OK so for a while I was obsessed with flowers in non-traditional containers – upcycled tin cans, old crates, hat boxes, cake plates, cloches and the like.
I still love all that stuff, but am newly intrigued by flowers that might bypass a container entirely, and just be placed in or on existing structures. These photos all capture that to various degrees (I guess wellies or an umbrella are a container, but just an even more non-traditional one!)
I love this image – it’s flowers individually taped to a wall to make a “floral wallpaper” – I got it from Dark Lamb’s Tumblr (and they credit but do not link to cupofjoe, so I don’t know if it’s from this great blog – A Cut Of Jo, or not!) Oy…
But what a beautiful wedding ceremony backdrop!
Here’s a close cousin – a waterfall of flowers (yes they’re in vases) down the stairs of a home- what a way to transform a home wedding into a true event!! You can get vases like this from the dollar store, and the flowers used (though there are a lot of them) aren’t particularly expensive or uncommon, so I don’t think this is as over the top an idea as it first appears to be). This is from Tiny White Daisies Tumblr:
This just makes me smile – when your wedding venue hands you a stodgy old deer head, don’t get mad; decorate that sucker with a daisy lei! This is from my UK Flower faves Planet Flowers:
This is kind of similar and I love it! Sure, it might be a bridal or bridesmaid bouquet that was just placed in the lion’s mouth for the photo opp, and not an intentional ‘installation’ by Studio Stems, but it’s still a stunning image and a cool idea! (I think I originally saw this photo on Botanical Brouhaha, by the way, and the photo is by Blush Photography)
This is from a wedding by Isari Flower Studio in San Diego (they’re awesome). What a cool way to dress up a cinder block wall!
How sweet is this? Flowering dogwood branches in wellies! This is from The Wild Fleur, a stunningly gorgeous blog that has a category called “La Vie En Rose”:
And I have no idea where this photo originated but I just love it – another home entryway arrangement (a little cutesy for me with the pink polka dotted ribbon) but I love the flower filled umbrella idea as an alternative to a spring wreath!