The arrangement of roses is called the queens of flowers. They are most often used in wedding arrangements, so sometimes such bouquets are considered boring and commonplace. However, this is completely wrong because the rose can become the basis of the most incredible flower arrangements, looking elegant and sophisticated. Floral arrangement is universal, provided the correct selection of compositional solutions is used for plants in any decoration style. How to decorate a banquet hall beautifully, show originality and avoid platitudes? Follow our advice, and you can select the perfect decoration for your holiday.

Wedding floristry

Wedding floristry


Wedding ceremonies were decorated with flowers, emphasizing the solemnity of the moment. The bride and groom were showered with red rose petals to enlist the goddess of love’s protection, Aphrodite in Greece.

Weddings of the nobility were celebrated on a grand scale, stocking up with flowers in advance in the High Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The floral arrangement was often lacking and dried, and artificial flowers were widely used along with living plants. Some of the techniques of florists involved in the design of noble weddings are still relevant today.

The classic arrangement of tables involves installing one voluminous arrangement of roses in a tall vase or on a stand in the center of each table.

The most massive composition is put on the presidium, which will serve as the center of attraction for the eyes. There are often rectangular, asymmetric, or falling samples, less often attractive options for rounded shapes.

If guests are seated at one long table, several miniature bouquets are placed along the tabletop’s centerline.

Traditional weddings in Latin America are rich in color and have bold color combinations. Against the background of a riot of tropical colors, blue with raspberry or bright yellow with light green looks surprisingly organic.

One of the main decorations of the Mexican marriage ceremony is a delicately woven flower garland in the shape of a lasso, which the young people throw over each other as a sign of the marriage’s indissolubility bond.

The preparation of a wedding hall has long been not confined to observing traditions in practice. Arrangements roses are in trend, focusing on the interests and tastes of the newlyweds. Expressing the couple’s individual style in the design of the room and telling the love story in the language of flowers is an incredibly ambitious task worthy of a true master.

Floral arrangement styles

Floral arrangement styles


With all the variety of creative ideas, the logic of arranging arrangements roses in the banquet hall is determined by four design styles.

  • Parallel style arrangement roses. Indoor compositions are arranged horizontally, vertically, or diagonally in rows. The color palette is based on contrasts or different nuances of the same shade.
  • Decorative style floral arrangement. Arrangement of flowers in isolated islands of regular geometric form, the most popular is round, oval, and semicircular islets. Large flower oases can coexist with small ones. The newlyweds’ table is surrounded by compositions of large flowers, such as heliconia, amaranth, peony, protea, calla, or sunflower, and small bouquets are placed on the guests' tables.
  • Vegetative style. Geometrically, it resembles a decorative style, while seasonal forest and wildflowers, dried flowers, decorative deciduous plants, and a variety of natural materials are used to create compositions. Vases and stands for bouquets made by carving from pumpkins, beets, and other garden crops give a unique zest to the arrangements. The naturalness, ease, and untouched beauty of the wilderness are the hallmarks of the vegetative style.
  • The form-linear style of the floral arrangement is a compositional solution in the spirit of modern and contemporary art aesthetics. The emphasis is on one central element, a large tall flower or a plant in a tub, around which a non-standard composition is formed by means of plant accessories. The arrangement can be either vertical or flowing, asymmetrical or layered, with drooping and intricately curved branches.

Decorating large areas

It is the classic solution for decorating large areas of flower garlands and wreaths of lush volumetric flowers, tightly adjacent to each other. In a twilight room, glowing garlands decorated with fresh flowers look interesting as additional lighting.

The chandelier frame is decorated with figured arrangement roses. If monochrome execution is selected, it is recommended to focus on the form. Asymmetrical or multi-level arrangements create an intriguing indoor setting. Contrasting decor usually functions as a color spot if the hall is decorated in neutral colors.

It is convenient to use small garlands with dried flowers and decorative deciduous plants to decorate columns and stairs. Compact bouquets are attached to the railing, and potted plants are placed along the stairs, in harmony in shape and color in budget projects. A more expensive option is cascading compositions with a predominance of buds and half-open flowers tied together like a net.

Banquet table decoration with flowers

Banquet table decoration with flowers


Traditionally, the most voluminous arrangement roses, organizing the space, are placed on the podium, but in informal decoration styles, it is allowed to refuse from highlighting the semantic center. Bulky hanging gardens are replaced by combinations of tall and low vases with bouquets and stylized pots of flowering plants. Wreaths, garlands, bouquets, or individual flower heads in combination with other accessories are attached to the draperies.

It is customary to focus on either the vessel or the plants when decorating banquet tables. The composition must be located one level above the countertop; otherwise, the flowers will merge with the dishes.

Using vases for arranging flowers does not necessarily look much more original than stylized containers and stands that play along with the event’s theme. For example, ordinary glass and tin cans, bottles and glasses, tree cuts, and stones are suitable for a rustic wedding. Compact lush bouquets in a classic style are placed in candlesticks and horizontal ones in wooden boxes, chests, and flowerpots. Plants in glasses and cups look cozy at home, and mini-bouquets will support the shabby chic aesthetics in birdcages. You can put a bouquet even on a stack of old books; shabby tomes will perfectly fit into the atmosphere of antiquity.

If you prefer elegant, simple solutions, place flasks or bowls with floating candles and rose petals next to the appliances, scatter bright buds on the tablecloth in random order to get a cute and touching picture.

Flowers can also be used to decorate the furniture in the banquet hall. Small bouquets are attached to the backs of chairs, candles, wine glasses, and pastry chefs shower cakes with fresh flowers.


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February 01, 2022 — Alexandr Oleynik