WHAT'S A FLORAL INSTALLATION?
If you’ve been sifting through wedding inspo trying to come up with the perfect look for your own celebration, you’ve probably come across the dramatic floral installation trend that started to emerge a few years back. What's a floral installation? Think of it as a custom piece of floral artwork designed as the focal point of a ceremony or reception space. With talented florists around the globe embracing the trend and exceeding expectations with one stunning installation after the next, we're happy to report that this trend has some staying power.
How are couples working installations into their weddings? For starters, flowers aren't limited to tabletops anymore. While the actual tabletop design and selections are important, think about the space surrounding it, including the space above. On trend: Utilizing the space between tabletops and the ceiling.
With the help of event designers and florists, couples are designing magical installations made up of everything from botanical greenery and dripping flowers to dazzling lights and draped fabric. Ready for some floral installation inspiration? We've rounded up 10 real weddings that incorporated floral installations in stunning fashion.
1. Beth & Evan at The Horticulture Center
Beth and Evan's Philadelphia Horticulture Center wedding made use of flowers, lights, and out-of-the-box design. Their sweetheart table featured a unique suspended floral installation and hanging lights, making sure that Beth and Evan stayed the center of attention. Matching centerpieces on the guest tables complemented the focal point. See more from this real wedding.
2. Ivy & Matt’s Wedding at The Logan Hotel
Ivy and Matt’s wedding feature some of the most elegant suspended installations we’ve seen. Featured throughout the floor of their reception space at The Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, they were complemented by amazing displays of orchids and other florals everywhere you looked. In the ceremony space, a flower-packed chuppah did not disappoint. See more from this real wedding.
3. Jaime & Stephanie’s Romantic Terrain at Styers Wedding
The floral installations at Jamie & Stephanie's Terrain wedding set romantic vibes, starting with the flowers and fabric draped on the Indian wedding temple in Terrain's outdoor ceremony space. The focal point of the reception space was a gorgeous floral chandelier in the center of the room. Its red flowers and greenery created the perfect cozy atmosphere to complement the venue’s warm tones. With the focus on the stunner overhead, tabletop flowers were simple runners of greenery accented with flowers and romantic candlelight. See more from this real wedding.
4. Stefany & Ruby’s Botany Bay South Carolina Elopement
Stefany & Ruby's elopement in South Carolina featured a gorgeous ceremony backdrop and an unbelievable tablescape that we just couldn’t pass up for this list. Their team transformed this little space in the woods into a dreamy spot perfect for a secluded, romantic ceremony. This elopement proves that dramatic floral installations can be an amazing part of even the most intimate wedding. See more from this real wedding.
5. Rebecca & Josh at The Olde Bar
The stunning large floral chandelier that hung above Rebecca & Josh’s dance floor at The Olde Bar in Philadelphia made a major impact in concert with the flower-draped sweetheart table in the center of the room. Moody flowers and dripping candles throughout the room echoed the chandelier and brought on major romantic vibes. See more from this real wedding.
6. Chris & Liya’s Wedding Day in Bloom
Chris and Liya embraced the surroundings of their Philadelphia Horticulture Center wedding with a huge greenery and tea light installation hanging over the length of their head table, matched by a moss and flower-filled table runner below. Simple garden flower centerpieces were just enough on the guest tables, keeping the focus on the gorgeous head table. See more from this real wedding.
7. Marilyn and Jowel's Tropical Philippines Destination Wedding
At Marilyn and Jowel's destination wedding at The Lind Hotel in Boracay, Thailand, massive floral installations transformed the ceremony and reception spaces into the dreamiest of wedding scenes. White strings of flowers moved in the breeze overhead in the ceremony tent, along the entire long walkway from the ceremony to the reception, and above the reception, for a breathtaking impact. See more from this real wedding.
Photos: J&A Light
8. Sara & Greg's Horticulture Center Wedding
The Philadelphia Horticulture Center is the perfect backdrop for large floral installations and this beauty from Sara and Greg's wedding was no exception. The large floral chandelier handing over the dance floor was perfection and the accents throughout the room like the macrame and flower-draped cake table added to the easy garden vibe. See more from this real wedding.
9. Lauren & Brett’s Wedding at Curtis Center
The installations at Lauren & Brett's wedding at The Curtis Center embraced the enormous space and made a dramatic impact, lending to the wedding's glamorous atmosphere. A huge flower wall doubled as a ceremony and cake table backdrop, yards and yards of fabric were draped from wall to wall and tall centerpieces with twisted branches gave the illusion that the flowers were suspended in mid-air. See more from this real wedding.
10. Gab & Matt’s Take on Terrain at Styers
Last but not least, Gab & Matt's Terrain at Styers wedding was full of moody vibes and gorgeous installations. A large, organic flower installation adorned the top of the Indian wedding chapel, while low-hanging greenery strung from a branch spanned the length of the center guest table and over the sweetheart table. Simple tabletop decor ensured all eyes were on the main focal points. See more from this real wedding.