Large scale hanging wedding flowers is something Rainy Sunday have become know for. So when Arnika & Stu asked us to style their wedding and add hanging flowers that were just layers of greenery, we were in. Normally we get asked to go nuts with flowers and this brief was the opposite. It required a paired back and well thought out approach to styling with greenery.
Now it might sound easy to create stunning hanging flowers using just greenery, but the reality is it’s not so simple. Large scale flower arrangements are made interesting through the use of textures. Well to be precise the layering of texture and colour. When you construct hanging flowers with greenery you needed to think a lot about how you layer the different shades of greenery. You need to think about how you’ll use them to make features and points of interest in the flower arrangement. Without it the greenery can be come one dimensional and not as interesting.
Arnika & Stu wanted a very organic, rustic style wedding with a large scale hanging flower arrangement for their ceremony backdrop. When we created the hanging florals we positioned then at the perfect height so they would make a frame of greenery for the couples photos. Positioning is just as important as composition. Especially when it comes to hanging flowers.
This particular hanging floral feature was about 2m in length. We used a lot of different greenery including spider fern and asparagus fern. We also used large branches of birch leaf and gum for the overall shape. To ensure it looked balanced, it was off set with a complementary green foliage arrangement on the floor. Symmetry is important when you’re creating large scale hanging florals.
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