It’s nice to do something a little different – especially when it comes to your own big day. Flowers are a huge part of any wedding, with a floral theme often running from the wedding invites, via the bouquets and buttonholes, to the ceremony and reception decor. Here are some wedding flower ideas that may be less often seen, but are certainly no less effective:

1. Embrace ombre

Ombre colour schemes – meaning ones that blend from one colour to another – continue to make big waves within both fashion and home decor, so why not extend them to your wedding? An ombre table runner for the top table, for example, makes a stunning centrepiece and focal point for the entire room, and allows for a whole spectrum of colours.

2. Topiary trees with a twist

Larger topiary arrangements are great for lining the aisle, while smaller trees can be used as table centrepieces. Weaving brightly coloured blooms around neatly clipped bushes creates a beautiful, distinctive and breathtaking look.

3. Unusual inclusions

The inclusion of some uncommon plants makes for a striking bouquet. Kale, for example, features a deep purple shade at the centre of the foliage, so picking flowers that match this colour can be very effective. Sleek, curvy flowers like plum-hued calla lilies, simple white anemones, dark dahlias or blue thistles can add drama and masculinity, or you could go all-out tropical for a burst of bright colour.

4. Floor-to-ceiling florals

A stunning arrangement that stretches from floor to ceiling will certainly add the ‘wow’ factor to any wedding, and makes a great backdrop for photos – not to mention the ceremony itself.