It was a couple of years ago that I was first asked to create a flower archway for a bride and groom to use as a backdrop for the ceremony. Since then it was become more and more popular with it really exploding onto the wedding scene for 2017/2018 weddings. It can be a great way to create a bit of drama and focus the guest’s attention without spending a fortune displaying flowers all over your venue. The beauty of a flower arch or backdrop is that it can be moved around to make the most of it throughout the day. If you like the idea of adding a bit of wow factor to your big day, what style would suit your wedding most?
1. Rustic/Willow Archway
If you are having a winter wedding or just going for a really relaxed rustic feel a natural archway is definitely the way to go. Ask your florist to use willow or just greenery to create your archway and add fairy lights for a touch of glamour. If you are using it as a back drop instead of having to walk underneath hang some glass votives with tea lights for the finishing touch.
If you are looking for a statement piece but you budget won’t quite stretch, go for an archway with with an asymmetrical floral design. This way you are getting impact from the archway without the price tag of covering the whole arch in flowers.
3. The Full Monty
If you really want it to be something the guests are talking about after your wedding, choose a full flower archway. Obviously there will be a lot of flowers used in this and a lot of work for your florist so it will come with a price tag, however going one big statement piece can work out more cost effective than filling your venue with lots of smaller arrangements.
4. Flower Backdrop
The flower back drop is perfect for a marquee wedding or a more neutral venue. If you want to fill the blank space behind the top table. There are so many ways you can do this from flower walls, to decorated trellising to hanging flowers. Pinterest is filled with bold and quirky options for a stunning flower backdrop.
So as I get asked more and more from brides to create archways and backdrops, I can’t see this trend ending anytime soon. It might not be something you have considered before, writing them off as too expensive, however spending a little bit more on statement pieces really will save you money in the long run. To get a quote for your floral archway or backdrop fill in our contact form.