Sure, flowers are a staple at weddings. But brides are going outside of the box these days with unique floral arrangement ideas. We still love the classic look but here are some ideas with a fresh perspective.
Take it down a notch It may be hard to imagine, but small and simple is in and less is more! Brides are highlighting gorgeous aspects of their venue by using flowers as an accessory. If you have an elaborate indoor space, use small arrangements as an accent to draw attention to your favorite details. Many brides are incorporating alternative décor such as signs, lighting, and candles where flowers were once a staple. Surround these elements with simple greenery to tie it all together nicely.
Going simple with flowers also works as an alternative to an elaborate bridal bouquet. Make a grand entrance with a single stem rose (or your flower of choice) that blends with your ambiance and color scheme. Let your dress and accessories make a statement instead.
Suspend your flowers Centerpieces are brilliant, but you can open table space by hanging your flowers overhead. Tie in the colors with pedals on the table and on or two stems scattered throughout, but letting your statement suspend overhead with draw the attention of your guests to the space around you. Blending your arrangement with overhead lighting will also create and bright and elegant space.
Create a pedal aisle
Imagine walking down a floral line pedal aisle to meet your hubby-to-be. This is a brilliant way to add color to your venue and feel like royalty. Pedals sprinkled by an adorable flower girl is classic and sweet, but an aisle of pedals brings your grand entrance to a whole new level. (Yes, we still think you should find a role for your flower girl!)
Brides have been walked down the aisle by their fathers for many generations, and it is a beautiful wedding tradition. Unfortunately, there are varying situations that leave brides wondering who will fill the spot of “Dad” on their wedding day. Here are some alternatives.
Close Friend or Relative
Relatives that share a close bond are always a terrific alternative when a father cannot be present. Brothers, uncles, step fathers, or cousins who have played a significant role in your past are a great substitute. Although, they can’t take the place of a late father, it is nice to have love and support from someone special who will stand alongside.
If there are no family members that can fill this role, reach out to close friends. Do you have a best friend who supports you and your marriage? Remember, this is your day…the friend does not have to be male!
If deciding who will lead you down the aisle give you away during your ceremony is not so easy, rest assured that many brides are choosing to walk alone these days. Simply asking your officiant to leave out the terminology, “Who gives this bride away…” is okay. Many grooms meet their bride half way down the aisle and complete the walk by her side. This gesture is sweet, romantic, and speaks volumes to the start of a new life together. If you are choosing to walk alone, but still want to honor your father, carry one single flower or candle to symbolize and honor his presence.
If walking alone is what you choose, note that many brides find this decision to be easier if they keep the decision close to heart before the ceremony. Gathering too many opinions can become emotionally overwhelming and possibly stir up conflicting opinions. The choice is yours, and there is not right or wrong answer.
Whether you walk alone, or with a loved one, remember that you will be surrounded by friends and family who are there to honor your new marriage.