Grounded ceremony arch
Couples are embracing a new trend of grounded floral arrangements, often in a crescent shape. The grounded ceremony arch offers an alternative to the arbor or arch often seen at weddings in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Because they can be altered to suit any theme, style or color palette they make a stunning alternative to traditional wedding ceremony arbor and arch.
Grounded floral arrangements don’t obstruct views, but instead complement the surrounding natural landscape.
Here at Smith and Lily, we design the grounded ceremony in sections because it can then be repurposed for the reception; often placed in front of the sweetheart table or the bar.
We work with chicken wire, secured in re-usable trays and filled with water to hold the foliage and seasonal flowers. The chicken wire and trays can be used time and time again. Often the ground is uneven we will secure the trays to pieces of wood for a secure placement.
I particularly love the meadow style, influenced by my English countryside roots and use seasonal wildflowers and foliage. They give an interesting texture with more height towards the back, and gently sloping towards the front. W
We used the following flowers in our grounded ceremony arch. Our flower selection changes according to the time of year and which flowers are in season. For an etheral aesthetic we would lean more towards plumosa fern with huck and possibly lemon leaf.
stock, garden roses, dahlias, white hydrangea, eucalyptus and olive foliage.
I like to use seasonal flowers, with lots of interesting color hues and texture and will always place a few blooms from my cutting garden in there too.
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Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake
Photographer: Kinsey Wilder.