Instaworthy 2 – Hanging flowers

If you’ve been mooching around Pinterest or Instagram looking for ideas for your wedding flowers, you won’t have missed all the gorgeous hanging flowers.  It’s such a fabulous way to create an instant wow factor and massive visual impact that it’s not surprising so many couples are asking for them now.  The Foxgloves and Roses team has created a fair few of them, each of them completely bespoke, so that they suit both the couple’s style and the venue itself.  Here are some of them.  Which do you like the most?

Created for an boho-style summer party at The Perch in Binsey, Oxford, this upside-down hanging flower creation really set the scene for the occasion.

The picture below goes to show just how different a wedding venue can look depending on how it is decorated. It’s of another hanging flower installation at The Perch.  This time the theme was ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and the installation in based on hoops of foliage and gorgeous white paper star lanterns.

Hanging hoops of foliage at The Perch Oxford

For a winter wedding reception in a private barn we created a stunning three metre long hanging flower installation with white and blush flowers and trailing winter greenery.  Along the underside we hung jam jars with candles so that in the evening there would be little twinkles of light.

For an Anglo-Indian wedding at Rousham House, with a colourful, tropical theme, we created a fabulous 20 metre long hanging rope of flowers.  The rope was covered in tropical leaves and bright flowers hung from colourful ribbon.  It truly was a show-stopper!

Hanging globes are another take on the hanging flowers concept.  This one was created for a wedding with a wild hedgerow theme.  It made it’s first appearance outside the Church and then made an encore suspended above the tables in the marquee.

Sometimes it’s possible to create hanging flowers by make floral additions the chandeliers and this is something we often do for weddings at Ardington House.

Hanging flowers are such a modern, different and creative way to incorporate flowers into wedding styling.  You’re only limited by your imagination and your florists’ head for heights!


She wore flowers in her hair

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I totally adore flower crowns, they are so romantic and goddess-like. Really shouldn’t every woman wear flowers in her hair at least once and if not on her wedding day then when?

Take a little look around Pinterest and you’ll find them everywhere and in all different styles. Full and blowsy, delicate and ethereal, all the way around, tiara-like, colourful, muted. I love them all and always enjoy designing and creating them for my brides, each one is a work of art. They are so personal to each bride and how she wants to look and feel on her wedding day.

Flower crowns are also popular accessories at summer festivals where they are synonymous with festival fashion in a way that harks back to the flower love of sixties’ hippies..

I run flower crown sessions for hen parties, so if you’re planning yours, give me a shout. You’ll have fun and, when you’re finished, you’ll be a glorious gaggle of goddesses!