A Summer Wedding in Grand Isle with A Stunning Ground Floral Arch

When it comes to a summer Vermont wedding, there’s nothing quite like a lakeside ceremony!  Grace and Daniel’s intimate wedding day at Grand Isle House was made up of many special elements, including a show-stopping  ground floral arch by Anaphora.  Continue reading to learn more about this romantic lakeside wedding!

A Lakeside Grand Isle Wedding: Anaphora's Ground Floral Arch Takes the Spotlight

Grace and Daniel celebrated their special day surrounded by friends and family, and the stunning backdrop of Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain. Grace and Daniel wanted the ground  floral arch so that the view of the lake was not blocked by a structure. They contacted Anaphora to bring their vision to life with this stunning display!

The ground floral arch was a core element to their ceremony.  They began with an open semi-circle, but later in the ceremony, the couple’s mothers closed the circle around them to symbolize the unity in a marriage.

Elaborating on this further, Grace and Daniel’s officiant, Janet Dunn, told us “The symbolism of the circle represents completeness and a committed love that has no beginning nor end. Closing the circle around this couple was a very moving wedding ceremony ritual!”

Ground floral arches are becoming increasingly popular, especially for couples who don’t want to obstruct any special views their ceremony space may have (but still want to add florals to their special day)  It is also easy to repurpose those florals later on during the reception. For example, Grace and Daniel ended up using the florals on the venue’s porch and the garland on the stairs.

From budding blooms as escort cards, to a typewriter guest book and classic wrap-around porch, Grace and Daniel’s wedding at the Grand Isle House is one we’ll be swooning over for a long time! See all the beautiful details below.


Venue: Grand Isle Lake House, Photographer: Elise Goodman Photography, Wedding Officiant: Weddings by Janet Dunn, Florals: Anaphora.

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Unique Wedding Floral Ideas with Anaphora Flowers

We all know that flowers are a key element in creating a beautiful and romantic atmosphere that sets the tone for your big day. But what if you want to really take things up a notch? Adriane of Anaphora Flowers is sharing unique wedding floral ideas that will add an element of surprise and elegance to your wedding day, and that will leave your guests in awe. Whether you’re looking for classic, romantic blooms or more modern and edgy options, Adriane’s ideas will inspire you to use florals to reflect your style and personality. Let’s dive in!

Unique Wedding Ceremony Floral Arches

Floral arches are classic, and they instantly add a focal point to your ceremony site. A twist on this timeless trend are ground or freestanding arches. These are particularly great options if your site doesn’t have an arch built in, or if you want to showcase the landscape behind you. As a bonus, these installations can be moved after your ceremony to add color to your reception. (Think: around a sweetheart table, stage or DJ booth, or a sitting area)

Floral Accessories

“We love creating flower crowns or headbands for brides or the little ones!” says Adriane. If a crown doesn’t fit your look, a floral pick could add interest to your hair.

Looking for something unique and boho chic? A floral anklet is an unexpected, lovely accessory! “They’re especially appropriate if you are having a beach or field wedding,” says Adraine.

Floral accessories can also be a fun way to switch up your look for the reception without having to manage a full outfit change! 

A Floral Collar for Your Dog

As beautiful as a floral crown can be for you, a floral collars can be equally cute for your pet.In addition to a collar, Adriane’s team creates floral leashes to round out the look. 

Can’t bring your dog to your wedding? This is a fun addition to your engagement shoot with your pup!

Stunning Hanging Chandeliers

If you want a statement piece for your wedding, consider a hanging floral chandelier. These installations can be simple with greenery, or lush with colorful flowers. Adriane recommends spacing them over your dance floor, or putting one large one over the sweetheart table (or wherever you want to draw attention). 

Adding Drama to Stairwell Railings

To really make an impact with flowers, consider areas that are often used but often overlooked, such as stairwell railings and lofts. Your stairwell may be used for a photo opp for a grand entrance, for instance, and a floral installation can transform a simple space into a stunning backdrop for portraits. Another example is tent poles; with a little extra love these can become part of the decor instead of taking away from it. These little touches will leave a lasting impression! 

Welcoming Place Settings

Adding some greenery or flowers to your place settings is a great way to add interest to your tables and make each person feel special. It’s the little details that count, and by adding a these little touches, you can create a stunning table setting that will welcome your guests to their spot and leave them in awe. Whether you go for a more minimalist look with just a sprig of greenery or add a full bloom to each setting, there’s no doubt that flowers and greenery can elevate the look of your tables to the next level. 

Boats, Bikes & Unique Installations 

The possibilities for incorporating florals into your wedding are endless! With a little creativity, you can create show-stopping installations that will leave your guests in awe.

Adriane suggests starting with something that’s meaningful to you or representative of your hobbies, such as a vintage bike or canoe. These pieces can be transformed into a gorgeous focal point of your reception decor, making for stunning, memorable portraits. (Not only that, but if you’re planning an elopement or engagement shoot, adding these unique installations will take your photos up an extra notch!)

So go ahead and think outside the box when it comes to your wedding decor and florals! These pieces will be instant conversation-starters for your guests and leave a lasting impression! 

Why Unique Wedding Floral Ideas Matter

By incorporating unique and luxurious floral ideas, you can elevate the beauty of your wedding day to the next level. The possibilities for floral design are truly endless; so finding a talented floral partner, like Anaphora, that understands your vision and creativity is important! The most important thing is to choose the flowers that reflect your unique style and personality so you can create a celebration that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. 

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