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Beach Wedding Flowers
Find creative beach wedding flower ideas
for centerpieces and beach wedding bouquets
When you have a beach wedding, its only natural to bring in elements of your location to your wedding décor.
One of the best ways to showcase your beach style is with your wedding flowers.
Beach wedding flowers are beautiful and
elegant, but also incorporate the relaxed and fun loving vibes of
the seashore. There are four main areas where you can add a beachy
feel to your floral arrangements – your wedding bouquet,
centerpieces, boutonnières and additional ceremony or reception
BEACH WEDDING Flower IDEAS
There are lots of inventive ways that you can add seaside style to your beach wedding flowers. Whether you give texture to your bouquet with a collection of shells or jazz up your centerpieces with colorful sea glass, you can bring the beach into your wedding flowers.
Read on for our best beach wedding flower ideas and helpful tips on selecting flowers for beach wedding floral arrangements.
Add Seaside Details to Beach Wedding Flowers
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to incorporate beach elements into your wedding flowers is simply by adding a few seaside items in your bouquet, centerpieces and other flowers.
Shells make the perfect addition to beach wedding bouquets. Place small shells attached to wire throughout the bouquet. This gives a nice textured look to the flowers. You can also add larger shells to beach wedding centerpieces or scatter the shells around the arrangement. Any type of shell will do; starfish, sea urchins, and sand dollars are particularly nice.
Rope can also be added to wedding floral arrangements to bring in a nautical feel. Beach wedding bouquets can be hand tied with smaller rope and larger rope or fish netting can be placed on tables surrounding centerpieces.
Anchors and nautical flags can also accent beach wedding floral arrangements. Ribbon imprinted with navy blue anchors or a series of maritime flags can be used to tie bouquets and boutonnières.
Coral and driftwood also make charming
additions to beach wedding flowers. Small sticks of red or white
coral can be placed throughout bouquets and centerpieces. Driftwood
can also be used as the focal point for beach wedding centerpieces
with flowers or candles placed delicately through the branches.
Display Beach Wedding Flowers With Containers
Another way to give your wedding flowers beach charm is to display them in beachy containers. You can place centerpieces into sand pails complete with small shovels or other sand toys. You can also have centerpiece containers sit upon fish netting or a collection of flip flops.
wedding flower idea is to place seashells, sea glass or rope inside
of floral containers. You could also place miniature umbrellas into
centerpieces or have the centerpieces sit atop small umbrellas
turned upside down.
Tropical flowers are a surefire way to add a beach feel to your wedding flowers, especially if your beach wedding has an island theme. Orchids are the most common tropical flower, but you can also use plumeria or hibiscus in your beach wedding floral arrangements. You can also use birds or paradise if you want some unique texture.
The only problem is that these flowers can be on
the pricey side. To tone down your costs, mix other flowers with orchids in the
arrangements. Calla lilies, stargazer lilies, stock, roses and
tuberoses can all be added to orchids. You can also add palm leaves
to beach wedding flowers to give more of a tropical vibe in a cost
Tips for Beach Wedding Flower Arrangements
There are a few things that will help your beach wedding flower arrangements look and stay fresh. Because you may be dealing with heat, humidity and wind, you’ll need flowers that can withstand those elements throughout your wedding ceremony and reception.
One of the biggest things is to make sure that the flowers you choose for your beach wedding do well in the heat. Orchids, roses, dahlias, nasturtium and calla lilies all work very well. Flowers like tulips and hydrangeas tend to fade in the sun.
Another important point is to keep your flowers
hydrated. If you can, place your bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets
in vases of water right up until you walk down the aisle.