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Delight your guests with floral accents

Jennifer Morris

Lush greenery, big heritage blooms and urns filled with gorgeous leggy stems are the statement pieces for your wedding. Your bouquet is your most important accessory inspected closely by your guests. Tradition dictates that important members of the bridal party be given the option of wearing or carrying a flower.

But what about the unexpected?

You can delight and surprise your guests by adding smaller floral accent pieces to the decor of your ceremony. These diminutive and affordable arrangements can make a bigger impact than you might expect. In fact, they can help you enhance you overall wedding decor by accomplishing several things.

Add a theme color

Many brides and grooms pick their color palette and find themselves wanting for ways to use all of the colors effectively. Bow-ties and ribbons on bouquets are a great place to add a surprising bit of color like teal, coral, deep pink or burgundy. And, so are accent arrangements. A coral Garden Rose in a small vase on a bar can provide the only hint of color for a wedding replete with white and ivory. Subtle florals in a teal colored bud vase add a pop of color in a shade difficult to come by in the flower kingdom.

Showcase unique floral varieties

A vibrant red Dahlia on a table meant for lounging. Photography by Purple Fern.

A vibrant red Dahlia on a table meant for lounging. Photography by Purple Fern.

Say you’ve chosen white Anemone with a dark blue center for your bouquet. A signature flower with a price tag that may limit your use in reception arrangements. Add one or two Anemone to your cocktail designs and delight your guests with a close-up of a flower variety they just won’t see every day. Sunflowers sit well in small vases, and, it’s hard not to smile when sharing a glass of wine over this sunny bloom. You can do the same thing with unique greenery. If Jasmine is the greenery of choice in your bouquet, add a little to each table in a small vase that coordinates with your centerpiece. Adding luxury stems in small numbers is an affordable way for you to see your favorite flowers throughout your reception.

Create a tablescape

Accent arrangements are a perfect companion for larger centerpieces, especially on bigger rounds and farmhouse tables. Small vases can handle bigger blooms with greenery. By varying the stems in each arrangement, we add individual pops of color to your table. Love mixed metallics? Use small accent vases to add a blend of styles, finish and designs. Glass cylinders, bud vases and wooden boxes come in petite sizes as well.

Dress up your accessory tables

You can add beauty to your welcome and guest book tables with small accent pieces. Create a tablescape with your cake or dessert by adding vases of your theme flowers. We love to see florals on a bar or even in restrooms. Garland, petals and the heads of single blooms are all affordable ways to dress up a sign or a seating chart.

When you visit your venue, look for corners, sideboards and tables that need a little lift or a pop of color. Then, let’s make sure we talk about accent pieces during your consultation. We have lots of pictures on our website. If you use Pinterest, add a board for accent arrangements.