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Flower Wall Ideas You’ll Fall In Love With

Published date: 12th October 2020 | Author: Hollie Bond


Go all out on your wedding decor with a beautiful floral display inspired by these blooming brilliant flower wall ideas.

Is there any decor detail more spectacular than flower walls at a wedding? We think not! Just imagine your guests’ faces as they lay eyes upon a stunning wall covered in flowers that match your wedding colour scheme and bouquets. It really is the quickest way to create the wow-factor at your wedding.

The wedding world was certainly wowed when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West said their “I dos” in 2014 in front of a wall of thousands of blousy cream blooms. And while they might have had hundreds of thousands to spend on this incredible flower wall, couples with a smaller budget can still create a similarly splendid effect – just on a slightly smaller scale!

Although they might seem like an extravagant decor detail, a wall of flowers can actually be used in many different ways at a wedding. So, if your other half still needs convincing, you might want to explain that not only can a flower wall be a perfect ceremony backdrop, it can be used as a backdrop at the reception for the top table, on the dance floor and also as a DIY photo booth for your wedding guests to pose against.

We’ve rounded up some of the most beautiful flower walls to inspire you, as well as key information about the best flowers for the wall, how much you can expect to pay and whether to choose real flowers or faux flowers.

What Wedding Flowers To Use In Flower Walls?

Not all flowers will work or look good on flower walls. As a general rule you need to use strong sturdy flowers that keep their shape rather than anything too wild or flimsy. Roses are always a good option as they are well-suited to being arranged into all manner of floral structures and will look good for the duration of the wedding.

Other flowers that work really well are succulents (if you’re after more of a natural green look), peonies, hydrangeas and orchids. The key here is to speak to your florist and ask their advice on what they think would look best and last well.

How To Create a Cheap Flower Wall

If you don’t have access to a Kim Kardashian-sized bank account, then don’t let your dreams of having a flower wall wilt! There’s always a way to create a stunning display on a tight wedding budget if you use your imagination. You could either look at doing a DIY wall yourselves by going to a flower market before the wedding and creating your own version of a flower wall (YouTube has how to videos to help!).

If this sounds like way too much work when you’d prefer to be pampering yourself the day before your big day, then you might want to look at hiring a faux flower wall for the day. Places like London FlowerWall Company and The Blossom Co. hire out beautiful walls that guests won’t even realise are faux until they lean in to smell them!

How Much Do Wedding Flower Walls Cost?

How long is a piece of string? If you’re asking your florist to create a flower wall to match your wedding flowers then the cost depends on how large the wall is going to be and also which blooms you’ve chosen to make the wall out of. We’re talking at least a thousand pounds though if not substantially more.

If you’re hiring for the day and going down the faux flower route, it can cost you as little as £50 for a stunning floral backdrop although with delivery costs and installation you’re looking at something more like £250 by the time it’s in situ. Remember to keep costs down you can always have less flowers against a foliage backdrop or use a combination of other decor to fill the gaps like pom poms or balloons.

Flower Walls You'll Fall In Love With

Tropical Delight

Wedding Flower Wall

Add some exotic flair to your big day with a flower wall full of tropical blooms and foliage.

Image: Catalina Ayubi

DIY Design

Wedding Flower Wall

The whole wall doesn’t have to be covered from top to bottom in blooms. This simple design looks just as stunning and will be a lot cheaper.

Image: Olivia Leigh Photography and florals: Exquisite Designs on Pinterest.

Ombre Effect

Wedding Flower Wall

A wall of roses in a range of colours can make for a brilliant and eye-catching ombre effect.

Image: Pinterest

Green Goddess

Wedding Flower Wall

A whole wall of foliage can be a budget-friendly and beautiful idea for a wedding. We love this modern look with some blooms scattered throughout from BLOOMS by Breesa Lee with photography by Jasmine Fitzwilliam of Let’s Frolic Together on Pinterest.

Pretty In Pink

Wedding Flower Wall

This top table backdrop uses pops of pink from pretty orchids to create a stunning effect.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich

Rainbow Hues

Wedding Flower Wall

Mixing all the hues from your colour scheme against a foliage background can create a wonderful look that is fairly simple to achieve.

Image: Pinterest

Autumn Delight

Wedding Flower Wall

Think about the season when you’re planning your wedding decor. A backdrop that reflects the natural environment outside, like this autumnal design, will create the best look for your big day.

Image: Pinterest

Grass Act

Wedding Flower Wall

Pampas grass is a really popular and budget-friendly choice at weddings at the moment and you can even create a wedding wall out of the pretty fronds.

Image: Pinterest

Up, Up And Away

Wedding Flower Wall

To really keep costs down how about mixing balloons and foliage/ blooms on your backdrop like this stunning design?

Image: Pinterest

In The Frame

Wedding Flower Wall

Having your flower wall created inside a frame will make it really easy to transport around the venue as you move from ceremony to reception to party.

Image: Pinterest.

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Written by

Hollie Bond

Hollie is a lifestyle journalist with over ten years’ experience working in the wedding industry as Lifestyle Editor for You & Your Wedding magazine Also a Regional Editor for Muddy Stilettos, Hollie has written for Square Meal magazine, Family History Monthly, BBC History magazine and Homes & Antiques. In her spare time you can find Hollie in a dance studio practising ballet…

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