One question we’re often asked by couples is “is it ok to take the flowers after our wedding?”. It may seem crazy, but not everyone thinks they can. We always encourage our clients, their families and friends to take as many flowers as possible at the end of a celebration. However, this isn’t always practical. Large floral arrangements can be awkward, cumbersome or just too heavy for guests to take with them. One way around this is to incorporate flowering or foliage plants into the design scheme. Whatever tables you have, whether round or banquet style, you can include planted arrangements to great effect at your wedding. This can also help you get the most out of your wedding flower budget.
Great Variety and Long-Lasting
When it comes to choice there are a myriad of plants which make wonderful table decorations. From flowering bulbs, miniature roses and scented herbs, to ferns, fruit trees and funky succulents… the list goes on. Choosing plants is also a great way to reflect the seasons and showcase the best of what’s around.
One of the benefits of using plants as part of your design is the cost. Bought by the tray, you get a lot of flower for your money. They’re also great because they last. Taken home after the wedding and properly nurtured, plants will continue to be a wonderful reminder of the wedding day.
My Favourite Planted Arrangements
- Primroses – who doesn’t love the freshness of a Primrose, the flower that says spring is here?
- Lily of the Valley – wonderfully fragrant, delicate and very nostalgic.
- Patio Roses – every garden should have roses, so why not miniature ones for your wedding tables?
- Hellebores – the Christmas rose. Delicate nodding flowers that are perfect for winter and early spring weddings.
- Ferns – earthy, fresh and available in so many varieties. Perfect for an all green wedding.
- Succulents – bang on trend, very touchy feely and always a talking point. What’s not to love?
Guest post by Simon Nickell
Pot Plant Close Up: Amanda Karen Photography
Spring Potted Plants: Esther and Gabe
Pot Plant and Succulents: Ellie Grace Photography