Planning & Inspiration
Beautiful Ways To Use Curly Willow Branches Throughout Your Wedding
Expressive, unique, and eye-pleasing, curly willow branches are an excellent choice when you want make a statement with party decor. There’s no denying the enchanted feel they bring to the weddingscape. What is so appealing about curly willow from a floral designers standpoint is its versatility – it works well with just about any wedding style, from organic to whimsical to sophisticated. Looking for ideas on how to incorporate these natural elements into your big day? The search stops here. We went through the Real BB Wedding archives and rounded up our favorite designs that use curly willow branches. Read on to see all the beautiful ways curly willow takes decor to great, new heights.
With its strong, intertwining boughs, curly willow is ideal as the foundational element in ceremony backdrops such as chuppahs, arches, and mandaps. The branches can be layered and fashioned to create the structure, then covered with greenery and flowers in accordance with your wedding style and palette. The seamless transition from the structure’s base to florals gives the impression that the decor is ‘living’ – a work of art by Mother Nature herself.
Taking inspiration from the garden woodland setting, this whimsical outdoor ceremony centered on a chuppah featuring curly willow branches adorned with Italian ruscus, ivy, and fern, and each post descended down to a gathering of moss at the base. Greenery was overlaid with lush hydrangeas, stock, and roses in pretty shades of blue, lavender, and cream.
This unforgettable ceremony makes a persuasive case for the curly willow’s range, showing how its natural, expressive beauty can be used in a historically glamorous venue like the Metropolitan Club. It features a chuppah of curly willow branches decorated with abundant white dendrobrium orchids and delphiniums.
Lyrical and full of dimension, this chuppah pairs curly willow with huckleberry and wisteria branches to form a loose, organic shape. Crisp white roses and dendrobrium orchids were then woven throughout the meandering boughs, creating an atmosphere of rustic elegance.
A traditional mandap set the stage for this joyous Hindu ceremony overlooking the water at Hempstead House. Blending color and texture, the four-post structure featured curly willow branches trimmed with vibrant peonies, hydrangeas, roses, and amaranthus accented with Italian and Israeli ruscus.
To create a spellbinding backdrop for this sunset ceremony at the Estate at East Wind, the venue’s gazebo was first covered with a layer of curly willow branches, forming a classic arch shape. The structure was embellished with verdant Italian ruscus and silver dollar eucalyptus, and then trimmed with lavender and cream roses and hydrangeas, evoking an atmosphere of secret garden romance.
We always get excited when clients come to us saying that they want ‘larger than life’ table decor. In our experience, this usually means that a couple is willing to step outside the box, and be surprising and playful. During these talks, the curly willow is one of the first options placed on the design table. And as you will see, ‘going big’ does not mean you have to sacrifice beauty and taste.
Couples choosing to have a head table often ask us what can be done to elevate their seating space. This reserved tablescape was flanked by two captivating centerpieces composed of curly willow branches and Italian ruscus. Illuminated by hanging glass bubble tea lights and glowing votives, the arrangements gave the impression of enchanted trees.
Radiating romantic charm, this towering centerpiece is composed of intertwining branches, Italian ruscus, and fern that appear to be growing from a bed of moss. The arrangement is trimmed with a luscious mixture of hydrangeas, roses, stock, tweedia, delphiniums, and lisianthus in dreamy shades of soft blue and lavender, complemented by hanging glass bubble tea lights and votives.
The card table display not only sets the tone for your reception decor, but it also has a practical function, welcoming guests and directing them to their seats. Grab everyone’s attention with a soaring centerpiece featuring twisting boughs complemented with fresh olive greenery seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus enhanced with pink, white, and ivory roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, stock, and lisianthus.
Clean and classic, this card table arrangement is marked by its grand silhouette featuring tall, extending branches complemented by a voluminous mix of blush and white roses and hydrangeas accented with cascading stems of silver dollar eucalyptus.
Take wedding decor to a mesmerizing dimension by adding curly willow branches to your mood board. Their bold and intricate character allure the eye to no end. While guaranteeing to bring the ‘wow factor’, they hit all the marks for cultivating charm and grace throughout your special day.