Once you have your venue locked down, it’s likely you won’t be thinking about needing a roof over your head anytime soon ((even more especially if you’ll be doing something outdoors!)). But the fact of the matter remains, an extra, rad roof over you and your new wife or hubby’s heads is hardly superfluous. Fresh flowers and beautiful balloons coming together for an aisle-worthy arch is like the making of a power couple - just like you and boo! Balloons are balloons, they look cute regardless, but for those flowers, you’re going to want to go with the best blooms. FiftyFlowers.com has your back; quite literally, the petal-powered pretty for your back[drop], so keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions on how to create an arch that your guests will go crazy over.
You’ve seen floral arches before, right? I mean, they’re not a brand new thing in the wedding world, not by a long shot. That said, we kind of tweaked the look, and included balloons and streamers, to lend a certain mode of multi-purposeness to the overall decorative motif. It can live at your ceremony, your reception, even your after party; in fact, the more moments and photo opps it’s a part of, the merrier.
The colors we worked with weren’t basic, either. Don’t get us wrong, a neutral backdrop, using evergreen blooms is 👌, but something fun and spunky like our adaptation is what really gets the likes. There’s a strong sense of spring+summer here, with the pastel and purple ombre tonality, but there’s also just so much personality and edge when the types of flowers and foliage are considered. Talk about texture, too, with the dried ornamental grass and tropical greens!
The flowers, that is. We’ll talk about the other ingredients to our ‘ahhh, that’s epic’ arch a little later.
From the prep to the platform, flower power to the finishing touches.
Drill in your floral cages and space them out evenly - you’ll notice lots of space between each cage, but don’t stress, you’ll have plenty of flowers to cover up those blank spots. **Note, don’t forget to pre-soak your foam so your flowers can drink whilst they’re on display.
Start filling in with flowers - first up? The Palma Phoenix Green Filler (these feel sooo festive, not to mention, if you’ll be going somewhere tropical for your honeymoon, you can bask in the palm frondage for a hot sec before getting back to your reception).
Continue adding the greenery until all the bunches are exhausted, then start grabbing your colors.
Layer on your look with these blooms (in this order) - Lavender Baby’s Breath, Solidago, Dried Eulalia, Royal Crown Roses, Anthurium, Peony Roses, and, finally, the Orchids, because LBH they’re the mic drop moment (they’re also the most delicate, so you definitely don’t want to be layering on top of them).
Because it’s all going to look gorgeous, but these helpful hints will take your maker game from ‘level: it will impress’ to ‘level: s*** that's finesse!!’
… And for the roses. Embrace your inner craft goddess.
You’ll want to reflux your roses to achieve that fluttery and bloominous, totally on-trend RN look.
To do this, all you have to do is gently fold back the outer petals one by one until you’re content with how cool your roses look.
We said our floral arch marched to the beat of a different 🥁, didn’t we? Well, it all happened with a simple balloon garland, and, seriously, it wasn’t that challenging. All you’ll need is balloons (matched to your floral color palette and in a variety of sizes), an electric air balloon pump and a balloon arch kit (you can get these at any cool e-commerce party emporium, but we went with Amazon, because #wevegotitbookmarked)
You might have to start calling us Archie, because we’re the prettiest girls at the dance… Wait, no, we meant the prettiest brides at the wedding.
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