Journal Suspended flower arrangements

Suspended flower arrangements

Suspended flower installations are designed to amaze and wow audiences.

Suspended flower installations are designed to amaze and wow audiences. They do exactly what a flower shouldn’t – namely hang downwards, out of water.  Hanging flower arrangements are undoubtedly the most impressive of designs as they take skill, an eye for proportion and, most importantly, an awful lot of flowers. This particular type of floral design works in any space, from a marquee to hotel or any other grand space that has high, uninteresting ceilings.

The very best suspended installations actually accentuate what is happening underneath them; they are perfect for breaking up a space and creating focal point under which a specific event can take place. When you walk into a room, the hanging flowers will be clearly visible and so guests are immediately drawn to them. This makes suspended arrangements particularly brilliant when positioned over wedding aisles, dance floors or drinks receptions.

You need to know how long you want your suspended flower arrangement to look beautiful for when deciding which flower variety to use. Then choose blooms that can thrive out of water for that length of time.

Flowers from the orchid family last the longest out of water so you might use them if you need the hanging floral design to look wonderful for a day or more. Roses can work pretty well too as the water stays in the flower head for a good length of time. Hanging a rose upside down also plays nicely to its shape. Tulips or other water-filled, softer varieties of flowers are not so comfortable out of water so would have shorter shelf life.

The longevity of the life of a flower is one of the reasons that so many suspended flower displays are created using faux flowers. This is obviously practical but it misses out on the natural beauty and fragrance aspects, no matter how good the faux flowers may be.

It’s important never be tempted to go too small with your hanging flowers or you will defeat the object of trying to create an amazingly impressive display.

Take a look at some of the incredible suspended flower arrangements we’ve created at events in the past:

© Rob Falconer Photography 2014.
© Rob Falconer Photography 2014.

© Fanton Photography
© Fanton Photography

Lavender Green Flowers is renowned as one of London’s finest florists, with over 28 years’ experience producing flowers for the country’s top galleries, museums and historic houses. From weddings and receptions to private parties and corporate events, thoughtfully crafted arrangements and installations take inspiration from the latest trends in floristry, fashion and art.
To make an enquiry, call 020 7127 5303, email info@lavendergreen.co.uk or visit the Chelsea flower shop at 46 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HH
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