Updated: Jul 15, 2018
I am loving the new Floral Hoop trend (or Floral ‘Wreaths’, if your prefer. Personally, I like ‘hoops’ as the new trend is a lot more elegant and dreamy 😊).
There are loads of different ways to use them in your wedding and they will suit almost any theme … particularly summer, boho, rustic and geometric themes.
The key to using floral hoops is to use one or two main attention-grabbing displays and then subtly include them in other ways.
Here are some ideas on how to incorporate Floral Hoops into your special day …
Fresh Flowers or Artificial Flowers?
Of course, floral hoops are all about the flowers but how intense or demure you want the flowers to be are totally at your discretion. And so is whether you use fresh flowers or artificial flowers.
There is something about fresh flowers that are, oh, so romantic. They smell divine and, just by being fresh, exude oodles of luxury and elegance.
Artificial flowers include look-alike silk flowers and also paper flowers. The advantage of using artificial flowers is that everything can be prepared in advance, which is a big stress-reducer if you’re making a lot of the decorations yourself.
Start as you mean to go on and introduce floral hoops at the very beginning with your wedding stationery like this gorgeous set from Laura of Laura Likes. Click on the image or the link below to see this and her other fabulous wedding day stationery.
If you’re very much a hands-on bride and would like to print your invitations yourself, then why not check out this bundle from So Lovely Weddings
Image credit: So Lovely Weddings
Why not go all out and embrace the floral hoop trend by replacing a traditional bouquet or posy with a floral hoop.
Image credit: Facaldo Flowers
If you love traditional bridal bouquets but still want to introduce a floral hoop, why not have floral hoops for your bridesmaids and/or flower girl. I think they are so well suited to little flower girls - you can see some more gorgeous examples on my Pinterest board.
Image credit: Valerie Demo of Wild, Honest and Free
This little flower girl hoop is too adorable for words ...
Image credit: Vintage Affair
My favourite bit ... the Wedding Cake ...
Who doesn't love a skillfully crafted Luxury Wedding Cake?
There are two main ways to introduce a floral hoop into your cake:
You can have a floral hoop on your actual cake like this gorgeous example from the lovely Fiona at Cupcake Delight
Image credit: Fiona at Cupcake Delight
Or you can have a statement floral hoop, framing your cake like this gorgeous cake from the very talented Edwina at Rosewood Cakes
Either way, I think both options look amazing.
Flowers & Venue Decor
From Floral Hoop Chandeliers through to Floral Hoop Wall Hangings and beyond, there are plenty of ideas and options to satiate your obsession (please let there be someone else out there who is as obsessed with floral hoops as I am :)
Floral Hoop Arches
You could opt for a Floral Hoop as a photographic feature or an Arch to the entrance of your venue.
For a true 'wow' factor, why not go for a Floral Hoop Chandelier. The possibilities are endless with these and look fantastic!
Image credits: Image 1 found on Pinterest by WeddMagz,
Image 3 - Photography by Katy Melling Photography, Flowers by Bels Flowers
A unique way of displaying your seating plan ...
Wall Hangings and Other Displays
The Floral Hoop is so versatile, you can use them in whichever way suits your taste and budget. Below are just a few of the ideas I love ...
Image 3 - Photography by Let's Frolic Together,
Other ideas I thought of, but couldn't find pictures for, include:
Name Place Settings
For the Creative Bride
If you’re a hands-on kind of bride, floral hoops are the perfect DIY project. Whether you want to make your own statement pieces, table centres or wedding favours, there are tons of ideas on Pinterest.
I would love to hear about your ideas and how you plan to incorporate floral hoops into your wedding – comment below. Please feel free to like, share and comment.
Head on over to my Pinterest Board ‘Mad About Hoops’ for some more inspiration.
Wishing you lots of happy wedding planning.
Til next time