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27 November 2019

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Flower decorations for weddings: rules and advices

In addition to the bridal bouquet, flowers are crucial elements in most weddings. Their colors and scents, in fact, are able to completely change the surrounding atmosphere, whether it is a bouquet of peonies used as a centerpiece in an elegant room, or a waterfall of wisteria in a garden in a boho chic style.

The first rule to follow in the matter of flowers is to indulge their seasonality, before opting for imported specimens. Adopting such a measure will not only allow you to save money, but also to make the most of the nature in which you are immersed, without necessarily having to resort to cut flowers. It is always preferable to know which are the types of flowers that can be requested at a certain time of year, without too much difficulty.

Any examples? January is the month of the Christmas star, February of the Carnation, March of the Mimosa and April of the Anemone. May, needless to say, is the time when roses bloom, while in June the cities are colored with red poppies. In July you will be surprised to walk under vaults covered with romantic wisteria and in August the sunflowers will greet you while you drive through the countryside. September is the month of Hibiscus and Iris, October is the month of Tulip, November is the month of Chrysanthemum and, finally, in December you can find both gladioli and orchids.

The choice of floral decorations for your wedding, as well as dealing with economic, stylistic and aesthetic issues, could also be linked to the meaning of flowers. When it is time to choose your wedding arrangements with flowers, you will have to decide whether to focus on quantity or volume. This means making an economic assessment that in the first case will lead you to buy many relatively small flowers (such as roses, daisies or lilies of the valley) that have a fairly low cost per element. In the second case, the single flower will cost you much more, but its volume will allow you to get a higher yield and then buy fewer specimens: this is the case of peonies, sunflowers, gerberas or Lilium.

Another important aspect to consider when talking about wedding arrangements with flowers will be where to place them. To do so, you must first consider the path that you will make the bride and groom and you must try to imagine which areas of the location will explore your guests, not to leave anything to chance. The advice is to rely on the expert eye of those who have been working for years in the field and knows how to find corners that you never imagined to be able to enhance with the color flowers, but that actually know how to make a difference. It will be important to coordinate the flowers of the ceremony with those of the reception, marrying the idea that they are not only a part of the furniture, but the expression of a concept such as the theme of your wedding.

To bring out the beauty of floral decorations, you need good lighting: otherwise all the efforts of the floral designer you have relied on will be in vain. First of all, it is important to distinguish between an outdoor and an indoor setting, but also between a wedding organized at lunchtime and an evening. Try to think about what will happen on your wedding day, for example when the sun goes down: it will be important to consider the presence of romantic candles on the tables near the floral centerpieces, as well as the orientation of the vases of flowers that you have arranged on the terrace at sunset. Only in this way can the sun’s rays colour the petals in a magical shade.

Today, thinking about flowers in a vase is rather reductive: there are as many creative possibilities as you can imagine. Flowers can be contained in watering cans or even aluminium kitchen utensils, for a fun and innovative shabby chic effect; another option is to drop them from above, placed in elegant glass spheres or in small wicker baskets, depending on the style of the wedding. If you want to amaze your guests, you could opt for whirling arrangements that follow the shape of gazebos and arches, for both external and internal use. Finally, try to imagine the surprising effect that simple rose petals can arouse, if scattered in different points of the wedding location.