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Hi, I'm Jennifer, owner and lead designer at Petals a floral design firm in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with my husband and two children, I  grow my own organic blooms using the greenest and most sustainable processes available.  

This blog is where I explore topics from floral design, wedding planning, organic farming and gardening, sustainable living, and our family's quest to find the perfect farm! 

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Wedding Ceremony Flower Design Ideas

Here at Petals Flower Farm we've had the joy of designing a lot of different Floral installations over the years. The following are our three favorite designs along with cost estimates and pros and cons of each design. Whatever you do, scroll to the end to see our favorite, the moongate. While all of these designs could be stunning and bespoke and absolutely perfect for your event, the moongate is unforgettable.


Wedding Ceremony Flowers: Elevated Design

These wedding ceremony flower designs are meant to frame the wedding couple. They can be draped with coordinating swaths of material or a second box can be placed along the bottom edge with florals working up the design for a fuller floral look. You can see a wedding we did in Italy a similar design here!

Pros: Highly cost effective. The top boxes can be separated from the base and used as centerpieces if designed low or as arrangements around the venue after the ceremony. The drapes and lower boxes, if used, can also be repositioned and reused so that you really get a lot of bloom for your buck with these. These designs generally do not require an additional set up or breakdown fee because they are so easy to position.

Cons: You may not get as much of a 'wow' factor with this design so they are best used in either a very plain location (such at the University of Colorado event below) where they will pop against a neutral backdrop or a venue where there is a lot of natural beauty against which they will shine (as seen in the outdoor photos also below).

Cost: $400-$850 (for the pair)


Wedding Ceremony Flowers: Floral Pillars


These floral pillars are great for any space, but especially indoors and in cosy spots where a full arch might not fit as well. They are also customizable and can be designed to be equally tall or asymmetrical. We can design them any height between 3.5 feet and over 8 feet tall.

Pros: These designs are a statement, the kind that make people at your wedding go "wow" and sneak up for a closer look or to snap a selfie. Our designs are constructed on stylish wooden poles custom made in house so they can be as dense or calmly sparse as you want because the wood underneath is a lovely dark walnut. The shorter designs under 6 ft can sometimes be moved to another location if the reception is in the same area as the ceremony.

Cons: Because of the nature of these designs the florals cannot be removed from the structure and repurposed around the event.

Cost: $1000-$3000 (for the pair)


Wedding Ceremony Flowers: The Golden Moongate

This here is our absolute favorite wedding ceremony flower installation for weddings. It works exceptionally well outdoors and in large, tall ceiling venues. This is the floral element that people will tell their friends and family back home about! You can see a wedding design we did recently with this design here.

Pros: The photos are going to be stunning. These are shows stopping florals that will not be ignored or forgotten. Sometimes pieces of these designs can be repurposed along the back of a table or as a large floral runner.

Cons: Florals like this usually take up a large part of the floral budget and cannot always be repurposed for the receptions, but boy do they make an impact!

Cost: $1500-$5000


Whatever design fits

your wedding vision,

we are here to bring it to life!

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