Flower walls are a massive statement piece and a massive investment to decorate your ceremony or reception space. Made famous at weddings such as Kim Kardashian’s back in 2014, we are seeing them pop up at all the premier events and high end weddings. When you are talking about a huge wall literally covered in fresh or even articifical blooms, we are talking about a high price tag. Just think about the amount of blooms needed to cover that square meterage of space and the amount of logistics and labour involved in putting it all together! Certainly drool worthy and certainly celebrity.
A picture – or in this case a video – can tell a thousand words, so if you want a behind the scenes look at large scale flower wall installions, look no further than the Dior Fashion Show back in 2012. Watching this still makes my jaw drop to the floor. I know if I was able to sit in that room I wouldn’t be looking at the fashion on the models walking by, I’d be staring at the walls, mesmerized by the masses of flowers!
If you do have your heart set on a flower wall for your wedding or event, there are many styles to choose from and the cost would depend on how simple or extravagant the design. They can be created using a single bloom or mixed blooms, in one shade or many, even ombre flower walls or colour blocking. They can also suit any style of wedding; from glam luxe to rustic garden.
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Whenever I’m shopping for something new, I always look at the top end, the most expensive item for inspriation and then I work out how to pull it back to fit within my budget. So you better sit down for these drool worthy floral walls for weddings because we are starting at the top end!
High End Floral Wall
Karen Tran is a well established high end floral designer. Her teams creations are insanely gorgeous, made using the most exquisite blooms en masse, and would be on the very top end of wedding celebrations. Here hydrangea, roses, and phalaenopsis orchids have been used in shades of pink and white to create an amazing statement piece.
Picture Frame Floral Wall
Now, as many people don’t have the budget to have flower walls running the entire length of rooms, let’s scale it down to a confined space. I love the way this flower wall has been framed in a large scale ornate frame. Placing it in front of a natural backdrop like a garden hedge is clever styling too, as it scales the look up without the price tag.
Fresh Flowers and Moss
Flower walls can also be created by mixing in less expensive items such as moss. As you can see the effect can still be amazing but the pressure has been taken off having to use as many fresh flower blooms to cover the wall. This flower wall by Tricia Fountaine Design has also used asiatic lilies and chrysanthemums, which are large head sized blooms and cost effective choices.
Foliage and Signage
Flower walls don’t have to use flowers at all. Fresh foliages and ferns can be used to give an equally dramatic effect. This green floral installation by Kadou is paired beautifully with metallic signage and chandeliers. Very cool indeed.
Another great idea to scale it back without sacrificing style is to have a half wall placed on top of a mantelpiece like this creation be Cedarwood Weddings. The piece creates a lovely focal point at the end of the aisle for the happy couple to stand in front and say ‘I do’.
Cascading Floral Hedge
A similar idea, but with different execution, why not have a cascading floral hedge on top of a standalone structure? This creates a design that uses less flowers than an entire floral wall.
I love the cascading ivy foliage in this design by Nicole Ha, so romantic and pretty. Complimenting blooms have been scattered throughout the ivy to tie the look altogether.
Flowers and Lattice
A lattice frame is another great idea for a flower wall and again, it doesn’t have to be covered entirely. Here florist Bows + Arrows have framed it with flowers and foliage to beautiful effect. You could also just have floral clusters scattered randomly all over the lattice, or two groupings in either corner. So many possibilities!
Or as another idea, take a traditional floral arbor adorned with fabric and two feature flower sprays and then add in blooms strung on fishing line. Hanging them from the top of the arbour creates a design similar to a floral wall or backdrop.
Bella Lu Floral have used carnations here to create this look. Carnations are a great choice as they are very hardy and long lasting. One important thing to mention about floral walls is to be mindful of the impact of using them for Australian outdoor weddings and events in hot weather conditions. In Summer, for example, the choice of blooms would need to be considered. Some of the designs shown have used hydrangea and roses, whereas foliage, carnations and chrysanthemums may be better choices. And as much as I love fresh flowers, there are designs where artificial flowers can sometimes be a better option. An outdoor flower wall sitting in full sun may be one!
Would you love a flower wall at your wedding or special occasion? Have you created one that you’d love to share? We would love to see any amazing flower wall designs.
Also, don’t forget entries are now officially open for our RockStar Florist Competition. So, get your entries in now!