18 Hanging Flower Displays for Your Wedding
Maybe you’re hoping your Big Day will feel like an epic fairy tale wedding, or maybe you’re a more whimsical bride who prefers a boho wedding vibe. Either way, this latest wedding decor trend is sure to make all your dreams come true: hanging flowers. Florists are creating everything from small displays of buds delicately tied above tables to massive floral installations of over 14,000 stems. Read on to see 18 beautiful floral arrangements that you won’t be able to stop obsessing over.
1. Jewel Tones: This 1970s-inspired place setting is crowned with such a GORG group of flowers. Bright colored chairs and a hodgepodge collection of carpets can help create your boho wedding look. (Lauren Gabrielle Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)
2. Flowin’ Flowers: Hanging amaranthus makes for a lush and memorable display. Place a “chandelier” of flowers over the bridal party table, to create a strong focal point on the newlyweds. (via Olive Photography)
3. Double Up on Buds: With garland on the table and flowers hanging from the ceiling, what’s not to love? Find modern candelabras and a shimmering, textured cloth for a chic addition to your vintage-inspired tablescape. (via Eric Foley Photography / Style Me Pretty)
4. Ooh La La: A floral chandelier mixed with a pop of color, like that blush chair, is a divine combo. Add a dash of vintage romance to your tables by filling antiqued silver vases with lush flowers. You’ll create a look that’s “rustic chic” done right! (via Geneoh Photography)
5. Extravagant Elegance: Now this is a proper hanging garden. Over 14,000 individual stems were used to create the hanging floral masterpiece. It’s comprised of delphiniums, Queen Anne’s lace, larkspur and foraged greens. Want to make a smaller version of this yourself? Here’s how. (via Leo Patrone Photography / Brides)
6. Pinch of Whimsy: You don’t need hundreds of ornate flowers to make a statement. These four wooden circles, pinned with subtle bouquets, do just the trick. Try DIYing this look by using embroidery hoops or welded macrame rings. (via Katie Nesbitt Photography / Inspired By This)
7. Hanging Pots: Macrame plant displays are a fresh, boho approach to the classic floral installation that you’ll spot everywhere from beach weddings to more formal affairs. And if you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own macrame hanging planters in just 30 minutes with our handy guide. (Lara Holtz / Green Wedding Shoes)
8. Savvy Spender: Looking for a more relaxed floral display? These wildflowers in clear soda bottles are both Pinterest-worthy and budget-friendly. Use twine to hang them from a tree or tent pole. (via White Daisy Photography / Style Me Pretty)
9. Shapes and Vines: Geometric lighting and bright flowers make for an adorable combo. Add a healthy amount of hanging greenery and a table runner of buds, and your dreamy garden wedding will be one for the books. If you want to save a few bucks, learn how to make your own floral mobiles out of brass and copper tube stock. (via Anastasia Volkova / Burnett’s Boards)
10. Strung Up: Give carnations a new spin. These affordable flowers can be hung on twine or fishing line to make the perfect backdrop for your ceremony. The ombre flower arrangements are perfectly on-trend, while still offering a timeless look. (via Jamie Fischer Photography)
11. Rows of Roses: A dainty display of individual stems is perfect for a romantic wedding. Pink roses, puffs of small hydrangeas and babies breath are a few of the main elements used in this floral installation. To recreate the look, tie flowers with flowing ribbon strands and use plenty of greenery to disguise the tent pole. (via M&J Photography / Love My Dress)
12. Petals Galore: Deck out your alter with a mass of gorgeous hanging flowers. Then surround it with curly willow branches, rose petals and hurricane vases. You’ll construct a truly stunning structure for your “I do” moment. (via Chelsea Brown Photography / The Knot)
13. Fairy Tale Vibes: This wedding at the Biltmore Estate takes tent receptions to the next level. Between the draping, hanging flowers and tall floral centerpieces, your guests won’t be able to decide which element they love the most. (via Allan Zepeda / The Knot)
14. Classic Wedding Roses: We love the simplicity of this arrangement. As the florist states, “We knew right away that we wanted to create an installation piece, with structured hanging blooms — giving us a comparable sense of geometric line and shape that the venue aesthetic provided.” After several mathematical sketches, they achieved a lovely look! (via Cassie Rosch / Lace and Lilies)
15. Flower Baskets: You don’t have to spend big bucks to create flower-filled “lamps” — this DIYer used food domes from World Market! Hang your creations above the bridal party table for some extra pizzazz. (via Sugar & Cloth)
16. Swing of Green: A wooden plank and rope keeps this floating garden in place. Pink and yellow roses peek out from within the greenery, while small candles hang down over guests’ plates. (via Ryan Price / Wedding Chicks)
17. Go Green: Lately, the wedding world has been obsessed with greenery — and it’s easy to see why, with a candle-filled installment like this one. The hanging vines mixed with the table garland create a lush combo for any wedding. Use twine and lightweight glass jars to achieve a similar look. (via Greg Finck)
18. Add-on Flowers: Already have a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony? Spruce it up with a few extra buds that match your wedding colors. You can even roll up your sleeves and make your own paper flowers! (via Eric Foley Photography / Style Me Pretty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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