Our Top Tips On Choosing Wedding Flowers For Your Barn Wedding

When it comes to styling your barn wedding venue, wedding flowers are often all you need. The rustic charm and character leave a lasting impression, making flowers the perfect simple addition to personalise this beautiful venue to your special day. In today’s blog, Nicola Kearsey an experienced florist, who owns Upwaltham Barns, shares her expert tips on how you could incorporate your favourite seasonal blooms into your wedding design.

Tip #1 Add your wedding flowers and foliage to beams

When getting creative with wedding flowers, there are a few design ideas it pays to follow. Styling the beams is one way to enhance the barn’s natural features and create a pretty focal point for your day. And with beams in both the South Barn and East Barn, you’ll be able to create a coherent look that runs right from your ceremony to your reception.

The wedding flowers you choose to use all depend on the atmosphere you’re hoping to create. Ivy is a good foliage to start with – and one of the most affordable ways to decorate the barn’s beams. It can be wrapped around the upright beams to give a charming countryside feel that works well in country, boho, rustic or garden-inspired weddings.
If you’re hoping to create something more lavish, you can incorporate flowers, such as roses, along with the ivy. This gives a softer finish and also works well for couples hoping to create a more luxurious, high-end feel.
Other floral favourites for styling the beams include hydrangeas, gypsophila and gerberas.

Tip #2 Add pretty floral touches outside the barns

Of course, your wedding flowers aren’t just for use inside the barn. You can also add flower at the entrance of the barn with wooden crates filled with garden flowers. These can also be doubled up as stands for rustic style signage throughout the venue. Another fab entrance alternative is the vintage, floral embellished bike.

Tip #3 Personalise your tables with flowers

Your wedding tables offer another opportunity to get creative with your wedding flowers. For something boho and rustic in style, why not opt for an ivy and floral table runner? This could match the blooms you’ve used on the barn’s beams.
More simplistic ideas, such as flowers in glass vases, also look great. A fantastic way to make this relatively simple arrangement look a little more interesting is to use vases of differing shapes, sizes and heights. These can also be styled with gingham ribbon or twine and placed on wooden log slices – perfect for couples embracing with a woodland wedding theme. If you’re struggling to find the right vases to complete the look, why not ask your florist if she has any available for hire? Jam jars are another option – and great for the bride on a budget.
If it’s the rustic look you’re after, why not opt for containers of differing sizes and shapes? From small wooden boxes and crates to worn iron jugs, there are plenty of ways to create that popular rustic look.
Vintage table flowers are just as easy to style. For a tea party feel opt for vintage teacups, teapots, and cake stands. Teacups and teapots make great vases, while flower heads and petals look lovely when scattered across cake stands. You could also opt for ivory or vintage-style jugs, old silverware, or towered vintage books to showcase your table flowers.

Tip #4 Don’t forget the little extras

If you’ve opted for a more traditional centrepiece or chic candelabra, why not add a touch of floral delight to your table linen too? Fresh petals, strewn over tables, add a pretty and inexpensive touch to your décor. You could also add some wedding pretty to your napkins or guest menus with a single stem flower.

Tip #5 Hang your favourite blooms from above

One of our favourite features in the barn has to be the wrought iron candelabras, which hang from the ceiling. These candelabras, along with the lower crossbeams, can be used to hang small jars from lengths of ribbon with simple bundles of flowers. Alternatively, you can opt for single stems, such as roses, hung with ribbon. This looks incredibly beautiful and is sure to impress your guests!

Your wedding flowers don’t have to be over the top to make a lasting impression, this rustic country wedding venue will do all the hard work for you.

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