Weddings these days are lending themselves to a more natural and organic feel. Most brides are choosing to move away from elaborate ceremony pieces and focus on nature’s bounty by keeping things simple and clean. One way to do this is by creating a suspended wedding arch. It’s actually fairly easy to do once you have the right tools and California Grown flowers.
What You’ll Need-
- 10 foot PVC pipe or light weight curtain rod
- Fishing line (25lb weight or more)
- Floral Clippers
- Zip Ties
- California Grown Flowers
For this project we used a mixture of Spiral and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (from my backyard), peach Roses, hot pink Spray Roses, white Veronica, and peach Gerbera Daisies.
We rented a 10×10 pipe and drape set from a local event company and added white chiffon draping as our backdrop. You can choose any type of backdrop that goes with your style or décor though, so get creative and have fun!
We used a light weight and inexpensive curtain rod to use as our base to hang the flowers off of. We secured it with fishing line to help hide the mechanics of things. Once it was level we were ready to add our flowers.
After deciding our pattern, we gathered our flowers in sections and tied them with fishing line at the ends. Each bunch was different which lends itself to a more natural look.
We secured each bunch of our California Grown flowers to the curtain rod. You can pick any pattern you want so feel free to practice the placement of the flowers before securing them.
Be sure to cut any excess fishing line off so it doesn’t show.
We added Silver Dollar Eucalyptus to the top of the curtain rod to hide the mechanics and it also added a more natural vibe to overall scheme.
Now you’re ready to get hitched and say “I DO”.
Deciding on which flowers to use is easy if you choose California Grown flowers. Her bounty is endless and so are the options. Feel free to use different colors and textures to add dimension to your project. Also, don’t be afraid to ask your florist what they would recommend. Sometimes they will have ideas that you haven’t thought of and of course their expertise will help you in deciding which flowers will stand up in the heat, lend itself well to your aesthetic and design choices, as well as your venue.
Love. Flowers. Always.