You really can have your day, your way with these unique ideas for quirky wedding flowers. From succulents to sweet peas, peonies to pot plants, we’ve rounded up the pick of the crop of alternative flower ideas to make your wedding stand out.
Upgrade your flower wall with these unusual wedding ideas for a contemporary twist! Change up a tightly packed backdrop of peonies for a bohemian cascade of leafy ferns. Alternatively, for a wall that will keep on blooming, why not stack terracotta pots on their sides in a frame, prettily planted with seasonal blooms? This flower wall will still be pretty long after the big day.
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One of the simplest ways to give your wedding the wow-factor is to choose decorations with 360-degree impact. One way to do that? Decorate your ceiling space too! Suspending floral chandeliers from the rooftop creates an ultra-romantic effect. Even better, floral chandeliers also create an eye-catching feature, bound to get your guests talking. They work brilliantly in barn venues, where beams make it easy to hang them up.
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As intricate as a paper rose table setting, or as grand as a paper flower ceremony backdrop, there are more possibilities than you might think when it comes to paper flowers. You can have blooms out of season, there’s no risk of wilting and you can style your arrangements in vases well ahead of the wedding. Turn to paper for quirky wedding flowers that are as practical as they are pretty.
There is a wealth of craft books out there to help you DIY, but if you don’t want the workload, you can hire a paper craft pro to create them for you.
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Botanicals have been back in a big way since Pantone picked Greenery for 2017’s Colour of the Year. As the trend for featuring foliage soared, florists embraced their adventurous sides and tracked down all kinds of succulents to add statement leafy style in place of flowers. Make the most of these quirky wedding flowers by gifting them as favours or using them for place settings.
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Unique wedding ideas are all about making your wedding day your own. If you’re a country-loving couple planning a rustic big day, these quirky flowers are for you. From wellington boots spilling over with sweet peas, to wheelbarrows of wheat and rustic cart wheels woven with blooms, take inspiration from farmyard props to create floral arrangements your guests won’t have seen before.
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Why not look to your home country's national flower for ideas? The English rose, Scottish thistle and Welsh daffodil can all be worked into pretty, seasonal bouquets. You could even tuck in a lucky four-leaf clover!
If you're marrying overseas, or have family further afield, you can be inspired by their blooms too. South Africa's iconic protea is a popular choice for a bohemian bloom that makes a statement. It's a brilliant choice if you're looking for quirky wedding flowers for your big day.
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Finding the right flowers for your big day can feel like a challenge, especially if you’re getting married in winter. But don't despair, use this guide to 24 beautiful wedding flowers for winter to choose the best blooms for your big day.