It’s your big day, and all eyes are on you. Your entrance into the wedding venue is one of the most impactful highlights of the ceremony, and at Leaf + Petal, we understand it has to be perfect. Professional wedding florists know exactly what to do to realize your vision for your wedding, and including unique flowers for your wedding entrance is one of our favorite parts of the job.
Choosing Unique Flowers for Your Wedding Entrance in New Orleans: Indoor and Outdoor Weddings
One of the biggest factors in choosing unique flowers for your wedding entrance is whether your ceremony will take place indoors or outdoors.
Every professional florist knows that flowers have an expiration date. After the flowers are cut, sunlight, heat, and humidity will actually cause them to wilt and lose their vibrance quicker. And, since we live in New Orleans, we know that sunlight, heat, and humidity are a daily occurrence.
There are several techniques that prolong the beauty of the flowers at your wedding, such as lemon-lime soda, hairspray, and even vodka; but it’s a good idea to choose flowers that are known for having long shelf lives after they’ve been cut.
Naturally long-lasting flowers like zinnias, chrysanthemums, carnations, peonies, and lilies will last considerably longer when paired with expert preservation methods that anyone could do. That’s why these buds are great choices when it comes to outdoor wedding entrances.
For indoor weddings, longevity isn’t as much of a deciding factor, and you can get a little more creative with the flowers you choose. Here are some truly unique flowers for your wedding entrance:
The Secret Lust Coneflower
Birds of Paradise
Arranging the Unique Flowers for Your Wedding Entrance
Now that you’ve weighed your options and made your selections, it’s time to determine how you want to use your unique blossoms!
The possibilities are endless, and wedding entrances are the perfect moment to flex your creativity.
One of the most stunning options is a floral arch. Floral arches are completely customizable—they come in all shapes and sizes, can be made of any material, and can be placed anywhere you want. Floral arches have a way of framing you as you make your entrance into the church, and they draw attention to you in the best way possible.
They can also be symbolic for a number of reasons. When you cross the threshold of a floral arch on your way to the front of the venue, you’re effectively entering a new chapter in your life.
If you don’t want to cross under it, they look great up in front behind the newlyweds too.
Apart from the classic wedding staples like flower girls, you also have plenty of options when it comes to wearable floral accessories.
Floral tiaras, crowns, and other headpieces have become popular in recent years, and for good reason. The unique flowers that you choose always look great with a veil and the variety of colors can either complement or contrast the rest of your outfit.
Apart from floral headpieces, corsages, boutonnieres, and bracelets are the perfect complement to your wedding day outfit.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to put some petals on the ground. Using flower petals to form a path from the back, down the center aisle, and all the way up to the front creates a beautiful image that your dear friends and family won’t soon forget.
Your New Orleans Wedding Florist
Leaf + Petal is proud to be your New Orleans wedding florist. In a city known for its beauty, we’re happy to work with you to help make your vision a reality.
At Leaf + Petal, our expertise doesn’t stop at design. When it comes to floral decorations, timing is everything. We know which flower species thrive in our hot and humid climate, and we have the means and experience to make sure your wedding flowers stay beautiful for as long as possible.
If you’d like to learn more about how Leaf + Petal can complete your wedding entrance, contact us online or call us at (504) 343-6964 so we can start choosing the unique flowers for your wedding entrance!