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Best wedding flower ideas

Show-stopping, statement florals are a unique, special way to pack a punch with your wedding decor! Whether playing a supporting role to your escort display or setting the scene as a ceremony backdrop, flowers have the potential to make a big impact on the design of your wedding.

Floral arrangements can create memorable vignettes for your wedding guests to experience AND will live on forever in your wedding photo collection! Dressing up your day with flowers doesn’t necessarily have to take up half of your wedding budget, either — talk to your florist about going more minimal on the arrangements for dinner reception and cocktail tables, opting for one or two “statement” pieces instead.

We’ve got plenty of examples to spark creativity — check out our top ten favorite ideas for floral artistry on your wedding day!

Rowboat with flowers on a lake


1. Rowboat florals

This sweet little rowboat was decked out in blooms by Alexis Ireland Florals for a wedding at Grassini Family Vineyards in Santa Ynez. It also served as a great prop for sunset portraits with the bride and groom!


Santa Barbara Woman's Club wedding


2. Ceremony tree statement

Coco Rose Design arranged flowers to appear as though they were climbing the trunk of this tree for Olivia + Griffin’s ceremony at Santa Barbara Woman’s Club.


Wedding place cards on a round table with bright flowers


3. Escort display

Katherine + Scott’s wedding at Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm featured beautiful statement arrangements by Siren Floral Co, including this escort card table show-stopper at the entrance to the reception space.


Four Seasons Biltmore resort wedding


4. Marigold curtain

Amy + Justin’s Four Seasons Santa Barbara wedding featured a gorgeous curtain made of marigolds by Rockrose Floral Design at the entrance to the dinner reception!


Unique flower ceremony arch


5. Ceremony installation

Tracey from Ella + Louie built these two floral pillar installations to frame the beautiful landscape backdrop behind the ceremony at Skyview Los Alamos.


El Presidio Chapel Santa Barbara wedding ceremony photos


6. Welcome table

Florist Nina from Coco Rose Design created this STUNNING welcome table display for her own wedding at El Presidio Chapel.


Beauregard Keyes House wedding


7. Romantic roses

Shannon + Kevin’s floral arch by The Petaler Co. was the focus of their wedding ceremony at Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans.


Ocean View Farms barn wedding reception


8. Floral chandelier

Carla from Idlewild Floral created this show-stopping dried floral chandelier for Kate + Matt’s Ocean View Farm wedding.


White Barn Edna Valley wedding ceremony photos


9. Simple ceremony adornments

Stephanie and Trevor’s ceremony entrance for their White Barn wedding in San Luis Obispo was framed with vintage doors dressed up with flowers by Vino Fiore Events.


Center of Effort estate wedding


10. Dessert table

Katie from Noonan’s Designs created this overflowing, organic arrangement to adorn the dessert table at Liz + River’s Center of Effort wedding.

Ready for more inspiration?