From floral arches to towering flower walls (à la Kim and Kanye), couples are using wedding flowers in unexpected and over-the-top ways. Case in point: The flower runners of fresh blooms and greenery that have been popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram.
Flower runners are an ongoing trend we've been seeing everywhere over the past few years—in real weddings, at bridal showers, and more. These blooming accent pieces completely transform a classic tablescape into something fresh, and the trend even totes a few major advantages. For starters, you don't have to worry about sourcing vessels in various shapes and sizes and creating several different centerpieces for each table. No, embracing the garland means you (if you're DIY-ing) and your florist can focus on one, central centerpiece. To make the most of your flower fund, you can even decorate just your sweetheart table or dessert display with a floral runner to get the look for less.
And even better: This gorgeous garland trend can be translated for any bride, whatever your wedding style is. Visualize a long garland of palm fronds and tropical flowers for a destination wedding; all greenery for a candlelit barn affair; or a line of citrus fruits for an outdoor summer soirée.
You'll find all of those flower runners and more right here. From cascading peonies to garlands of greenery, the 31 flower runners below are bound to inspire you, no matter your wedding style.
This springtime beauty features coral charm peonies and tons of fun femininity.
Warm and romantic, this floral runner totes rich hues of pink, rose, and white. Just imagine how fitting it would be at a Valentine's Day wedding.
We love how the blooms in this runner are of varying heights, giving the appearance of them growing wildly right out of the tabletop.
We have IRL heart-eyes looking at this ultra-romantic combination of dark greenery, white roses, and gold candle holders.
This display features pampas grass, a major trend we expect to see more of in weddings.
Bright blooms pop against this deeply saturated greenery.
Cascading pink hydrangeas? Yes! Monstera fronds? Yes!
Varying hues of pink and purple come together in this feminine floral runner. We especially love the bold impact of the protea.
With its wild, organic vibe, this arrangement looks like it came straight out of a fairytale woodland.
With more muted hues, this floral runner would look fab at fall weddings.
This garland of eucalyptus and golden yellow and pink dahlias couldn't possibly be prettier.
Fruit and citrus are unique accents to include on summer wedding tabletops.
The black tapers offset the vibrant pink and red hues of the florals for a moody, modern vibe.
This wild yet delicate arrangement looks freshly picked and oh-so whimsical.
The head table at this classic Dallas wedding was topped with an oversized runner of blush and ivory roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas. “Our head table was definitely the prettiest part of the room,” said the bride.
A simple color palette can pack a pretty punch. Need proof? Just take a look at this garland featuring pale blush and white peonies and roses.
Summertime brides, this one's for you. Trailing eucalyptus and summery shades come together in this colorful floral runner.
Elegant taper candles create a romantic look when set around a garland of greenery on a rustic farm-table.
This exotic display combines two of our favorite trends: circle installations and table garlands. Here, a simple line of palms, topped with birds of paradise flowers, creates a lush, yet modern tropical look.
For this wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, Ivie Joy Flowers elevated the floral runner trend to make this romantic rose arrangement look like it's floating on air.
All garlands were not created lush. Take this ivy that's minimalistic, beautiful, and perfect for a romantic table setting.
Holy hydrangea! This lush runner is overflowing with the full white bloom.
If you're all about an unexpected pop of color, this is the design for you.
To recreate this look, start with a garland of greenery, add in blooms of pink, orange, and yellow hues, and then finish it off with citrus fruits scattered throughout.
Fuchsia bougainvillea stands out as the focal point of this otherwise neutral setup, thanks to tall white taper candles, a clear-based table, and ghost chairs.
Simple yet totally lush and romantic, this cascading eucalyptus garland is dotted with white blooms.
This garland extends into another arrangement in the grass, creating a beautifully natural look. Try this if you're hosting an outdoor dinner party, sans flooring.
Double up on runners with a fabric number and a floral garland for even more impact. The glitter runner here even adds a touch of glam.
A garland of greenery dotted with reddening leaves is perfect for fall nuptials.
This sunset-hued flower runner would look right at home at a beachside bash.
You don't have to have 20-feet of prettiness to have a garland. Dress your sweetheart table or cake table with a small-but-mighty one like this.
Who needs flowers? This thick garland of greenery makes a statement all on its own.