A hint of halloween with Butterflies & Bows

Candelabra in from of a red lily flower arrangement. Wedding cake is in teh background

We asked Annabel Grange at Butterflies & Bows (www.butterfliesandbows.co.uk) how to tastefully bring a Halloween theme to life. Read on to find out what he had to say:

Wanting a subtle Halloween theme calls for some fabulous floral displays and clever styling!

Opt for bouquets in shades of red, with burgundy, orange, purple and dark leaves in browns and even blacks or how about just one flower type and colour – a round rose ball of dark burgundy roses, or an overarm display of black Cala lilies looks great.  

For your table flowers go large. Tumbling displays from copper stands, or black candelabra, including dark fresh flowers such as the deep aubergine Cala lily, Eustoma black velvet or black pearl mixed with greenery such as black Cordyline or Cortinus Royal purple leaves. Mix black fresh leaves and dried grasses to add texture to your displays. For a real fun look that packs a punch how about lime green Chrysanth, Purple Lisianthus and orange roses with black greenery – wow! I’d add accents of bronze and silver into the flowers and décor for a luxurious feel.

For your décor, use sumptuous table runners in black and silver or dark bronze or purples. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes in shades of orange, green and ivory whites can be used to line an aisle, or scatter along tables. Add tealights around the base of the table centres with a scattering of black or red poly rose petals and maybe even a few plastic eyeballs for a spooky finishing touch.

Make the most of any features in the venue. Decorate a staircase with a flower garland or swags of organza and ribbons, use flower displays for the top of a grand mantelpiece with candles, garlands around beams and pillars with or without lights, and pedestal displays at entranceways.

Lighting’s critical so think about LED lights around trees, pillars, banister rails or add them into flower displays. Uplighters in an orange, purple or red tone create a great atmosphere.

Chair sashes or hoods will immediately add more colour into the room or opt for black to add that Halloween feel.

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