It’s easy to see why barns remain a popular choice for couples on the hunt for that perfect wedding venue. They often boast a countryside setting and rustic wedding style – two instantly romantic elements for your special day. Flowers are one of the most important aspects of décor at every wedding, and the type of flowers and arrangement design should always adapt to the setting. Barn weddings give you the opportunity to embrace nature, bringing the outside in and making your venue feel even more a part of its surroundings. Let’s take a look at some inspirational wedding flowers for barn weddings, from hand-tied bouquets to the prettiest table centres.
A hand-tied bouquet, with its lack of structure and formality, is a perfect choice for barn weddings. Always stick to flowers that are in season, complementing the surrounding gardens and countryside.
The less formal the wedding, the more relaxed the flowers! The ‘just-picked’ look is on trend and suits a boho style.
It’s always a good idea to have a few arrangements in key places around your venue – perhaps where photographs might take place, next to signage, or in an area at your wedding reception venue where your guests will enjoy welcome drinks. Use country flowers and natural planters.
Introduce the countryside theme in your wedding style. Galvanised milk churns make excellent vases!
And, for an elaborate arrangement, you might even consider using a barrel.
Don’t dismiss anything as a potential vessel. Even watering cans and wellies have their place!
When you first visit your barn wedding venue and you’re jotting down wedding ideas, take a good look around and think about what you might decorate with flowers. Pillars and beams are an obvious choice. Sometimes all they need is a little greenery and some delicate lighting.
Some of the oak beams at Mythe Barn are already decorated with dried hops, adding interest and warmth to the room. Candelabras adorned with flowers and foliage also look beautiful.
Co-ordinate your table arrangements with other flowers in the barn. Display elaborate arrangements in the Oak Barn, while more delicate centrepieces using the same flowers adorn the tables.
Your centrepieces should always bring a room together. If your tables are simple and elegant, make sure the floral arrangements are too. These crisp white tablecloths need nothing more than a pretty jug or vase of flowers in the centre, and there is no need for each table to be identical.
Once again, bring the outside in by using garden flowers and simple vessels. The addition of a wooden base continues the theme of nature.