It was fun to design florals for a giant hexagon floral arch that was way taller than we were. The bride had a florist for bouquets and centerpieces, but her florist did not want to try an tackle this arch. So, the wedding planner suggested that we could handle it and we did!
The main concern when designing for an arch like this one is to not to make it too heavy so the arch will fall forward.
These ceremony pieces are designed to be elegant without the need for many flowers on them. So when wedding couples want it to be covered completely, we have to put on our floral aprons, as well as, our engineering hats to figure out the best and safest way to add flowers for the festivities.
To make sure this stayed put, we weighed down the lower bottom middle section and then disguised it with greenery. We also tied the back of the arch down with guylines in order to counterbalance the frontal weight more.
NOTE: Only use a guyline if no one is going to walk behind the arch. You don’t want anyone to trip on it!
Venue: Rancho Los Cerritos Historical Adobe House in Long Beach