I am going off script for a moment today. Instead of focusing on one flower for our Friday Floral post, I am focusing on a category, branches. While I could definitely pick one branch, such as the Cherry Blossom, to focus on, I found that I had such a hard time choosing which branch I liked most or which I wanted to spotlight. Therefore, I am just going to show you a variety of the lovely options I came up with!
Since I already mentioned it, I have to start with the Cherry Blossom. Known for it’s showy blooms, this is the quintessential flowering branch for a wedding. A…Mazing.
They come in a variety of heights. We love using the taller branches to make a spectacular impact.
Since this flowering branch has larger “puffy” blooms, it has a presence that is eclipsed by none. Of course you have to like shades of pink to go this route, and that may not be the choice for all Brides and, especially, Grooms, so something more subtle may be in order. Enter Dogwood….again, I will show my southern roots by professing my love of the Dogwood bloom.
Next to the Dogwood, in the realm of southern loveliness, is of course…the Magnolia. Magnolias show up in a lot of my blog posts because they are soft and elegant. They symbolize nobility and sweetness, which seems appropriate to me for a wedding flower!
With many types of branches in the magnolia family, something is sure to spark your interest.
I also am a big fan of just using foliage branches without the flowers, you see the Magnolia above, the limbs are so graceful and lively, they create a focal point on any table.
Another branch that has both great symbolism and presence, is the Olive Branch. With its grey-green foliage and pliable stems, it is easily used in many different applications.
For a rustic garden or vineyard wedding, Olive branches in mass, in urns and pots, are a standalone hit.
Bent around a cake, they are a perfect pairing with Lavender sprigs.
Maple is my all time favorite fall accent in florals. Tones of burgundy, green and yellow make this branch a perfect match for a crisp October afternoon. You may not have considered something so simple as the below centerpiece, but when using Maple branches on the tabletop, you could save a considerable amount of money on flowers, as they take up so much space but still give you the color that you desire.
While I could go on and on about branches, both flowering and none, I figure I have given you a good broad spectrum of what is available. And truthfully, I know I want to blog about this again, so I have to save some of the options for a later date!
Of course, if you are interested in more ways to use branches in your wedding decor, shoot us an instant message on Facebook and I will post on the subject again sooner rather then later.
Have a great weekend!