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Bride To Be: 7 Statement Wedding Flower Ideas That Will Amaze Guests

We’re well into spring now which means you can expect to see a lot of new life, warm weather, diets in preparation for bikini season, and weddings. The spring season is hands down one of our favorite times of year, so for our official homage to new life and new love, we’re focusing on one of the best parts of the season — flowers — and we’ve got some fabulous statement wedding flower ideas for you that will amaze guests.  Click here to read our 5 tips for selecting a wedding venue.

wedding flower ideas - flower crown for bride

Add statement floral pieces to your wedding with a flower crown | Hair Credit: Jennifer Hoffman, Make-up Credit: Dina Bree, Dress: Iselle Design Studio, Wedding Planner: Lavish Wed, Photo Credit: Arina B Photography, Florist Credit: Haydee’s Creative Flowers

We recently read that 2014 is the year of the wedding flower, and this doesn’t surprise us at all. Whether brides are choosing to go bold and bright or more natural and whimsical, the use of statement wedding floral pieces has become a consistent (and amazing) trend.  If you’re not sure what a statement floral piece is, no worries!

In order to help you on your creative wedding florals journey, we’ve compiled a list below of some of our favorite wedding flower ideas and 7 ways to incorporate statement floral pieces into your wedding.  Good luck!

Editor’s Note: Lavish Wed is a top San Diego wedding planner and manages not only San Diego weddings but also special events throughout Southern California. They offer coordination, planning & design services ranging from intimate events to elaborate weddings.


Wedding Flower Ideas: How To Incorporate Statement Florals

Wedding Florals Tip: flowers can be pretty expensive, so if you choose to do over-the-top floral pieces throughout your wedding, we suggest going easy on flowers in other places. Pick two or three “wow” pieces and keep your other floral pieces simple. Another tip, for the more extravagant pieces, try using paper flowers!

1. Flower Headbands and Headpieces

They aren’t just for Coachella anymore! Flower headpieces are one of the more popular trends of the past few years because they add a touch of bohemian beauty to any wedding style. For a bold and glam look, we suggest using big flowers and bright colors. For a softer, romantic look, go with small, lighter buds and a more vine-like headband.

2. Cascading Bouquets

Cascading wedding bouquets are absolutely stunning and they are a great way to make your bouquet stand apart from your bridesmaids’ bouquets.

Cascading bouquet for the bride!

Cascading bouquet for the bride | Photo Credit:

3. Using Petals and/or Flowers As An Aisle Runner

Flower girls are really cute, but brides are increasingly eliminating these little divas and opting for a pre-petaled aisle to walk down instead. Yeah, you’re missing out on having some adorable babies announce your entrance, but the plus is that your florist can pre-arrange some really spectacular designs for you to walk through, and you can skip a toddler tantrum or two in the process.

Decorate the aisle with petal designs

Decorate the aisle with petal designs Planner | Wedding Planner: Lavish Wed, Photo Credit: Marine Kristin Photography, Flowers: Tessfresh Flowers, Venue: Hilton Resort Mission Bay Garden

4. Floral Ceremony Arches

What’s more beautiful than getting married under an arch of beautiful blossoms? Nothing.

5. Flower Arrangements on Chair Backs

If you’re interested in using floral décor on the back of chairs, we suggest keeping these minimal. For ceremony, focus on the chairs closest to the aisle. These chairs get the most attention, since everyone will be looking toward them when you walk down the aisle. To save money on reception, we suggest keeping the floral decoration to the back of the bride and groom’s chairs. It’s really lovely to have them on the back of everyone’s chair, but flowers are really expensive and guests are not always gentle.

Flower Arrangements on Chair Backs, closest to aisle, for ceremony

Flower Arrangements on Chair Backs, closest to aisle, for ceremony | Photo Credit: Mel and Tim Photography

6. Flower Walls and Backdrops

For the more extravagant bride, flower walls/backdrops can be featured anywhere from behind the ceremony arch to behind the guest seating chart. These are amaze and are a surefire way to take your guests’ breath away.

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Flower walls – to save on cost, try paper flowers | Photo Credit:

7. Hanging Flower Installations

We have seen gorgeous flower arrangements hanging above ceremony seating, over the dance floor, over the guestbook, over reception tables—just about everywhere and anywhere. These can be extravagant or simple, but either way, they add an attractive touch of romance and style.

Hanging Flower Installations

Hanging Flower Installations | Photo Credit: Belle the Magazine

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Lavish Wed specializes in managing weddings and special events in Southern California. They offer coordination, planning and design services ranging from intimate events to elaborate weddings. Lavish Wed believes that each couple has a purely unique love story, so they approach every wedding with a fresh two weddings are ever the same! For more about weddings and planning, visit Lavish Wed's website Lavish Wed and follow them on Instagram @lavishwed.

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