Archways, altars and saying I do!

One of my favourite things about creating wedding flowers is spending time in all of the wonderful wedding venues across Glasgow and the west of Scotland.  From ancient churches with intricate stained glass windows to swanky hotel suites and countryside barns, we really are spoiled for choice when finding the ideal place to tie the knot.

A task I always look forward to is designing and creating altar flowers, floral archways and fresh flower garlands. I recently created flowers for a wedding at Harelaw Farm in Fenwick, where the bride and groom said ‘I do’ in front of an elegant arched garland created with two varieties of eucalyptus – cineria and populus, which has a sweet wee berry.

Flowers should always enhance a space rather than dominate it so when selecting flowers it’s important to consider how different an empty venue will look when filled with guests in brightly coloured dresses and kilts as demonstrated in the gorgeous images below.

Dressing the wedding venue

The gorgeous scents and colours of lilac delphiniums , white foxglove, blush pink garden rose, purple hydrangea, allium, new green verbernum snowball, eucalyptus and monsteria leaves were incorporated in the design and placed in large vases on either side of the garland archway where the couple stood to say their vows in front of their family and friends.

Altar flowers


If you are getting married and would like to discuss your own wedding plans then please contact me to organise a free consultation. Together we can browse my collection of wedding and bridal flowers and talk through ideas for your own big day.  Small intimate celebrations and grand family knees ups… I love them all!

Browse my website for traditional, vintage and contemporary Bridal Bouquets and Venue Flowers or follow Nicole Dalby Flowers on Instagram and Facebook for floral inspiration.


Thanks to Tom Cairns Photography for the stunning images.