It’s an exciting day at SBB HQ, and I have some lovely news to share with you this afternoon. When I do, you’ll see why I have garlands and continuous floral runner arrangements on the brain! This is one trend that I have absolutely loved seeing in 2013, and I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of it next season. Garlands are such a pleasing visual element to add to your decor – they look so lush and plentiful, and they really make long tables pop. Of course, a magic carpet of blooms is stunning, but you can also make this work with greenery, succulents, or even (as you’ll see below), photos! You can work with a single colour, a mix, or an ombre effect (love!), and incorporate tall candles or little votives along the way. The garlands can go straight or have a little twist to them, and they can come off the ends of your table or just work along its length. This probably isn’t a trend for budget brides, in that a floral garland tends to use a lot of blooms multiplied by all your tables, but if you’re madly in love with the idea and watching the pennies, why not just have a garland for the head table? Or, as one couple did in the pics below, for a central table that works as a real showstopper and centrepoint visually? That way, you’ll get some of the effect, without all of the expense.
Picture sources (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Tinywater Photography/Very Merry Events/Atelier Joya via Style Me Pretty; 2- Couture Events/Blush Botanicals via Exquisite Weddings; 3- Becky Hill/Canvas and Canopy/La Partie via Green Wedding Shoes; 4- Studio EMP Inc/Lindye Galloway Events/Art With Nature Floral Design via Every Last Detail; 5- Stone Blossom/Adeline & Grace Photography; 6- Vicki Grafton Photography/Petitely Blog/Petals and Hedges via Green Wedding Shoes; 7- Abi Q Photography/Sandy Scott via Style Me Pretty; 8- Scott Michael Fraser/Tangled Stems via 100 Layer Cake; 9- Josh Gruetzmacher Photography/Michael Daigian Design via Style Me Pretty; 10- Krista Mason/Heavenly Blooms/Chic Celebrations via Ruffled; 11-KT Merry Photography/Style Serendipity/Best of Buds Flowers and Events via Style Me Pretty; 12- Honey of a Thousand Flowers/Leo Patrone; 13- onelove Photography/My Bride Story/Fleuretica via Style Me Pretty; 14- Aaron Snow Photography/Christina Leigh Events/The French Bouquet via Style Me Pretty; 15- Oh Happy Day; 16-Sarah Kate Photographer/Bows and Arrows via Ruffled; 17- Jose Villa Photography/Canvas & Canopy Events/Studio Fiore Design via 100 Layer Cake; 18- Fiorire; 19- Melissa Schollaert Photography/A Flawless Event/Tulip via Southern Weddings; 20- Honey of a Thousand Flowers