Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Planning & Inspiration

How To Decorate A Large Reception Venue With Wedding Flowers

Brook and Scott Wedding - Reception Atmosphere - High Centerpiece - Guastavinos - Olivia Christina Photography

Brook and Scott Wedding – Reception Atmosphere – High Centerpiece – Guastavinos – Olivia Christina Photography

One of the biggest challenges of having a wedding reception at a big venue is figuring out how to fill it with decor. As much as soaring ceilings and endless floor area inspire awe, they also induce anxiety for couples once they start thinking about florals. We always remind our clients that instead of feeling stressed, they should view this as an opportunity to be creative, expressive, and make their wedding unforgettably unique. There are tried-and-true designs and tablescape plans that tick all the boxes for transforming a cavernous space into a warm and majestic scene. From hanging floral installations to bright white floral arrangements to bold and colorful centerpieces, here are stunning ideas for decorating a large reception venue with wedding flowers.
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Hannah and Brad Wedding - Chuppah Detail - Metropolitan Club - Melani Lust Photography

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Our Favorite Wedding Flower and Decor Trends For 2024

Wedding trends come and go. For couples in the midst of planning a wedding in 2024, deciding on what’s in and what’s going to be out by next year can be difficult. While we tend to shy away from the term ‘trend,’ there seems to be a collective desire from clients and professionals alike to incorporate floral and decor elements that create jaw-dropping weddingscapes while allowing couples to express their individuality. And by choosing to design a wedding that is personal and a sincere reflection of what you love, your wedding will defy becoming a fad and stand the test of time. To help you get inspired, we rounded up our favorite wedding flower and decor trends for 2024.
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Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

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Warm Up To These Winter Wedding Candle Ideas

Sarah and Sam Wedding - Reception Atmosphere Tablescape - Bryant Park Grill - Jaymo James

Sarah and Sam Wedding – Reception Atmosphere Tablescape – Bryant Park Grill – Jaymo James

As the season turns and a crisp chill takes to the air, nothing feels more comforting than coming home and lighting a few candles. After years of designing weddings in New York City between the months of November and March, we’ve found that the flickering flames that warm the hearth have the same impact on setting a winter tablescape. Not only welcoming to guests who have made a cold sojourn to be at your celebration, candles help to create an undeniably romantic reception atmosphere.
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Jess and Christopher Wedding - Moongate Ceremony Arch - New York Botanical Garden - Katrina Sorrentino

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Fresh Decor Backdrop Ideas For Your Wedding Ceremony

Jess and Christopher Wedding - Moongate Ceremony Arch - New York Botanical Garden - Katrina Sorrentino

Jess and Christopher Wedding – Moongate Ceremony Arch – New York Botanical Garden – Katrina Sorrentino

While each couple has a different vision for their wedding, the desire to have floral décor that is distinctive and original is something that they all have in common. The ceremony backdrop is a focal point where you and your partner will meet and ultimately start a new life together. Thus, in design and symbolism, it should be a beautiful representation as unique as your love. We’ve already proclaimed our admiration for the wedding ceremony arch. As promised, we went through the Real BB Weddings archives and are now sharing alternative options to the traditional archway. From moongates to ‘living’ arrangements, these fresh decor backdrop ideas for your wedding ceremony are sure to have guests talking long after you say ‘I Do.’
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Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

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5 Important Questions To Ask Your Wedding Florist

Julie and Nicholas Wedding - Ceremony Atmosphere - Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements - The Foundry - Unique Lapin

Julie and Nicholas Wedding – Ceremony Atmosphere – Floral Arch Aisle Arrangements – The Foundry – Unique Lapin

We’re not just making a biased statement here – your florist is going to play a major role in your wedding. From the ceremony entrance to the sweetheart table, their arrangements will set the look and tone of your entire weddingscape. As with any vendor, it’s important that the pro and client are on the same page to ensure that expectations are met and the day is flawlessly beautiful from start to finish.

An expert florist should be able to provide information about types of flowers and season availability along with advice about which floral designs best complement your wedding style and venue. Over the years, we’ve found that successfully turning a couple’s wedding vision into reality relies on maintaining an open conversation from the first meeting until the day of. So grab you’re planning notebook and pen – here are five important questions to ask your wedding florist with notes from the Bride & Blossom team.
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Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Planning & Inspiration

Pretty Wedding Centerpiece Ideas Using Grouped Arrangements

Tamara and Dan Wedding - High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements - Weylin - Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Tamara and Dan Wedding – High Centerpiece Grouped Arrangements – Weylin – Sergey Lapkovsky Photography

Distinctive, dynamic, and versatile come to mind when thinking about the table decor ideas that we are going to highlight. Trading out the single centerpiece, grouped arrangements offer endless design and styling opportunities for your wedding reception. Typically composed of three or more small arrangements, they can feature a floral recipe evenly distributed through the composition or one type of flower in each vase, exuberant color or a monochrome palette, vessels of different sizes and shapes or a uniform collection. Whether your wedding style is classic and sophisticated, contemporary chic, or whimsical garden, the creative possibilities using grouped arrangements are limitless. 
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