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The Best Wedding Flowers for 2016

When planning a wedding every detail is important but none more so than your flowers. Picking the right floral arrangement is crucial for your big day. Not only do flowers act as centre pieces on your guests tables, they decorate your venue and most importantly, they are carried by not only the bride but her maids of honour. The floral arrangements you choose will be seen by everyone throughout the day so it is imperative that you get the right mix of simplicity and style.

One of the biggest floral trends of 2016 already is undoubtedly the ‘fresh and wild’ aesthetic. Couples are looking for the best arrangements of local and in season flowers to give their wedding a unique and natural vibe. These freshly picked free form bouquets look beautifully elegant as centrepieces and venue decorations. The uniqueness of each bouquet for each table really stands out to guests and will be something they won’t soon forget.

Tonal explosions are also a timeless classic which are really on trend this year. By using a variety of tones of the same colour, your centre pieces will really stand out. The flowers can be a mixture picked out by your florist or the same, but creating this ombré effect will instantly catch the attention of your guests. This effect usually works best with reds and pinks as there is such a vivid spectrum of colour.

Sometimes the beauty of the flowers alone isn’t enough to catch the attention of your guests so you might want to try infusing your floral arrangements. Asking your florist to include hints of mint, basil, cocoa beans or anything that suits your venues theme will ensure your special day is remembered forever. Anytime your guests smell the sweet aroma your arrangements were infused with, they will be taken back to memories of that day.

Alternatively, some couples are opting out of using flowers altogether and are looking for slightly more cost effective options. Branches with newly blooming flowers such as cherry blossoms or pussy willows make beautifully simplistic yet elegant centre pieces as well as perhaps hand decorated branches with jewels or handmade flowers. Even using plants and leaves can become focal points of your weddings décor if dressed correctly.

Floral arrangement ideas can often become overwhelming and you know that they all would look beautiful so you just can’t decide. In this instance you may want to consider using them all. Not all of your tables need to look the same and can be uniquely beautiful in their own way. Mix and matching everything until you’re happy is definitely one of the best floral trends of this year.

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How to Dress Chiavari Chairs for your Wedding

Chiavari Chairs were originally designed in Italy by a cabinet maker and have become increasingly popular because of their simple yet beautiful aesthetic. These kind of chairs look perfect in modern, traditional and contemporary wedding venues. With all of their horizontal and vertical lines within the design there are lots of different ways to dress up the chair. You can choose to dress them up or down with fabric, sashes & bows, cushions or anything you can think of. The flexibility gives you the opportunity to create chairs which reflect your wedding and enhance the atmosphere.

You could add a seat cushions to the chiavari chairs or change it if it already has one. Consider the different materials and colours you could use for your cushions. Your guests are going to be sitting on them for the majority of your wedding so you need to make sure they are comfortable. Silk might be too soft and cause your guests to keep falling off and polyester blends might irate their skin so it is important to consider. The colour you use might be too distracting if it does not match the rest of your venue and draw away from your décor. Equally if you have an off white colour and the rest of your venue is pure white it may cause the cushions to look dirty.

Tying a bow around the back of the chair is a classic choice for decorating chairs and is a much cheaper option than renting chair covers. Ribbon often doesn’t cost that much and can be tied or draped around the chair. People tend to use their accent colour for ribbons in either one or more shade. You can also create a chair cover like effect with ribbon by draping a knot of satin fabric around the down the back of the chair.

Fastening flowers or branches to the chair can also create a beautiful effect. Depending on what time of year it is you can match your flowers to the season. Winter Weddings are the perfect time for White Roses, Pussy Willows and Red berries whereas with Summer Weddings you can use bright flowers such as Daisy, Lavender and Dahlias.

Creative Cover can help supply and dress your dream Chiavari wedding chairs. Contact us now on 01772 614461 or use our contact form to discuss your dream wedding chair dressing today!