If you’re looking to add instant drama to your wedding venue than a hanging floral display is a bang on trend way to achieve it.
Not only do beautiful blooms create a great visual impact for your guests, they are also a great way to free up space and perfect for high ceiling venues such as barns.
But this trend is possibly not one for DIY brides and clearly requires a great deal of planning and preparation, as floral designer Gabriella Brook explains: “Hanging florals is one of those where you have to stay focused and organised or nothing happens!
“It’s all well and good receiving a flower delivery and conditioning those flowers but staring at them has proven they do not make themselves into suspended ladder frames, garlands, table centres and bespoke fitting arches!”
So it wasn’t without serious planning that she embarked on a recent event at Broughton Hall.
She continued: “We had bespoke metal framework made well in advance. We also had to coordinate with Broughton Hall planners and Blue Sky events for the marquee hire directly to make sure that all installations met Health and safety and most importantly that no stone work where the arch was placed on the listed building be damaged.
“Quite the task indeed!
“Once that was taken care of it was on to incorporating all the brides favourites in my designs.
“The main floral installations contain Peony, Hydrangea, British Amaranthus, Roses in abundance of variety, Astillbe, Hellebore, Hypericum, Scabiosa, Skimmia, Nigella, Echeveria and Irish foliage.”
And it’s clear to see that Gabriella and the team pulled off the brief spectacularly!
For more information on her work head to Gabriella Brook Floristry here.