From floral arches to towering flower walls (Г la Kim and Kanye), couples are using wedding flowers in unexpected and over-the-top ways. Case in point: The flower runners of fresh blooms and greenery that have been popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram.
Flowers runners are an ongoing trend we've been seeing everywhere over the past few years-in real weddings, at bridal showers, and more. These blooming accent pieces completely transform a classic tablescape into something fresh, and the trend even totes a few major advantages. For starters, you don't have to worry about sourcing vessels in various shapes and size and creating several different centerpieces for each table. No, embracing the garland means you (if you're DIY-ing) and your florist can focus on one, central centerpiece. To make the most of your flower fund, you can even decorate just your sweetheart table or dessert display with a floral runner to get the look for less.
And even better: This gorgeous garland trend can be translated for any bride, whatever your wedding style is. Visualize a long garland of palm fronds and tropical flowers for a destination wedding; all greenery for a candlelit barn affair; or a line of citrus fruits for an outdoor summer soirГ©e.
You'll find all of those flower runners right here-and more! From cascading peonies to garlands of greenery, the 31 flower runners below are bound to inspire you, no matter your wedding style.
Photo by Katie Harmsworth
This springtime beauty features coral charm peonies and tons of fun femininity.
Photo by Bethany Erin
Warm and romantic, this floral runner totes rich hues of pink, rose, and white. Just imagine how fitting it would be at a Valentine's Day wedding!
Photo by Jasmine Lee Photography; Florals by Bloomwell & Co.; Design by Natalie Choi
We love how the blooms in this runner are of varying heights, giving the appearance of them growing wildly right out of the tabletop.
Photo by Molly Jo Collection
We have IRL heart-eyes looking at this ultra-romantic combination of dark greenery, white roses, and gold candle holders.
Photo by Ashley Bee; Florals by Sweet Pea Floral Creations
This display features pampas grass, a major trend we expect to see more of in weddings throughout 2019.
Photo by Scarlet O'Neill
Bright blooms pop against this deeply saturated greenery.
Photo by James & Jess; Florals by Ella & Louie; Event Design by Bijoux Events; Coordination by Wild Heart Events; Rentals by Witty Rentals
Cascading pink hydrangeas? Yes! Monstera fronds? Yes!
Photo by James and Jess
Varying hues of pink and purple come together in this feminine floral runner. We especially love the bold impact of the protea.
Photo by Lauren Fair Photography
With its wild, organic vibe, this arrangement looks like it came straight out of a fairytale woodland.
Photo by Lisa Poggi
With more muted hues, this floral runner would look fab at fall weddings.
Photo by Damien Milan
This garland of eucalyptus and golden yellow and pink dahlias couldn't possbily be prettier.
Photo by Ben Yew Photography
Fruit and citrus is a unique accent to include on summer wedding tabletops.
Photo by Amilia Photography; Florals by Enchanted Florist; Design by The New Eclectic
The black tapers offset the vibrant pink and red hues of the florals for a moody, modern vibe.
Photo by Rachel Elaine Photography
This wild yet delicate arrangement looks freshly picked and oh-so whimsical.
Photo by Shaun Menary Photography
The head table at this classic Dallas wedding was topped with an oversized runner of blush and ivory roses, ranunculus, and hydrangeas. вЂњOur head table was definitely the prettiest part of the room!вЂќ said the bride.
Photo by Jac and Thom
A simple color palette can pack a pretty punch. Need proof? Just take a look at this garland featuring pale blush and white peonies and roses.
Photo by Evangeline Lane
Summertime brides, this one's for you! Trailing eucalyptus and summery shades come together in this colorful floral runner.
Photo by Emmy Lowe
Elegant taper candles create a romantic look when set around a garland of greenery on a rustic farmtable.
Photo by Anastasiia Photography; Shoot Design by Catering by Corey; Floral Design by Springvine Design
This exotic display combines two of our favorite trends: circle installations and table garlands! Here, a simple line of palms, topped with birds of paradise flowers, creates a lush, yet modern tropical look.
Photo by Justin Lee Weddings; Planning & Design by One Six 9; Florals by Ivie Joy Flowers
For this wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, Ivie Joy Flowers elevated the floral runner trend to make this romantic rose arrangement look like it's floating on air.
Photo by Natalie Watson Photography
All garlands were not created lush. Take this ivy one that's minimalistic, beautiful, and perfect for a romantic table setting.
Photo by Aaron Delesie
Holy hydrangea! This lush runner is overflowing with the full white bloom.
Photo by Megan Clouse Photography; Event Design by Courtney Cargile; Florals by PoppyStone Floral Design
If you're all about an unexpected pop of color, this is the design for you. To recreate this look, start with a garland of greenery, add in blooms in pink, orange, and yellow hues, and then finish it off with citrus fruits scattered throughout.
Photo by Mink Photography; Planning & Design by Perfect The Event; Floral Design by Three Petals; Rentals by Something Borrowed Party Rentals
Fuchsia bougainvillea stands out as the focal point of this otherwise neutral setup, thanks to tall white taper candles, a clear-based table, and ghost chairs.
Photo by Brittany Mahood
Simple yet totally lush and romantic, this cascading eucalyptus garland is dotted with white blooms.
Photo by Ashley Fisher Photography, Shannon Duggan Photography, and Imageclairity; Florals by Accents Floral Design
This garland extends into another arrangement in the grass, creating a beautifully natural look. Try this if you're hosting an outdoor dinner party, sans flooring!
Photo by Rachael Osborn Photography
Double up on runners with a fabric number and a floral garland for even more impact. The glitter runner here even adds a touch of glam.
Photo by Eliza Morrill Photography
A garland of greenery dotted with reddening leaves is perfect for fall nuptials.
Photo by Laura Murray Photography
This sunset-hued flower runner would look right at home at a beachside bash.
Photo by Dehan Engelbrecht; Florals by Wildeflower Studio
You don't have to have 20-feet of prettiness to have a garland. Dress your sweetheart table or cake table with a small-but-mighty one like this.
Photo by Olivia Rae James
Who needs flowers? This thick garland of greenery makes a statement all on its own.