-themed weddings and excellent for impressing your guests with a unique wedding centerpiece.

3. Flower Arch

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Flower arches adds a hint of whimsical to your garden wedding and is an excellent way of framing your solemnisation shots as you pledge to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life. It also makes for a great backdrop for photographs with your family and friends.

10 Ways To Decorate Your Wedding Floral ArchA Bohemian and Rustic Affair by Samuel Goh Photography

However, flower arches can be quite costly due to the amount of work, materials and blooms needed to put one together. But, there are many ways you can trim down the cost of a flower arch. One way is to opt for cheaper blooms or ask for your arch to be sparsely decorated with baby’s breath for a romantic look. If you need it lit for the night, consider adding fairylights in. Alternatively, you may rent a flower arch from a stylist or wedding props company.

4. Wedding Backdrop

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Flower themed backdrops are another excellent way to add florals into your wedding, be it on the stage or at your reception for a photobooth. Depending on your budget and preference, you may opt for a flower wall backdrop made from fresh or artificial blooms and fauna or paper ones. But do bear in mind that if you choose to go with fresh blooms, you may have to portion more of your budget for it.

Dreamy-Intimate-Wedding-Food-For-Thought-Singapore-Botanic-Gardens-31-optimisedAnnabel and Weijie’s Dreamy Intimate Wedding at Food For Thought, Singapore Botanic Gardens by Bloc Memoire Photography

An equally charming alternative to a flower wall backdrop is the floral curtain backdrop. Like a curtain, stalks of flowers are hung upside down in a row and left to dangle prettily. This is a great alternative for brides on a tighter budget as you can even DIY it yourself!

5. Dessert and Reception Décor

Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding At Gardens By The Bay 65Constance and Jason’s Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding At Gardens By The Bay by Samuel Goh Photography

Blooms are also a beautiful way to spruce up your reception and dessert table. Scatter some loose flower petals or place small vases or fresh or dried flowers on the table to bring out your wedding theme and welcome your guests to the celebration.

6. Wedding Cake

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Who says you can’t have flowers on your cake! Be it real, artificial or handcrafted sugar blooms, flowers add a fresh and modern touch to the classic wedding cake.

7. Aisle Décor

10 Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With FlowersGermaine and Mitchell’s Glamorous Wedding at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore by Antelope Studios

Make your walk down the aisle even better by hanging or tying small clusters or blooms on the ends of the pews or rows of chairs, or create an outline of the aisle by placing them on the ground. For a cheaper alternative that you can get your bridesmaids to help you with, scatter loose flower petals along the sides of the aisle or directly on the aisle itself.

8. Hair Accessory

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A splendid way of adding flowers to your wedding is to wear them on your hair! If you’ve always wanted to sport a floral crown on your head, your wedding is the time to do so without others judging you for wearing it! If floral crowns are still a little loud for your liking, consider incorporating small clusters of smaller blooms like baby’s breath or daisies into your hairdo for a subtler touch.

9. Wedding Attire

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If wearing it on your head isn’t enough, you can wear them on you too! Pick a gown with floral details, such as one with floral prints, floral lace trimmings or 3D floral details. Wear them on your shoes too for more flower power!

10. Bridal Party

10 Ways To Decorate Your WeddingCoral and Mint Retro Garden Wedding in Alkaff Mansion by Bryan Jean Photography

You may also choose to dress and accessorise your bridal party in flowers too! Give your bridesmaids and flowergirls matching floral crowns to complement yours or hand them smaller bouquets to carry for the wedding. Don’t leave the boys out too! Get boutonnieres for your groom and his boys so they’ll complement you and your girls.

And there you have it! 10 brilliant and wonderful ways to turn your wedding into a magnificient floral affair you’ve always dreamt of.

Credits: Feature Image from The Halia at Raffles Hotel Wedding Showcase 2015 by Antelope Studios

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10 Ways To Decorate Your Wedding With Flowers