Flowers for a Marquee and Outdoor weddings In London and Surrey

Planning an outdoor wedding can be a magical experience, and choosing the right flowers to compliment your natural surroundings is all important. The right wedding  flowers can help add a touch of beauty and elegance to your special day and make a big contribution to creating your overall ambience.

At Into the Wild Florist we love outdoor weddings and are a recommended supplier for both Winchester House and Battersea Park weddings who both accommodate wedding marquees, yet offer natural and intimate feeling in the surroundings of the Central London park and by the River Thames. 

Here are some tips and ideas from Into the Wild Florist to create the perfect floral arrangements for your day. 

1. Think about the Marquee and the outdoor wedding/ceremony space.

 Marquees are a blank canvas, which is great for decorations but equally they can be quite a big space to fill. Take into account the size and shape and if the marquee has any interesting features such as supporting poles, points on the ceiling to fix floral installations, If you have a large open space Into the Wild we would recommend considering larger and tall floral and table centrepieces or hanging installations and floral arches they are good to  fill the top of the marquee  as well as having dramatic impact. Invest in the wow factor of one or two big floral arrangements and then consider smaller arrangements for the tables such as stem vases to give pops of colour. 

For an outdoor wedding you may wish to frame your ceremony to give focus for your guests as well as create a visual backdrop. Floral Moongates and natural Floral Arches or  Asymmetrical arches are perfect for this. 

2. Consider the seasons when choosing your wedding flowers and use blooms to compliment the surroundings 

The most beautiful wedding flowers are always the flowers in season for that month. So think Peonies early summer, Dahlias and Hydrangeas in late Summer and Autumn, Garden Roses, Delphiniums, Larkspur and Sunflowers during the height of Summer. At Into the Wild we buy buckets of English grown flowers during the summer months and this mix of flowers gives a beautiful English garden feeling. If you’re getting married in a London Park or a Garden in Surrey its important to consider the natural surrounding and take a look and see the flowers that are already growing in the area – this can help create a cohesive and natural look. For example if your wedding marquee is situated in a garden or field consider incorporating natural elements like greenery, wildflowers and rustic accents. 

3. Think about Greenery and Foliage 

To create high impact floral designs,  foliage on mass can add great coverage and impact – imagine your wedding guests sitting under a green foliage canopy in your marquee. Foliage adds texture and depth to your floral arrangements as well as giving that feeling of bringing the outside in. Available foliage can include Eucalyptus, Ferns and Ivy as well as summer foliage like Oak, Hornbeam and Beech to give a summer vibe. 

4. Don’t forget the Floral Table Centrepieces 

Since your guests will spend a significant amount of time seats at their tables, its important to make sure your floral centrepieces are well thought out and reflect the overall aesthetic of your wedding. Consider incorporating a mix of larger and smaller floral arrangements as well as non floral elements such as candles and lanterns. 

5. Gypsophila Flower Clouds 

If you’re lucky enough to have central points in the marquee to hang floral flower clouds, these create a beautiful dreamy and romantic feeling as well as filling the wedding marquee space beautifully. Gypsophila flower clouds come in different colours such as natural Whites, Pinks, Apricots and Lilacs and it’s fluffy white clusters of flowers arrange to look like clouds, create a stunning visual effect and add a touch of whimsical and romance to your wedding. Gypsophila Flower Clouds are versatile and can be adapted easily to suit your wedding style and venue. They are great for a ceremony backdrop, over the dance floor and add accents to your top table to give focus and attention. 

love jen x