Wedding Archway for Ceremony or Reception
Time: 25 minutes, 44 seconds | Season: Year Round
Approx Wholesale Cost: £30-50 + labour mark up and delivery (adapt to suit the size / brief)
This design is incredibly popular for weddings; predictions for 2023 follow the phrase ‘bigger is better.’ Sweeping floor arrangements will peak, along with dramatic arrangement of different heights and vessels on tables. This floral arch creates a frame and anchors the ceremony aisle, ensuring all eyes are on the bride and groom.
In the demonstration, our tutor illustrates the basic mechanics and techniques behind the construction of part of the design to create your own larger than life amazing designs for your clients. On this occasion, we have create the design using foam free methods with grave spikes in chicken wire.
This design is created in two separate ‘pillars’ and can be positioned on either side of an entrance of a church or venue. Alternatively you can use as a backdrop in the ceremony, behind the top table or cake table. This design is created with the intention not to be attached to one another, but you can connect if required.
Mechanics: On this occasion, we are using a stand / pole attached to a wooden base. Encase or wrap the chicken wire around the pole to create a roulade. If required you can secure the chicken wire at intervals with rope, twine or chicken wire to the structure. The grave spikes were fixed with the cable ties used; depending on the length you can wrap around the neck of the spike and attach to the structure or chicken wire, or drill a hole into neck of the grave spike and thread the cable tie through and attach to the structure or chicken wire.
Note: Unfortunately, we experienced a problem with one (front) camera towards the middle/ end of the demonstration so have used illustrations to highlight the compositions. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused on this occasion.
If you would like to re-create the design, you will need the following:
|Quantity||Plant Materials / Equipment|
|1 pair||Scissors and Secateurs|
|1 reel||Chicken wire|
|3-4||Grave Spikes (or small buckets)|
|1 pack||Cable ties|
|1-2 bunches||Soft Ruscus|
|1 bunch||Olive Branches|
All of the equipment and plant materials, apart from the Chicken wire was sourced from Triangle Nursery wholesalers. Click here. You can also source from local wholesalers or florist.
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