Wedding trends come and go, but one thing's for certain: Flowers will always have a starring role. One particular floral trend that's been blooming over the past few years? Flower chandeliers.
From bouquets to aisle arrangements to centerpieces, the blooms you choose and how you display them says a lot about your style as a bride. And selecting a flower chandelier for your big day says you think outside the box when it comes to wedding flowers. These suspended displays are replacing traditional crystal lighting and tabletop floral arrangements, combining the two for a romantic, ethereal look your guests won't be able to stop talking about. No matter where you're tying the knot or what style wedding you're hosting, a beautiful flower chandelier will give your nuptials a garden-fresh feel.
Even renowned celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss is a fan of the up-in-the-air décor, saying, "They're a great way to add visual interest to your wedding and guests are always in awe because it’s so unexpected. Plus, these arrangements really draw the eye upward and remind me of art installations."
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Mindy Weiss of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants is a world-renowned event planner and bestselling author.
Need a little inspiration for your own ceremony or reception? Take a look at some of our favorite chandeliers composed of flowers, hanging garlands of greenery, upside down stems, and more, below. These stunning flower chandeliers will elevate your big day in the most aerially artful way.
For a relaxed yet elegant look, go with more is more in the form of flowing petals and bunches of greens over long communal tables. Pomp and Splendour created this stunning chandelier design in a rustic setting that's both whimsical and romantic.
Flower Wall Accent
A bloom-filled chandelier and a wall of greenery? This couple wasn't playing around when it came to giving their nuptials a fanciful floral feel.
Incorporate candles into your floral chandeliers to add romantic, flickering ambience to your reception.
When it comes to your wedding venue—whether it's expansive or a smaller space—everybody wants their day to feel intimate, and flowers artistically draped from overhead is one way to accomplish that. Floral designer Tom Uberuaga of Nehapwa Design in Pound Ridge, New York, loves incorporating ivy, vibrant greens, and—if you're going for something over the top—hanging wisteria for an extravagant touch. "It's like a lush flood of floral freshness," he says. Try going all white, or choose a mix of purples or blues to coordinate with your color scheme, like this blue-hued beauty from The Flower Factory.
Enchanted Dinner Party
Practically every inch of this Maui wedding was covered in florals and greenery, but our favorite part had to be the stunning flower installation that hung over the couple's head table. "We wanted them to feel as if they were dropped in the middle of an enchanted rain forest, yet feasting on Michelin-rated food and cocktails," explained one of the grooms.
Wreaths of Green
If you're after a more unique look, suspended circular installations (covered in beautiful blooms, of course) is another way to go. And if you hang greenery hoops up high enough, they're virtually untouchable—so guests will never know if they're real or not. Mindy Weiss says many florists use silk replicas rather than real florals because of the weight factor (with silk being lighter), but advises checking with your venue to determine whether or not you can actually suspend florals over tables and the dance floor.
According to floral designer Tom Uberuaga, traditional hurricane vase centerpieces are outdated and only focus your eye to the middle of a table. “As soon as a guest enters a wedding, their senses should be stimulated and the ceiling offers such an opportunity to create floor-to-ceiling cohesion and harmony," he explains. Since you have so much more height to work with this way, there are no limitations on what you can do. One look at this display by Gro Designs, and it's clear that the sky's the limit.