Flowers are often the biggest focal point and most memorable detail of a wedding. For as long as we have been servicing luxury wedding receptions at our venues, we have learned that brides love standing out and want their flower arrangements to reflect their style and personality.
For dramatic and impactful wedding flowers there really are no rules for where to place them. On stairwells and ceilings, as table and aisle runners, in vases or on candelabras, the options are limitless. Unfortunately for us Aussies, flowers are much more expensive down under than in other parts of the world (thanks beautiful sunny weather), and many brides get a scare when they get their first quote.
But fear not! There are many tricks to achieving the look you want while keeping within your budget. When deciding on where to spend your money on flowers, our House of Doltone stylists suggest dreaming of what you would do if you had limitless money, and then thinking of more practical and cost effective ways to achieve your vision.
It’s this year’s Pantone colour of the year, and it’s all about reconnecting with nature and bringing the outdoors indoors. For brides looking for a statement that will stretch the budget further, greens and foliage’s are exploding in popularity. Popular varieties include the silver dollar eucalyptus ivy berry and camellia leaves.
The ultimate statement for a romantic setting, floral covered ceilings add instant drama and fairytale fantasy to any venue. They do however require a huge number of flowers, so make sure to choose local and in season varieties and consider incorporating good quality artificial flowers to keep the costs in check. Use them over the dance floor, head table or ceremony site for instant glamour and grandeur.
(Photography from top to bottom: Deer Pearl Flowers, Late Afternoon, Colie Cowie Weddings, Amie Bone Flowers, T-One Image at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Blumenthal Photography at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf)
For double the volume and half the cost, mirror is your best friend. Place your table centerpieces in mirrored boxes or for ultimate glamour choose mirrored tables. The reflection will give the illusion of double the volume and the end result is high-end and clean, especially when paired with all white flowers. Our stylists recommend using tulips, peonies, orchids or ranunculus.
(Photography from top to bottom: Strictly Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Colin Cowie Weddings, Strictly Weddings, Ryan Schembri at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Ballyhoo Photography at Doltone House Sylvania Waters)
Live trees create intimacy and softness within a space. Ever since the Royal wedding, where Will and Kate adorned their aisle with maple trees, renting plants has become an affordable alternative to grand floral centerpieces and other decoration. Their sheer size creates a stunning statement, and when strung with garlands of wedding flowers or adorned with lights have a magical effect on wedding celebrations.
(Photography from top to bottom: The Lane, Luxury Wedding Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, Brides, Ryan Schembri at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, MacDougall Photography at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Inlighten Photography at Doltone House Sylvania Waters)
Enquire today to book a venue tour with our talented wedding specialists, discuss your styling vision with our styling team, House of Doltone (by appointment) and register to attend our highly anticipated June Wedding Showcase.