Rustic, outdoorsy, and barn-chic are very popular wedding and event styles right now. And we love them! Lots of woodsy-chic, backyard-garden and old-barn feel to the designs are a lot of fun to work with. Naturally, incorporating wooden elements (and even actual pieces of wood) into the floral design is a must for these fabulous design styles and themes.
So what are some of the popular and beautiful wooden elements and pieces to incorporate into your wedding and floral designs? There’s so much we can use, but we’ll start with the dainty Willows, Blossoms, Twigs, and Branches: Curly Willow, Pussy Willow, Cherry Blossoms, Magnolia Blossoms, and of course fabulous Cotton! All of these “wood-like” elements have a very rustic, organic, backyard-chic feel to them. Perfect for any outdoor or barn-yard wedding ceremony or reception or event…and then some!
Stronger and more wood-like elements like Manzanita Branches are fabulous, too. Whether dark with their rich bark color still intact (rich mahogany Manzanita Branches are spectacular!), or sand-blasted to reveal the ivory-colored layers, Manzanita is a great wooden element to use. We do a lot of fantastic work with Manzanita Branches– very versatile!
Tree trunks (especially lining a ceremony aisle or used at the dessert table as stands), smaller tree trunk pieces (great for seating table markers), and pieces of pseudo plywood (again, great seating table markers) work really for the rustic, barn-chic and organic designs.
And of course we can’t forget vases and and centerpiece containers made of wood or Birch Bark. We really love using White Birch Bark vases, in particular, and even have a custom-made wedding cake stand covered in this beautiful element, with a touch of twine. We have some brushed-wooden bowls and centerpiece containers, too, that are also perfect to use in a number of designs and styles.
And last, but certainly not least, Driftwood. This simple and quaint element is really on the rise in the wedding and event design world and we’re super pleased. It’s got such a clean and organic, yet whimsical look to it. Scattered pieces of Driftwood interspersed among a table’s centerpieces looks absolutely brilliant!
Is your mind spinning with lots of fun ways to incorporate wood or wooden elements into your wedding or event design? If you have any questions or comments about anything you see on our Blog, or of course if you want The French Bouquet to be your go-to-florist for your wedding or event, just drop us a Blog Comment, a Facebook Comment, or an email: info[at]thefrenchbouquettulsa.com We’d love to hear from you!