18 Floral Wedding Wreaths That Are Way Prettier Than Flower Crowns
Flower crowns will always have a special place in our hearts, but once a wedding trend has appeared pretty much everywhere, new ways to embrace the look start popping up. Enter, floral wreaths. While we obvz will never stop loving (and wearing) flower crowns, arranging flowers in unconventional shapes breathes new life into seen-before decor. Take a cue from the gorgeousness of a halo of blooms and colorful florals and greenery to provide a fresh take on crowns. Not only do these floral wreaths make epic ceremony backdrops, they can be crafted into monograms and incorporated to get that organic-meets-boho wedding look. Scroll on down for the most swoon-worthy wedding wreath inspiration that’s making us super excited for wedding season!
1. Framed Signage: Take your wedding signage up a notch by framing out whatever signage you want catching your guests’ eye, like drink menus, seating charts and that super clever #weddinghashtag. This calligraphy menu would be gorgeous on its own but the organic mossy look really makes it stand out. (via Lauren Kinsey / Southern Weddings)
2. Floral Swing: This photo literally took our breaths away. The lush greens + blush roses give off a Southern romantic element that gives us all the feels. Use the twisted twigs, greens and flowers to create a sweet swinging seat during your post-nuptial photo sesh. (via Jeremy Chou / Charis Events)
3. Dessert Table Backdrop: An assortment of wreaths of greenery in differing textures adds a contrasting element to this copper-accented dessert table. While most dessert tables are decked out in florals, these organic wreaths let the sweets do the talking, to create an inviting vignette. (via Megan Welker / Green Wedding Shoes)
4. Photo Prop: Foliage makes for a sweet photo op, and can even play up all those rustic vintage frames in your photo book. Add a banner to send your guests your love and gratitude after the wedding. Consider using a quote that’s significant to both of you to make this wreath option extra personal. (via Zipporah Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)
5. Colorful Chandeliers: These round chandeliers are dripping with wildflowers in vibrant colors that truly make the space pop. The contrast between the blooms and the industrial bulbs adds a unique touch that totally ups the boho factor. Balance out these statement-makers with low bouquets as your centerpieces to let the ceiling take center stage. (via Finch and Oak / Hello May)
6. Head Table Backdrop: Hanging wreaths behind the head table is a sweet way to set the space apart and guarantees you’ll adore every photo taken of you, while you listen to loved ones’ speeches and whisper into your beloved’s ear. Suspended at different heights, these wreaths have focal point clusters for a slightly different take. (via Katie Nesbitt / Inspired By This)
7. Monogram Wreath: A monogram of your new shared initial should definitely make an appearance if you’re taking your beau’s last name. Monograms are a Southern wedding must-have, and are totally on trend for 2016. Whether you’re down south or not, embrace your inner belle and hang one of these on a door or entryway for a warm welcome. (via Daisy Mae Belle)
8. Suspended Centerpieces: This gorgeous installation combines two new concepts for a totally ethereal and modern approach. Suspend wreaths that only feature greenery along the length of rectangular tables for a touch of that Scandinavian vibe you love so much. (via Carley Rudd / Design Sponge)
9. Photo Hoop: This surprisingly simple DIY is a lovely way to incorporate photos of you and your beloved from years past, or family photos you want to share. No one will ever guess, but the base is actually a hula hoop that was spray painted gold for a completely glam look — #genius. (via Ruth Eileen Photography / Style Me Pretty)
10. Bridesmaid Bouquets: A floral wreath acts as an unexpected alternative to the traditional bridesmaid bouquet. Not only does this option save you money, but the wreath shape ensures your bridesmaids’ gorgeous dresses won’t be totally blocked in photos. (via Robin Van Dyke Photography/ Mon Cheri Bridals)
11. Dog Wreaths: Is there anything more precious than a pup wearing flowers? Consider having your canine friend rock a wreath if you don’t have a flower girl — your guests will absolutely adore this sweet touch and the photos will keep you smiling for years to come. (via Katie Stoops / Snippet and Ink)
12. Ribbon Wreaths: Hand-dye silk ribbon and tie a few to each of the floral wreaths to take this trend to the next level. These hanging wreaths under the tree make the ribbons almost bloom down from the branches. (via Melissa Jill Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)
13. Horse wreaths: Looking to infuse a fairy-tale element into your wedding day? Any fairy godmother would tell you a horse + a floral wreath is kind of a must if you’re getting hitched on a farm, or you plan to incorporate a horse-drawn carriage into your day. (via Vicki Grafton Photography / Burnett’s Boards)
14. Mantle Centerpiece: A wreath makes a statement if you’re lucky enough to have a mantle to decorate at your wedding venue. Surround the wreath with pillar candles at different heights for a glowing effect. (via Kristyn Hogan / Style Me Pretty)
15: Round Centerpieces: Lay your wreath flat on the tables for a slightly different take on garlands. The greenery creates a lush focal point for round tables, while the soft candlelight illuminates the flowers with an intimate and romantic glow. (via Love that Smile Photography / Rock My Wedding)
16. Statement Suspended Wreath: Use one giant wreath to highlight a certain area of the space. It’ll merge minimalist + lush vibes to breathe new life into a raw or industrial look, and would work equally well in a more rustic barn, for a more literal take on the natural elements. (via Geneoh / Style Me Pretty)
17. Heart-Shaped Wreath: Looking for a slightly different twist on the round wreath? Like an emoji IRL, a heart-shaped wreath embodies the sentiment of the day. (via Claire Naylor Photography / Love My Dress)
18. Chair Decor: Set the sweetheart table’s seats apart at the reception with a mini wreath that hangs effortlessly upon the chair. An added perk? You can rock this wreath as a crown, like the royalty you two are — and, let’s be honest, wreaths and crowns will always make a sweet pair. (via Deer Pearl Flowers)
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