We’re all for pretty posies of fresh wildflowers and simple arrangements dotted about your venue, but sometimes, a wedding calls for something bigger, bolder and a bit more fun.

Enter Ricky Paul Flowers. Ricky is a theatre set designer turned floral designer in London, and along with creating beautiful bouquets and more classic arrangements, he and his team dream up the wildest floral installations you could imagine.

Think life-size peacock plumes made of spring blossoms, thrones adorned in hydrangeas, an entire floral fairground or an over-table chandelier just teaming with blooms – check out their Instagram feed to see what I mean!

So to continue our expert series with tips from the professionals on creating a truly wow-factor wedding, who better to step in and share their advice on statement wedding flowers than Ricky Paul himself?

Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, so why not indulge in some once in a lifetime florals to go with it!

Over to you Ricky…

Be Brave

Don’t be afraid to be bold and do something spectacular with your wedding flowers.

Creating unique installations with florals ensures a wow factor, creating a memory you and your guests will never forget.

Creative Vision

Statement florals set the theme for your wedding or event.

Whether it be a huge arch at the entrance or a sculpture made of flowers there’ll be no mistaking your creative vision.

Bring Your Venue to Life

Flowers by Becki at Floco, Photo by Sanshine Photography via Bridal Musings 

When you’re working with a blank canvas such as an industrial warehouse or a white-washed event space, statement florals can transform a venue.

The floral design, much like set design, creates the backdrop to literally anything you want to create.

Make the Most of Every Space

Creating a floral statement can be an excellent way of utilising unused spaces. For example, if the room is large with lots of people seated and the ceilings are high you can use the empty space above your guest’s heads to hang floral designs.

Similarly, you can create designs that go over a space that’s otherwise bland, transforming ignored areas or doorways into something magical.

Bring The Outside In

Concentrating on large scale designs inside a venue can allow you to bring the outside in.

This is particularly useful for people getting married off-season or in a country with unpredictable weather.

Show the Way

Using floral designs effectively can help to designate space within a venue.

For example, an entrance guarded by large flower-covered lions creates an invitation to enter, a floral wall or picture shows where the end of an aisle is or makes a lovely backdrop to the top table.

Large pieces can also create intimacy within larger spaces.